The notation under "NCAA Result" shows the sequence of Wins and Losses for each team. At the end of the tournament, the teams are shown in their order of finish.
W-L-T Record is from the NCAA, and covers all games before regional play. Similarly, the standings in the polls and most of the other ranking criteria (described separately below) are from the Monday when the regional pairings and seedings were announced. [CB denotes Collegiate Baseball, BA denotes Baseball America.]
I use "champ" to denote the automatic qualifier from a conference and "runner up" is the loser in the conference tournament final. [The SEC awards its championship to the top team in the regular season but its automatic bid goes to the tournament winner. The regular season champ, and hence official SEC champion, is noted in the parenthetical remarks. Also note that those rankings are the SEC tournament seeds; for example, in 1999 E#1 South Carolina got the #2 seed even though they had the 7th best record.]
Many thanks to Rick Rollins for the conference standings that make possible my "etc..." column with conference finishing information and my separate analysis of performance grouped by conference, as well as Boyd's independent ranking information.
A continuing feature is a set of rankings produced by Boyd Nation from the comprehensive season results kept by Rick Rollins. (The RPI and ISR always include results of conference tournament games.) There are two of these:
A third, denoted by PP, is no longer included (effective 2001) but appears in some of the previous regional analyses: