1982 NCAA Division I baseball season

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1982 NCAA Division I baseball season
Number of teams 248
NCAA Tournament
College World Series
Champions Miami (FL)
Runners-up Wichita State
MOP Dan Smith (Miami (FL))
Seasons
← 1981
1983 →

The 1982 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 1982. The season progressed through the regular season and concluded with the 1982 College World Series, the College World Series, held for the thirty sixth time in 1982, 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. Miami (FL) claimed the championship for the first time.[1]

Conference winners[edit]

This is a partial list of conference champions from the 1982 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
Atlantic Coast Conference Clemson 1982 Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Tournament Boshamer StadiumChapel Hill, NC North Carolina
Big Eight Conference Oklahoma State 1982 Big Eight Conference Baseball Tournament All Sports StadiumOklahoma City, OK Oklahoma State
Big Ten Conference East - Ohio State
West - Illinois
1982 Big Ten Conference Baseball Tournament Illinois FieldChampaign, IL Minnesota
Eastern 8 East - Rutgers
West - West Virginia
1982 Eastern 8 Conference Baseball Championship Series Piscataway, New Jersey West Virginia
EIBL Navy No Tournament
Mid-American Conference East - Ohio
West - Western Michigan
1982 Mid-American Conference Baseball Tournament Franklin County StadiumColumbus, OH Eastern Michigan
Midwestern City Conference North - Detroit
South - Oral Roberts
1982 Midwestern City Conference Baseball Tournament Detroit, MI Oral Roberts
Pacific-10 Conference North - Washington
South - Arizona State
No Tournament
Southeastern Conference East - Florida
West - Ole Miss
1982 Southeastern Conference Baseball Tournament Perry FieldGainesville, FL Florida
Southern Conference The Citadel/Western Carolina No Tournament
Southwest Conference Texas 1982 Southwest Conference Baseball Tournament Olsen FieldCollege Station, TX Texas
Trans America Athletic Conference East - Mercer
West - Hardin–Simmons/Northeast Louisiana
1982 Trans America Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament Luther Williams FieldMacon, GA Hardin–Simmons

Conference standings[edit]

The following is an incomplete list of conference standings:

1982 Atlantic Coast Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Clemson 10 2   .833     37 22   .627
North Carolina y 7 5   .583     29 27   .518
Wake Forest 6 5   .545     26 12   .684
NC State 7 7   .500     24 13   .649
Georgia Tech 6 8   .429     29 20   .592
Virginia 5 7   .417     21 26   .447
Maryland 4 7   .364     13 17   .433
Duke 3 7   .300     16 13   .552
† – Conference champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 1982[3]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball
1982 Big Ten Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T   PCT     W   L   T   PCT
East
Ohio State x 13 3 0   .813     45 14 0   .763
Michigan 13 3 0   .813     44 10 0   .815
Purdue 6 10 0   .375     36 23 0   .610
Michigan State 6 10 0   .375     25 29 0   .463
Indiana 2 14 0   .125     25 28 0   .472
West
Illinois x 14 2 0   .875     49 23 0   .681
#26 Minnesota y 8 8 0   .500     33 22 1   .598
Northwestern 7 9 0   .438     25 27 1   .481
Wisconsin 6 10 0   .375     0 0 0  
Iowa 5 11 0   .313     31 23 0   .574
x – Division champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 1982[4][5]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball
1982 Eastern 8 Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
East
Rutgers x 5 3   .625     17 11   .607
UMass 3 4   .429     15 20   .429
Rhode Island 3 4   .429     17 19   .472
West
#16 West Virginia xy 7 2   .778     24 23   .511
George Washington 4 4   .500     16 21   .432
Duquesne 3 5   .375     14 9   .609
Pittsburgh 3 6   .333     11 19   .367
x – Division champion
‡ – Championship Series champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 1982; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball
1982 Mid-American Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T   PCT     W   L   T   PCT
Eastern Division
Ohio x 10 5 0   .667     26 23 1   .530
Toledo 10 6 0   .625     26 28 1   .482
Kent State 8 8 0   .500     35 23 0   .603
Miami 6 10 0   .375     16 25 0   .390
Bowling Green 5 10 0   .333     29 23 1   .557
Western Division
Western Michigan x 12 4 0   .750     34 17 0   .667
Eastern Michigan y 9 4 0   .692     39 23 2   .625
Central Michigan 8 4 0   .667     24 17 0   .585
Northern Illinois 4 9 0   .308     19 24 1   .443
Ball State 0 12 0   .000     10 21 0   .323
x – Division champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 1982[6]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball
1982 NCAA Division I baseball independents standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#7 South Carolina y       45 13   .776
#22 Florida State y       56 17   .767
#11 New Orleans y       49 16   .754
#1 Miami (FL) y       54 18   .750
#12 Stetson y       40 18   .690
Campbell       27 13   .675
Richmond       20 15   .571
Louisville       22 17   .564
Northern Iowa       11 16   .407
Villanova       9 18   .333
Georgia State       17 38   .309
Lafayette       6 18   .250
Hofstra       5 22   .185
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 1982[7]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball
1982 Southeastern Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Eastern Division
Florida xy 14 8   .636     34 24   .586
Tennessee 13 9   .591     29 17   .630
Georgia 12 10   .545     28 29   .491
Vanderbilt 11 12   .478     28 17   .622
Kentucky 6 17   .261     23 32   .418
Western Division
Ole Miss x 15 6   .714     33 19   .635
Alabama 12 10   .545     32 21   .604
Mississippi State 11 13   .458     28 23   .549
LSU 9 13   .409     26 25   .510
Auburn 8 13   .381     27 20   .574
x – Division champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 1982[8]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball

College World Series[edit]

The 1982 season marked the thirty sixth 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 Miami (FL) claiming their first championship with a 9–3 win over Wichita State in the final.[1]

  First Round     Second Round     Third Round
                           
  Winner's Bracket
  Miami (FL) 7  
  Maine 2    
      Miami (FL) 4  
      Wichita State 3    
  Wichita State 7          
  Cal State Fullerton 0        
      Miami (FL) 2
      Texas 1
  Texas 9        
  Oklahoma State 1          
      Texas 812    
      Stanford 6  
  Stanford 15    
  South Carolina 4  
  Loser's Bracket
  Maine 6  
  Cal State Fullerton 0     Stanford 5
    Maine 8
  Oklahoma State 10  
  South Carolina 8     Wichita State 13
    Oklahoma State 2
  Semifinals     Finals     if needed
                           
  Re-ordered Semi-finals
  Miami (FL) 10      
  Maine 4          
      Miami (FL) 9    
      Wichita State 3  
  Texas 4    
  Wichita State 8  

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 8, 2014. 
  2. ^ "NCAA Men's College World Series Records" (PDF). NCAA. 2009. p. 7. Retrieved October 8, 2014. 
  3. ^ "College Baseball Conference Standings -- 1982". Boyd's World. Retrieved October 8, 2014. 
  4. ^ 2012 Big Ten Baseball Record Book (PDF). Big Ten Conference. p. 101. Retrieved March 4, 2013. 
  5. ^ "College Baseball Conference Standings -- 1982". Boyd's World. Retrieved March 4, 2013. 
  6. ^ "All-time Standings" (PDF). Mid-American Conference. Retrieved May 8, 2013. 
  7. ^ "College Baseball Conference Standings -- 1982". Boyd's World. Retrieved October 8, 2014. 
  8. ^ "College Baseball Conference Standings -- 1982". Boydsworld.com. Retrieved October 8, 2014.