BIRMINGHAM, Ala.-----A nation-leading 10 Southeastern Conference teams were selected to compete for the 2019 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship, it was announced Monday by the NCAA Division I Baseball Committee. Four teams from the SEC - Vanderbilt, Georgia, Arkansas and Mississippi State - were selected among the top six national seeds. For the second consecutive year, the SEC tied its record with 10 teams in the NCAA Tournament.
The top eight national seeds in order are UCLA, Vanderbilt, Georgia Tech, Georgia, Arkansas, Mississippi State, Louisville and Texas Tech. Seeds 9-16 in order are Oklahoma State, East Carolina, Stanford, Ole Miss, LSU, North Carolina, West Virginia and Oregon State.
SEC schools earning bids include Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Tennessee, Texas A&M and Vanderbilt. Ten SEC teams also earned bids to the NCAA Tournament in 2018 and 2014.
Each regional field features four teams, playing in a double-elimination format. All 16 regionals are scheduled to be played Friday, May 31 to Monday, June 3 (if necessary).
The 73rd Men's College World Series begins play Saturday, June 15, at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha in Omaha, Neb.
DATES/SITES/PAIRINGS (*Indicates Host Institution, SEC teams in bold):
Nashville Regional - May 31 - June 3 at Nashville, Tennessee
No. 2 seed Vanderbilt (49-10) vs. Ohio State (35-25)
McNeese (35-24) vs. Indiana State (41-16)
Atlanta Regional - May 31 - June 3 at Atlanta, Georgia
No. 3 seed Georgia Tech (41-17) vs. Florida A&M (27-32)
Coastal Carolina (35-24-1) vs. Auburn (33-25)
Athens Regional - May 31 - June 3 at Athens, Georgia
No. 4 seed Georgia (44-15) vs. Mercer (35-27)
Florida State (36-21) vs. Florida Atlantic (40-19)
Fayetteville Regional - May 31 - June 3 at Fayetteville, Arkansas
No. 5 seed Arkansas (41-17) vs. Central Conn. St. (30-21)
TCU (32-26) vs. California (32-18)
Starkville Regional - May 31 - June 3 at Starkville, Mississippi
No. 6 seed Mississippi State (46-13) vs. Southern University (32-22)
Central Michigan (46-12) vs. Miami (FL) (39-18)
Lubbock Regional - May 31 - June 3 at Lubbock, Texas
No. 8 seed Texas Tech (39-17) vs. Army (35-24)
Florida (33-24) vs. DBU (41-18)
Oxford Regional - May 31 - June 3 at Oxford, Mississippi
No. 12 seed Ole Miss (37-25) vs. Jacksonville St. (37-21)
Clemson (34-24) vs. Illinois (36-19)
Baton Rouge Regional - May 31 - June 3 at Baton Rouge, Louisiana
No. 13 seed LSU (37-24) vs. Stony Brook (31-21)
Southern Miss (38-19) vs. Arizona State (37-17)
Chapel Hill Regional - May 31 - June 3 at Chapel Hill, North Carolina
No. 14 seed North Carolina (42-17) vs. UNCW (32-29)
Liberty (42-19) vs. Tennessee (38-19)
Morgantown Regional - May 31 - June 3 at Morgantown, West Virginia
No. 15 seed West Virginia (37-20) vs. Fordham (38-22)
Duke (31-25) vs. Texas A&M (37-21-1)