1962 NCAA University Division baseball season

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1962 NCAA University Division baseball season
NCAA Tournament
College World Series
Champions Michigan
Runners-up Santa Clara
MOP Bob Garibaldi (Santa Clara)
Seasons
← 1961
1963 →

The 1962 NCAA University Division baseball season, play of college baseball in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) began in the spring of 1962. The season progressed through the regular season and concluded with the 1962 College World Series. The College World Series, held for the sixteenth time in 1962, consisted of one team from each of eight geographical districts and was held in Omaha, Nebraska at Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium as a double-elimination tournament. Michigan claimed the championship.[1]

Conference winners[edit]

This is a partial list of conference champions from the 1962 season. Each of the eight geographical districts chose, by various methods, the team that would represent them in the NCAA Tournament. 8 teams earned automatic bids by winning their conference championship while 19 teams earned at-large selections.[1][2]

Conference Regular Season Winner
Atlantic Coast Conference Wake Forest
Big Eight Conference Missouri
Big Ten Conference Illinois
CIBA Santa Clara
EIBL Navy
Mid-American Conference Western Michigan
Pacific Coast Conference Oregon State
Southeastern Conference Florida
Southern Conference West Virginia
Southwest Conference Texas

Conference standings[edit]

The following is an incomplete list of conference standings:

1962 Big Ten Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#11 Illinois  ‍‍‍y 13 2   .867      
#1 Michigan  ‍‍‍y 12 3   .800     31 13   .705
Ohio State  ‍‍‍ 9 5   .643     19 4   .826
Michigan State  ‍‍‍ 6 6   .500     17 13   .567
Wisconsin  ‍‍‍ 6 6   .500      
Indiana  ‍‍‍ 6 8   .429     16 13   .552
Iowa  ‍‍‍ 5 9   .357     13 16   .448
Northwestern  ‍‍‍ 5 9   .357      
Purdue  ‍‍‍ 4 11   .267     14 14   .500
Minnesota  ‍‍‍ 3 10   .231     14 16   .467
† – Conference champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 1962[3][4]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball

College World Series[edit]

The 1962 season marked the sixteenth NCAA Baseball Tournament, which culminated with the eight team College World Series. The College World Series was held in Omaha, Nebraska. The eight teams played a double-elimination format, with Michigan claiming their second championship with a 5–4, fifteen-inning win over Santa Clara in the final.[1]

  First Round     Second Round     Third Round
                           
  Winner's Bracket
  Holy Cross 4  
  Colorado State 3    
      Michigan 11  
      Holy Cross 4    
  Michigan 3          
  Texas 1        
      Michigan 10
      Florida State 7
  Ithaca 5        
  Missouri 1          
      Florida State 5    
      Ithaca 4  
  Florida State 5    
  Santa Clara 1  
  Loser's Bracket
  Texas 12  
  Colorado State 2     Ithaca 2
    Texas 3
  Santa Clara 712  
  Missouri 4     Holy Cross 7
    Santa Clara 12
  Semifinals     Finals     if needed
                           
  Re-ordered Semi-finals
  Santa Clara 11       Michigan 515
  Florida State 6           Santa Clara 4
      Santa Clara 410    
      Texas 3  
  Michigan 0    
  Texas 7  

Award winners[edit]

All-America team[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c W.C. Madden & Patrick J. Stewart (2004). The College World Series:A Baseball History, 1947-2003. McFarland & Co. pp. 38–41. Retrieved April 24, 2014. 
  2. ^ "NCAA Men's College World Series Records" (PDF). NCAA. 2009. p. 7. Retrieved April 24, 2014. 
  3. ^ 2012 Big Ten Baseball Record Book (PDF). Big Ten Conference. p. 101. Retrieved April 24, 2014. 
  4. ^ "College Baseball Conference Standings -- 1962". Boyd's World. Retrieved April 24, 2014.