2006 NCAA Division I baseball season

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2006 NCAA Division I baseball season
Duration January 26-June 26, 2006[1]
Number of teams 293
Preseason #1 Texas[2]
Tournament
Duration June 2–June 26, 2006
Most conference bids SEC (8)
College World Series
Duration June 16–June 26, 2006
Champions Oregon State
Runners-up North Carolina
MOP Jonah Nickerson
Seasons

← 2005

2007 →

The 2006 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 on January 26, 2006. The season progressed through the regular season, many conference tournaments and championship series, and concluded with the 2006 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament and 2006 College World Series. The College World Series, which consisted of the eight remaining teams in the NCAA Tournament, was held in its annual location of Omaha, Nebraska at Rosenblatt Stadium. It concluded on June 26, 2006, with the final game of the best of three championship series. Oregon State defeated North Carolina two games to one to claim their first championship.

Realignment[edit]

New programs[edit]

Stephen F. Austin brought back its varsity intercollegiate baseball program for the 2006 season, after having dropped the program following the 1995 season.[3]

Both Kennesaw State and North Florida transitioned from Division II to Division I for the 2006 season.[4]

Conference changes[edit]

Entering the 2006 baseball season, many baseball-sponsoring schools changed conferences. Several schools left Conference USA, as Charlotte and St. Louis left for the Atlantic 10 Conference, Cincinnati, Louisville, and South Florida left for the Big East Conference, and Texas Christian left for the Mountain West Conference. In order to replace these schools, Conference USA added Rice from the Western Athletic Conference, Marshall from the Mid-American Conference, and Central Florida from the Atlantic Sun Conference.[5]

In order to compensate for the schools lost to Conference USA, the Western Athletic Conference also made several changes. New Mexico State joined from the Sun Belt Conference, along with Sacramento State, previously a Division I Independent.[6] The Sun Belt, in turn, added Florida Atlantic and Troy from the Atlantic Sun. The Colonial Athletic Association added Northeastern from the America East Conference and Georgia State from the Atlantic Sun Conference.[5]

The Atlantic Sun added three schools, East Tennessee State from the Southern Conference and Kennesaw State and North Florida from the Division II Peach Belt Conference.[5]

The Atlantic Coast Conference added Boston College from the Big East.[5]

The Southland Conference added one program, as conference member Stephen F. Austin revived its baseball program.[3]

Conference formats[edit]

As a result of the addition of Boston College as a 12th member, the Atlantic Coast Conference split into two six-team divisions. The Atlantic 10 Conference, which had added both Charlotte and St. Louis, eliminated its previous format of two six-team divisions. The West Coast Conference, which had previously competed in two four-team divisions, also eliminated its divisional format.

Conference standings[edit]

America East Conference
Conf Overall
Team W L Pct W L Pct
Vermont 16 8 .667 19 34 .358
Stony Brook 13 8 .619 25 29 .463
Maine 13 9 .591 35 22 .614
Albany 12 10 .545 20 32 .385
Binghamton 12 11 .522 27 23 .540
Hartford 8 16 .333 11 38 .224
UMBC 5 17 .227 18 34 .346
Atlantic 10 Conference
Conf Overall
Team W L Pct W L Pct
Rhode Island 19 6 .760 34 16 .680
St. Bonaventure 18 8 .692 29 21 .580
Charlotte 18 9 .667 35 20 .636
Dayton 18 9 .667 33 24 .579
Saint Louis 15 12 .556 32 29 .525
George Washington 13 12 .520 25 34 .424
Fordham 13 14 .481 24 32 .429
La Salle 12 14 .462 20 31 .392
Richmond 12 15 .444 22 33 .400
Duquesne 12 15 .444 19 34 .358
Massachusetts 11 16 .407 14 30 .318
Xavier 9 18 .333 19 37 .339
Saint Joseph's 9 18 .333 17 39 .304
Temple 6 19 .240 12 41 .226
Atlantic Coast Conference
Conf Overall
Team W L Pct W L Pct
Atlantic
Clemson 24 6 .800 53 16 .791
Florida State 16 13 .552 44 21 .677
North Carolina State 16 13 .552 40 23 .635
Wake Forest 16 13 .552 33 22 .600
Boston College 9 21 .300 28 25 .528
Maryland 8 22 .267 26 30 .464
Coastal
North Carolina 22 8 .733 54 15 .783
Virginia 21 9 .700 47 15 .758
Georgia Tech 19 11 .950 50 18 .735
Miami (FL) 17 13 .567 42 24 .636
Duke 6 24 .200 15 40 .273
Virginia Tech 4 25 .138 20 33 .377
Atlantic Sun Conference
Conf Overall
Team W L Pct W L Pct
Jacksonville 23 7 .767 43 17 .717
North Florida 20 10 .667 34 21 .618
Mercer 19 11 .633 34 26 .567
Stetson 16 14 .533 38 24 .613
East Tennessee State 14 16 .467 31 27 .534
Florida Atlantic 14 16 .467 30 28 .517
Campbell 13 17 .433 19 38 .333
Gardner–Webb 12 18 .400 24 31 .436
Kennesaw State 12 18 .400 24 32 .429
Belmont 11 19 .367 24 31 .436
Lipscomb 11 19 .367 22 32 .407
Big East Conference
Conf Overall
Team W L Pct W L Pct
Notre Dame 21 5 .808 45 17 .723
Connecticut 18 6 .750 39 18 .684
Louisville 17 10 .630 31 29 .517
St. John's 16 10 .615 40 19 .678
West Virginia 14 13 .519 36 22 .621
Cincinnati 13 14 .481 32 26 .552
Rutgers 13 14 .481 29 28 .509
South Florida 12 15 .444 23 35 .397
Pittsburgh 10 17 .370 23 29 .442
Georgetown 10 17 .370 24 32 .429
Villanova 8 18 .308 27 27 .500
Seton Hall 7 20 .259 17 34 .333
Big South Conference
Conf Overall
Team W L Pct W L Pct
Birmingham–Southern 18 6 .750 33 22 .600
Winthrop 17 7 .708 46 18 .719
Coastal Carolina 15 9 .625 30 27 .526
High Point 14 10 .583 27 32 .458
Liberty 13 11 .542 39 21 .650
UNC Asheville 10 14 .417 28 35 .444
VMI 9 15 .375 30 25 .545
Charleston Southern 8 16 .333 18 38 .321
Radford 4 20 .167 7 41 .146
Big Ten Conference
Conf Overall
Team W L Pct W L Pct
Michigan 23 9 .719 43 21 .672
Northwestern 21 11 .656 26 33 .441
Ohio State 19 12 .613 37 21 .638
Minnesota 17 14 .548 34 26 .567
Purdue 15 17 .469 31 27 .534
Illinois 15 17 .469 29 29 .500
Michigan State 13 19 .406 26 30 .464
Penn State 13 19 .406 20 36 .357
Iowa 12 20 .375 23 33 .411
Indiana 11 21 .344 22 34 .393
Big West Conference
Conf Overall
Team W L Pct W L Pct
Cal State Fullerton 18 3 .857 50 15 .769
Long Beach State 12 9 .571 29 27 .518
UC Irvine 11 10 .524 36 24 .600
Cal Poly 10 11 .476 25 27 .481
Pacific 9 12 .429 30 25 .545
UC Riverside 9 12 .429 29 25 .537
UC Santa Barbara 9 12 .429 26 28 .481
Cal State Northridge 6 15 .286 26 30 .464
Big 12 Conference
Conf Overall
Team W L Pct W L Pct
Texas 19 7 .731 41 21 .661
Oklahoma State 18 9 .667 41 20 .672
Nebraska 17 10 .630 42 17 .712
Oklahoma 17 10 .630 45 22 .672
Kansas 13 14 .481 43 25 .632
Baylor 13 14 .481 37 26 .587
Missouri 12 15 .444 35 28 .556
Texas Tech 9 16 .360 31 26 .544
Kansas State 8 17 .320 31 20 .608
Texas A&M 6 20 .231 25 30 .455
Colonial Athletic Association
Conf Overall
Team W L Pct W L Pct
James Madison 22 8 .733 38 21 .644
Old Dominion 21 9 .700 31 17 .646
Northeastern 19 10 .655 27 23 .540
Virginia Commonwealth 18 11 .621 34 24 .586
UNC Wilmington 17 13 .567 42 22 .656
Georgia State 13 17 .433 26 31 .456
Delaware 12 18 .400 30 24 .556
George Mason 12 18 .400 20 31 .392
William & Mary 11 19 .367 23 29 .442
Hofstra 11 19 .367 24 31 .436
Towson 8 22 .267 20 34 .370
Conference USA
Conf Overall
Team W L Pct W L Pct
Rice 22 2 .917 57 13 .814
Houston 18 6 .750 39 22 .639
Tulane 15 9 .625 43 21 .672
Southern Mississippi 13 11 .542 39 23 .629
Memphis 13 11 .542 32 28 .533
East Carolina 10 14 .417 33 26 .559
Marshall 6 18 .250 22 32 .407
UAB 6 18 .250 19 38 .333
Central Florida 5 19 .208 23 33 .411
Horizon League
Conf Overall
Team W L Pct W L Pct
Illinois–Chicago 22 7 .759 35 20 .636
Wisconsin–Milwaukee 18 12 .600 32 25 .561
Wright State 17 13 .567 32 27 .542
Youngstown State 16 13 .552 26 29 .473
Butler 9 21 .300 21 36 .368
Cleveland State 6 22 .214 10 42 .192
Ivy League
Conf Overall
Team W L Pct W L Pct
Lou Gehrig
Princeton 11 9 .450 19 26 .422
Penn 7 13 .350 12 27 .308
Columbia 6 14 .300 13 32 .289
Cornell 6 14 .300 10 29 .256
Red Rolfe
Harvard 14 6 .700 21 20 .512
Dartmouth 13 7 .650 20 19 .513
Brown 12 8 .600 16 24 .400
Yale 11 9 .550 26 19 .578
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Conf Overall
Team W L Pct W L Pct
Le Moyne 21 5 .808 38 14 .731
Manhattan 17 9 .654 34 23 .596
Niagara 17 10 .630 28 26 .519
Rider 17 10 .630 25 31 .446
Marist 16 10 .615 24 28 .462
Fairfield 12 14 .462 18 29 .383
Siena 12 15 .444 23 31 .426
Canisius 9 18 .333 18 36 .333
Iona 8 18 .308 12 42 .222
Saint Peter's 3 23 .115 10 41 .196
Mid-American Conference
Conf Overall
Team W L Pct W L Pct
East
Kent State 19 7 .731 38 19 .667
Miami (OH) 17 10 .630 33 25 .569
Ohio 14 13 .519 22 25 .468
Bowling Green 11 16 .407 26 27 .491
Akron 8 18 .308 15 36 .294
Buffalo 6 21 .222 15 37 .288
West
Central Michigan 17 9 .654 35 23 .603
Ball State 16 9 .640 38 22 .633
Western Michigan 16 9 .640 30 22 .577
Eastern Michigan 14 12 .538 27 27 .500
Toledo 11 15 .423 26 27 .491
Northern Illinois 8 18 .308 24 31 .436
Mid-Continent Conference
Conf Overall
Team W L Pct W L Pct
Oral Roberts 17 2 .895 41 16 .719
Western Illinois 14 8 .636 32 32 .500
Oakland 13 11 .542 20 38 .345
Centenary 11 11 .500 23 30 .434
Southern Utah 11 13 .458 26 28 .481
Valparaiso 9 14 .391 17 34 .333
Chicago State 2 18 .100 7 44 .137
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Conf Overall
Team W L Pct W L Pct
Bethune–Cookman 15 0 1.000 30 27 .526
Norfolk State 11 7 .611 23 28 .451
Coppin State 7 8 .467 13 41 .241
Maryland–Eastern Shore 8 10 .444 17 34 .333
Delaware State 7 11 .389 18 37 .327
North Carolina A&T 6 12 .333 22 36 .379
Florida A&M 6 12 .333 13 34 .277
Missouri Valley Conference
Conf Overall
Team W L Pct W L Pct
Evansville 16 8 .667 43 22 .662
Missouri State 15 8 .652 33 22 .600
Wichita State 15 9 .625 46 22 .676
Creighton 13 11 .542 31 21 .596
Southern Illinois 12 12 .500 33 25 .569
Bradley 11 12 .478 26 31 .456
Northern Iowa 10 14 .417 28 27 .509
Illinois State 10 14 .417 20 33 .377
Indiana State 5 19 .208 20 34 .370
Mountain West Conference
Conf Overall
Team W L Pct W L Pct
Texas Christian 17 5 .773 39 23 .629
BYU 14 8 .636 33 28 .541
San Diego State 14 8 .636 23 36 .390
UNLV 12 10 .545 29 30 .492
New Mexico 10 12 .455 30 29 .508
Utah 9 13 .409 28 28 .500
Air Force 1 21 .045 10 38 .208
Northeast Conference
Conf Overall
Team W L Pct W L Pct
Central Connecticut 16 7 .696 33 18 .647
Quinnipiac 14 8 .636 22 24 .846
Wagner 15 9 .625 18 34 .346
Monmouth 14 9 .609 27 22 .551
Sacred Heart 14 9 .609 26 30 .464
Mount St. Mary's 12 11 .522 23 24 .489
Long Island 10 13 .435 13 33 .283
Fairleigh Dickinson 6 18 .250 10 43 .189
St. Francis (NY) 3 20 .130 6 39 .133
Ohio Valley Conference
Conf Overall
Team W L Pct W L Pct
Samford 21 6 .778 34 25 .576
Jacksonville State 19 8 .704 35 24 .593
Eastern Illinois 17 10 .630 31 24 .564
Eastern Kentucky 16 10 .615 29 26 .527
Austin Peay 14 13 .519 32 27 .542
Southeast Missouri State 11 16 .407 23 33 .411
Tennessee Tech 11 16 .407 18 38 .321
Tennessee–Martin 9 18 .333 20 35 .364
Morehead State 8 18 .308 17 36 .321
Murray State 8 19 .296 15 40 .273
Pacific-10 Conference
Conf Overall
Team W L Pct W L Pct
Oregon State 16 7 .696 50 17 .746
Arizona State 14 10 .583 37 21 .638
UCLA 13 10 .565 33 25 .569
Arizona 12 12 .500 27 28 .491
Washington 11 13 .458 36 25 .590
Stanford 11 13 .458 33 27 .500
USC 11 13 .458 25 33 .397
Washington State 10 14 .417 36 23 .610
California 9 15 .375 26 28 .481
Patriot League
Conf Overall
Team W L Pct W L Pct
Bucknell 13 7 .650 24 24 .500
Lehigh 13 7 .650 28 28 .500
Lafayette 11 9 .550 27 24 .529
Army 10 10 .500 30 20 .600
Navy 8 12 .400 32 21 .604
Holy Cross 5 15 .250 16 26 .381
Southeastern Conference
Team W L Pct W L Pct
East
Kentucky 20 10 .667 44 17 .721
Georgia 18 12 .600 47 23 .671
Vanderbilt 16 14 .533 38 27 .585
South Carolina 15 15 .500 41 25 .621
Tennessee 11 18 .379 31 24 .563
Florida 10 20 .333 28 28 .500
West
Alabama 20 10 .667 44 21 .677
Arkansas 18 12 .600 39 21 .650
Ole Miss 17 13 .567 44 22 .667
LSU 13 17 .433 35 24 .593
Mississippi State 12 17 .414 37 23 .617
Auburn 9 21 22 34 .393
Southern Conference
Conf Overall
Team W L Pct W L Pct
Elon 21 6 .778 45 18 .714
College of Charleston 20 7 .741 46 17 .730
Furman 16 11 .593 32 23 .582
Georgia Southern 16 11 .593 31 27 .534
The Citadel 15 12 .556 34 27 .557
Western Carolina 14 13 .519 33 27 .550
UNC Greensboro 13 14 .481 26 33 .441
Appalachian State 9 18 .333 24 31 .436
Davidson 6 21 .222 18 33 .353
Wofford 5 22 .185 20 37 .351
Southland Conference
Conf Overall
Team W L Pct W L Pct
McNeese State 22 8 .733 35 20 .636
Texas–San Antonio 20 10 .667 37 22 .627
Texas State 20 10 .667 29 30 .492
Lamar 19 11 .633 35 23 .603
Texas–Arlington 16 12 .571 29 36 .446
Northwestern State 15 15 .500 33 28 .541
Southeastern Louisiana 14 16 .467 23 32 .418
Louisiana–Monroe 12 16 .429 18 37 .327
Sam Houston State 12 18 .400 23 31 .426
Stephen F. Austin 7 23 .233 15 41 .268
Nicholls State 6 24 .200 13 40 .245
Southwestern Athletic Conference
Conf Overall
Team W L Pct W L Pct
East
Mississippi Valley State 20 4 .833 24 32 .429
Alcorn State 15 9 .625 26 21 .553
Jackson State 14 10 .583 22 17 .564
Alabama State 7 16 .304 11 34 .244
Alabama A&M 3 20 .130 8 27 .229
West
Prairie View A&M 17 7 .708 33 22 .600
Southern 16 8 .667 26 20 .565
Texas Southern 15 9 19 30 .388
Arkansas–Pine Bluff 9 15 .375 15 29 .341
Grambling State 3 21 .125 6 38 .136
Sun Belt Conference
Conf Overall
Team W L Pct W L Pct
Troy 20 4 .833 47 16 .746
Louisiana–Lafayette 19 5 .792 39 20 .661
South Alabama 16 7 .696 39 21 .650
Florida International 12 12 .500 36 24 .600
New Orleans 12 12 .500 30 28 .517
Middle Tennessee 10 13 .435 30 25 .545
Arkansas State 7 16 .304 22 30 .423
Western Kentucky 5 18 .217 22 30 .423
Arkansas–Little Rock 5 19 .208 24 30 .444
Western Athletic Conference
Conf Overall
Team W L Pct W L Pct
Fresno State 18 6 .750 45 18 .714
Hawaii 17 6 .739 45 17 .726
San Jose State 12 12 .500 33 26 .559
Nevada 11 12 .478 26 28 .481
Louisiana Tech 11 13 .458 33 25 .569
Sacramento State 8 16 .333 20 37 .351
New Mexico State 6 18 .250 19 36 .345
West Coast Conference
Conf Overall
Team W L Pct W L Pct
Pepperdine 15 6 .714 42 21 .667
San Francisco 15 6 .714 39 23 .629
San Diego 13 8 .619 33 25 .569
Loyola Marymount 11 10 .524 24 32 .429
Gonzaga 9 12 .429 29 24 .547
Santa Clara 9 12 .429 28 26 .519
Saint Mary's 9 12 .429 26 25 .510
Portland 3 18 .143 15 37 .288
Division I Independents
Team W L Pct
Savannah State 30 19 .612
Dallas Baptist 33 23 .589
NYIT 31 22 .585
Longwood 23 27 .460
Texas–Pan American 24 29 .453
South Dakota State 23 29 .442
IPFW 21 28 .429
Northern Colorado 21 30 .412
Texas A&M–Corpus Christi 20 31 .392
UC Davis 18 34 .346
Utah Valley 19 37 .339
Hawaii–Hilo 15 34 .306
North Dakota State 12 41 .226
Team won the conference tournament and the automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament
Conference does not have conference tournament, so team won the autobid for finishing in first
Team received at-large bid to NCAA Tournament

References[edit]

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