2018 NCAA Division I baseball season

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2018 NCAA Division I baseball season
Duration February 12 – June 28, 2018
Number of teams 299
Preseason #1 Florida (Unanimous)
TV partner/s ESPN
Tournament
Duration June 1 – June 28, 2018
Most conference bids SEC (10)
College World Series
Champions Oregon State
Runners-up Arkansas
MOP Adley Rutschman, Oregon State
Seasons
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The 2018 NCAA Division I Baseball season, play of college baseball in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) at the Division I level, began in February 2018. The season progressed through the regular season, many conference tournaments and championship series, and concluded with the 2018 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament and 2018 College World Series. The College World Series, consisting of the eight remaining teams in the NCAA Tournament and held annually in Omaha, Nebraska at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha, ended on June 28, 2018.

Realignment and format changes

The 2018 season was also the last for two other teams in their then-current conferences. Both teams moved between the same two conferences, but in opposite directions.

Finally, one other Division I team changed its institutional and athletic identities immediately after the 2017–18 season. Indiana University and Purdue University dissolved Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) on July 1, 2018. IPFW's academic programs in health sciences transferred to the IU system as Indiana University Fort Wayne; all remaining academic programs were transferred to the Purdue system as Purdue University Fort Wayne (PFW). From 2018–19, the former IPFW athletic program represents only PFW, and its Summit League membership was assumed by PFW. Shortly before the dissolution took effect, but after the school's baseball season had finished, the athletic program announced that it would henceforth be known as the Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons.[7][8][9]

NCAA Tournament

For the first time, the 2018 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament seeded the top 16 teams, rather than only the top 8 teams as had been the practice since 1999. This ensures that the regional featuring the top-seeded team is paired with the regional hosted by the 16th-seeded team, where in the past Super Regionals were paired generally along geographical lines.[10]

Ballpark changes

Season outlook

For the full rankings, see 2018 NCAA Division I baseball rankings

Conference standings

2018 American Athletic Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T   PCT     W   L   T   PCT
Houston ‍‍‍y 16 8 0   .667     33 21 0   .611
South Florida  ‍‍‍y 14 9 1   .604     32 18 1   .637
Connecticut ‍‍‍y 14 10 0   .583     37 22 1   .625
East Carolina ‍‍y 14 10 0   .583     39 15 0   .722
UCF ‍‍‍ 13 10 0   .565     35 19 0   .648
Cincinnati ‍‍‍ 12 12 0   .500     28 26 0   .519
Wichita State ‍‍‍ 9 14 1   .396     34 19 1   .639
Tulane ‍‍‍ 9 14 0   .391     24 31 0   .436
Memphis ‍‍‍ 5 19 0   .208     20 36 0   .357
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of May 20, 2018[11]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball
2018 Atlantic Coast Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Atlantic
No. 17 Clemson  x‍‍‍y 22 8   .733     47 16   .746
No. 22 NC State ‍‍‍y 19 11   .633     42 18   .700
No. 23 Louisville ‍‍‍y 18 12   .600     45 19   .703
Florida State ‍‍y 16 13   .552     43 19   .694
Wake Forest  ‍‍‍ 13 17   .433     25 32   .439
Notre Dame  ‍‍‍ 12 18   .400     24 30   .444
Boston College  ‍‍‍ 7 22   .241     17 32   .347
Coastal
No. 3 North Carolina x‍‍‍y 22 8   .733     44 18   .710
No. 11 Duke ‍‍‍y 18 11   .621     45 18   .714
Miami (FL)  ‍‍‍ 16 13   .552     28 26   .519
Georgia Tech  ‍‍‍ 14 16   .467     31 27   .534
Virginia  ‍‍‍ 12 17   .414     29 25   .537
Pittsburgh  ‍‍‍ 11 19   .367     29 26   .527
Virginia Tech  ‍‍‍ 8 22   .267     21 33   .389
x – Division champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 17, 2018[12]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball


2018 Atlantic Sun Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T   PCT     W   L   T   PCT
No. 30 Stetson ‍‍y 15 3 0   .833     41 11 0   .788
Jacksonville ‍‍‍y 14 6 0   .700     37 17 0   .685
Kennesaw State  ‍‍‍ 11 10 0   .524     25 28 0   .472
North Florida  ‍‍‍ 10 11 0   .476     25 26 0   .490
Lipscomb  ‍‍‍ 9 12 0   .429     23 28 0   .451
NJIT  ‍‍‍ 9 12 0   .429     22 23 0   .489
Florida Gulf Coast  ‍‍‍ 8 13 0   .381     32 21 0   .604
USC Upstate  ‍‍‍ 5 14 0   .263     23 28 1   .452
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of May 20, 2018[13]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball
2018 Big East Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T   PCT     W   L   T   PCT
St. John's ‍‍y 15 3 0   .833     36 14 0   .720
Seton Hall  ‍‍‍ 13 4 0   .765     27 18 1   .598
Butler  ‍‍‍ 9 8 0   .529     33 18 0   .647
Georgetown  ‍‍‍ 8 9 0   .471     25 28 0   .472
Creighton  ‍‍‍ 8 9 0   .471     34 16 0   .680
Xavier  ‍‍‍ 7 11 0   .389     20 35 0   .364
Villanova  ‍‍‍ 1 17 0   .056     9 39 0   .188
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of May 20, 2018[14]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball
2018 Big Ten Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 15 Minnesota  ‍‍‍ 18 4   .818     41 13   .759
No. 27 Purdue  ‍‍‍ 17 6   .739     37 19   .661
Michigan  ‍‍‍ 15 8   .652     33 21   .611
Illinois  ‍‍‍ 15 9   .625     33 20   .623
Indiana  ‍‍‍ 14 9   .609     38 17   .691
Iowa  ‍‍‍ 13 9   .591     33 20   .623
Ohio State  ‍‍‍ 14 10   .583     36 22   .621
Michigan State  ‍‍‍ 11 12   .478     20 32   .385
Maryland  ‍‍‍ 9 14   .391     24 30   .444
Nebraska  ‍‍‍ 8 14   .364     24 28   .462
Rutgers  ‍‍‍ 7 16   .304     25 25   .500
Northwestern  ‍‍‍ 6 18   .250     17 32   .347
Penn State  ‍‍‍ 3 21   .125     15 34   .306
‡ – Tournament champion
As of May 27, 2018[15]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball
2018 Big 12 Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T   PCT     W   L   T   PCT
Texas  ‍‍‍ 17 7 0   .708     37 18 0   .673
No. 24 Oklahoma State  ‍‍‍ 16 8 0   .667     29 22 1   .567
No. 15 Texas Tech  ‍‍‍ 15 9 0   .625     38 15 0   .717
Oklahoma  ‍‍‍ 14 10 0   .583     34 21 0   .618
Baylor  ‍‍‍ 13 11 0   .542     32 19 0   .627
TCU  ‍‍‍ 10 13 0   .435     30 22 0   .577
West Virginia  ‍‍‍ 9 15 0   .375     27 25 0   .519
Kansas  ‍‍‍ 8 15 0   .348     26 28 0   .481
Kansas State  ‍‍‍ 5 19 0   .208     23 31 0   .426
‡ – Tournament champion
As of May 31, 2018[16]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball
2018 Big West Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T   PCT     W   L   T   PCT
Cal State Fullerton ‍‍‍y 18 6 0   .750     35 23 0   .603
Cal Poly  ‍‍‍ 15 9 0   .625     30 27 0   .526
UC Irvine  ‍‍‍ 13 11 0   .542     32 24 0   .571
Cal State Northridge ‍‍‍ 13 11 0   .542     28 30 0   .483
Long Beach State  ‍‍‍ 12 12 0   .500     27 30 0   .474
Hawaii  ‍‍‍ 11 13 0   .458     27 24 0   .529
UC Santa Barbara  ‍‍‍ 10 14 0   .417     27 28 1   .491
UC Davis  ‍‍‍ 9 15 0   .375     18 35 0   .340
UC Riverside  ‍‍‍ 7 17 0   .292     19 33 0   .365
† – Conference champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of August 15, 2018[17]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball
2018 Colonial Athletic Association baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Northeastern ‍‍‍y 17 6   .739     33 17   .660
Elon  ‍‍‍ 16 8   .667     35 21   .625
College of Charleston  ‍‍‍ 15 8   .652     35 17   .673
UNC Wilmington ‍‍y 14 9   .609     33 20   .623
Delaware  ‍‍‍ 12 11   .522     29 25   .537
Hofstra  ‍‍‍ 12 12   .500     23 21   .523
James Madison  ‍‍‍ 11 13   .458     26 26   .500
Towson  ‍‍‍ 6 18   .250     13 42   .236
William & Mary  ‍‍‍ 3 21   .125     15 39   .278
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of May 20, 2018[18]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball
2018 Conference USA baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T   PCT     W   L   T   PCT
No. 13 Southern Miss  ‍‍‍ 23 6 0   .793     39 15 0   .722
Louisiana Tech  ‍‍‍ 21 9 0   .700     38 18 0   .679
Florida Atlantic  ‍‍‍ 19 8 1   .696     36 15 1   .702
Charlotte  ‍‍‍ 17 13 0   .567     31 22 0   .585
UTSA  ‍‍‍ 16 13 0   .552     31 22 0   .585
FIU  ‍‍‍ 14 12 0   .538     25 25 0   .500
Rice  ‍‍‍ 11 14 2   .444     23 28 2   .453
UAB  ‍‍‍ 13 17 0   .433     21 31 0   .404
Middle Tennessee  ‍‍‍ 12 17 1   .417     27 27 1   .500
Western Kentucky  ‍‍‍ 11 18 0   .379     21 31 0   .404
Marshall  ‍‍‍ 7 22 0   .241     19 31 0   .380
Old Dominion  ‍‍‍ 7 22 0   .241     15 37 0   .288
† – Conference champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of August 15, 2018[19]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball
2018 Mid-American Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T   PCT     W   L   T   PCT
Kent State ‍‍y 19 8 0   .704     36 16 0   .692
Miami (OH)  ‍‍‍ 17 10 0   .630     33 18 0   .647
Ball State  ‍‍‍ 17 10 0   .630     31 24 0   .564
Central Michigan  ‍‍‍ 16 11 0   .593     25 28 1   .472
Eastern Michigan  ‍‍‍ 14 13 0   .519     22 32 0   .407
Toledo  ‍‍‍ 14 13 0   .519     21 31 0   .404
Western Michigan  ‍‍‍ 12 13 0   .480     23 25 0   .479
Ohio  ‍‍‍ 9 18 0   .333     21 32 0   .396
Northern Illinois  ‍‍‍ 8 16 0   .333     20 35 0   .364
Bowling Green  ‍‍‍ 6 19 0   .240     11 39 0   .220
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of May 20, 2018[20]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball
2018 Missouri Valley Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 29 Missouri State  ‍‍‍ 18 3   .857     35 15   .700
Dallas Baptist  ‍‍‍ 16 5   .762     36 17   .679
Bradley  ‍‍‍ 11 10   .524     30 17   .638
Indiana State  ‍‍‍ 11 10   .524     29 22   .569
Southern Illinois  ‍‍‍ 10 11   .476     27 28   .491
Illinois State  ‍‍‍ 9 12   .429     22 28   .440
Valparaiso  ‍‍‍ 6 15   .286     18 32   .360
Evansville  ‍‍‍ 3 18   .143     12 37   .245
‡ – Tournament champion
As of May 20, 2018[21]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball
2018 Mountain West Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T   PCT     W   L   T   PCT
Nevada  ‍‍‍ 20 9 0   .690     29 22 0   .569
San Diego State  ‍‍‍ 18 12 0   .600     36 19 0   .655
San Jose State  ‍‍‍ 16 14 0   .533     26 28 0   .481
UNLV  ‍‍‍ 14 16 0   .467     33 22 0   .600
Fresno State  ‍‍‍ 13 17 0   .433     30 24 0   .556
Air Force  ‍‍‍ 12 17 0   .414     24 30 0   .444
New Mexico  ‍‍‍ 11 19 0   .367     19 33 1   .368
As of May 20, 2018[22]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball
2018 Ohio Valley Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 22 Tennessee Tech  ‍‍‍ 27 3   .900     46 7   .868
Southeast Missouri State  ‍‍‍ 20 10   .667     26 28   .481
Morehead State  ‍‍‍ 18 12   .600     32 23   .582
Jacksonville State  ‍‍‍ 18 12   .600     30 23   .566
Austin Peay  ‍‍‍ 17 13   .567     30 25   .545
Eastern Kentucky  ‍‍‍ 15 15   .500     27 29   .482
Murray State  ‍‍‍ 13 16   .448     26 27   .491
Eastern Illinois  ‍‍‍ 12 18   .400     23 30   .434
Belmont  ‍‍‍ 11 19   .367     19 36   .345
UT Martin  ‍‍‍ 7 22   .241     11 40   .216
SIU Edwardsville  ‍‍‍ 6 24   .200     15 37   .288
As of May 20, 2018[23]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball
2018 Pac-12 Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T   PCT     W   L   T   PCT
No. 18 Stanford  ‍‍‍y 22 8 0   .733     46 12 0   .793
No. 1 Oregon State ‍‍‍y 20 9 1   .683     55 12 1   .816
No. 7 Washington ‍‍‍y 20 10 0   .667     35 26 0   .574
No. 25 UCLA  ‍‍‍y 19 11 0   .633     38 21 0   .644
California  ‍‍‍ 16 14 0   .533     32 22 0   .593
Arizona  ‍‍‍ 14 16 0   .467     34 22 0   .607
Arizona State  ‍‍‍ 13 17 0   .433     23 32 0   .418
Southern California  ‍‍‍ 12 18 0   .400     26 28 0   .481
Oregon  ‍‍‍ 12 18 0   .400     26 29 0   .473
Washington State  ‍‍‍ 8 21 1   .283     16 33 1   .330
Utah  ‍‍‍ 8 22 0   .267     16 39 0   .291
† – Conference champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 29, 2018; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball
2018 Southeastern Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
East Division
No. 3 Florida  x‍‍y 20 10   .667     49 21   .700
No. 20 Georgia  ‍‍‍y 18 12   .600     39 21   .650
No. 12 South Carolina ‍‍‍y 17 13   .567     37 26   .587
No. 16 Vanderbilt  ‍‍‍y 16 14   .533     35 27   .565
Kentucky  ‍‍‍ 13 17   .433     34 22   .607
Missouri  ‍‍‍ 12 18   .400     34 22   .607
Tennessee  ‍‍‍ 12 18   .400     29 27   .518
West Division
No. 19 Ole Miss  x‍‍y 18 12   .600     48 18   .727
No. 2 Arkansas  x‍‍‍y 18 12   .600     48 21   .696
No. 15 Auburn  ‍‍‍y 15 15   .500     43 23   .652
LSU  ‍‍‍y 15 15   .500     39 27   .591
No. 4 Mississippi State  ‍‍‍y 15 15   .500     39 29   .574
Texas A&M  ‍‍‍y 13 17   .433     40 22   .645
Alabama  ‍‍‍ 8 22   .267     27 29   .482
x – Division champion
† – Conference champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
Rankings from Collegiate Baseball
2018 Southern Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
UNC Greensboro  ‍‍‍ 18 3   .857     37 13   .740
Samford  ‍‍‍ 16 8   .667     32 24   .571
Wofford  ‍‍‍ 15 9   .625     35 21   .625
VMI  ‍‍‍ 12 12   .500     26 25   .510
Mercer  ‍‍‍ 11 13   .458     35 20   .636
East Tennessee State  ‍‍‍ 11 13   .458     27 23   .540
Furman  ‍‍‍ 9 12   .429     24 26   .480
The Citadel  ‍‍‍ 8 16   .333     19 33   .365
Western Carolina  ‍‍‍ 5 19   .208     7 45   .135
‡ – Tournament champion
As of May 19, 2018[24]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball
2018 Southland Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Sam Houston St  ‍‍‍ 24 6   .800     39 20   .661
SE Louisiana  ‍‍‍ 21 9   .700     37 22   .627
Northwestern State  ‍‍y 18 12   .600     37 22   .627
Houston Baptist  ‍‍‍ 18 12   .600     29 30   .492
Central Arkansas  ‍‍‍ 17 13   .567     32 25   .561
McNeese State  ‍‍‍ 15 15   .500     25 33   .431
Texas A&M–Corpus Christi  ‍‍‍ 14 16   .467     30 26   .536
New Orleans  ‍‍‍ 14 16   .467     29 32   .475
Nicholls State  ‍‍‍ 14 16   .467     28 32   .467
Incarnate Word  ‍‍‍ 13 17   .433     29 26   .527
Lamar  ‍‍‍ 13 17   .433     19 36   .345
Stephen F. Austin  ‍‍‍ 9 21   .300     17 36   .321
Abilene Christian  ‍‍‍ 5 25   .167     21 33   .389
† – Conference champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of August 15, 2018[25]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball
2018 Summit League baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Oral Roberts  ‍‍‍ 24 6   .800     35 18   .660
Western Illinois  ‍‍‍ 14 12   .538     17 28   .378
North Dakota State  ‍‍‍ 15 13   .536     25 22   .532
South Dakota State  ‍‍‍ 14 13   .519     16 30   .348
Omaha  ‍‍‍ 10 17   .370     15 35   .300
Fort Wayne  ‍‍‍ 7 23   .233     11 37   .229
‡ – Tournament champion
As of May 20, 2018[26]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball
2018 Sun Belt Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T   PCT     W   L   T   PCT
East Division
No. 21 Coastal Carolina x‍‍y 23 7 0   .767     38 17 0   .691
Troy ‍‍‍y 19 11 0   .633     38 18 0   .679
South Alabama  ‍‍‍ 18 11 0   .621     30 23 0   .566
Georgia Southern  ‍‍‍ 18 11 0   .621     29 24 0   .547
Georgia State  ‍‍‍ 10 19 0   .345     26 28 0   .481
Appalachian State  ‍‍‍ 9 21 0   .300     18 36 0   .333
West Division
Louisiana x‍‍‍ 18 12 0   .600     33 23 0   .589
Texas State  ‍‍‍ 16 14 0   .533     28 26 1   .518
Little Rock  ‍‍‍ 15 14 0   .517     28 25 0   .528
Arkansas State  ‍‍‍ 11 19 0   .367     20 30 0   .400
UT Arlington  ‍‍‍ 11 19 0   .367     21 33 0   .389
Louisiana–Monroe  ‍‍‍ 10 20 0   .333     23 31 0   .426
x – Division champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of May 20, 2018[27]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball
2018 West Coast Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T   PCT     W   L   T   PCT
Pepperdine  ‍‍‍ 17 9 0   .654     29 21 0   .580
Gonzaga  ‍‍‍ 16 10 0   .615     29 21 0   .580
San Francisco  ‍‍‍ 15 12 0   .556     28 28 0   .500
Loyola Marymount  ‍‍‍ 14 12 0   .538     23 28 0   .451
Saint Mary's  ‍‍‍ 14 12 0   .538     31 22 0   .585
San Diego  ‍‍‍ 12 15 0   .444     23 32 0   .418
Portland  ‍‍‍ 11 15 0   .423     22 29 0   .431
Santa Clara  ‍‍‍ 11 15 0   .423     25 26 0   .490
Pacific  ‍‍‍ 11 16 0   .407     22 27 0   .449
BYU  ‍‍‍ 11 16 0   .407     22 28 0   .440
‡ – Tournament champion
As of May 20, 2018[28]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball
2018 Western Athletic Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Grand Canyon  ‍‍‍ 19 5   .792     33 22   .600
New Mexico State  ‍‍‍ 17 7   .708     36 19   .655
Sacramento State  ‍‍‍ 17 7   .708     31 23   .574
Seattle  ‍‍‍ 13 11   .542     32 21   .604
Northern Colorado  ‍‍‍ 11 13   .458     29 22   .569
Cal State Bakersfield  ‍‍‍ 10 14   .417     20 34   .370
Texas–Rio Grande Valley  ‍‍‍ 8 16   .333     23 31   .426
Chicago State  ‍‍‍ 7 17   .292     13 41   .241
Utah Valley  ‍‍‍ 6 18   .250     15 37   .288
‡ – Tournament champion
As of May 20, 2018[29]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball

Conference winners and tournaments

Of the 31 Division I athletic conferences that sponsor baseball, 29 end their regular seasons with a single-elimination tournament or a double elimination tournament. The teams in each conference that win their regular season title are given the number one seed in each tournament. Two conferences, the Big West and Pac-12, do not hold a conference tournament. The winners of these tournaments, plus the Big West and Pac-12 regular-season champions, receive automatic invitations to the 2018 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament.

Conference Regular
Season Winner
Conference
Player of the Year
Conference
Pitcher of the Year
Conference
Coach of the Year
Conference
Tournament
Tournament
Venue • City
Tournament
Winner
America East Conference Hartford Nick Campana, Hartford[30] Nicholas Dombkowski, Hartford[30] Justin Blood, Hartford[30] 2018 America East Conference Baseball Tournament Mahaney DiamondOrono, ME Hartford
American Athletic Conference Houston Bryant Packard, East Carolina[31] Aaron Fletcher, Houston[31] Todd Whitting, Houston[31] 2018 American Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament Spectrum FieldClearwater, FL East Carolina
Atlantic 10 Conference Saint Louis Isaiah Pasteur, George Washington[32] Miller Hogan, Saint Louis[32] Darin Hendrickson, Saint Louis[32] 2018 Atlantic 10 Conference Baseball Tournament Tucker Field at Barcroft ParkArlington, VA Saint Louis
Atlantic Coast Conference Atlantic - Clemson
Coastal - North Carolina
Joey Bart, Georgia Tech[33] Brian Brown, NC State[33] Mike Fox, NC State[33] 2018 Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Tournament Durham Bulls Athletic ParkDurham, NC Florida State
Atlantic Sun Conference Stetson Brooks Wilson, Stetson[34] Logan Gilbert, Stetson[34] Steve Trimper, Stetson[34] 2018 Atlantic Sun Conference Baseball Tournament Harmon StadiumJacksonville, FL Stetson
Big 12 Conference Texas Kody Clemens, Texas[35] Cody Bradford, Baylor[35] David Pierce, Texas[35] 2018 Big 12 Conference Baseball Tournament Chickasaw Bricktown BallparkOklahoma City, OK Baylor
Big East Conference St. John's John Valente, St. John's[36] Ricky DeVito, Seton Hall Ed Blankmeyer, St. John's[36][a] 2018 Big East Conference Baseball Tournament Prasco ParkMason, OH St. John's
Big South Conference Campbell Austin Zente, High Point[37] Allan Winans, Campbell[37] Justin Haire, Campbell[37] 2018 Big South Conference Baseball Tournament Liberty Baseball StadiumLynchburg, VA Campbell
Big Ten Conference Minnesota Bren Spillane, Illinois[38] Patrick Fredrickson, Minnesota[38] John Anderson, Minnesota[38] 2018 Big Ten Conference Baseball Tournament TD Ameritrade ParkOmaha, NE Minnesota
Big West Conference Cal State Fullerton Alex McKenna, Cal Poly[39][b] Colton Eastman, Cal State Fullerton[39] Rick Vanderhook, Cal State Fullerton[39] No tournament, regular season champion earns auto bid Cal State Fullerton
Colonial Athletic Association Northeastern Charlie McConnell, Northeastern[40] John Rooney, Hofstra[40] Mike Glavine, Northeastern[40] 2018 Colonial Athletic Association Baseball Tournament Eagle Field at Veterans Memorial ParkHarrisonburg, VA UNC Willmington
Conference USA Southern Miss Luke Reynolds, Southern Miss[41] Nick Sandlin, Southern Miss[41] Scott Berry, Southern Miss[41] 2018 Conference USA Baseball Tournament MGM ParkBiloxi, MS Southern Miss
Horizon League Wright State Gabe Snyder, Wright State[42] Ryan Campbell, UIC (starting)
Charlie Cerny, UIC (relief)[42][c]
Jeff Mercer, Wright State[42] 2018 Horizon League Baseball Tournament Hosted by regular-season champion Wright State
Ivy League Yale Dustin Shirley, Dartmouth[43] Noah Zavolas, Harvard[43] Brett Boretti, Columbia[43] 2018 Ivy League Baseball Championship Series Campus sites Columbia
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Monmouth Greg Cullen, Niagara[44] J. P. Stevenson, Canisius[44] John Delaney, Quinnipiac[44] 2018 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament Richmond County Bank BallparkStaten Island, NY Canisius
Mid-American Conference Kent State Rudy Rott, Ohio[45] Joey Murray, Kent State[45] Jeff Duncan, Kent State[45] 2018 Mid-American Conference Baseball Tournament Sprenger StadiumAvon, OH Kent State
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Northern - Coppin State
Southern - North Carolina A&T
Corey Joyce, North Carolina Central[46] Anthony Maldonado, Bethune–Cookman[46] Sherman Reed, Coppin State[46] 2018 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament Jackie Robinson BallparkDaytona Beach, FL North Carolina A&T
Missouri Valley Conference Missouri State Devlin Granberg, Dallas Baptist[47] Trevor Conn, Dallas Baptist[47] Keith Guttin, Missouri State[47] 2018 Missouri Valley Conference Baseball Tournament Horner BallparkDallas, TX Missouri State
Mountain West Conference Nevada Grant Fennell, Nevada[48] Garrett Hill, San Diego State & Andrew Mitchel, San Jose State[48] T. J. Bruce, Nevada[48] 2018 Mountain West Conference Baseball Tournament Tony Gwynn StadiumSan Diego, CA San Diego State
Northeast Conference Wagner Ryan Ward, Bryant[49] Jack Patterson, Bryant[49] Jim Carone, Wagner[49] 2018 Northeast Conference Baseball Tournament Dodd StadiumNorwich, CT LIU Brooklyn
Ohio Valley Conference Tennessee Tech Kevin Strohschein, Tennessee Tech[50] Travis Moths, Tennessee Tech[50] Matt Bragga, Tennessee Tech[50] 2018 Ohio Valley Conference Baseball Tournament Choccolocco ParkOxford, AL Morehead State
Pac–12 Conference Stanford Andrew Vaughn, California[51] Luke Heimlich, Oregon State[51] David Esquer, Stanford[51] No tournament, regular season champion earns auto bid Stanford
Patriot League Army/Navy Jon Rosoff, Army[52] Connor Van Hoose, Bucknell[52] Paul Kostacopoulos, Navy[52] 2018 Patriot League Baseball Tournament Campus sites Army
Southeastern Conference East - Florida
West - Ole Miss/Arkansas
Jonathan India, Florida[53] Brady Singer, Florida[53] Kevin O'Sullivan, Florida[53] 2018 Southeastern Conference Baseball Tournament Hoover Metropolitan StadiumHoover, AL Ole Miss
Southern Conference UNC Greensboro Andrew Moritz, UNC Greensboro[54] Matt Frisbee, UNC Greensboro[54] Link Jarrett, UNC Greensboro[54] 2018 Southern Conference Baseball Tournament Fluor FieldGreenville, SC Samford
Southland Conference Sam Houston State David Fry, Northwestern State[55] Tyler Gray, Central Arkansas[55] Bobby Barbier, Northwestern State[55] 2018 Southland Conference Baseball Tournament Constellation FieldSugar Land, TX Northwestern State
Southwestern Athletic Conference East - Alabama State
West - Texas Southern
Kamren Dukes, Texas Southern[56] Aaron Solis, Texas Southern[56] Jose Vazquez, Alabama State[56] 2018 Southwestern Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament Wesley Barrow StadiumNew Orleans, LA Texas Southern
Summit League Oral Roberts Noah Cummings, Oral Roberts[57] Miguel Ausua, Oral Roberts[57] Ryan Folmar, Oral Roberts[57] 2018 Summit League Baseball Tournament J. L. Johnson StadiumTulsa, OK Oral Roberts
Sun Belt Conference East - Coastal Carolina
West - Louisiana
Joey Denison, Troy[58] Colten Schmidt, Louisiana[58] Gary Gilmore, Coastal Carolina[58] 2018 Sun Belt Conference Baseball Tournament M. L. Tigue Moore FieldLafayette, LA Coastal Carolina
West Coast Conference Pepperdine Jordan Qsar, Pepperdine[59] Jonathan Pendergast, Pepperdine[59] Rick Hirtensteiner, Pepperdine[59] 2018 West Coast Conference Baseball Tournament Banner Island BallparkStockton, CA Gonzaga
Western Athletic Conference Grand Canyon Quin Cotton, Grand Canyon[60] Jonathan Groff, New Mexico State[60] Andy Stankiewicz, Grand Canyon[60] 2018 Western Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament Hohokam StadiumMesa, AZ New Mexico State
  1. ^ The Big East awards a Coaching Staff of the Year award instead of a Coach of the Year award. It goes to the team instead of an individual, although the head coach is cited by name in the award announcement.
  2. ^ The Big West styles its Player of the Year award as "Field Player of the Year".
  3. ^ The Horizon League is the only Division I conference that presents separate season-ending awards for starting and relief pitchers. The award for starters is styled as the "Pitcher of the Year" award.

College World Series

The 2018 College World Series will begin on June 16 in Omaha, Nebraska.

  First Round Second Round Semifinals Championship
                                           
1 Florida 3  
9 Texas Tech 6  
  9 Texas Tech 4  
  5 Arkansas 7  
5 Arkansas 11
13 Texas 5  
  5 Arkansas 5  
  1 Florida 2  
1 Florida 6  
13 Texas 1  
  1 Florida 9
  9 Texas Tech 6  
  5 Arkansas 4 3 0
  3 Oregon State 1 5 5
3 Oregon State 6  
6 North Carolina 8  
  6 North Carolina 2
  Mississippi State 12  
Mississippi State 1
Washington 0  
  Mississippi State 2 2
  3 Oregon State 12 5  
3 Oregon State 14  
Washington 5  
  3 Oregon State 11
  6 North Carolina 6  

Coaching changes

This table lists programs that changed head coaches at any point from the first day of the 2018 season until the day before the first day of the 2019 season.

Team Former
coach
Interim
coach
New
coach
Reason
Indiana Chris Lemonis Jeff Mercer Lemonis left after 4 seasons at Indiana to take the Mississippi State job. The school hired Wright State head coach Jeff Mercer on July 2.[61]
Iona Pat Carey Paul Panik On May 15 it was announced that Pat Carey will not return to the team for the 2019 season after thirteen years with the school. The school hired Albany assistant Paul Panik on June 25th.[62]
Kansas State Brad Hill Pete Hughes Brad Hill Announced that on May 8 after fifteen seasons that he will step down affective at the end of the season. He Became the team's all time winingest coach and won the 2013 Big 12 Conference title and hosted a super regional that year. On June 8th, the Wildcats hired former Boston College, Virginia Tech, and Oklahoma head coach Pete Hughes.[63]
Miami (FL) Jim Morris Gino DiMare Morris announced in June 2014 that he would retire after the 2018 season, and that DiMare would take over as head coach at that time.
Mississippi State Andy Cannizaro Gary Henderson Chris Lemonis Cannizaro resigned on February 22, only three games into the Bulldogs' season, after he was found to be involved in an extramarital affair with a woman working in MSU's athletic department. Former Kentucky head coach and current MSU pitching coach Henderson was named as interim replacement.[64] MSU announced the hiring of Indiana head coach Chris Lemonis on June 26th.[65]
Rice Wayne Graham Matt Bragga Graham, who was the oldest head coach in Division I baseball at age 82, announced on April 25 that his contract was not being renewed and that the 2018 season would be the last of his 27-year head coaching tenure at Rice.[66] The Owls hired Tennessee Tech head coach Bragga after the season.[67].
Tennessee Tech Matt Bragga Justin Holmes Bragga left after 15 seasons at Tennessee Tech to take the Rice job.[67] The school promoted assistant coach and recruiting coordinator Justin Holmes on June 21st.[68]
UC Irvine Mike Gillespie Ben Orloff Mike Gillespie announced his retirement from the UC Irvine baseball team after eleven seasons with the school his successor Ben Orloff was named his replacement beginning in the 2019 season. he became the winnigest Coach in College baseball history with 1108 wins.[69]
Wright State Jeff Mercer Alex Sogard Mercer left after 2 seasons at Wright State to take the Indiana job. The school promoted assistant coach Alex Sogard on July 6.[70]

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