1995 NCAA Division I baseball season

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1995 NCAA Division I baseball season
Number of teams276
NCAA Tournament
College World Series
ChampionsCal State Fullerton )
Runners-upSouthern California
MOPMark Kotsay (Cal State Fullerton)
Seasons
← 1994
1996 →

The 1995 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 1995. The season progressed through the regular season and concluded with the 1995 College World Series. The College World Series, held for the forty ninth time in 1995, 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. Cal State Fullerton claimed the championship for the second time.[1]

Realignment[edit]

Format changes[edit]

  • With the addition of six schools, the Midwestern Collegiate Conference divided into East and West Divisions.
  • The Trans America Athletic Conference dissolved its divisions.
  • The Patriot League also dissolved its divisions and did not host a Tournament for the 1995 season.

Conference winners[edit]

This is a partial list of conference champions from the 1995 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. In order to provide all conference champions with an automatic bid, 12 conference champions participated in a play-in round. The six winners joined the other 18 conference champions with automatic bids, 24 teams earned at-large selections.[1][2]

Conference Regular Season Winner Conference Tournament Tournament Venue • City Tournament Winner
Atlantic Coast Conference Clemson 1995 Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Tournament Greenville Municipal StadiumGreenville, SC Florida State
Big East Conference Providence 1995 Big East Conference Baseball Tournament Muzzy FieldBristol, CT Pittsburgh Panthers baseball
Big Eight Conference Oklahoma State 1995 Big Eight Conference Baseball Tournament All Sports StadiumOklahoma City, OK Oklahoma State
Big Ten Conference Ohio State 1995 Big Ten Conference Baseball Tournament Trautman FieldColumbus, OH Ohio State
Big West Conference Cal State Fullerton 1995 Big West Conference Baseball Tournament Blair FieldLong Beach, CA Cal State Fullerton
Ivy League Gehrig - Penn
Rolfe - Yale
1995 Ivy League Baseball Championship Series Yale FieldNew Haven, CT Penn
Metro Conference 1995 Metro Conference Baseball Tournament Tom and Lib Phillips FieldCharlotte, NC South Florida
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Northern - Le Moyne
Southern - Fairfield
1995 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament Heritage ParkColonie, NY Siena
Mid-American Conference Bowling Green 1995 Mid-American Conference Baseball Tournament Warren E. Steller FieldBowling Green, OH Central Michigan
Midwestern Collegiate Conference East - Detroit
West - Notre Dame
1995 Midwestern City Conference Baseball Tournament South Bend, IN Wright State
Mid-Continent Conference Youngstown State 1995 Mid-Continent Conference Baseball Tournament Monier FieldCharleston, IL Troy
North Atlantic Conference Delaware 1995 North Atlantic Conference Baseball Tournament Frawley StadiumWilmington, DE Delaware
Northeast Conference Rider 1995 Northeast Conference Baseball Tournament Ewing Township, NJ Rider
Pacific-10 Conference North - Washington State
South - Southern California
No Tournament
Patriot League Navy No Tournament
Southeastern Conference Eastern - Tennessee 1995 Southeastern Conference Baseball Tournament[a] Lindsey Nelson StadiumKnoxville, TN Tennessee
Western - Auburn Dudy Noble FieldStarkville, MS Alabama
Southern Conference The Citadel 1995 Southern Conference Baseball Tournament College ParkCharleston, SC The Citadel
Southland Conference Northwestern State 1996 Southland Conference Baseball Tournament Fair Grounds FieldShreveport, LA Northeast Louisiana
Southwest Conference Texas Tech 1995 Southwest Conference Baseball Tournament Olsen FieldCollege Station, TX Texas Tech
Trans America Athletic Conference FIU 1995 Trans America Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament Homestead Athletic ComplexHomestead, FL UCF
West Coast Conference Pepperdine No tournament
  1. ^ The SEC held separate tournaments for its Eastern and Western Divisions in 1995. Tennessee was awarded the automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

Conference standings[edit]

The following is an incomplete list of conference standings:

1995 Atlantic Coast Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#7 Clemson  ‍‍‍y 20 4   .833     54 14   .794
#5 Florida State  ‍‍y 16 7   .696     53 16   .768
Georgia Tech  ‍‍‍y 16 8   .667     38 22   .633
#25 North Carolina  ‍‍‍y 14 10   .583     39 23   .629
Wake Forest  ‍‍‍ 13 11   .542     34 24   .586
NC State  ‍‍‍ 12 12   .500     36 24   .600
Virginia  ‍‍‍ 8 15   .348     26 29   .473
Duke  ‍‍‍ 4 20   .167     30 27   .526
Maryland  ‍‍‍ 4 20   .167     20 37   .351
† – Conference champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 1995[3]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball
1995 Big East Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T   PCT     W   L   T   PCT
Providence  ‍‍‍ 16 5 0   .762     44 15 0   .746
Seton Hall  ‍‍‍ 14 7 0   .667     38 16 0   .704
Villanova  ‍‍‍ 14 7 0   .667     40 16 0   .714
Pittsburgh  ‍‍y 12 9 0   .571     39 16 0   .709
St. John's  ‍‍‍ 12 9 0   .571     18 16 0   .529
Boston College  ‍‍‍ 8 13 0   .381     21 24 0   .467
Georgetown  ‍‍‍ 4 17 0   .190     17 34 0   .333
Connecticut  ‍‍‍ 4 17 0   .190     13 30 1   .307
† – Conference champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 1995[4][5]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball
1995 Big Ten Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#26 Ohio State  ‍y 18 10   .643     40 23   .635
Minnesota  ‍‍‍ 16 12   .571     31 27   .534
Northwestern  ‍‍‍ 15 13   .536     36 19   .655
Purdue  ‍‍‍ 15 13   .536     28 29   .491
Penn State  ‍‍‍ 13 13   .500     25 29   .463
Illinois  ‍‍‍ 14 14   .500     25 31   .446
Iowa  ‍‍‍ 13 15   .464     29 24   .547
Indiana  ‍‍‍ 12 16   .429     33 23   .589
Michigan State  ‍‍‍ 12 16   .429     24 27   .471
Michigan  ‍‍‍ 10 16   .385     24 29   .453
x – Division champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 1995[6][7]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball
1995 Big West Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#1 Cal State Fullerton  ‍ 18 3   .857     57 9   .864
#16 Long Beach State  ‍‍‍ 16 5   .762     38 25   .603
Nevada  ‍‍‍ 12 9   .571     35 18   .660
UNLV  ‍‍‍ 11 10   .524     32 21   .604
New Mexico State  ‍‍‍ 9 12   .429     32 22   .593
UC Santa Barbara  ‍‍‍ 8 13   .381     22 24   .478
Pacific  ‍‍‍ 5 16   .238     26 26   .500
San Jose State  ‍‍‍ 5 16   .238     21 33   .389
† – Conference champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the 1995 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament
As of June 30, 1995[8]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball
1995 Ivy League baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T   PCT     W   L   T   PCT
Lou Gehrig
Penn  x‍‍y 13 5 0   .722     25 21 0   .543
Cornell  ‍‍‍ 10 10 0   .500     20 19 0   .513
Columbia  ‍‍‍ 9 9 0   .500     15 24 1   .388
Princeton  ‍‍‍ 8 12 0   .400     15 26 0   .366
Red Rolfe
Yale  x‍‍‍ 13 7 0   .650     23 20 0   .535
Dartmouth  ‍‍‍ 12 8 0   .600     19 17 0   .528
Brown  ‍‍‍ 7 13 0   .350     14 27 0   .341
Harvard  ‍‍‍ 6 14 0   .300     10 25 0   .286
x – Division champion
‡ – Championship Series champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 1995[9]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball
1995 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Northern
Siena  x‍‍y 14 4   .778     31 17   .646
Le Moyne  ‍‍‍ 12 6   .667     19 21   .475
Canisius  ‍‍‍ 7 11   .389     21 20   .512
Niagara  ‍‍‍ 3 15   .167     14 26   .350
Southern
Fairfield  x‍‍‍ 13 5   .722     23 22   .511
Iona  ‍‍‍ 12 6   .667     21 27   .438
Saint Peter's  ‍‍‍ 10 8   .556     18 24   .429
Manhattan  ‍‍‍ 1 17   .056     5 42   .106
x – Division champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 1995[10]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball
1995 Mid-American Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T   PCT     W   L   T   PCT
Bowling Green  ‍‍‍ 22 8 0   .733     34 20 0   .630
Kent State  ‍‍‍ 19 10 0   .655     40 19 0   .678
Central Michigan  ‍‍y 19 12 0   .613     41 19 0   .683
Akron  ‍‍‍ 18 12 0   .600     26 22 0   .542
Western Michigan  ‍‍‍ 19 13 0   .594     31 22 1   .583
Eastern Michigan  ‍‍‍ 18 13 0   .581     22 31 0   .415
Ohio  ‍‍‍ 15 17 0   .469     31 25 0   .554
Toledo  ‍‍‍ 9 21 0   .300     21 32 0   .396
Miami  ‍‍‍ 8 23 0   .258     21 35 0   .375
Ball State  ‍‍‍ 7 25 0   .219     15 41 0   .268
† – Conference champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 1995[11]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball
1995 Northeast Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T   PCT     W   L   T   PCT
Rider  ‍ 16 5 0   .762     35 18 1   .657
St. Francis  ‍‍‍ 13 8 0   .619     26 17 0   .605
Long Island  ‍‍‍ 10 11 0   .476     18 28 0   .391
Marist  ‍‍‍ 10 11 0   .476     14 26 1   .354
Fairleigh Dickinson  ‍‍‍ 9 12 0   .429     20 25 0   .444
Mount St. Mary's  ‍‍‍ 9 12 0   .429     13 25 0   .342
Wagner  ‍‍‍ 9 12 0   .429     15 30 0   .333
Monmouth  ‍‍‍ 8 13 0   .381     19 33 0   .365
† – Conference champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
Rankings from Collegiate Baseball
1995 Patriot League baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Navy  ‍‍‍y 19 5   .792     33 20   .623
Fordham  ‍‍‍ 16 8   .667     30 20   .600
Army  ‍‍‍ 15 9   .625     22 23   .489
Lehigh  ‍‍‍ 11 13   .458     23 23   .500
Bucknell  ‍‍‍ 11 13   .458     19 27   .413
Lafayette  ‍‍‍ 6 18   .250     9 36   .200
Holy Cross  ‍‍‍ 6 18   .250     10 33   .233
† – Conference champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 1995[12]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball
1995 Southeastern Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Eastern
#4 Tennessee  xy 22 8   .733     54 16   .771
Florida  ‍‍‍ 12 14   .462     32 24   .571
South Carolina  ‍‍‍ 12 14   .462     32 25   .561
Georgia  ‍‍‍ 9 17   .346     29 29   .500
Vanderbilt  ‍‍‍ 10 19   .345     29 32   .475
Kentucky  ‍‍‍ 8 19   .296     29 32   .475
Western
#9 Auburn  x‍‍‍y 19 8   .704     50 13   .794
#14 Alabama  ‍‍y 18 11   .621     42 23   .646
#18 LSU  ‍‍‍y 17 12   .586     47 18   .723
#17 Ole Miss  ‍‍‍y 14 12   .538     40 22   .645
Arkansas  ‍‍‍y 13 15   .464     38 23   .623
Mississippi State  ‍‍‍ 11 16   .407     34 25   .576
x – Division champion
† – Conference champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 1995[13]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball
1995 Southern Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
The Citadel  ‍y 19 5   .792     39 19   .672
Georgia Southern  ‍‍‍ 14 10   .583     35 24   .593
Western Carolina  ‍‍‍ 13 11   .542     32 24   .571
Davidson  ‍‍‍ 12 12   .500     19 32   .373
East Tennessee State  ‍‍‍ 11 12   .478     25 27   .481
Appalachian State  ‍‍‍ 10 13   .435     17 30   .362
VMI  ‍‍‍ 10 14   .417     19 28   .404
Marshall  ‍‍‍ 9 15   .375     12 38   .240
Furman  ‍‍‍ 9 15   .375     16 32   .333
† – Conference champion
‡ – SoCon Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 1995[14]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball
1995 Southland Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Northwestern State  ‍‍‍ 19 5   .792     37 13   .740
McNeese State  ‍‍‍ 17 6   .739     39 14   .736
Northeast Louisiana  ‍‍y 16 7   .696     34 20   .630
Texas–Arlington  ‍‍‍ 14 10   .583     26 30   .464
Texas–San Antonio  ‍‍‍ 13 11   .542     31 23   .574
Southwest Texas State  ‍‍‍ 10 14   .417     23 31   .426
Sam Houston State  ‍‍‍ 10 14   .417     22 32   .407
Nicholls State  ‍‍‍ 8 16   .333     23 28   .451
Stephen F. Austin  ‍‍‍ 0 24   .000     2 40   .048
† – Conference champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 1995[15]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball
1995 Southwest Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#10 Texas Tech  ‍y 16 8   .667     51 14   .785
#15 Rice  ‍‍‍y 15 9   .625     43 19   .694
#12 Texas A&M  ‍‍‍y 15 9   .625     44 22   .667
#23 Texas  ‍‍‍y 14 10   .583     44 19   .698
Texas Christian  ‍‍‍ 11 13   .458     27 29   .482
Baylor  ‍‍‍ 7 14   .333     25 28   .472
Houston  ‍‍‍ 6 18   .250     26 29   .473
† – Conference champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 1995[16]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball
1995 Trans America Athletic Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T   PCT     W   L   T   PCT
#20 Florida International ‍‍‍y 27 3 0   .900     50 11 0   .820
#21 Central Florida ‍‍y 23 7 0   .767     49 13 0   .790
Stetson ‍‍‍ 19 11 0   .633     34 25 0   .576
Florida Atlantic ‍‍‍ 17 13 0   .567     27 31 0   .466
Centenary ‍‍‍ 14 13 0   .519     23 27 0   .460
Campbell ‍‍‍ 12 18 0   .400     26 29 0   .473
Georgia State ‍‍‍ 11 17 0   .393     20 33 0   .377
Southeastern Louisiana ‍‍‍ 10 18 0   .357     17 31 0   .354
Mercer ‍‍‍ 9 18 0   .333     15 36 2   .302
Samford ‍‍‍ 10 20 0   .333     21 30 0   .412
College of Charleston ‍‍‍ 8 22 0   .267     17 29 0   .370
† – Conference champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 1995[17]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball

College World Series[edit]

The 1995 season marked the forty-ninth 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 Cal State Fullerton claiming their third championship with an 11–5 win over Southern California in the final.[1]

Bracket[edit]

  First Round Second Round Semifinals Finals
                                       
6 Southern California 0  
3 Miami (FL) 15  
  3 Miami (FL) 4  
  2 Florida State 2  
7 Oklahoma 2
2 Florida State 3  
  3 Miami (FL) 5 3  
Bracket One
  6 Southern California 7 7  
7 Oklahoma 4  
6 Southern California 9  
  2 Florida State 11
  6 Southern California 16  
  6 Southern California 5
  1 Cal State Fullerton 11
5 Tennessee 3  
4 Clemson 1  
  5 Tennessee 1
  1 Cal State Fullerton 11  
8 Stanford 5
1 Cal State Fullerton 6  
  1 Cal State Fullerton 11
Bracket Two
  5 Tennessee 0  
8 Stanford 8  
4 Clemson 3  
  5 Tennessee 6
  8 Stanford 2  

Award winners[edit]

All-America team[edit]

References[edit]

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