2022 NCAA Baseball Tournament Print, Schedule, Regional Matches: Tennessee No. 1 in general

On Monday, the selection committee announced box 64 for the NCAA Division I baseball tournament in 2022, which we will reveal shortly. Before we jump, you should know that the structure of the NCAA baseball tournament is a little different from the more familiar version of the hoops.

Here are some conclusions on this front:

  • This year the field includes 31 automatic offers through conference championships and 33 big participants. The first round of the game is known as regional and is a double elimination format. Each of the 16 ranked No. 1 hosts the respective regional team with four teams where possible. Each of the 16 regionals is set from one to four. In each region, № 1 faces № 4 and № 2 faces № 3 on the first day of action. The winners of these two games then play each other while the losers play an elimination game.
  • The winner from each regional progresses to the superregional. The Super Regional, which includes a total of 16 teams, is a format for the best of three series.
  • The winners of the superregional tournaments – a total of eight teams – qualify for the World Series of Colleges in Omaha, Nebraska.
  • The College World Series is a double elimination format until the last two teams remain in position. At this point, the plates have been erased and this is the best of the three series to determine the national champion.

The 64 field also includes eight national seeds that you may consider favorites before the tournament to reach Omaha. Here they are for this year, ranked in order with their regular season record:

  1. Tennessee, 53-7
  2. Stanford, 40-14
  3. Oregon, 44-14
  4. Virginia Tech, 41-12
  5. Texas A&M, 37-18
  6. Miami-Florida, 39-18
  7. Oklahoma State, 39-20
  8. East Carolina, 42-18

If a national seed wins its region, then it hosts the superregional when possible. Otherwise, the sites of the superregionals will be announced after the end of the regional round.

And now for the whole field. The regional game begins on Friday, June 3. Here are the matches for all 16 regional tournaments – a reminder that each region is placed from one to four and hosts one of the 16 national places.

NCAA Baseball Tournament Schedule

  • regional: Starts Friday, June 3; ends Monday, June 6
  • Super regional: Starts Friday, June 10; ends Monday, June 13th
  • Opening of the College World Series: Friday, June 17
  • College World Series Finals (Best of 3): Starts Saturday, June 25

Full bracket

And here’s a link to the full bracket of NCAA.com, which includes pairing between regions and regions for superregions.

Knoxville Regional

Host of the No. 1 Tennessee National Seed

  • 1. Tennessee (53-7) vs. 4. Alabama (34-23)
  • 2. Georgia Tech (34-22) vs. 3. Campbell (40-17)

Stanford Regional

Host of the No. 2 Stanford National Family

  • 1. Stanford (41-14) vs. 4. Binghamton (22-28)
  • 2. Texas (45-12) vs. 3. UC-Santa Barbara (43-12)

Regional Corvalis

Host No. 3 at the Oregon National Level

  • 1. Oregon St. (44-15) vs. 4. New Mexico (24-32)
  • 2. Vanderbilt (36-21) vs. 3. San Diego (36-18)

Blacksburg Regional

Host from No. 4 national seeds Virginia Tech

  • 1. Virginia Tech (41-12) vs. 4. Wright State (30-25)
  • 2. Gonzaga (36-17) vs. 3. Colombia (30-16)

Regional College Station

Host of No. 5 National Seeds Texas A&M

  • 1. Texas A&M (37-18) vs. 4. Oral Roberts (38-18)
  • 2. TCU (36-20) vs. 3. Louisiana (36-21)

Coral Gables Regional

Host of the No. 6 National Seed Miami-Florida

  • 1. Miami (Florida) (39-18) vs. 4. Canisius (29-23)
  • 2. Arizona (37-23) vs. 3. Ole Miss (32-22)

Stillwater Regional

Host of No. 7 National Seed Oklahoma State

  • 1. Oklahoma (39-20) vs. 4. Missouri (30-27)
  • 2. Arkansas (38-18) vs. 3. Grand Canyon (41-19)

Greenville Regional

Host is the 8th national level in East Carolina

  • 1. East Carolina (42-18) vs. 4. Kopin State (24-28)
  • 2. Virginia (38-17) vs. 3. Coastal Carolina (36-18-1)

Austin Regional

Host of the No. 9 National Seed Texas

  • 1. Texas (42-19) vs. 4. Air Force (30-27)
  • 2. Louisiana Tech (42-19) vs. 3. Dallas Baptist (34-22-1),

Chapel Hill Regional

Host No. 10 nationally North Carolina

  • 1. North Carolina (38-19) vs. 4. Hofstra (30-21)
  • 2. Georgia (35-21) vs. 3. VCU (40-18)

Hattiesburg Regional

Host of the 11th National Seed of Southern Mississippi

  • 1. Southern Miss (43-16) vs. 4. Army (31-23)
  • 2. LSU (38-20) vs. 3. Kennesaw State (35-26)

Louisville Regional

Host of the 12th Louisville National Seeds

  • 1. Louisville (38-18-1) vs. 4. Southeast Missouri (37-20)
  • 2. Oregon (35-23) vs. 3. Michigan (32-26)

Gainesville Regional

Host of the 13th Florida National Seeds

  • 1. Florida (39-22) vs. 4. Central Michigan (42-17)
  • 2. Oklahoma (37-20) vs. 3. Liberty (37-21)

Auburn Regional

Host of No. 14 Auburn National Seeds

  • 1. Auburn (37-19) v. 4. Southeastern La. (30-29)
  • 2. UCLA (38-22) vs. 3. Florida St. (33-23)

College Park Regional

Host of the 15th Maryland National Seeds

  • 1. Maryland (45-12) vs. 4. Long Island (37-19)
  • 2. Wake Forest (40-17-1) vs. 3. UConn (46-13)

Regional State Bureau

Host of the number 16 national seed Georgia South

  • 1. South Georgia (40-18) vs. 4. UNC-Greensboro (34-28)
  • 2. Notre Dame (35-14) vs. 3. Texas Tech (37-20)

Now for some quick extracts on the 64-team box outlined above:

  • There will be no repeat this year, as the reigning national champion Mississippi (26-30) did not receive an offer. No team has repeated itself as a Division I national champion from South Carolina in 2010 and 2011.
  • Florida is making its record 44th consecutive NCAA event.
  • This year’s field includes two teams participating in tournaments for the first time – Coppin State and Hofstra.
  • At the conference level, the SEC and ACC lead all interested parties with nine bids each.
  • Next in line is the Big 12 and Pac-12 with five offers each.

All of the above leads to the College World Series at Charles Schwab Stadium in Omaha, which begins on Friday, June 17th. So who do you have?

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