1972 NCAA University Division Baseball Tournament

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1972 NCAA Division I
Baseball Tournament
Teams 8
College World
Series Site
Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium
Omaha, NE
Champions Southern California (8th title)
Runner-Up Arizona State (5th CWS Appearance)
Winning coach Rod Dedeaux (8th title)
MOP Russ McQueen (Southern California)
NCAA Baseball Tournaments
«1971 1973»

The 1972 NCAA University Division Baseball Tournament was played at the end of the 1972 NCAA University Division baseball season to determine the national champion of college baseball. The tournament concluded with eight teams competing in the College World Series, a double-elimination tournament in its twenty-sixth year. Eight regional districts sent representatives to the College World Series with preliminary rounds within each district serving to determine each representative. These events would later become known as regionals. Each district had its own format for selecting teams, resulting in 28 teams participating in the tournament at the conclusion of their regular season, and in some cases, after a conference tournament.[1] The twenty-sixth tournament's champion was Southern California, coached by Rod Dedeaux. The Most Outstanding Player was Russ McQueen of the Southern California.

Regionals[edit]

The opening rounds of the tournament were played across eight district sites across the country, each consisting of between two and six teams.[1] The winners of each District advanced to the College World Series.

Bold indicates winner.

District 1 at Storrs, CT[edit]

 
                             
 Harvard 4*  
 Providence 2*  
   Harvard 5*  
   Connecticut 8*  
 Connecticut 5
 Northeastern 2  
   Connecticut 11
   Harvard 2
 Providence 3  
 Northeastern 4  
   Northeastern 6
   Harvard 18  

District 2 at Princeton, NJ[edit]

 
                             
 Temple 3  
 Penn State 1  
   Temple 1  
   Long Island 0  
 LIU 2
 St. John's 1  
   Temple 4
   Penn State 3
 Penn State 8  
 St. John's 5  
   Penn State 7
   Long Island 5  

District 3 at Gastonia, NC[edit]

 
                                                 
   South Alabama 6  
   Florida State 5      South Alabama 9  
     Jacksonville 6    
   Virginia 18          South Alabama 6            
   Richmond 2            Virginia 1              
       Virginia 9            South Alabama 4 1
       Ole Miss 3          Ole Miss 8 12
   Ole Miss 9          Ole Miss 9    
   Jacksonville 3        Ole Miss 8      Virginia 0  
   Florida State 10      Florida State 3  
   Richmond 5  

District 4 at Bowling Green, OH[edit]

 
                             
 Central Michigan 7  
 Iowa 2  
   Central Michigan 5*  
   Bowling Green 7*  
 Bowling Green 2
 Northern Illinois 0  
   Bowling Green 2 5
   Iowa 4 7
 Iowa 8  
 Northern Illinois 1  
   Iowa 4
   Central Michigan 3  

District 5 at Tulsa, OK[edit]

         
 Tulsa 3 4
 Oklahoma 6 5

District 6 at San Antonio, TX[edit]

 
                         
 Texas–Pan American 6  
 Trinity 1  
     Texas-Pan American 1 0
   Texas 1 2
 Texas 4*
 Trinity 3*  

District 7 at Mesa, AZ[edit]

         
 Arizona State 8 5
 Weber State 1 0

District 8 at Santa Clara, CA & Santa Barbara, CA[edit]

  Santa Clara, CA     Santa Barbara, CA
                         
     Southern California 9 13
   Santa Clara 4 2 5      UC Santa Barbara 5 6
   UC Santa Barbara 1 8 6  


College World Series[edit]

Participants[edit]

School Conference Record (Conference) Head Coach CWS Appearances CWS Best Finish CWS Record
Arizona State WAC 60 - 4 (18 - 0) Jim Brock 4
(last: 1969)
1st
(1965, 1967, 1969)
16 - 5
Connecticut 19 - 5 (n/a) Larry Panciera 3
(last: 1965)
5th
(1957)
2 - 6
Iowa Big 10 25 - 15 (13 - 3) Duane Banks 0
(last: none)
none 0 - 0
Ole Miss SEC 28 - 14 (15 - 3) Jake Gibbs 3
(last: 1969)
4th
(1956)
3 - 6
Oklahoma Big 8 34 - 15 (12 - 8) Enos Semore 1
(last: 1951)
1st
(1951)
4 - 0
Southern California Pac-8 42 - 12 - 1 (14 - 4) Rod Dedeaux 13
(last: 1971)
1st
(1948, 1958, 1961, 1963,
1968, 1970, 1971)
43 - 17
Temple Middle Atlantic 31 - 13 (10 - 1) Skip Wilson 0
(last: none)
none 0 - 0
Texas SWC 38 - 7 (12 - 6) Cliff Gustafson 13
(last: 1970)
1st
(1949, 1950)
26 - 23

Results[edit]

Bracket[edit]

  First Round     Second Round     Third Round
                           
  Winner's Bracket
   Ole Miss 6  
   Southern California 8    
       Southern California 5*  
       Connecticut 4*    
   Texas 0*          
   Connecticut 3*        
       Southern California 0
       Arizona State 3
   Temple 1*        
   Oklahoma 2*          
       Oklahoma 0    
       Arizona State 1  
   Iowa 1    
   Arizona State 2  
  Loser's Bracket
   Ole Miss 8  
   Texas 9      Texas 7
     Oklahoma 1
   Temple 13  
   Iowa 9      Temple 7
     Connecticut 4
  Semifinals     Finals     if needed
                           
  Re-ordered Semi-finals
   Arizona State 1        Arizona State 0
   Temple 0            Southern California 1
       Arizona State 1    
       Southern California 3  
   Texas 3*    
   Southern California 4*  

*extra innings

Game results[edit]

Date Game Winner Score Loser Notes
June 9 Game 1 Southern California 8 - 6 Ole Miss
Game 2 Connecticut 3 - 0 (10 innings) Texas
June 10 Game 3 Oklahoma 2 - 1 (13 innings) Temple
Game 4 Arizona State 2 - 1 Iowa
Game 5 Texas 9 - 8 Ole Miss Ole Miss eliminated
June 11 Game 6 Temple 13 - 9 Iowa Iowa eliminated
Game 7 Southern California 5 - 4 (11 innings) Connecticut
Game 8 Arizona State 1 - 0 Oklahoma
June 12 Game 9 Temple 7 - 4 Connecticut Connecticut eliminated
Game 10 Texas 7 - 1 Oklahoma Oklahoma eliminated
Game 11 Arizona State 3 - 0 Southern California
June 14 Game 12 Southern California 4 - 3 (10 innings) Texas Texas eliminated
Game 13 Arizona State 1 - 0 Temple Temple eliminated
June 15 Game 14 Southern California 3 - 1 Arizona State
June 16 Final Southern California 1 - 0 Arizona State Southern California wins CWS

All-Tournament Team[edit]

The following players were members of the All-Tournament Team.

Position Player Class School
Pitcher Russ McQueen Sophomore Southern California
Craig Swan Senior Arizona State
Catcher Sam Ceci Senior Southern California
First baseman Daryl Arenstein Junior Southern California
Second baseman Ken Reed Senior Arizona State
Third baseman David Chalk Senior Texas
Shortstop Steve Dillard Sophomore Ole Miss
Outfielder Gary Atwell Junior Arizona State
Tim Steele Senior Southern California
Bump Wills Sophomore Arizona State

Notable players[edit]

Tournament Notes[edit]

Southern California becomes the first team to win three consecutive College World Series.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "NCAA Men's College World Series Records". NCAA. 2009. p. 195. Retrieved August 7, 2014. 

See also[edit]