1977 NCAA Division I baseball season

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1977 NCAA Division I baseball season
Number of teams 228
NCAA Tournament
College World Series
Champions Arizona State
Runners-up Eastern Michigan
MOP Bob Horner (Arizona State)
Seasons
← 1976
1978 →

The 1977 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 1977. The season progressed through the regular season and concluded with the 1977 College World Series. The College World Series, held for the thirty first time in 1977, 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. Arizona State claimed the championship for the fourth time.[1]

Conference winners[edit]

This is a partial list of conference champions from the 1977 season. The NCAA sponsored regional competitions to determine the College World Series participants. Seven regionals of four teams and one of six each competed in double-elimination tournaments, with the winners advancing to Omaha. 20 teams earned automatic bids by winning their conference championship while 14 teams earned at-large selections.[1][2]

Conference Regular Season Winner Conference Tournament Tournament Venue • City Tournament Winner
Atlantic Coast Conference Clemson 1977 Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Tournament Beautiful Tiger FieldClemson, SC Wake Forest
Big Eight Conference East - Oklahoma
West - Missouri
1977 Big Eight Conference Baseball Tournament All Sports StadiumOklahoma City, OK Oklahoma
Big Ten Conference Minnesota No Tournament
EIBL Cornell/Columbia No Tournament
Mid-American Conference Central Michigan No Tournament
Pacific-8 Conference North - Washington State
South - Southern California
No Tournament
Southeastern Conference East - Florida
West - Ole Miss
1977 Southeastern Conference Baseball Tournament Swayze FieldOxford, MS Ole Miss
Southern Conference East Carolina No Tournament
Southwest Conference Texas A&M 1977 Southwest Conference Baseball Tournament Disch–Falk FieldAustin, TX Baylor
Western Athletic Conference North - BYU
South - Arizona State
1977 Western Athletic Conference Baseball Championship Series Packard StadiumTempe, AZ Arizona State

Conference standings[edit]

The following is an incomplete list of conference standings:

1977 Atlantic Coast Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#5 Clemson  ‍‍‍y 9 1   .900     42 10   .808
Maryland  ‍‍‍ 7 4   .636     14 12   .538
#14 Wake Forest  ‍‍y 7 5   .583     31 13   .705
North Carolina  ‍‍‍ 6 6   .500     18 17   .514
NC State  ‍‍‍ 5 5   .500     27 12   .692
Duke  ‍‍‍ 1 7   .125     9 16   .360
Virginia  ‍‍‍ 1 8   .111     11 22   .333
† – Conference champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 1977[3]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball
1977 Southeastern Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Eastern Division
#13 Florida  x‍‍‍y 14 9   .609     39 19   .672
Vanderbilt  ‍‍‍ 13 10   .565     25 25   .500
Tennessee  ‍‍‍ 11 12   .478     24 24   .500
Kentucky  ‍‍‍ 10 12   .455     22 20   .524
Georgia  ‍‍‍ 9 14   .391     22 24   .478
Western Division
Ole Miss  x‍‍y 15 9   .625     40 18   .690
Mississippi State  ‍‍‍ 11 9   .550     33 15   .688
Auburn  ‍‍‍ 11 9   .550     28 18   .609
Alabama  ‍‍‍ 10 9   .526     27 18   .600
LSU  ‍‍‍ 4 15   .211     17 27   .386
x – Division champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 1977[4]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball
1977 Southwest Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T   PCT     W   L   T   PCT
#16 Texas A&M  ‍‍‍y 18 4 0   .818     37 16 0   .698
#18 Texas  ‍‍‍ 17 7 0   .708     53 9 0   .855
#7 Baylor  ‍‍y 15 9 0   .625     43 15 0   .741
Arkansas  ‍‍‍ 14 10 0   .583     33 18 0   .647
Texas Tech  ‍‍‍ 12 12 0   .500     25 24 0   .510
Houston  ‍‍‍ 11 12 1   .479     27 17 1   .611
Texas Christian  ‍‍‍ 9 13 1   .413     22 22 1   .500
Rice  ‍‍‍ 7 15 0   .318     15 26 0   .366
Southern Methodist  ‍‍‍ 1 22 0   .043     14 33 0   .298
† – Conference champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 1977; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball
1977 Western Athletic Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Northern
BYU  x‍‍‍ 16 2   .889     35 17   .673
Colorado State  ‍‍‍ 7 11   .389     38 25   .603
Wyoming  ‍‍‍ 7 11   .389     17 30   .362
Utah  ‍‍‍ 6 12   .333     17 28   .378
Southern
#1 Arizona State  x‍‍‍y 15 3   .833     57 12   .826
Arizona  ‍‍‍ 11 7   .611     38 25   .603
New Mexico  ‍‍‍ 7 11   .389     32 20   .615
UTEP  ‍‍‍ 3 15   .167     26 24   .520
x – Division champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 1977[5]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball

College World Series[edit]

The 1977 season marked the thirty first 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 Arizona State claiming their fourth championship with a 2–1 win over South Carolina in the final.[1]

  First Round     Second Round     Third Round
                           
  Winner's Bracket
  Southern Illinois 10  
  Temple 5    
      Southern Illinois 3  
      Arizona State 2    
  Arizona State 10          
  Clemson 7        
      Southern Illinois 4
      South Carolina 5
  Cal State Los Angeles 7        
  Minnesota 4          
      Cal State Los Angeles 2    
      South Carolina 6  
  South Carolina 310    
  Baylor 2  
  Loser's Bracket
  Temple 4  
  Clemson 13     Cal State Los Angeles 1
    Clemson 0
  Minnesota 411  
  Baylor 3     Arizona State 8
    Minnesota 4
  Semifinals     Finals     if needed
                           
  Re-ordered Semi-finals
  South Carolina 2       South Carolina 1
  Arizona State 6           Arizona State 2
      Arizona State 10    
      Southern Illinois 0  
  Southern Illinois 9    
  Cal State Los Angeles 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. 41–43. Retrieved August 25, 2014. 
  2. ^ "NCAA Men's College World Series Records" (PDF). NCAA. 2009. p. 7. Retrieved August 25, 2014. 
  3. ^ "College Baseball Conference Standings -- 1977". Boyd's World. Retrieved August 25, 2014. 
  4. ^ "College Baseball Conference Standings -- 1977". Boydsworld.com. Retrieved August 25, 2014. 
  5. ^ "College Baseball Conference Standings -- 1977". boydsworld.com. Retrieved August 25, 2014.