With another regular season in the books, the NCAA Baseball Tournament begins later this week. But first, the complete tournament field will be announced on Monday morning and 64 teams will learn that they still have baseball to play in 2018.
Regional sites will be announced Sunday night at 5:30 PT on the NCAA Baseball social media pages.
Selection Show Broadcast Details
Date: Monday, May 28th
Start Time: 9 AM PT, 12 PM PT
Oregon State is hosting a Selection Show watch party on Monday morning at Reser Stadium that is open to the public.
For a quick refresher, the top 16 teams will host a regional, with four teams in each regional. Each regional is double elimination, with the winner moving on to the super regional round. The eight Super Regionals are then best two out of three, with Super Regional winners moving onto the College World Series.
What To Expect
Florida will likely be the top seed as the defending champs look to get back to Omaha once again. Oregon State is #2 in D1Baseball.com’s rankings and will likely be another regional host and top seed. Fellow Pac-12 school and conference champ Stanford were neck and neck with the Beavs in the final stretch of the season and look to host a regional as well.
Most of the conference champions will probably be regional hosts. Included in that group are the 2016 CWS champs, Coastal Carolina, making their return to the postseason.
Arizona is a team that’s on the bubble but won all the right games down the stretch. An at-large berth for them looks likely, at this point.
The Hartford Hawks, an opponent of Oregon State from earlier this season, make their first-ever postseason appearance this year after claiming the berth for the America East Conference. Them being placed in the Corvallis regional would certainly be an interesting turn of events.
Finally, keep an eye on where Tennessee Tech ends up. The Golden Eagles have an NCAA leading 48 wins and have led the nation in team batting average for most of the season. They look set to cause some problems for some of the more traditional powers in college baseball.
Postseason baseball is here people. Snuggle up to your TV or laptop and keep coming back to BTD for NCAA Tournament related content.