1983 NCAA Division I baseball season

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1983 NCAA Division I baseball season
Number of teams 253
NCAA Tournament
College World Series
Champions Texas
Runners-up Alabama
MOP Calvin Schiraldi (Texas)
Seasons
← 1982
1984 →

The 1983 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 1983. The season progressed through the regular season and concluded with the 1983 College World Series. The College World Series, held for the thirty seventh time in 1983, 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 fourth time.[1]

Conference winners[edit]

This is a partial list of conference champions from the 1983 season. The NCAA sponsored regional competitions to determine the College World Series participants. Six regionals of four teams and two of six each competed in double-elimination tournaments, with the winners advancing to Omaha. 24 teams earned automatic bids by winning their conference championship while 12 teams earned at-large selections.[1][2]

Conference Regular Season Winner Conference Tournament Tournament Venue • City Tournament Winner
Atlantic Coast Conference North Carolina 1983 Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Tournament Boshamer StadiumChapel Hill, NC North Carolina
Atlantic 10 Conference East - Temple
West - Penn State
1983 Atlantic 10 Conference Baseball Championship Series Beaver FieldState College, PA Temple
Big Eight Conference Oklahoma State 1983 Big Eight Conference Baseball Tournament All Sports StadiumOklahoma City, OK Oklahoma State
Big Ten Conference East - Michigan
West - Minnesota
1983 Big Ten Conference Baseball Tournament Ray Fisher StadiumAnn Arbor, MI Michigan
EIBL Harvard No Tournament
Mid-American Conference East - Ohio
West - Western Michigan
1983 Mid-American Conference Baseball Tournament Hyames FieldKalamazoo, MI Miami (OH)
Midwestern City Conference North - Detroit
South - Oral Roberts
1983 Midwestern City Conference Baseball Tournament Tulsa, OK Oral Roberts
Pacific-10 Conference North - Oregon State
South - Stanford
No Tournament
Southeastern Conference East - Florida
West - Mississippi State
1983 Southeastern Conference Baseball Tournament Dudy Noble FieldStarkville, MS Alabama
Southern Conference The Citadel No Tournament
Southwest Conference Texas 1983 Southwest Conference Baseball Tournament Disch–Falk FieldAustin, TX Texas
Trans America Athletic Conference None[N 1] 1983 Trans America Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament Centenary Park/SPAR StadiumShreveport, LA Mercer

Conference standings[edit]

The following is an incomplete list of conference standings:

1983 Atlantic Coast Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#25 North Carolina  ‍y 10 2   .833     42 10   .808
NC State  ‍‍‍ 9 4   .692     23 13   .639
Clemson  ‍‍‍ 6 5   .545     30 20   .600
Wake Forest  ‍‍‍ 5 6   .455     17 18   .486
Georgia Tech  ‍‍‍ 6 8   .429     38 15   .717
Maryland  ‍‍‍ 4 6   .400     14 19   .424
Virginia  ‍‍‍ 4 6   .400     12 25   .324
Duke  ‍‍‍ 1 8   .111     14 12   .538
† – Conference champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 1983[3]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball
1983 Atlantic 10 Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
East
Temple  x‍‍y 9 1   .900     27 8   .771
Rutgers  ‍‍‍ 5 7   .417     13 22   .371
Saint Joseph's  ‍‍‍ 5 7   .417     19 12   .613
Rhode Island  ‍‍‍ 3 7   .300     15 22   .405
West
Penn State  x‍‍‍ 9 1   .900     16 23   .410
West Virginia  ‍‍‍ 6 4   .600     22 10   .688
George Washington  ‍‍‍ 5 6   .455     7 25   .219
Duquesne  ‍‍‍ 1 10   .091     9 12   .429
x – Division champion
‡ – Championship Series champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 1983; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball
1983 Big Ten Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T   PCT     W   L   T   PCT
East
#4 Michigan  x‍‍y 13 2 0   .867     50 9 0   .847
Michigan State  ‍‍‍ 8 6 0   .571     22 32 0   .407
Indiana  ‍‍‍ 6 7 0   .462     26 21 0   .553
Purdue  ‍‍‍ 5 11 0   .313     21 34 0   .382
Ohio State  ‍‍‍ 3 9 0   .250     24 21 0   .533
West
Minnesota  x‍‍‍ 12 2 0   .857     27 21 0   .563
Iowa  ‍‍‍ 7 7 0   .500     32 31 0   .508
Northwestern  ‍‍‍ 6 9 0   .400     32 20 2   .611
Illinois  ‍‍‍ 6 8 0   .429     23 24 2   .490
Wisconsin  ‍‍‍ 6 10 0   .375     0 0 0  
x – Division champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 1983[4][5]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball
1983 Mid-American Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T   PCT     W   L   T   PCT
Eastern Division
Ohio  x‍‍‍ 10 4 0   .714     26 19 0   .578
Miami  ‍‍y 8 6 0   .571     36 15 0   .706
Bowling Green  ‍‍‍ 9 7 0   .563     32 17 0   .653
Kent State  ‍‍‍ 6 9 0   .400     44 16 0   .733
Toledo  ‍‍‍ 3 10 0   .231     23 24 0   .489
Western Division
Western Michigan  x‍‍‍ 8 4 0   .667     26 21 0   .553
Eastern Michigan  ‍‍‍ 5 4 1   .550     29 26 1   .527
Central Michigan  ‍‍‍ 5 6 0   .455     31 19 0   .620
Ball State  ‍‍‍ 5 6 0   .455     23 23 1   .500
Northern Illinois  ‍‍‍ 3 7 1   .318     23 23 1   .500
x – Division champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 1983[6]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball
1983 Southeastern Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Eastern Division
Florida  x‍‍‍ 14 7   .667     38 14   .731
Tennessee  ‍‍‍ 12 7   .632     26 16   .619
Georgia  ‍‍‍ 11 9   .550     29 19   .604
Kentucky  ‍‍‍ 6 11   .353     31 14   .689
Vanderbilt  ‍‍‍ 6 15   .286     22 23   .489
Western Division
#12 Mississippi State  x‍‍‍y 17 5   .773     42 15   .737
#2 Alabama  ‍‍y 14 7   .667     46 11   .807
Ole Miss  ‍‍‍ 10 12   .455     26 18   .591
LSU  ‍‍‍ 9 12   .429     28 21   .571
Auburn  ‍‍‍ 4 18   .182     16 34   .320
x – Division champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 1983[7]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball
1983 Southwest Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#1 Texas  ‍y 18 3   .857     66 14   .825
#24 Arkansas  ‍‍‍y 13 8   .619     44 21   .677
Houston  ‍‍‍ 13 8   .619     43 15   .741
Baylor  ‍‍‍ 8 7   .533     20 9   .690
Rice  ‍‍‍ 2 11   .154     9 12   .429
Texas Tech  ‍‍‍ 8 13   .381     18 23   .439
TCU  ‍‍‍ 6 15   .286     26 25   .510
Texas A&M  ‍‍‍ 4 17   .190     24 21   .533
† – Conference champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 1983[8]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball

College World Series[edit]

The 1983 season marked the thirty seventh 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 fourth championship with a 4–3 win over Alabama in the final.[1]

  First Round     Second Round     Third Round
                           
  Winner's Bracket
  Texas 12  
  James Madison 0    
      Texas 611  
      Oklahoma State 5    
  Oklahoma State 3          
  Stanford 1        
      Texas 610
      Alabama 4
  Michigan 6        
  Maine 5          
      Michigan 5    
      Alabama 6  
  Alabama 611    
  Arizona State 5  
  Loser's Bracket
  James Madison 1  
  Stanford 3     Michigan 11
    Stanford 4
  Maine 0  
  Arizona State 7     Oklahoma State 5
    Arizona State 6
  Semifinals     Finals     if needed
                           
  Re-ordered Semi-finals
  Texas 4      
  Michigan 2          
      Texas 4    
      Alabama 3  
  Alabama 6    
  Arizona State 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 October 16, 2014. 
  2. ^ "NCAA Men's College World Series Records" (PDF). NCAA. 2009. p. 7. Retrieved October 16, 2014. 
  3. ^ "College Baseball Conference Standings -- 1983". Boyd's World. Retrieved October 20, 2014. 
  4. ^ 2012 Big Ten Baseball Record Book (PDF). Big Ten Conference. p. 101. Retrieved March 6, 2013. 
  5. ^ "College Baseball Conference Standings -- 1983". Boyd's World. Retrieved March 6, 2013. 
  6. ^ "All-time Standings" (PDF). Mid-American Conference. Retrieved May 9, 2013. 
  7. ^ "College Baseball Conference Standings -- 1983". Boydsworld.com. Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
  8. ^ "College Baseball Conference Standings -- 1950". boydsworld.com. Retrieved October 16, 2014. 

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ No records for conferences games in 1983 exist, although TAAC played a conference tournament