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Best Mid Major D1 Baseball Schools & Conferences

Modified on April 12th, 2024

Best Mid Major D1 Baseball Schools

Big West Conference

A consistent powerhouse in mid-major baseball with multiple national championships.

Sun Belt Conference

Solidified their standing with a College World Series win in 2016.

American Athletic Conference

Consistently competitive and frequently makes NCAA tournament appearances.

West Coast Conference

Known for consistently competitive teams and a strong player development program.

Big East Conference

A strong program with several NCAA tournament appearances and numerous MLB players.

Big East Conference

A strong baseball history and a regular competitor in the NCAA tournament.

West Coast Conference

A consistently competitive team with an NCAA championship under its belt.

West Coast Conference

A consistent performer in the WCC and has had success in the NCAA tournament.

Big West Conference

Regularly makes NCAA tournament appearances and has a respectable program.

Conference USA

Though the program has experienced some down years recently, Rice’s historical success, including a national championship in 2003, warrants an honorable mention.

Big East Conference

Creighton regularly fields competitive teams and has made multiple NCAA tournament appearances.

Missouri Valley Conference

Regularly reaches the NCAA tournament and is known for player development.

Conference USA

FAU has been consistently competitive in recent years, with several NCAA tournament appearances.

Colonial Athletic Association

UNC Wilmington has been a consistent presence in the NCAA tournament.

Conference USA

Southern Miss has a strong program, consistently performing well in their conference and making NCAA tournament appearances.

Missouri Valley Conference

Indiana State has produced MLB talent and regularly competes in the NCAA tournament.

Best Mid Major Baseball Conferences

Home to powerhouse programs like Cal State Fullerton, UC Irvine, and Long Beach State, the Big West consistently produces competitive baseball.

Notable for Coastal Carolina’s College World Series win in 2016, the Sun Belt boasts other strong programs like Louisiana-Lafayette and South Alabama.

With consistently competitive teams like East Carolina, Tulane, and Wichita State, the AAC stands out in the mid-major landscape.

With strong programs like the University of San Diego and Pepperdine, the WCC has produced numerous MLB players.

Hosting strong contenders like St. John’s, Creighton, and the University of Connecticut, the Big East is a highly competitive conference with a history of success.

This conference hosts solid baseball programs like Southern Miss, Louisiana Tech, and Florida Atlantic, which regularly perform well in the NCAA tournament.

The MVC is home to notable baseball programs like Dallas Baptist and Indiana State, known for their regular NCAA tournament appearances.

With competitive teams like San Diego State and UNLV, the Mountain West has made a significant impact on the college baseball scene.

Known for teams like UNC Wilmington and College of Charleston, the CAA is a strong presence in NCAA Division I baseball.

Zach Kerr


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