1980 NCAA Division I baseball season

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1980 NCAA Division I baseball season
Number of teams 249
NCAA Tournament
College World Series
Champions Arizona
Runners-up Hawaii
MOP Terry Francona (Arizona)
Seasons
← 1979
1981 →

The 1980 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 1980. The season progressed through the regular season and concluded with the 1980 College World Series. The College World Series, held for the thirty fourth time in 1980, 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 claimed the championship for the second time.[1]

Conference winners[edit]

This is a partial list of conference champions from the 1980 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. 21 teams earned automatic bids by winning their conference championship while 13 teams earned at-large selections.[1][2]

Conference Regular Season Winner Conference Tournament Tournament Venue • City Tournament Winner
ACC North Carolina 1980 Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Tournament Doak FieldRaleigh, NC Clemson
Big 8 East - Nebraska
West - Oklahoma State
1980 Big Eight Conference Baseball Tournament All Sports StadiumOklahoma City, OK Missouri
Big Ten Michigan No Tournament
Eastern 8 1980 Eastern 8 Conference Baseball Tournament The EllipseWashington, DC UMass
EIBL Harvard No Tournament
MAC Central Michigan No Tournament
Pac-10 North - Washington State
South - Arizona/California
No Tournament
SEC East - Florida
West - Auburn
1980 Southeastern Conference Baseball Tournament Perry FieldGainesville, FL Vanderbilt
SoCon East Tennessee State No Tournament
SWC Texas 1980 Southwest Conference Baseball Tournament Olsen FieldCollege Station, TX Texas
TAAC N/A 1980 Trans America Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament Luther Williams FieldMacon, GA Georgia Southern
WAC North - BYU
South - Hawaii
1980 Western Athletic Conference Baseball Championship Series Hawaii

Conference standings[edit]

The following is an incomplete list of conference standings:

1980 Atlantic Coast Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
North Carolina  ‍‍‍ 11 1   .917     39 17   .696
Maryland  ‍‍‍ 9 4   .692     24 10   .706
#8 Clemson  ‍‍y 6 5   .545     38 21   .644
NC State  ‍‍‍ 7 6   .538     21 12   .636
Virginia  ‍‍‍ 6 6   .500     21 13   .618
Wake Forest  ‍‍‍ 5 8   .385     17 13   .567
Georgia Tech  ‍‍‍ 3 10   .231     8 19   .296
Duke  ‍‍‍ 2 9   .182     17 11   .607
† – Conference champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 1980[3]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball
1980 Pacific-10 Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Northern
Washington State  x‍‍‍ 11 3   .786     36 10   .783
Oregon State  ‍‍‍ 8 9   .471     33 16   .673
Washington  ‍‍‍ 6 9   .400     33 20   .623
Oregon  ‍‍‍ 6 10   .375     19 21   .475
Southern
#1 Arizona  x‍‍‍y 17 13   .567     45 21   .682
#3 California  x‍‍‍y 17 13   .567     44 23   .657
Arizona State  ‍‍‍ 15 15   .500     38 25   .603
UCLA  ‍‍‍ 15 15   .500     31 22   .585
Stanford  ‍‍‍ 13 17   .433     29 24   .547
Southern California  ‍‍‍ 13 17   .433     27 24   .529
x – Division champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 1980[4]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball
1980 Southeastern Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Eastern Division
Florida  x‍‍‍ 16 8   .667     40 16   .714
Vanderbilt  ‍‍y 13 9   .591     34 21   .618
Georgia  ‍‍‍ 9 10   .474     33 12   .733
Kentucky  ‍‍‍ 8 11   .421     25 21   .543
Tennessee  ‍‍‍ 6 14   .300     23 21   .523
Western Division
Auburn  x‍‍‍ 15 8   .652     27 24   .529
Ole Miss  ‍‍‍ 9 9   .500     24 22   .522
Mississippi State  ‍‍‍ 10 11   .476     31 19   .620
LSU  ‍‍‍ 8 9   .471     23 19   .548
Alabama  ‍‍‍ 8 13   .381     18 28   .391
x – Division champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 1980[5]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball
1980 Trans America Athletic Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Georgia Southern ‍‍y 0 0       38 21   .644
Mercer ‍‍‍ 0 0       31 18   .633
Centenary ‍‍‍ 0 0       34 19   .642
Northeast Louisiana ‍‍‍ 0 0       20 15   .571
Hardin–Simmons ‍‍‍ 0 0       25 25   .500
Northwestern State ‍‍‍ 0 0       23 23   .500
† – Conference champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 1980[6]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball
1980 Western Athletic Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
North
BYU  x‍‍‍y 14 3   .824     41 18   .695
Wyoming  ‍‍‍ 11 6   .647     23 20   .535
Utah  ‍‍‍ 5 12   .294     17 19   .472
Colorado State  ‍‍‍ 4 13   .235     17 37   .315
South
#2 Hawaii  x‍‍y 19 5   .792     60 18   .769
New Mexico  ‍‍‍ 16 8   .667     43 20   .683
San Diego State  ‍‍‍ 11 12   .478     40 26   .606
UTEP  ‍‍‍ 1 22   .043     22 39   .361
x – Division champion
‡ – Championship Series champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of 18 November 2016; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball

College World Series[edit]

The 1980 season marked the thirty fourth 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 claiming their second championship with a 5–3 win over Hawaii in the final.[1]

  First Round     Second Round     Third Round
                           
  Winner's Bracket
  St. John's 6  
  Arizona 1    
      St. John's 2  
      Hawaii 7    
  Hawaii 7          
  Florida State 6        
      Hawaii 9
      Miami (FL) 3
  Miami (FL) 13        
  Clemson 5          
      Miami (FL) 3    
      Michigan 2  
  Michigan 911    
  California 8  
  Loser's Bracket
  Arizona 5  
  Florida State 3     Michigan 0
    Arizona 8
  Clemson 4  
  California 6     St. John's 5
    California 8
  Semifinals     Finals     if needed
                           
  Re-ordered Semi-finals
  Hawaii 4       Hawaii 3
  Arizona 611           Arizona 5
      Arizona 10    
      California 9  
  Miami (FL) 3    
  California 4  

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 October 3, 2014. 
  2. ^ "NCAA Men's College World Series Records" (PDF). NCAA. 2009. p. 7. Retrieved October 3, 2014. 
  3. ^ "College Baseball Conference Standings -- 1980". Boyd's World. Retrieved October 3, 2014. 
  4. ^ "College Baseball Conference Standings -- 1980". Boydsworld.com. Retrieved October 3, 2014. 
  5. ^ "College Baseball Conference Standings -- 1980". Boydsworld.com. Retrieved October 3, 2014. 
  6. ^ Atlantic Sun Baseball Record Book (PDF). Atlantic Sun Conference. p. 3. Retrieved September 21, 2013.