2003 NCAA Division I baseball season

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2003 NCAA Division I baseball season
Duration January 16-June 23, 2003
Number of teams 287
Tournament
Duration May 30–June 23, 2003
Most conference bids SEC (8)
College World Series
Duration June 13–June 23, 2003
Champions Rice
Runners-up Stanford
MOP John Hudgins
Seasons

← 2002

2004 →

The 2003 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 16, 2003. The season progressed through the regular season, many conference tournaments and championship series, and concluded with the 2003 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament and 2003 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 23, 2003, with the final game of the best-of-three championship series, the first such championship series used at the College World Series.[1] Rice defeated Stanford two games to one to claim its first championship.

Realignment[edit]

New programs[edit]

Three programs joined Division I prior to the 2003 season– Gardner-Webb, which had been a provisional member;[2][3] Savannah State, which had been a Division II independent;[4][5] and IPFW, which had been a provisional member.[6]

Dropped programs[edit]

Howard dropped its baseball program following the 2002 season.[7]

Conference changes[edit]

Sacramento State, which had been a member of the Big West Conference, became a Division I independent.[8]

Conference formats[edit]

Bowling Green, which had played in the East Division of the Mid-American Conference, moved to the West Division.

Conference standings[edit]

America East Conference
Conf Overall
Team W L Pct W L Pct
Vermont 17 5 .773 32 14 .697
Maine 17 7 .708 38 14 .731
Stony Brook 15 9 .625 33 21 .611
Northeastern 12 10 .545 27 24 .529
Albany 10 14 .417 20 32 .385
Hartford 7 15 .318 9 34 .209
Binghamton 2 20 .091 10 40 .200
Atlantic Coast Conference
Conf Overall
Team W L Pct W L Pct
Florida State 19 5 .792 54 13 .806
Georgia Tech 17 7 .708 44 18 .710
North Carolina State 15 9 .625 45 16 .738
Clemson 15 9 .625 39 22 .639
North Carolina 13 11 .542 42 23 .646
Virginia 11 12 .478 29 25 .537
Wake Forest 8 15 .348 29 24 .547
Maryland 6 17 .261 20 33 .377
Duke 2 21 .087 18 36 .333
Atlantic Sun Conference
Conf Overall
Team W L Pct W L Pct
Florida Atlantic 25 8 .756 47 16 .746
Stetson 21 12 .636 41 24 .631
Jacksonville State 19 14 .576 32 26 .610
Belmont 19 14 .576 29 23 .558
Gardner–Webb 18 15 .545 33 23 .589
Jacksonville 17 16 .515 32 30 .516
Troy State 16 17 .485 27 27 .500
Georgia State 16 17 .485 25 29 .463
Central Florida 14 16 .467 31 25 .554
Campbell 14 19 .424 22 28 .440
Samford 7 23 .233 17 34 .333
Mercer 6 21 .222 11 34 .244
Atlantic 10 Conference
Conf Overall
Team W L Pct W L Pct
East
Massachusetts 14 7 .667 26 19 .578
Rhode Island 16 8 .667 26 26 .500
St. Bonaventure 9 11 .450 22 19 .564
Temple 10 14 .417 20 27 .426
Saint Joseph's 10 14 .417 17 31 .354
Fordham 8 15 .348 16 27 .372
West
Richmond 19 4 .826 48 15 .762
Duquesne 15 9 .625 25 29 .463
Xavier 13 8 .619 25 26 .490
George Washington 12 9 .571 37 18 .673
La Salle 6 17 .261 11 30 .268
Dayton 4 20 .167 16 36 .333
Big East Conference
Conf Overall
Team W L Pct W L Pct
Rutgers 19 6 .760 37 22 .627
West Virginia 18 6 .750 36 19 .655
Notre Dame 16 7 .696 45 18 .714
Virginia Tech 15 10 .600 34 23 .596
Boston College 13 11 .542 33 21 .611
Pittsburgh 13 13 .500 36 20 .643
St. John's 12 14 .462 29 27 .518
Seton Hall 11 14 .440 23 24 .489
Connecticut 10 15 .400 24 23 .511
Villanova 6 19 .240 14 32 .304
Georgetown 4 22 .154 14 33 .298
Big South Conference
Conf Overall
Team W L Pct W L Pct
Winthrop 15 4 .789 35 22 .614
Coastal Carolina 12 7 .632 45 18 .714
Elon 12 7 .632 34 23 .596
UNC Asheville 12 9 .571 27 28 .491
Charleston Southern 9 12 .429 19 37 .339
Liberty 7 12 .368 17 37 .315
High Point 5 12 .294 14 37 .275
Radford 5 14 .263 13 28 .317
Big Ten Conference
Conf Overall
Team W L Pct W L Pct
Minnesota 24 6 .800 40 22 .645
Ohio State 20 12 .625 44 19 .698
Michigan 16 14 .533 30 27 .526
Penn State 17 15 .531 29 28 .509
Northwestern 15 14 .517 25 25 .500
Indiana 16 15 .516 34 22 .515
Purdue 13 18 .419 29 26 .527
Illinois 12 19 .387 27 26 .509
Michigan State 10 19 .345 21 34 .382
Iowa 10 21 .323 18 29 .383
Big 12 Conference
Conf Overall
Team W L Pct W L Pct
Nebraska 20 7 .741 47 18 .723
Texas A&M 19 8 .704 45 19 .703
Texas 19 8 .704 50 20 .714
Missouri 15 11 .577 36 22 .621
Baylor 15 12 .556 45 23 .662
Oklahoma State 14 13 .519 34 24 .586
Oklahoma 10 17 .370 23 31 .426
Kansas 9 18 .333 35 28 .556
Texas Tech 8 18 .308 30 25 .545
Kansas State 5 22 .185 15 37 .288
Big West Conference
Conf Overall
Team W L Pct W L Pct
Long Beach State 16 5 .762 41 18 .695
Cal State Fullerton 15 6 .714 50 16 .758
UC Riverside 14 7 .667 41 17 .707
Cal Poly 9 12 .429 27 28 .491
Cal State Northridge 8 13 .381 14 42 .250
UC Irvine 8 13 .381 21 35 .375
UC Santa Barbara 8 13 .381 25 28 .472
Pacific 6 15 .286 27 27 .500
Colonial Athletic Association
Conf Overall
Team W L Pct W L Pct
American
UNC Wilmington 15 6 .714 40 23 .635
James Madison 13 7 .650 29 27 .518
Towson 11 9 .550 28 25 .528
Old Dominion 5 15 .250 18 33 .353
Drexel 3 17 .150 12 34 .261
Colonial
Virginia Commonwealth 17 3 .850 46 13 .780
William & Mary 12 4 .750 31 20 .608
George Mason 9 8 .529 31 20 .608
Delaware 7 13 .350 21 32 .396
Hofstra 5 15 .250 12 35 .255
Conference USA
Conf Overall
Team W L Pct W L Pct
Southern Miss 23 7 .767 47 16 .746
Texas Christian 22 8 .733 35 22 .614
Tulane 20 10 .667 44 19 .698
Houston 18 12 .600 37 30 .552
East Carolina 17 13 .567 34 27 .557
South Florida 14 14 .500 31 27 .534
Louisville 14 15 .483 34 23 .596
Charlotte 11 15 .423 21 28 .429
UAB 12 17 .414 27 26 .509
Memphis 11 18 .379 21 33 .389
Cincinnati 7 22 .241 15 39 .278
Saint Louis 6 24 .200 18 32 .360
Horizon League
Conf Overall
Team W L Pct W L Pct
Illinois–Chicago 15 6 .714 39 18 .684
Butler 16 8 .667 34 27 .557
Wisconsin–Milwaukee 13 10 .565 25 25 .500
Youngstown State 12 11 .522 27 28 .491
Wright State 10 13 .435 21 34 .382
Detroit 8 12 .400 15 32 .319
Cleveland State 4 18 .182 13 39 .250
Ivy League
Conf Overall
Team W L Pct W L Pct
Lou Gehrig
Princeton 15 5 .750 27 23 .540
Penn 12 8 .600 22 17 .564
Cornell 9 11 .450 16 20 .444
Columbia 9 11 .450 21 27 .438
Red Rolfe
Harvard 11 9 .550 20 23 .465
Dartmouth 10 10 .500 17 19 .472
Brown 8 12 .400 18 28 .391
Yale 6 14 .300 16 24 .400
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Conf Overall
Team W L Pct W L Pct
Le Moyne 22 3 .880 33 17 .660
Marist 19 8 .704 33 20 .623
Niagara 16 10 .615 26 25 .510
Manhattan 15 10 .600 26 36 .419
Iona 15 11 .577 21 24 .467
Siena 15 11 .577 17 35 .327
Rider 14 13 .519 22 37 .373
Saint Peter's 6 20 .231 7 33 .175
Fairfield 5 21 .192 7 34 .171
Canisius 3 23 .115 4 38 .095
Mid-American Conference
Conf Overall
Team W L Pct W L Pct
East
Kent State 20 4 .833 36 18 .667
Miami (OH) 19 9 .679 36 24 .600
Ohio 15 11 .577 35 23 .603
Akron 12 15 .444 22 30 .423
Marshall 11 16 .407 22 31 .415
Buffalo 5 21 .192 16 37 .302
West
Ball State 17 10 .630 36 21 .632
Eastern Michigan 16 11 .593 33 28 .541
Northern Illinois 15 11 .577 34 24 .586
Western Michigan 16 12 .571 25 26 .490
Central Michigan 9 15 .375 25 28 .472
Bowling Green 9 18 .333 17 28 .378
Toledo 8 19 .296 22 29 .431
Mid-Continent Conference
Conf Overall
Team W L Pct W L Pct
Oral Roberts 19 1 .950 41 20 .672
Southern Utah 11 9 .550 21 29 .420
Western Illinois 10 10 .500 25 38 .397
Valparaiso 9 11 .450 22 33 .400
Oakland 7 13 .350 20 34 .370
Chicago State 4 16 .200 9 47 .161
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Conf Overall
Team W L Pct W L Pct
North
Delaware State 9 0 1.000 27 25 .519
Coppin State 7 4 .636 12 27 .308
Maryland–Eastern Shore 1 13 .071 5 33 .132
South
Bethune–Cookman 11 5 .688 30 28 .517
Florida A&M 12 6 .667 29 21 .580
North Carolina A&T 6 10 .375 13 36 .265
Norfolk State 5 13 .278 18 28 .391
Missouri Valley Conference
Conf Overall
Team W L Pct W L Pct
Southwest Missouri State 19 11 .633 40 26 .606
Wichita State 19 13 .594 49 27 .645
Southern Illinois 17 13 .567 30 25 .545
Northern Iowa 16 15 .516 27 28 .491
Indiana State 15 17 .469 36 22 .621
Creighton 14 17 .452 20 37 .351
Illinois State 14 17 .452 23 29 .442
Bradley 12 17 .414 23 30 .434
Evansville 12 20 .375 24 31 .436
Mountain West Conference
Conf Overall
Team W L Pct W L Pct
UNLV 24 6 .800 47 17 .734
San Diego State 18 12 .600 29 32 .475
BYU 18 12 .600 30 24 .556
New Mexico 17 13 .567 34 26 .567
Utah 10 20 .333 24 32 .429
Air Force 3 27 .100 15 39 .278
Northeast Conference
Conf Overall
Team W L Pct W L Pct
Central Connecticut 19 6 .360 31 17 .646
St. Francis (NY) 17 10 .630 21 21 .500
Monmouth 15 11 .577 24 27 .471
UMBC 15 12 .556 20 27 .426
Quinnipiac 14 13 .519 17 24 .415
Fairleigh Dickinson 12 15 .444 14 25 .359
Long Island 11 15 .423 16 24 .400
Mount St. Mary's 9 14 .391 14 23 .378
Wagner 10 16 .385 11 36 .234
Sacred Heart 7 17 .292 13 29 .310
Ohio Valley Conference
Conf Overall
Team W L Pct W L Pct
Austin Peay 14 5 .737 27 27 .500
Southeast Missouri State 14 6 .700 31 20 .608
Tennessee Tech 13 6 .684 27 25 .519
Murray State 9 11 .450 25 31 .446
Eastern Kentucky 8 11 .421 24 29 .453
Eastern Illinois 8 12 .400 26 31 .456
Tennessee–Martin 6 13 .316 17 30 .362
Morehead State 6 14 .300 16 33 .327
Pacific-10 Conference
Conf Overall
Team W L Pct W L Pct
Stanford 18 6 .750 51 18 .739
Arizona State 16 8 .667 53 12 .815
Washington 15 9 .625 42 18 .700
Arizona 13 11 .542 35 23 .603
USC 11 13 .458 28 28 .500
UCLA 11 13 .458 28 31 .475
California 10 14 .417 28 27 .509
Washington State 7 17 .292 19 37 .339
Oregon State 7 17 .292 25 28 .472
Patriot League
Conf Overall
Team W L Pct W L Pct
Bucknell 15 5 .750 27 16 .628
Navy 12 8 .600 21 24 .467
Lehigh 9 11 .450 19 23 .452
Army 9 11 .450 17 25 .405
Holy Cross 8 12 .400 13 23 .361
Lafayette 7 13 .350 16 24 .400
Southeastern Conference
Team W L Pct W L Pct
East
South Carolina 19 11 .633 42 20 .677
Vanderbilt 14 16 .467 27 28 .491
Florida 13 16 .448 37 21 .638
Tennessee 13 17 .433 31 24 .564
Georgia 10 20 .333 29 26 .527
Kentucky 9 20 .310 24 32 .429
West
LSU 20 9 .690 45 22 .672
Auburn 18 12 .600 42 21 .667
Mississippi State 17 12 .586 42 20 .677
Ole Miss 17 13 .567 35 27 .565
Alabama 14 16 .467 38 24 .613
Arkansas 14 16 .467 35 22 .614
Southern Conference
Conf Overall
Team W L Pct W L Pct
Western Carolina 22 8 .733 43 21 .672
Georgia Southern 19 10 .655 39 21 .650
The Citadel 19 11 .633 32 25 .561
UNC Greensboro 17 13 .567 39 21 .650
Furman 17 13 .567 32 24 .571
College of Charleston 17 13 .567 31 27 .534
VMI 16 14 .533 24 28 .462
Davidson 12 17 .414 18 27 .400
East Tennessee State 9 20 .310 15 36 .294
Appalachian State 8 22 .267 14 36 .280
Wofford 7 22 .241 9 40 .184
Southland Conference
Conf Overall
Team W L Pct W L Pct
Lamar 20 6 .769 40 18 .690
Southwest Texas State 19 7 .731 30 28 .517
Texas–Arlington 18 9 .667 37 25 .597
Northwestern State 16 11 .593 35 22 .561
Louisiana–Monroe 12 14 .462 29 28 .509
McNeese State 12 15 .444 31 30 .508
Texas–San Antonio 12 15 .444 29 27 .518
Sam Houston State 9 18 .333 20 33 .377
Southeastern Louisiana 8 18 .308 18 35 .340
Nicholls State 7 20 .259 22 32 .407
Southwestern Athletic Conference
Conf Overall
Team W L Pct W L Pct
East
Mississippi Valley State 22 6 .786 29 29 .500
Jackson State 18 12 .600 20 20 .500
Alcorn State 14 18 .438 20 28 .417
Alabama A&M 13 18 .419 15 32 .319
Alabama State 8 21 .276 11 28 .282
West
Southern 31 1 .969 44 7 .863
Texas Southern 19 13 .594 22 30 .423
Grambling State 16 16 .500 22 25 .468
Prairie View A&M 7 23 .233 10 45 .182
Arkansas Pine–Bluff 5 25 .167 12 38 .240
Sun Belt Conference
Conf Overall
Team W L Pct W L Pct
South Alabama 17 7 .708 42 19 .689
New Mexico State 15 9 .625 43 18 .705
Louisiana–Lafayette 15 9 .625 30 30 .500
Western Kentucky 12 11 .522 34 22 .515
Florida International 12 12 .500 36 23 .610
Middle Tennessee 10 13 .435 33 27 .550
Arkansas–Little Rock 9 14 .391 30 26 .536
Arkansas State 9 14 .391 24 31 .436
New Orleans 7 17 .292 23 32 .418
West Coast Conference
Conf Overall
Team W L Pct W L Pct
Coast
Pepperdine 23 7 .767 36 25 .590
Santa Clara 21 9 .700 31 26 .544
Gonzaga 14 16 .467 26 25 .510
Saint Mary's 8 21 .276 18 37 .327
West
San Diego 18 12 .600 32 30 .516
San Francisco 17 13 .567 25 31 .446
Loyola Marymount 13 17 .433 26 30 .464
Portland 5 24 .172 9 45 .167
Western Athletic Conference
Conf Overall
Team W L Pct W L Pct
Rice 25 5 .833 58 12 .829
Nevada 19 10 .655 32 24 .571
Fresno State 14 16 .467 30 29 .508
Hawaii 11 19 .367 30 26 .536
San Jose State 10 19 .385 25 32 .439
Louisiana Tech 10 20 .333 18 34 .346
Division I Independents
Team W L Pct
Miami (FL) 42 15 .737
Savannah State 34 15 .694
Texas A&M–Corpus Christi 33 17 .660
Birmingham–Southern 33 18 .647
Sacramento State 33 24 .579
Centenary 23 33 .411
Texas–Pan American 21 33 .389
Lipscomb 16 31 .340
IPFW 17 33 .340
NYIT 15 32 .319
Morris Brown 10 33 .233
Hawaii–Hilo 9 38 .191
Pace 9 39 .188
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]

  1. ^ Kenney, Kirk (23 June 2012). "Gamecocks Shooting for History". SI.com. Archived from the original on 2012-07-16. Retrieved 16 July 2012. (Best-of-three final series began in 2003) 
  2. ^ "Gardner-Webb on the Move". Charlotte Observer. February 5, 2000. p. 2C. Archived from the original on March 24, 2013. Retrieved March 24, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Elsewhere... Boiling Springs". Wilmington Star-News. June 17, 2001. p. 3C. Archived from the original on March 24, 2013. Retrieved March 24, 2013. 
  4. ^ Winn, Luke (February 15, 2006). "Sad Times at Savannah State (cont.)". SI.com. Sports Illustrated. p. 2. Archived from the original on March 24, 2013. Retrieved March 24, 2013. 
  5. ^ "2002 Baseball Conference Standings". NCAA. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 24, 2013. Retrieved March 24, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Big Move in Local Athletics: IPFW Joins Division I in 2002". The News-Sentinel. September 8, 2000. p. 1A. Archived from the original on March 24, 2013. Retrieved March 24, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Howard Drops Wrestling and Baseball". Bangor Daily News (Bangor, Maine, USA). May 23, 2002. p. C5. Archived from the original on March 24, 2013. Retrieved March 24, 2013. 
  8. ^ "John Smith". HornetSports.com. Sacramento State Sports Information. Archived from the original on March 24, 2013. Retrieved March 24, 2013. The WAC is not new to the Hornets, who played in the conference from 1993-96. The team was also an affiliate member of the Big West from 1997-2002.