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INDIANAPOLIS — The University of Florida, the two-time defending national champion, was named the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Division I Softball Championship when the NCAA Division I Softball Committee announced the 64-team field. The Gators will host Alabama State University, an automatic qualifier from the Southwestern Athletic Conference.

Thirty-two conferences were awarded an automatic qualification, while the remaining 32 slots were filled with at-large selections to complete the bracket. The top 16 teams were seeded nationally and will play at campus sites this weekend.

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Team pairings were determined by geographic proximity, with the exception that teams from the same conference were not paired during regional competition.

The Southeastern Conference led all leagues for the second straight year with 11 teams selected to the championship tournament. The Pac-12 Conference placed eight teams in the championship tournament, respectively. Five teams are making their first appearance in the tournament: Alabama State, Butler University, California State University, Bakersfield, University of Mississippi and Samford University.

Only 12 schools have been crowned the NCAA Division I softball champion since the tournament started in 1982, and all 12 will compete in this year’s bracket.

DATES/SITES/PAIRINGS:

*Indicates Host Institution      

Gainesville Regional – May 20-22 at Gainesville, Fla.         

No. 1 seed Florida* (53-5) vs. Alabama St. (28-25)

Florida Atlantic (50-7) vs. UCF (36-20)

Athens Regional – May 20-22 at Athens, Ga.

Oklahoma St. (29-24) vs. Northwestern (26-26)

Maine (28-19) vs. No. 16 seed Georgia* (40-17)

Lexington Regional – May 20-22 at Lexington, Ky.

No. 9 seed Kentucky* (43-12) vs. Butler (28-22)

Illinois (35-21) vs. Utah (32-19)

Tallahassee Regional – May 20-22 at Tallahassee, Fla.

South Fla. (44-14) vs. South Carolina (36-21)

Florida A&M (27-28) vs. No. 8 seed Florida St.* (48-8)

Eugene Regional – May 20-22 at Eugene, Ore.

No. 5 seed Oregon* (44-8) vs. Fordham (39-19)

Long Beach St. (32-20) vs. Baylor (43-12)

Los Angeles Regional – May 20-22 at Los Angeles, Calif.

Fresno St. (41-10-1) vs. Cal St. Fullerton (43-14)

Cal St. Bakersfield (16-32) vs. No. 12 seed UCLA* (35-13-1)

Knoxville Regional – May 20-22 at Knoxville, Tenn.

No. 13 seed Tennessee* (41-14) vs. Marist (45-11)

Ohio St. (33-18-1) vs. Arizona (36-19)

Auburn Regional – May 20-22 at Auburn, Ala.

Oregon St. (30-18-1) vs. USC Upstate (43-12)

Jacksonville St. (41-15) vs. No. 4 seed Auburn* (49-9)

Norman Regional – May 20-22 at Norman, Okla.

No. 3 seed Oklahoma * (47-7) vs. Wichita St. (35-19)

Tulsa (35-19) vs. Ole Miss (39-20)

Lafayette Regional – May 20-22 at Lafayette, La.

Texas A&M (37-18) vs. Texas (37-14)

Boston U. (28-22) vs. No. 14 seed La.-Lafayette* (43-7)

Seattle Regional – May 20-22 at Seattle, Wash.

No. 11 seed Washington* (36-13) vs. Weber St. (37-17)

North Dakota St. (38-18) vs. Minnesota (41-12)

Tuscaloosa Regional – May 20-22 at Tuscaloosa, Ala. 

California (31-22-1) vs. Texas St. (39-20)

Samford (40-18) vs. No. 6 seed Alabama* (46-12)

Harrisonburg Regional – May 20-22 at Harrisonburg, Va.

No. 7 seed James Madison* (46-4) vs. Princeton (23-26)

Longwood (38-18) vs. North Carolina (31-23)

Baton Rouge Regional – May 20-22 at Baton Rouge, La.

McNeese St. (42-12) vs. Arizona St. (30-25)

LIU Brooklyn (30-25) vs. No. 10 seed LSU* (45-15)

Columbia  Regional – May 19-21 at Columbia, Mo.

No. 15 seed Missouri* (39-14) vs. BYU (35-19)

Louisville (35-15) vs. Nebraska (33-19)

Ann Arbor Regional – May 20-22 at Ann Arbor, Mich.

Notre Dame (41-11) vs. Miami (OH) (34-21)

Valparaiso (18-32) vs. No. 2 seed Michigan* (46-5)

-- Courtesy of the NCAA

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