The NCAA Tournament selection committee named the complete 64 team field for the 2018 tournament this morning.
For the first time, the selection committee seeded the top 16 teams this year as opposed to the top eight. They are as follows:
- Oregon State
- Ole Miss
- North Carolina
- Florida State
- Texas Tech
- Coastal Carolina
- NC State
Gainesville Regional: Florida, Columbia, FAU, Jacksonville
Raleigh Regional: NC State, Army, Northeastern, Auburn
Lubbock Regional: Texas Tech, New Mexico State, Kent State, Louisville
Athens Regional: Georgia, Campbell, Troy, Duke
Fayetteville Regional: Arkansas, Oral Roberts, Dallas Baptist, Southern Miss
Greenville Regional: ECU, UNC-Wilmington, Ohio State, South Carolina
Austin Regional: Texas, Texas Southern, Texas A&M, Indiana
Oxford Regional: Ole Miss, St. Louis, Missouri State, Tennessee Tech
Stanford Regional: Stanford, Wright State, Cal State Fullerton, Baylor
Conway Regional: Coastal Carolina, LIU Brooklyn, Washington, UConn
Clemson Regional: Clemson, Morehead State, St. John’s, Vanderbilt
Tallahassee Regional: Florida State, Samford, Oklahoma, Mississippi State
Chapel Hill Regional: North Carolina, North Carolina A&T, Houston, Purdue
DeLand Regional: Stetson, Hartford, Oklahoma State, South Florida
Minnesota Regional: Minnesota, Canisius, Gonzaga, UCLA
Corvallis Regional: Oregon State, Northwestern State, San Diego State, LSU
Here’s the complete bracket below.
Last Four In: Dallas Baptist, Northeastern, Troy, Arizona
First Four Out: Kentucky, UCF, Illinois, Oklahoma State
Oregon State has their work cut out for them. They open the postseason on Friday at 7:00 PM PT (formerly 7:30) against Northwestern State on ESPNU. They will also likely get a rematch against the team who eliminated them from the 2017 College World Series in LSU, but this time in the regional round.
The winner of that regional would take on the winner of the Minnesota regional. For those that are curious, Oregon State would host that Super Regional, should they get there because of their #3 overall national seed.
Later this week on BTD, we’ll have complete breakdowns of the other three teams playing in the Corvallis regional, as well as content about the rest of the NCAA Tournament field.
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Postseason baseball is finally here, Beaver fans. Get your game faces on.