1980 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament
|Champions||Arizona (2nd title)|
|Runner-Up||Hawaii (1st CWS Appearance)|
|Winning coach||Jerry Kindall (2nd title)|
|MOP||Terry Francona Arizona|
The 1980 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament was played at the end of the 1980 NCAA Division I 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 thirty fourth year. Eight regional competitions were held to determine the participants in the final event. Seven regions held a four team, double-elimination tournament while one region included six teams, resulting in 34 teams participating in the tournament at the conclusion of their regular season, and in some cases, after a conference tournament. The thirty-fourth tournament's champion was Arizona, coached by Jerry Kindall. The Most Outstanding Player was Terry Francona of the Arizona.
- 1 Regionals
- 2 College World Series
- 3 References
Seven of the eight regionals were played as 4-team double-elimination tournaments. One regional was played as a 6-team double-elimination tournament. The winner of each regional moved onto the College World Series.
Games played in Orono, Maine.
Games played in Tucson, Arizona.
|Cal State Fullerton||2|
|Cal State Fullerton||10|
|Cal State Fullerton||8|
Games played in Tallahassee, Florida.
Games played in Austin, Texas.
Games played in Clemson, South Carolina.
|East Tennessee State||4|
|East Tennessee State||2|
|East Tennessee State||5|
Games played in Miami, Florida.
Games played in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Games played in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
|First Round||Second Round||Third Round||Semi-Finals||Finals|
College World Series
|School||Conference||Record (Conference)||Head Coach||CWS Appearances||CWS Best Finish||CWS Record|
|Arizona||Pac-10||40–20–1 (17–13)||Jerry Kindall||11
|California||Pac-10||41–21–1 (17–13)||Bob Milano||2
|Clemson||ACC||38–19 (6–5)||Bill Wilhelm||4
(1958, 1959, 1976)
|Florida State||Metro||51–10 (n/a)||Mike Martin||6
|Hawaii||WAC||57–16 (19–5)||Les Murakami||0
|Miami (FL)||n/a||57–10 (n/a)||Ron Fraser||3
|Michigan||Big 10||35–16–1 (14–2)||Bud Middaugh||3
|St. John's||Eastern Collegiate||29–9 (n/a)||Joe Russo||5
(1949, 1966, 1968)
|First Round||Second Round||Third Round|
|May 30||Game 1||St. John's||6–1||Arizona|
|Game 2||Hawaii||7–6||Florida State|
|May 31||Game 3||Miami (FL)||13–5||Clemson|
|Game 4||Michigan||9–8 (11 innings)||California|
|June 1||Game 5||Arizona||5–3||Florida State||Florida State eliminated|
|Game 6||California||6–4||Clemson||Clemson eliminated|
|Game 7||Hawaii||7–2||St. John's|
|June 2||Game 8||Miami (FL)||3–2||Michigan|
|Game 9||California||8–5||St. John's||St. John's eliminated|
|Game 10||Arizona||8–0||Michigan||Michigan eliminated|
|June 3||Game 11||Hawaii||9–3||Miami (FL)|
|June 4||Game 12||California||4–3||Miami (FL)||Miami (FL) eliminated|
|Game 13||Arizona||6–4 (11 innings)||Hawaii|
|June 5||Game 14||Arizona||10-9||California||California eliminated|
|June 6||Final||Arizona||5–3||Hawaii||Arizona wins CWS|
The following players were members of the All-Tournament Team.
|First baseman||Wes Clements||Senior||Arizona|
|Second baseman||Paul Hundhammer||Senior||Miami (FL)|
|Third baseman||Kimo Perkins||Junior||Hawaii|
|Out fielder||Terry Francona||Junior||Arizona|
|Designated hitter||Paul Maruffi||Junior||St. John's|
- Arizona: Greg Bargar, Casey Candaele, Terry Francona, Craig Lefferts, John Moses, Dwight Taylor, Ed Vosberg, Kevin Ward
- California: Chuck Cary, Rod Booker, Chuck Hensley, Bob Melvin
- Clemson: Mike Brown, Jimmy Key, Danny Sheaffer, Tim Teufel
- Florida State: Mike Fuentes, Jim Weaver
- Hawaii: Chuck Crim
- Miami (FL): Neal Heaton, Ross Jones, Mike Pagliarulo
- Michigan: Steve Ontiveros, Jim Paciorek
- St. John's: John Franco, Frank Viola
- "NCAA Men's College World Series Records" (PDF). NCAA. 2009. p. 195. Retrieved August 27, 2014.
- http://www.arizonawildcats.com/trads/sports-history.html (timeline of Arizona athletics. Mentions the Wildcats' accomplishments during the 1980 season)
- http://www.hawaiiathletics.com/sports/2010/2/10/GEN_0210103049.aspx? (mentions Hawaii's head baseball coach Les Murakami and the team's CWS appearance)