Complete List of Division 1 Colleges with Baseball Teams
Student-athletes who want to play at a Division 1 baseball college need to bring their work ethic, their passion for the sport and their A-game. Those who compete at the Division 1 level play against the best college baseball players in the country. Division 1 facilities and training equipment tend to be state-of-the-art, thanks to generous donors who want to see their alma mater maintain its reputation and attract the top talent.
Media exposure for these programs means high visibility for the school, the team and for the athletes. Playing at a Division 1 baseball college is akin to working a full-time job, and that is in addition to academic responsibilities. One of the first questions a student-athlete with Division 1 dreams has to ask themselves is if they can handle that kind of pressure. If the answer is yes, here are our answers to some frequently asked questions about Division 1 baseball.
How many Division 1 baseball schools are there?
Currently, there are 299 Division 1 baseball programs across the country. D1 baseball programs offer scholarships, but not all programs are fully funded. It’s crucial to develop a relationship with the coach to learn more about how each particular program handles scholarship opportunities.
How many teams are in the College World Series?
The NCAA Division 1 Baseball Championship, also known as the College World Series (CWS), is a tournament that fields 64 teams in the first round. The tournament is played in June and held in Omaha, Nebraska. Oregon State is the current title-holder, having won a best-of-three series against Arkansas.
Division 1 baseball rankings
Several different organizations offer D1 baseball rankings throughout the season, including the NCAA (RPI), D1Baseball, Baseball America, the USA Today Coaches Poll and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA), all of which are featured on the NCAA website. Here are the NCAA RPI D1 baseball rankings for the 2018 season as of June 28, 2018:
- Oregon State (CWS champions)
- Ole Miss
- North Carolina
- Texas Tech
- Florida State
- Tennessee Tech
- East Carolina
- Texas A&M
- Mississippi State
- NC State
- Coastal Carolina