1968 NCAA University Division Baseball Season
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1968 NCAA University Division Baseball Season
1968 NCAA University Division baseball season
NCAA Tournament
College World Series
ChampionsUSC (5th title)
Runners-upSouthern Illinois (1st CWS Appearance)
Winning CoachRod Dedeaux (5th title)
MOPBill Seinsoth (Southern California)
Seasons
1967
1969 ->

The 1968 NCAA University Division baseball season, play of college baseball in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) began in the spring of 1968. The season progressed through the regular season and concluded with the 1968 College World Series. The College World Series, held for the twenty second time in 1968, consisted of one team from each of eight geographical districts and was held in Omaha, Nebraska at Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium as a double-elimination tournament. Southern California claimed the championship.[1]

Conference winners

This is a partial list of conference champions from the 1968 season. Each of the eight geographical districts chose, by various methods, the team that would represent them in the NCAA Tournament. 10 teams earned automatic bids by winning their conference championship while 17 teams earned at-large selections.[1][2]

Conference standings

The following is an incomplete list of conference standings:

1968 Pacific-8 Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
16 2   .889     43 12   .782
13 4   .765     36 12   .750
11 7   .611     29 9   .763
11 9   .550     35 20   .636
8 10   .444       -
7 12   .368     24 24   .500
6 12   .333     23 13   .639
2 18   .100     15 26   .366
+ – Conference champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 1968[3]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball

College World Series

The 1968 season marked the twenty second 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 Southern California claiming their fifth championship with a 4-3 win over Southern Illinois in the final.[1]

  First Round     Second Round     Third Round
                           
  Winner's Bracket
  Harvard 0  
  St. John's 2    
      St. John's 312  
      NC State 2    
  Southern Illinois 6          
  NC State 7        
      St. John's 6
      USC 7
  Texas 5        
  Oklahoma State 8          
      Oklahoma State 5    
      USC 6  
  BYU 3    
  USC 5  
  Loser's Bracket
  Harvard 1  
  Southern Illinois 211     Southern Illinois 7
    Oklahoma State 1
  Texas 7  
  BYU 0     Texas 5
    NC State 6
  Semifinals     Finals     if needed
                           
  Re-ordered Semi-finals
  USC 2      
  NC State 0          
      USC 4    
      Southern Illinois 3  
  Southern Illinois 15    
  St. John's 0  

Award winners

All-America team

References

  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 2014.
  2. ^ "NCAA Men's College World Series Records" (PDF). NCAA. 2009. p. 7. Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^ "College Baseball Conference Standings -- 1968". Boyd's World. Retrieved 2014.



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