College Baseball Conference Projections 2022- ALL D-1 Conferences

College Baseball Conference Projections

Let’s take a look at each conference and make some projections as to where they will finish, who the top pitchers are and who is likely Player of the Year in each conference. The conferences will be listed in alphabetical order. 

 

America East

Projected Order of Finish

Division A

  1. Albany
  2. Maine
  3. UMass Lowell
  4. Hartford

Division B

  1. Stony Brook
  2. New Jersey State of Tech
  3. Binghamton
  4. Md-Baltimore County

Possible Pitcher of the YearRHP Nick DeGennaro (Stony Brook)

Possible Player of the Year3B Evan Giordano (Stony Brook)

 

American Athletic

Projected Order of Finish

  1. East Carolina
  2. Tulane
  3. Wichita State
  4. Central Florida
  5. South Florida
  6. Houston
  7. Cincinnati
  8. Memphis

Possible Pitcher of the Year– RHP Jace Kaminska (Wichita State)

Possible Player of the Year– C   Bennett Lee (Tulane)

 

Atlantic Coast

Projected Order of Finish

Atlantic Division

  1. Notre Dame

2. Florida State

3. NC State

4. Louisville

5. Clemson

6, Wake Forest

7. Boston College

Coastal Division

  1. Georgia Tech
  2. Miami
  3. Virginia
  4. North Carolina
  5. Duke
  6. Pittsburgh
  7. VA Tech

Possible Pitcher of the Year– LHP   Parker Messick (Florida State)

Possible Player of the Year– CF   Gavin Cross (Virginia Tech)

Atlantic Sun

Projected Order of Finish

  1. Liberty
  2. Florida Gulf Coast
  3. North Florida
  4. Stetson
  5. Jacksonville State
  6. Eastern Kentucky
  7. Central Arkansas
  8. Jacksonville State
  9. Lipscomb
  10. Bellarmine
  11. North Alabama

Possible Pitcher of the Year– RHP   Nick Dirgin (Stetson)

Possible Player of the Year– OF   Brian Ellis  (Florida Gulf Coast)

Atlantic 10

Projected Order of the Finish

  1. Virdinia Commonwealth
  2. Rhode Island
  3. Dayton
  4. Saint Joseph’s
  5. Davidson
  6. Saint Louis
  7. George Washington
  8. Fordham
  9. Richmond
  10. St Bonaventure
  11. Massachusetts
  12. George Mason

Possible Pitcher of the Year– RHP   Ryan Twitchell (Rhode Island)

Possible Player of the Year– 1B Xavier Vargas  (Rhode Island)

 

Big East

Projected Order of Finish

  1. UConn
  2. Creighton
  3. Seton Hall
  4. Xavier
  5. Villanova
  6. St John’s
  7. Butler
  8. Georgetown

Possible Pitcher of the Year– RHP   Dylan Tebrake   (Creighton)

Possible Player of the Year– OF- Alan Roden (Creighton)

Big South

Projected Order of Finish

  1. Campbell
  2. SC Upstate
  3. Presbyterian
  4. Winthrop
  5. Gardner Webb
  6. Radford
  7. Charleston Southern
  8. NC Asheville
  9. High Point
  10. North Carolina AT&T
  11. Longwood

Possible Pitcher of the Year-Kevin Davis (SC Upstate)

Possible Player of the Year- SS  Zach Neto (Campbell)

Big Ten

Projected Order of Finish

  1. Nebraska
  2. Michigan
  3. Maryland
  4. Iowa
  5. Ohio State
  6. Indiana
  7. Illinois
  8. Minnesota
  9. Rutgers
  10. Penn State
  11. Northwestern
  12. Michigan State
  13. Purdue
  14. Minnesota

Possible Pitcher of the Year- LHP Ryan Ramsey (Maryland)

Possible Player of the Year- 3B Max Anderson (Nebraska)

 

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Big 12

Projected Order of Finish

  1. Texas
  2. Texas Tech
  3. Oklahoma State
  4. Texas Christian
  5. Oklahoma
  6. Bylor
  7. Kansas State
  8. Kansas
  9. West Virginia

Possible Pitcher of the Year- Austin Krob (Texas Christian)

Possible Player of the Year- 2B/3B Jace Jung (Texas Tech)

College Baseball Conference Projections

Big West

Projected Order of Finish

  1. UC Irvine
  2. UC Santa Barbara
  3. Long Beach
  4. Cal Poly
  5. Cal St Northridge
  6. UC San Diego
  7. Cal State Fullerton
  8. Cal St Bakersfield
  9. Hawaii
  10. UC Riverside
  11. UC Davis

Possible Pitcher of the Year- RHP Michael Frias  (UC Irvine)

Possible Player of the Year-  SS Brooks Lee (Cal Poly)

Colonial

Projected Order of Finish

North Division

1.Northeastern

2. Towson

3. Hofstra

4. Delaware

South Division

  1. NC Wilmington
  2. Charleston
  3. Elon
  4. Willliam and Mary
  5. Jame Madison

Possible Pitcher of the Year

Cam Schlittler (Northeastern)

Possible Player of the Year

Chase DeLauter (James Madison)

Conference USA

Projected Order of Finish

East

  1. Old Dominion
  2. Charlotte
  3. Florida Atlantic
  4. Western Kentucky
  5. Florida International
  6. Marshall

West

  1. Louisiana Tech
  2. Southern Miss
  3. Texas-San Antonio
  4. Middle Tennessee
  5. Rice
  6. Alabama-Birmingham

Possible Pitcher of the Year

Jonathan Fincher (La Tech)

Possible Player of the Year

Austin Knight (Charlotte)

Horizon

Projected order of Finish

  1. Wright State
  2. Illinois-Chicago
  3. Youngstown State
  4. Milwaukee
  5. Northern Kentucky
  6. Oakland
  7. Purdue- Ft Wayne

Possible Pitcher of the Year

Jake Shirk (Wright State)

Possible Player of the Year

Sammy Sass (Wright State)

Ivy League

Projected Order of Finish

There is no order projected and the Ivy League played no games last season due to COVId-19

Metro Atlantic

Projected Order of Finish

1, Fairfield

2. Monmouth

3. Rider

4. Canisius

5. Marist

6. Niagara

7. Siena

8. Manhattan

9. Quinnipac

10. Saint Peter’s

11. Iona

Possible Pitcher of the Year

Mike Sansone (Fairfield)

Possible Player of the Year

C- Mike Caruso (Fairfield)

Mid-American

Projected Order of Finish

  1. Central Michigan
  2. Kent State
  3. Ball State
  4. Western Michigan
  5. Toledo
  6. Ohio
  7. Bowling Green
  8. Miami,Ohio
  9. Eastern Michigan
  10. Northern Illinois
  11. Akron

Possible Pitcher of the Year

Andrew Taylor (Central Michigan)

Possible Player of the Year

SS- Justin Simpson (Central Michigan)

Mid-Eastern

Projected Order of Finish

No projected order as this conference played no games due to COVID-19.

Missouri Valley

Projected Order of Finish

  1. Dallas Baptist
  2. Indiana State
  3. Bradley
  4. Southern Illinois
  5. Missouri State
  6. Illinois State
  7. Evansville
  8. Valparaiso

Possible Pitcher of the Year: Jacob Meador (Dallas Baptist)

Possible Player of the Year: Ryan Cermak (Illinois State)

Mountain West

Projected Order of Finish

  1. Nevada
  2. San Diego State
  3. Nevada-Las Vegas
  4. Fresno State
  5. Air Force
  6. New Mexico
  7. San Jose State

Possible Pitcher of the Year: Paul Skanes (Air Force)

Possible Player of the Year: Tyler Bosetti (Nevada)

Northeast

Projected Order of Finish

  1. Bryant
  2. Central Connecticut
  3. Sacred Heart
  4. Long Island
  5. Merrimack
  6. Wagner
  7. Farleigh Dickinson
  8. Mt St, Mary’s

Possible Pitcher of the Year:Jake Neuman (Central Conn)

Possible Player of the Year: Jake Gustin (Bryant)

Ohio Valley

Projected Order of Finish

1.Southeast Missouri State

2 Murray State

3. Morehead State

4. Belmont

5. Austin Peay

6. Tennessee Tech

7, Eastern Illinois

8. Southern Illinois-Edwardsville

9. Tennessee Martin

Possible Pitcher of the Year: Colin Bumgartner (SIUE)

Possible Player of the Year: Jackson Feltner (Morehead State)

Pac-12

Projected Order of Finish

  1. Stanford
  2. UCLA
  3. Oregon
  4. Arizona
  5. Arizona State
  6. Oregon State
  7. Washington State
  8. Cal
  9. USC
  10. Washington
  11. Utah

 

Possible Pitcher of the Year: Colby Somers (Oregon)

Possible Player of the Year: Daniel Susac (Arizona)

Patriot League

Projected Order of Finish

North Division

  1. Army
  2. Lafayette
  3. Holy Cross

South Division

  1. Lehigh
  2. Navy
  3. Bucknell

Possible Pitcher of the Yer: Patrick Melampy (Army)

Possible Player of the Year: Casey Lother (Lehigh)

SEC

Projected Order of Finish

Eastern Division

  1. Vanderbilt
  2. Florida
  3. Georgia
  4. Tennessee
  5. South Carolina
  6. Kentucky
  7. Missouri

Western Division

  1. LSU
  2. Mississippi State
  3. Mississippi
  4. Arkansas
  5. Alabama
  6. Texas A&M
  7. Auburn

Possible Pitcher of the Year: Hunter Barco (Florida)

Possible Player of the Year: Jacob Berry (LSU)

Southern

Projected Order of Finish

Blue Division

  1. Samford
  2. East Tennessee State
  3. NC Greensboro
  4. Virginia Military Inst

Red Division

  1. Mercer
  2. Wofford
  3. Western Carolina
  4. The Citadel

Southland

Projected order of Finish

  1. Southeastern La.
  2. Northwestern State
  3. TexasA&M-Corpus Christi
  4. New Orleans
  5. McNeese State
  6. Incarnate Word
  7. Nicholls State
  8. Houston Baptist

 

Possible Pitcher of the Year: Hayden Thomas Texas A&M Corpus compus

Possible Player of the Year: Pearce Howard (New Orleans)

 

Southwestern

Projected Order of Finish

Eastern Division

  1. Jackson State
  2. Florida A&M
  3. Alabama State
  4. Alabama A&M
  5. Mississippi Valley St
  6. Bethune-Cookman

Western Division

  1. Prairie View A&M
  2. Grambling State
  3. Southern
  4. Alcorn State
  5. Texas Southern
  6. Arkansas-Pine Bluff

Possible Pitcher of the Year: Nikelle Galatas (Jackson State)

Possible Player of the Year: Chenar Brown (Jackson State)

 

Summit

Projected Order of Finish

1,  Oral Roberts

2, North Dakota State

3. Omaha

4. South DakotaState

5. Western Illinois

6. St Thomas MN

7. Northern Colorado

Possible Pitcher of the Year: Isaac Coffey (Oral Roberts)

Possible Player of the Year:Joshua Cox (Oral Roberts)

Sun Belt

Projected Order of Finish

East Divisoin

  1. South Alabama
  2. Coastal Carolina
  3. Georgia Southern
  4. Troy
  5. Appalachian State
  6. Georgia State

West Division

  1. Louisiana Lafayette
  2. Texas-Arlington
  3. Louisiana Monroe
  4. Texas State
  5. Little Rock
  6. Arkansas State

Possible Pitcher of he Year: Miles Smith (South Alabama)

Possible Player of the Year: Ben Klutts (Arkansas State)

West Coast

Projected Order of Finish

  1. Gonzaga
  2. Brigham Young
  3. San Diego
  4. San Francisco
  5. Loyola Marymount
  6. Pepperdine
  7. Portland
  8. St Mary’s
  9. Santa Clara
  10. Pacific

Possible Pitcher of the Year: Bryce Robinson (Brigham Young)

Possible Player of the Year: Andrew Pintar (Brigham Young)

Westerrn Atlantic

Projected Order of Finish

West Division

  1. Grand Canyon
  2. Cal Baptist
  3. Sacramento
  4. Dixie State
  5. New Mexico State
  6. Utah Valley
  7. Seattle

Southwest Division

  1. Abilene Christian
  2. Sam Houston State
  3. UT Rio Grande Valley
  4. Lamar
  5. Stephen f Austin
  6. Tarleton State

Possible Pitcher of the Year: CJ Culpepper (Cal Baptist)

Possible Player of the Year: Tayler Aguilar (Grand Canyon)

 

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These are only projections and nothing more. If you disagree with them, let it be as I am not changing my thoughts on these.

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