|1951 NCAA baseball season|
|College World Series|
|Duration||June 13–17, 1951|
|Champions||Oklahoma (1st title)|
|Runners-up||Tennessee (1st CWS Appearance)|
|Winning Coach||Jack Baer (1st title)|
|MOP||Sidney Hatfield (Tennessee)|
The 1951 NCAA baseball season, play of college baseball in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) began in the spring of 1951. The season progressed through the regular season and concluded with the 1951 College World Series. The College World Series, held for the fifth time in 1951, 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. Oklahoma claimed the championship.
This is a partial list of conference champions from the 1951 season. Each of the eight geographical districts chose, by various methods, the team that would represent them in the NCAA Tournament. Conference champions had to be chosen, unless all conference champions declined the bid.
|Conference||Regular season winner||Conference tournament||Tournament city||Tournament winner|
|Big Seven||Oklahoma||No conference tournament|
|Big Ten||Ohio State||No conference tournament|
|CIBA||Southern California||No conference tournament|
|EIBL||Princeton||No conference tournament|
|Missouri Valley||Houston||1951 Missouri Valley Conference baseball tournament||Tulsa, OK||Houston|
|Pacific Coast Conference North||Oregon State||No conference tournament|
|Southeastern Conference||Tennessee||No conference tournament|
|Southern Conference||North - Maryland
South - Clemson
|1951 Southern Conference baseball tournament||Greensboro, NC||Duke|
|Southwest Conference||Texas/Texas A&M||No conference tournament|
The following is an incomplete list of conference standings:
College World Series
The 1951 season marked the fifth NCAA Baseball Tournament, which consisted of the eight team College World Series. The College World Series was held in Omaha, Nebraska, which set a record for attendance of 27,789. Districts used a variety of selection methods to the event, from playoffs to a selection committee. District playoffs were not considered part of the NCAA Tournament, and the expansion to eight teams resulted in the end of regionals as they existed from 1947 through 1949. The eight teams played a double-elimination format, with Oklahoma claiming their first championship with a 3–2 win over Tennessee in the final.
|Upper round 1||Upper round 2||Upper final||Final|
|Lower round 1||Lower round 2||Lower round 3||Lower final|
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