1957 NCAA University Division baseball season

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1957 NCAA University Division baseball season
Number of teams166[1]
NCAA Tournament
College World Series
ChampionsCalifornia (2nd title)
Runners-upPenn State (2nd CWS Appearance)
Winning CoachGeorge Wolfman (1st title)
MOPCal Emery (Penn State)
Seasons
← 1956
1958 →

The 1957 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 1957. The season progressed through the regular season and concluded with the 1957 College World Series. The College World Series, held for the eleventh time in 1957, 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. California claimed the championship.[2]

Realignment

Prior to the 1957 baseball season, the NCAA divided into two divisions: the University Division for larger schools and the College Division for smaller schools.

Conference winners

This is a partial list of conference champions from the 1957 season. Each of the eight geographical districts chose, by various methods, the team that would represent them in the NCAA Tournament. 12 teams earned automatic bids by winning their conference championship while 11 teams earned at-large selections.[1][2]

Conference Regular Season Winner
Atlantic Coast Conference Duke
Big Seven Conference Iowa State
Big Ten Conference Northwestern
CIBA California
Southern California
EIBL Yale
FIC Florida State
Mid-American Conference Western Michigan
Pacific Coast Conference Oregon
Rocky Mountain Conference Colorado State
Southeastern Conference Georgia Tech
Southern Conference George Washington
Southwest Conference Texas
Yankee Conference UMass

Conference standings

The following is an incomplete list of conference standings:

1957 Big Seven Conference baseball standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   PCT W   L   PCT
Iowa State  ‍‍‍y 11 6   .647 18 9   .667
Oklahoma  ‍‍‍ 9 6   .600 10 8   .556
Missouri  ‍‍‍ 10 7   .588 13 7   .650
Kansas  ‍‍‍ 9 8   .529 11 11   .500
Nebraska  ‍‍‍ 8 9   .471 12 10   .545
Kansas State  ‍‍‍ 5 10   .333 7 10   .412
Colorado  ‍‍‍ 5 11   .313 10 11   .476
† – Conference champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 1957[3]
Rankings from Collegiate Baseball
1957 Big Ten Conference baseball standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T   PCT W   L   T   PCT
Northwestern  ‍‍‍y 5 2 0   .714 15 6 0   .714
Iowa  ‍‍‍ 7 4 0   .636 9 10 0   .474
Michigan  ‍‍‍ 7 4 0   .636 17 7 0   .708
Illinois  ‍‍‍ 7 4 0   .636 17 9 0   .654
Minnesota  ‍‍‍ 6 5 0   .545 16 8 2   .654
Purdue  ‍‍‍ 3 3 0   .500 9 5 1   .633
Michigan State  ‍‍‍ 5 6 0   .455 18 13 1   .578
Ohio State  ‍‍‍ 4 5 0   .444 15 6 1   .705
Wisconsin  ‍‍‍ 3 7 0   .300 14 9 0   .609
Indiana  ‍‍‍ 3 10 0   .231 13 15 0   .464
† – Conference champion
y – Invited to the NCAA tournament
As of June 30, 1957[4][5]
Rankings from Collegiate Baseball
1957 Eastern Intercollegiate Baseball League baseball standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T   PCT W   L   T   PCT
Yale  ‍‍‍ 7 1 1   .833 13 21 1   .386
Dartmouth  ‍‍‍ 5 2 0   .714 11 7 0   .611
Columbia  ‍‍‍ 5 2 0   .714 7 7 0   .500
Harvard  ‍‍‍ 6 3 0   .667 15 7 1   .674
Navy  ‍‍‍ 6 3 0   .667 16 6 1   .717
Army  ‍‍‍ 5 4 0   .556 13 9 2   .583
Brown  ‍‍‍ 3 6 0   .333 7 8 0   .467
Princeton  ‍‍‍ 2 6 1   .278 12 10 1   .543
Cornell  ‍‍‍ 1 7 0   .125 7 8 0   .467
Penn  ‍‍‍ 1 7 0   .125 7 16 0   .304
† – Conference champion


1957 Florida Intercollegiate Conference baseball standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   PCT W   L   PCT
Florida State  ‍‍‍y 7 2   .778 22 9   .710
Miami (FL)  ‍‍‍ 7 6   .538 11 12   .478
Stetson  ‍‍‍ 5 9   .357 7 17   .292
Rollins  ‍‍‍   14 13   .519
Florida Southern  ‍‍‍   7 12   .368
Tampa  ‍‍‍    
† – Conference champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 1957
Rankings from Collegiate Baseball
1957 Pacific Coast Conference baseball standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   PCT W   L   PCT
North Division
Oregon ‍‍‍ 11 3   .786  
Oregon State ‍‍‍ 8 7   .533 18 13   .581
Washington ‍‍‍ 8 8   .500 20 11   .645
Idaho ‍‍‍ 5 8   .385  
Washington State ‍‍‍ 5 11   .313 14 21   .400
California Intercollegiate Baseball Association
California ‍‍‍y 12 4   .750 35 10   .778
Southern California ‍‍‍ 12 4   .750 18 4   .818
Stanford ‍‍‍ 7 9   .438 17 13   .567
UCLA ‍‍‍ 5 9   .357 15 15   .500
Santa Clara ‍‍‍ 2 12   .143  
† – Conference champion
y – Invited to the NCAA tournament
1957 Southwest Conference baseball standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   PCT W   L   PCT
Texas  ‍‍‍y 12 1   .923 20 7   .741
TCU  ‍‍‍ 8 4   .667 8 4   .667
SMU  ‍‍‍ 6 7   .462 11 10   .524
Baylor  ‍‍‍ 4 7   .364 10 11   .476
Rice  ‍‍‍ 5 10   .333 9 12   .429
Texas A&M  ‍‍‍ 4 10   .286 5 15   .250
† – Conference champion
y – Invited to the NCAA tournament
As of June 30, 1957[7]
Rankings from Collegiate Baseball
1957 Yankee Conference baseball standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T   PCT W   L   T   PCT
Vermont  ‍‍‍ 5 1 0   .833 15 7 0   .682
UMass  ‍‍‍ 6 4 0   .600 11 9 0   .550
Connecticut  ‍‍‍y 5 5 0   .500 14 10 0   .583
New Hampshire  ‍‍‍ 4 4 0   .500 5 11 0   .313
Maine  ‍‍‍ 3 5 0   .375 6 14 0   .300
Rhode Island  ‍‍‍ 3 7 0   .300 7 9 1   .441
† – Conference champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 1957
Rankings from Collegiate Baseball

College World Series

The 1957 season marked the eleventh 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 California claiming their second championship with a 1–0 win over Penn State in the final.[2]

Upper round 1Upper round 2Upper finalSemifinalsFinal
Texas3
Connecticut0
Texas1
Penn State4
Penn State7
Florida State0
Penn State0
California8
California4
California9
Colorado State0
California8Iowa State1
Iowa State2
Iowa State1310
Notre Dame8
California1
Lower round 1Lower round 2Penn State0
Iowa State5
Connecticut5Connecticut2
Penn State5
Florida State3
Notre Dame4
Texas0
Colorado State2Notre Dame9
Notre Dame23

Award winners

All-America team

References

  1. ^ a b "NCAA Men's College World Series Records" (PDF). NCAA. 2009. p. 7. Retrieved November 4, 2013.
  2. ^ a b c W.C. Madden & Patrick J. Stewart (2004). The College World Series:A Baseball History, 1947-2003. McFarland & Co. pp. 31–34. ISBN 9780786418428. Retrieved September 13, 2013.
  3. ^ "College Baseball Conference Standings – 1957". Boyd's World. Retrieved August 1, 2013.
  4. ^ 2012 Big Ten Baseball Record Book (PDF). Big Ten Conference. p. 101. Retrieved August 2, 2013.
  5. ^ "College Baseball Conference Standings – 1957". Boyd's World. Retrieved August 2, 2013.
  6. ^ "Ivy League Baseball Record Book 2017-18" (PDF). Ivy League. June 2017. pp. 1, 3. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  7. ^ "College Baseball Conference Standings – 1957". boydsworld.com. Retrieved December 7, 2019.


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