1992 NCAA Division I baseball season

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1992 NCAA Division I baseball season
Number of teams 274
NCAA Tournament
College World Series
Champions Pepperdine
Runners-up Cal State Fullerton
MOP Phil Nevin (Cal State Fullerton)
Seasons
← 1991
1993 →

The 1992 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 1992. The season progressed through the regular season and concluded with the 1992 College World Series. The College World Series, held for the forty sixth time in 1992, 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. Pepperdine claimed the championship for the first time.[1]

Realignment[edit]

  • Florida State and South Carolina departed the Metro Conference for the Atlantic Coast Conference and the Southeastern Conference, respectively.
  • Arkansas left the Southwest Conference for the Southeastern Conference.
  • Georgia Southern moved from the Trans America Athletic Conference to the Southern Conference.

Format changes[edit]

  • With the addition of two new teams, the SEC split into Eastern and Western divisions.
  • The Mid-Continent Conference reorganized its divisions, dropping the Blue/Gray alignment for Eastern and Western Divisions.

Conference winners[edit]

This is a partial list of conference champions from the 1992 season. The NCAA sponsored regional competitions to determine the College World Series participants. Each of the eight regionals consisted of six teams competing in double-elimination tournaments, with the winners advancing to Omaha. 24 teams earned automatic bids by winning their conference championship while 24 teams earned at-large selections.[1][2]

Conference Regular Season Winner Conference Tournament Tournament Venue • City Tournament Winner
Atlantic Coast Conference Clemson 1992 Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Tournament Greenville Municipal StadiumGreenville, SC NC State
Big East Conference St. John's 1992 Big East Conference Baseball Tournament Muzzy FieldBristol, CT Providence
Big Eight Conference Oklahoma State 1992 Big Eight Conference Baseball Tournament All Sports StadiumOklahoma City, OK Oklahoma State
Big Ten Conference Ohio State 1992 Big Ten Conference Baseball Tournament Trautman FieldColumbus, OH Minnesota
Big West Conference Long Beach State No Tournament
EIBL Yale No Tournament
Metro Conference VCU 1992 Metro Conference Baseball Tournament Turchin StadiumNew Orleans, LA Tulane
Mid-American Conference Kent State 1992 Mid-American Conference Baseball Tournament Gene Michael FieldKent, OH Kent State
Midwestern Collegiate Conference Notre Dame 1992 Midwestern City Conference Baseball Tournament South Bend, IN Notre Dame
Mid-Continent Conference Eastern - Wright State
Western - Eastern Illinois
1992 Mid-Continent Conference Baseball Tournament Chicago, IL Wright State
Pacific-10 Conference North - Washington
South - Arizona
No Tournament
Southeastern Conference Eastern - Florida
Western - LSU
1992 Southeastern Conference Baseball Tournament Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA LSU
Southern Conference Western Carolina 1992 Southern Conference Baseball Tournament College ParkCharleston, SC Western Carolina
Southwest Conference Texas No tournament
Trans America Athletic Conference East - Stetson/FIU
West - Southeastern Louisiana
1992 Trans America Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament Southeastern Louisiana DiamondHammond, LA Southeastern Louisiana
West Coast Conference Pepperdine No tournament

Conference standings[edit]

The following is an incomplete list of conference standings:

1992 Atlantic Coast Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#10 Clemson  ‍‍‍y 19 5   .792     50 14   .781
#5 Florida State  ‍‍‍y 16 7   .696     49 21   .700
#29 NC State  ‍‍y 15 9   .625     46 18   .719
#24 Georgia Tech  ‍‍‍y 14 9   .609     45 19   .703
Duke  ‍‍‍ 12 12   .500     38 16   .704
Wake Forest  ‍‍‍ 11 13   .458     36 22   .621
North Carolina  ‍‍‍ 8 16   .333     31 27   .534
Maryland  ‍‍‍ 7 15   .318     27 28   .491
Virginia  ‍‍‍ 3 19   .136     21 30   .412
† – Conference champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 1992[3]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball
1992 Big East Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T   PCT     W   L   T   PCT
St. John's  ‍‍‍ 14 5 0   .737     30 13 0   .698
Seton Hall  ‍‍‍ 14 7 0   .667     28 27 0   .509
Connecticut  ‍‍‍ 13 7 0   .650     25 20 1   .554
Providence  ‍‍y 12 8 0   .600     29 23 0   .558
Villanova  ‍‍‍ 9 10 0   .474     22 21 0   .512
Georgetown  ‍‍‍ 6 15 0   .286     12 30 1   .291
Pittsburgh  ‍‍‍ 5 13 0   .278     23 21 0   .523
Boston College  ‍‍‍ 5 13 0   .278     18 17 1   .514
† – Conference champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 1992[4][5]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball
1992 Big Ten Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#19 Ohio State  ‍‍‍y 20 8   .714     40 21   .656
#25 Minnesota  ‍‍y 18 10   .643     42 21   .667
Michigan State  ‍‍‍ 17 11   .607     36 19   .655
Illinois  ‍‍‍ 16 12   .571     36 20   .643
Indiana  ‍‍‍ 14 14   .500     35 20   .636
Purdue  ‍‍‍ 13 15   .464     30 25   .545
Iowa  ‍‍‍ 12 16   .429     26 28   .481
Penn State  ‍‍‍ 11 17   .393     24 24   .500
Michigan  ‍‍‍ 11 17   .393     21 32   .396
Northwestern  ‍‍‍ 8 20   .286     18 38   .321
x – Division champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 1992[6][7]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball
1992 Mid-American Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T   PCT     W   L   T   PCT
Kent State  ‍y 24 7 0   .774     45 13 0   .776
Ohio  ‍‍‍ 20 12 0   .625     33 22 0   .600
Central Michigan  ‍‍‍ 18 12 1   .597     31 27 1   .534
Ball State  ‍‍‍ 14 13 0   .519     23 27 0   .460
Miami  ‍‍‍ 16 15 0   .516     32 22 0   .593
Western Michigan  ‍‍‍ 14 16 0   .467     25 26 0   .490
Eastern Michigan  ‍‍‍ 10 15 0   .400     22 26 0   .458
Toledo  ‍‍‍ 7 18 0   .280     18 29 0   .383
Bowling Green  ‍‍‍ 7 22 1   .250     14 25 1   .363
† – Conference champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 1992[8]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball
1992 Southeastern Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Eastern
#16 Florida  x‍‍‍y 16 8   .667     44 20   .688
#28 South Carolina  ‍‍‍y 13 11   .542     42 22   .656
Georgia  ‍‍‍y 12 11   .522     35 25   .583
Vanderbilt  ‍‍‍ 11 12   .478     29 24   .547
Tennessee  ‍‍‍ 10 14   .417     35 20   .636
Kentucky  ‍‍‍ 10 14   .417     33 23   .589
Western
#9 LSU  xy 18 6   .750     50 16   .758
#21 Mississippi State  ‍‍‍y 15 9   .625     40 22   .645
Arkansas  ‍‍‍ 10 13   .435     31 26   .544
Auburn  ‍‍‍ 10 14   .417     30 25   .545
Ole Miss  ‍‍‍ 9 14   .391     29 26   .527
Alabama  ‍‍‍ 8 16   .333     34 21   .618
x – Division champion
† – Conference champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 1992[9]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball
1992 Southern Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 17 Western Carolina †‡y ‍‍‍ 17 4   .810     44 21   .677
Georgia Southern  ‍‍‍ 15 6   .714     31 27   .534
East Tennessee State  ‍‍‍ 11 8   .579     31 20   .608
The Citadel  ‍‍‍ 10 9   .526     35 20   .636
Furman  ‍‍‍ 11 10   .524     21 31   .404
Appalachian State  ‍‍‍ 6 14   .300     17 34   .333
Marshall  ‍‍‍ 5 13   .278     15 26   .366
VMI  ‍‍‍ 4 15   .211     11 39   .220
† – Conference champion
‡ – SoCon Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 1992[10]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball
1992 West Coast Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#1 Pepperdine  ‍‍‍y 23 4   .852     48 11   .814
San Diego  ‍‍‍ 14 13   .519     28 24   .538
Santa Clara  ‍‍‍ 14 16   .467     23 32   .418
San Francisco  ‍‍‍ 13 16   .448     16 39   .291
Loyola Marymount  ‍‍‍ 10 16   .385     16 36   .308
Saint Mary's  ‍‍‍ 9 18   .333     15 36   .294
† – Conference champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 1992[11]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball

College World Series[edit]

The 1992 season marked the forty 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 Pepperdine claiming their first championship with a 3–2 win over Cal State Fullerton in the final.[1]

  First round Second round Semifinals Finals
                                       
1 Miami (FL) 4  
8 California 3  
  1 Miami (FL) 4  
  4 Cal State Fullerton 3  
4 Cal State Fullerton 7
5 Florida State 2  
  1 Miami (FL) 5 1  
  4 Cal State Fullerton 7 8  
8 California 4  
5 Florida State 5  
  5 Florida State 0
  4 Cal State Fullerton 6  
  4 Cal State Fullerton 2
  7 Pepperdine 3
2 Wichita State 0  
7 Pepperdine 6  
  7 Pepperdine 7
  3 Texas 0  
3 Texas 15
6 Oklahoma 3  
  7 Pepperdine 5
  3 Texas 4  
2 Wichita State 4  
6 Oklahoma 8  
  6 Oklahoma 5
  3 Texas 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 January 2, 2015. 
  2. ^ "NCAA Men's College World Series Records" (PDF). NCAA. 2009. p. 7. Retrieved January 2, 2015. 
  3. ^ "College Baseball Conference Standings -- 1992". Boyd's World. Retrieved January 9, 2015. 
  4. ^ 2012 Big East Baseball Media Guide. Big East Conference. p. 62. Archived from the original on February 3, 2013. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  5. ^ "College Baseball Conference Standings -- 1992". boydsworld.com. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  6. ^ 2012 Big Ten Baseball Record Book (PDF). Big Ten Conference. p. 101. Retrieved March 16, 2013. 
  7. ^ "College Baseball Conference Standings -- 1992". Boyd's World. Retrieved March 16, 2013. 
  8. ^ "All-time Standings" (PDF). Mid-American Conference. Retrieved May 15, 2013. 
  9. ^ "College Baseball Conference Standings -- 1992". Boydsworld.com. Retrieved January 12, 2015. 
  10. ^ "College Baseball Conference Standings -- 1992". Boyd's World. Retrieved January 2, 2015. 
  11. ^ "College Baseball Conference Standings -- 1992". Boyd's World. Retrieved January 7, 2015.