NCAA Division I

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NCAA Division I

Founded 2018

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Level College

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No. of teams 32

Most recent champions Arkansas Razorbacks 1st

Most titles (Tied - 1) Arkansas Razorbacks, Auburn Tigers, Indiana Hoosiers

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 (or ACC), Big Ten, PAC-12, and Southeast (or SEC). For ease of scheduling, they are grouped into two subleagues: A-10 (Atlantic Coast and Big Ten) and SE12 (PAC-12 and SEC). 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.

Current teams

NCAA Division I baseball teams
A-10 Regional Subleague
Conference Team Location
ACC 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
SE12
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
SEC 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

Champions

Wins Team Conference Championship years
1 Arkansas Razorbacks SEC 2020
1 Auburn Tigers SEC 2019
1 Indiana Hoosiers Big 10 2018

Awards

The NCAA recognizes outstanding players after the end of each season.

College Player of the Year

    See article: NCAA College Player of the Year Award

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.

Year Region
Atlantic-10 SE-12
Player Team Player Team
2018 John Housley (SS) Usa.png Iowa Hawkeyes TJ Burlingame (P) Usa.png USC Trojans
2019 Jonathan Davis (P) Usa.png Indiana Hoosiers John Rambo (LF) Usa.png Arizona State Sun Devils
2020 Ed Elvarez (RF) Usa.png Rutgers Scarlet Knights Alex Ramos (2B) Usa.png LSU Tigers

Draft eligibility

NCAA players are eligible for the Bull League amateur draft once they are 21 or older.

References