1975 NCAA Division I baseball season

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1975 NCAA Division I baseball season
Number of teams 220
NCAA Tournament
College World Series
Champions Texas
Runners-up South Carolina
MOP Mickey Reichenbach (Texas)
Seasons
← 1974
1976 →

The 1975 NCAA Division I baseball season, play of college baseball in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) began in the spring of 1975. The season progressed through the regular season and concluded with the 1975 College World Series. The College World Series, held for the twenty ninth time in 1975, consisted of one team from each of eight regional competitions and was held in Omaha, Nebraska at Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium as a double-elimination tournament. Texas claimed the championship for the third time.[1]

Conference winners[edit]

This is a partial list of conference champions from the 1975 season. For the first time, the NCAA sponsored regional competitions to determine the College World Series participants. Eight regionals of four teams each competed in double-elimination tournaments, with the winners advancing to Omaha. 15 teams earned automatic bids by winning their conference championship while 17 teams earned at-large selections.[1][2]

Conference Regular Season Winner Conference Tournament Tournament Venue • City Tournament Winner
Atlantic Coast Conference Clemson/NC State 1975 Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Tournament Boshamer StadiumChapel Hill, NC NC State
Big Eight Conference Oklahoma No Tournament
Big Ten Conference Michigan No Tournament
EIBL Penn No Tournament
Mid-American Conference Eastern Michigan No Tournament
Pacific-8 Conference North - Oregon State
South - Southern California
No Tournament
Southeastern Conference LSU No Tournament
Southern Conference The Citadel No Tournament
Southwest Conference Texas No Tournament

Conference standings[edit]

The following is an incomplete list of conference standings:

1975 Atlantic Coast Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#25 Clemson  ‍‍‍y 10 2   .833     33 10   .767
#15 NC State  ‍y 10 2   .833     27 7   .794
Maryland  ‍‍‍ 7 3   .700     15 8   .652
North Carolina  ‍‍‍ 4 7   .364     17 9   .654
Virginia  ‍‍‍ 4 7   .364     14 12   .538
Wake Forest  ‍‍‍ 3 9   .250     9 20   .310
Duke  ‍‍‍ 2 10   .167     9 18   .333
† – Conference champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 1975[3]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball
1975 Southwest Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#1 Texas  ‍‍‍y 23 1   .958     59 6   .908
Texas A&M  ‍‍‍y 17 7   .708     32 15   .681
TCU  ‍‍‍ 12 12   .500     29 17   .630
Baylor  ‍‍‍ 11 13   .458     25 19   .568
Rice  ‍‍‍ 11 13   .458     19 16   .543
Texas Tech  ‍‍‍ 9 15   .375     22 23   .489
Arkansas  ‍‍‍ 8 14   .364     20 22   .476
Houston  ‍‍‍ 8 16   .333     18 25   .419
SMU  ‍‍‍ 7 15   .318     12 22   .353
† – Conference champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 1975[4][5]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball

College World Series[edit]

The 1975 season marked the twenty ninth 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 Texas claiming their third championship with a 5–1 win over South Carolina in the final.[1]

  First Round     Second Round     Third Round
                           
  Winner's Bracket
  Arizona State 5  
  Cal State Fullerton 3    
      Arizona State 5  
      Texas 2    
  Texas 4          
  Oklahoma 2        
      Arizona State 3
      South Carolina 6
  South Carolina 3        
  Seton Hall 1          
      South Carolina 56    
      Eastern Michigan 1  
  Eastern Michigan 210    
  Florida State 1  
  Loser's Bracket
  Cal State Fullerton 4  
  Oklahoma 11     Eastern Michigan 0
    Oklahoma 7
  Seton Hall 11  
  Florida State 0     Texas 12
    Seton Hall 0
  Semifinals     Finals     if needed
                           
  Re-ordered Semi-finals
  South Carolina 6       Texas 5
  Texas 17           South Carolina 1
      South Carolina 4    
      Arizona State 1  
  Arizona State 111    
  Oklahoma 0  

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. 41–43. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 
  2. ^ "NCAA Men's College World Series Records" (PDF). NCAA. 2009. p. 7. Retrieved August 20, 2014. 
  3. ^ "College Baseball Conference Standings -- 1975". Boyd's World. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 
  4. ^ "College Baseball Conference Standings -- 1975". boydsworld.com. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Texas Baseball 2010 Media Guide" (PDF). University of Texas at Austin. p. 172. Retrieved August 21, 2014.