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National Top Seeds

1. Miami

2. North Carolina

3. Arizona State

4. Florida State

5. Cal-State Fullerton

6. Rice

7. LSU

8. Georgia

Regional Games (Host Team in Italics)

Coral Gables, Fl

1 Miami vs 4 Bethune-Cookman

2 Missouri vs 3 Old Miss

Ann Arbor, Mi

1 Arizona vs 4 Eastern Michigan

2 Michigan vs 3 Kentucky

Raleigh, N.C.

1 NC State vs 4 James Madison

2 South Carolina vs 3 Charlotte

Athens, Ga.

1 Georgia vs 4 Lipscomb

2 Georgia Tech vs 3 Louisville

Fullerton, Ca

1 CS-Fullerton vs 4 Rider

2 UCLA vs 3 Virgina

Stanford, Ca

1 Stanford vs 4 UC-Davis

2 Pepperdine vs 3 Arkansas

Stillwater, Okla.

1 Oklahoma St vs 4 Western Kentucky

2 Wichita State vs 3 TCU

Tallahassee, Fla.

1 Florida St vs 4 Bucknell

2 Florida vs 3 Tulane

Chapel Hill, N.C.

1 North Carolina vs 4 Mount St. Marys

2 UNC-Wilmington vs 3 Elon

Conway, S.C.

1 Coastal Carolina vs 4 Columbia

2 East Carolina vs 3 Alabama

Lincoln, Neb.

1 Nebraska vs 4 Eastern Illinois

2 UC-Irvine vs 3 Oral Roberts

Baton Rouge, La.

1 LSU vs 4 Texas Southern

2 Southern Miss vs 3 New Orleans

Houston, Tx

1 Rice vs 4 Sam Houston St

2 Texas vs 3 St. Johns(NY)

College Station, Tx

1 Texas A&M vs 4 Illinois-Chicago

2 Dallas Baptist vs 3 Houston

Long Beach, Calif.

1 Long Beach St vs 4 Fresno St

2 San Diego vs 3 California

Tempe, Az

1 Arizona State vs 4 Stony Brook

2 Vanderbilt vs 3 Oklahoma

All I can say is GO DEVILS FORK EM BABY, and it will be super nice if Michigan took out the Mildcats in Ann Arbor

FORK EM DEVILS AND GO BLUE

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Woo! Go Heels. They are playing Mount Saint Mary's like they did in the last big tournament.

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Dallas Baptist shouldn't be in this. Besides being a D-2 school, their conference schedule is utterly unimpressive.

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Houston, Tx

1 Rice vs 4 Sam Houston St

2 Texas vs 3 St. Johns(NY)

Gee the Red Storm are going to have allot of fan support there

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Dallas Baptist shouldn't be in this. Besides being a D-2 school, their conference schedule is utterly unimpressive.

I love how ESPN didn't even have their logo in the little square, it just had the blue NCAA logo. And I'm surprised to see Oregon State not make the field. They had a decent record and played well against the field, and they were going for a 3 peat.

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Dallas Baptist shouldn't be in this. Besides being a D-2 school, their conference schedule is utterly unimpressive.

Remember that any school can have at least one program at the highest level without moving the entire program up? DBU is just playing by that rule.

Now, being an Independent program means they have to schedule games on their own. But, they do have some feathers in their cap. Dallas Baptist has played...

-Missouri State (40-17 this season and nearly won the MVC tourny)

-Rice, Alabama, Oklahoma, Sam Houston State, Oral Roberts and Texas A&M (All Tourny bound teams and the Patriots have a record of 5-11 against these schools)

You mean to tell me that this team is not worthy of making the tourny? If so, then who did you have in mind, will?

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Chapel Hill, N.C.

1 North Carolina vs 4 Mount St. Marys

2 UNC-Wilmington vs 3 Elon

Wow that's a killer draw right there. I could see UNC, UNC-DUB, or Elon escaping that bracket... all for the right to play Coastal Carolina or East Carolina...that's a tough draw.

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Dallas Baptist shouldn't be in this. Besides being a D-2 school, their conference schedule is utterly unimpressive.

Remember that any school can have at least one program at the highest level without moving the entire program up? DBU is just playing by that rule.

Now, being an Independent program means they have to schedule games on their own. But, they do have some feathers in their cap. Dallas Baptist has played...

-Missouri State (40-17 this season and nearly won the MVC tourny)

-Rice, Alabama, Oklahoma, Sam Houston State, Oral Roberts and Texas A&M (All Tourny bound teams and the Patriots have a record of 5-11 against these schools)

You mean to tell me that this team is not worthy of making the tourny? If so, then who did you have in mind, will?

Why not Oregon State instead?

Incidentally, it's a pretty dumb rule to allow certain teams exemptions into Division I while they can leave the rest of the program down. As is typical, teams that do that never do anything in the NCAA tournaments anyways.

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You want to know why Oregon State didn't get in? Because they blew it.

For one, they have a sub-.500 record in the Pac-10. Since the Pac-10 doesn't have a conference tourny to settle it's automatic bid, the conference games matter that much more. Here, the Beavers really didn't shine.

Plus, there were other teams that were better then the Beavers. Dallas Baptist was 37-17 and got in probably due to their strength of schedule. UC Santa Barbara went 35-21 and tied for third in the ultra hard Big West, and how UC Davis, a weaker team in the same conference, got in over UCSB is beyond me.

Some other teams that I can think of that were probably passed over by the committee are...

-William and Mary (36-21)

-LeMoyne (33-21)

-Kent State (36-21)

-Missouri State (40-17)

-New Mexico (34-25)

-Monmouth (37-16)

You can't tell me none of these schools were not as deserving as Dallas Baptist.

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Dallas Baptist shouldn't be in this. Besides being a D-2 school, their conference schedule is utterly unimpressive.

Remember that any school can have at least one program at the highest level without moving the entire program up? DBU is just playing by that rule.

Now, being an Independent program means they have to schedule games on their own. But, they do have some feathers in their cap. Dallas Baptist has played...

-Missouri State (40-17 this season and nearly won the MVC tourny)

-Rice, Alabama, Oklahoma, Sam Houston State, Oral Roberts and Texas A&M (All Tourny bound teams and the Patriots have a record of 5-11 against these schools)

You mean to tell me that this team is not worthy of making the tourny? If so, then who did you have in mind, will?

Why not Oregon State instead?

Incidentally, it's a pretty dumb rule to allow certain teams exemptions into Division I while they can leave the rest of the program down. As is typical, teams that do that never do anything in the NCAA tournaments anyways.

Doesn't Colorado College do reasonably well in the Frozen Four, and doesn't Johns Hopkins, like, rule Division I lacrosse?

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Yeah. Colorado College does well at not only D-I Hockey, but they are somewhat decent at D-I Women's Soccer.

And you can't mention lacrosse without talking about John Hopkins.

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Dallas Baptist shouldn't be in this. Besides being a D-2 school, their conference schedule is utterly unimpressive.

Remember that any school can have at least one program at the highest level without moving the entire program up? DBU is just playing by that rule.

Now, being an Independent program means they have to schedule games on their own. But, they do have some feathers in their cap. Dallas Baptist has played...

-Missouri State (40-17 this season and nearly won the MVC tourny)

-Rice, Alabama, Oklahoma, Sam Houston State, Oral Roberts and Texas A&M (All Tourny bound teams and the Patriots have a record of 5-11 against these schools)

You mean to tell me that this team is not worthy of making the tourny? If so, then who did you have in mind, will?

Why not Oregon State instead?

Incidentally, it's a pretty dumb rule to allow certain teams exemptions into Division I while they can leave the rest of the program down. As is typical, teams that do that never do anything in the NCAA tournaments anyways.

Lewis University won the Men's Volleyball Championship a few years ago and I think they're DIII.

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Dallas Baptist shouldn't be in this. Besides being a D-2 school, their conference schedule is utterly unimpressive.

Remember that any school can have at least one program at the highest level without moving the entire program up? DBU is just playing by that rule.

Now, being an Independent program means they have to schedule games on their own. But, they do have some feathers in their cap. Dallas Baptist has played...

-Missouri State (40-17 this season and nearly won the MVC tourny)

-Rice, Alabama, Oklahoma, Sam Houston State, Oral Roberts and Texas A&M (All Tourny bound teams and the Patriots have a record of 5-11 against these schools)

You mean to tell me that this team is not worthy of making the tourny? If so, then who did you have in mind, will?

Why not Oregon State instead?

Incidentally, it's a pretty dumb rule to allow certain teams exemptions into Division I while they can leave the rest of the program down. As is typical, teams that do that never do anything in the NCAA tournaments anyways.

Lewis University won the Men's Volleyball Championship a few years ago and I think they're DIII.
The NCAA shows no record of Lewis ever winning the Men's Volleyball Championship.

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Dallas Baptist shouldn't be in this. Besides being a D-2 school, their conference schedule is utterly unimpressive.

Remember that any school can have at least one program at the highest level without moving the entire program up? DBU is just playing by that rule.

Now, being an Independent program means they have to schedule games on their own. But, they do have some feathers in their cap. Dallas Baptist has played...

-Missouri State (40-17 this season and nearly won the MVC tourny)

-Rice, Alabama, Oklahoma, Sam Houston State, Oral Roberts and Texas A&M (All Tourny bound teams and the Patriots have a record of 5-11 against these schools)

You mean to tell me that this team is not worthy of making the tourny? If so, then who did you have in mind, will?

Why not Oregon State instead?

Incidentally, it's a pretty dumb rule to allow certain teams exemptions into Division I while they can leave the rest of the program down. As is typical, teams that do that never do anything in the NCAA tournaments anyways.

Lewis University won the Men's Volleyball Championship a few years ago and I think they're DIII.
The NCAA shows no record of Lewis ever winning the Men's Volleyball Championship.

ncaasports.com

They won the 2003 National Championship Game, but it was later taken away due to violations. That defeats my point of Lewis, but there are still several other examples that show a lower level school can compete at the top level.

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Predictions people Predictions? Right now I will say Arizona State :P. Yeah you knew that was coming lol

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Dallas Baptist shouldn't be in this. Besides being a D-2 school, their conference schedule is utterly unimpressive.

Remember that any school can have at least one program at the highest level without moving the entire program up? DBU is just playing by that rule.

Now, being an Independent program means they have to schedule games on their own. But, they do have some feathers in their cap. Dallas Baptist has played...

-Missouri State (40-17 this season and nearly won the MVC tourny)

-Rice, Alabama, Oklahoma, Sam Houston State, Oral Roberts and Texas A&M (All Tourny bound teams and the Patriots have a record of 5-11 against these schools)

You mean to tell me that this team is not worthy of making the tourny? If so, then who did you have in mind, will?

Why not Oregon State instead?

Incidentally, it's a pretty dumb rule to allow certain teams exemptions into Division I while they can leave the rest of the program down. As is typical, teams that do that never do anything in the NCAA tournaments anyways.

Some of the main reasons for that rule are schools like Bemidji State, Alabama-Huntsville, Minnesota State, and Saint Cloud St. among others. When the NCAA decided not to offer Ice Hockey at the Division II level (too few schools), schools that wished to continue their programs had two options: D-I or D-III, a lot of the remaining D-II programs chose the former.

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It's gonna be a great tourney...hopefully ASU can win a long overdue championship. NC has a great team as well so it will be interesting. Hopefully the Devils get there so I can finally take my road trip to Omaha.

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Well, since neither KU or K-State is there...I'll be pulling for Wichita State.

GO SHOCKERS.

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Dallas Baptist shouldn't be in this. Besides being a D-2 school, their conference schedule is utterly unimpressive.

Remember that any school can have at least one program at the highest level without moving the entire program up? DBU is just playing by that rule.

Now, being an Independent program means they have to schedule games on their own. But, they do have some feathers in their cap. Dallas Baptist has played...

-Missouri State (40-17 this season and nearly won the MVC tourny)

-Rice, Alabama, Oklahoma, Sam Houston State, Oral Roberts and Texas A&M (All Tourny bound teams and the Patriots have a record of 5-11 against these schools)

You mean to tell me that this team is not worthy of making the tourny? If so, then who did you have in mind, will?

Why not Oregon State instead?

Incidentally, it's a pretty dumb rule to allow certain teams exemptions into Division I while they can leave the rest of the program down. As is typical, teams that do that never do anything in the NCAA tournaments anyways.

Some of the main reasons for that rule are schools like Bemidji State, Alabama-Huntsville, Minnesota State, and Saint Cloud St. among others. When the NCAA decided not to offer Ice Hockey at the Division II level (too few schools), schools that wished to continue their programs had two options: D-I or D-III, a lot of the remaining D-II programs chose the former.

As long as we're bringing hockey into this, why not mention North Dakota? Sure, they are starting a transition to all D-I next school year, but as a D-II, they have won 7 D-I hockey national titles... Or, how about Lake Superior State? A D-II school with 3 D-I hockey national titles? Or Michigan Tech? Again, a D-II school with 3 D-I hockey national titles? Or Northern Michigan, again, a D-II school with a D-I hockey national title? The previousley mentioned Colorado College is a D-III school with 2 D-I hockey national titles (but those were back in the 1950's - they were, however in the national title game as recently as 1996)...

As to the baseball, I'll be rooting for Vandy and UC-Irvine!

Moose

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Predictions people Predictions? Right now I will say Arizona State :P. Yeah you knew that was coming lol

I'll 1-up you and say, Go Arizona State, Michigan, Kentucky or Eastern Michigan. ^_^

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