NCAA Division I
NCAA Division I (DI) baseball is a university and college baseball league in the United States. In the Bull Baseball League, it consists of 32 teams from four conferences, from across the country. It was founded in 2017, but began play in February of 2018.
It is modeled on the real-life NCAA Division I baseball, including real-life schools (but fictional players). The real NCAA Division I contains hundreds of teams in over a dozen conferences.
The league provides a pool of players who are eligible for the amateur draft every June. To be eligible to play, players must be between 18 and 22 years old.
A league champion is determined at the end of every season.
Structure and season
In the BBL, the NCAA Division I consists of just four conferences, Atlantic Coast, Big Ten, PAC-12, and Southeast. For ease of scheduling, they are grouped into two subleagues: A-10 (Atlantic Coast and Big Ten) and SE12 (PAC-12 and Southeast). Teams play a 56-game schedule, beginning in mid-February and ending in early April.
Championship and interleague play
At the end of each season there is a three round playoff. The division leaders, and two wildcards from each subleague, qualify for the postseason. These eight teams ("Elite Eight") play a single elimination playoff game, and then the winners advance to the second round ("Final Four") to determine the two finalists to play for the College World Series (CWS). The Final Four round is a best-of-three, as is the CWS.
There is also an all-star game played at the mid-point of the season between the top players in the A10 subleague, and the SE12 subleague.
|A-10 Regional Subleague|
|Atlantic Coast||Boston College Eagles||Chestnut Hill, MA|
|Clemson Tigers||Clemson, SC|
|Duke Blue Devils||Durham, NC|
|Florida State Seminoles||Tallahassee, FL|
|Miami Hurricanes||Coral Gables, FL|
|NC State Wolfpack||Raleigh, NC|
|Notre Dame Fighting Irish||Clay City, Indiana|
|Virginia Tech Hokies||Blacksburg, VA|
|Big Ten||Indiana Hoosiers||Bloomington, IN|
|Iowa Hawkeyes||Iowa City, IA|
|Michigan Wolverines||Ann Arbor, MI|
|Michigan State Spartans||East Lansing, MI|
|Northwestern Wildcats||Evanston, IL|
|Ohio State Buckeyes||Columbus, OH|
|Penn State Nittany Lions||State College, PA|
|Rutgers Scarlet Knights||Plainfield, NJ|
|PAC-12||Arizona State Sun Devils||Tempe, AZ|
|Oregon Ducks||Eugene, OR|
|Oregon State Beavers||Corvallis, OR|
|Stanford Cardinal||Stanford, CA|
|UCLA Bruins||Los Angeles, CA|
|USC Trojans||Los Angeles, CA|
|Washington Huskies||Seattle, WA|
|Washington State Cougars||Pullman, WA|
|Southeast||Alabama Crimson Tide||Tuscaloosa, AL|
|Arkansas Razorbacks||Fayetteville, AR|
|Auburn Tigers||Auburn, AL|
|Florida Gators||Gainesville, FL|
|Kentucky Wildcats||Lexington, KY|
|LSU Tigers||Baton Rouge, LA|
|Ole Miss Rebels||Oxford, MS|
|Texas A&M Aggies||College Station, TX|
The NCAA recognizes outstanding players after the end of each season.
College Player of the Year
The NCAA College Player of the Year is given to the top player, regardless of whether they are a position player or pitcher, in both regional groups within the Bull League's 32-team NCAA Division I.
|2018||John Housley||Iowa Hawkeyes||TJ Burlingame||USC Trojans|
NCAA players are eligible for the Bull League amateur draft once they are 21 or older.