By Conference (bold is a host):
- SEC: Florida, South Carolina, LSU, Arkansas
- Pac-12: Oregon, UCLA, Arizona, Stanford
- Big 12: Baylor, Oklahoma
- ACC: Florida State, NC State
- MWC: TCU
- Big East: St John's
- Mid-American: Kent State
- American East: Stony Brook
Assuming the home teams win, one side of the CWS will have two SEC teams, one Pac-12 team, and one Big 12 team; while the other side has two Pac-12 teams, one SEC team, and one ACC team. About as fair a spread as could be, from a conference perspective.
But that is just the winners. What about the big losers? Who did not do as well as they were supposed to based on the seeding?
1 seed Miami (ACC) - lost regoinal, going an astounding 0-2, with 4 seed Stony Brook going 4-1.
1 seed Virginia (ACC) - lost regional, going 1-2.
1 seed North Carolina (ACC) - lost regional, going 2-2, with 3 seed St John's going 3-0.
1 seed Purdue (Big Ten) - lost regional, going 1-2, with 3 seed Kent State going 3-0.
1 seed Rice (C-USA) - lost regional, going 1-2.
1 seed Texas A&M (Big 12) - lost regional, going 1-2
2 seed Fullerton (1-2) and 3 seed Indiana State (0-2) let 4 seed Austin Peay walk all over them.
2 seed San Diego (0-2) and 3 seed New Mexico (1-2) let 4 seed Creighton walk all over them.
2 seed New Mexico State (0-2) crashed and burnt
So who was the big loser this year? The perennially overrated ACC. Will it make a difference on next year? Not a chance.