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INDIANAPOLIS -- The University of Oklahoma heads the field of 64 as the No. 1 overall seed for the 2019 NCAA Division I National Championships. The Sooners, riding a NCAA Division I-record 39-game winning streak, will host UMBC, an automatic qualifier from the America East 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 beginning this Thursday.

Interactive Bracket

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

For the third straight year, all 13 programs from the Southeastern Conference will be making a trip to the NCAA Tournament. The Big Ten Conference placed six teams, while two programs are making their first appearance in the tournament: Detroit Mercy University and Seattle University. 

Since the tournament began in 1982, only 13 schools have been crowned the NCAA Division I softball champion. Eleven of those 13 teams will compete in this year’s bracket. 

Dates/Sites/Pairings:

*Indicates Host Institution

Norman Regional – May 17-19 at Norman, Oklahoma
No. 1 seed Oklahoma* (49-2) vs. UMBC (30-22)
Notre Dame (36-16) vs. Wisconsin (40-12) 

Evanston Regional – May 17-19 at Evanston, Illinois
Southern Ill. (33-13) vs. Louisville (33-21)
Detroit Mercy (31-26) vs. No. 16 seed Northwestern* (43-10) 

Austin Regional – May 17-19 at Austin, Texas
No. 9 seed Texas* (41-14) vs. Sam Houston St. (34-21
) Texas A&M (28-25) vs. Houston (37-17) 

Tuscaloosa Regional – May 17-19 at Tuscaloosa, Alabama 
Arizona St. (33-18) vs. Lipscomb (41-13-1)
Alabama St. (24-23) vs. No. 8 seed Alabama* (52-7) 

Gainesville Regional – May 17-19 at Gainesville, Florida 
No. 5 seed Florida* (44-15) vs. Boston U. (37-18)
Stanford (32-18) vs. Boise St. (34-14) 

Knoxville Regional – May 17-19 at Knoxville, Tennessee 
North Carolina (35-18) vs. Ohio St. (34-16)
Longwood (37-20) vs. No. 12 seed Tennessee* (39-14) 

Stillwater Regional – May 16-18 at Stillwater, Oklahoma
No. 13 seed Oklahoma St.* (39-14) vs. BYU (29-24)
Arkansas (38-18) vs. Tulsa (35-18) 

Tallahassee Regional – May 17-19 at Tallahassee, Florida
South Carolina (36-17) vs. South Fla. (40-17)
Bethune-Cookman (26-29) vs. No. 4 seed Florida St.* (51-8) 

Seattle Regional – May 17-19 at Seattle, Washington
No. 3 seed Washington* (45-7) vs. Fordham (29-24)
Mississippi State (33-21) vs. Seattle U. (39-15) 

Lexington Regional – May 17-19 at Lexington, Kentucky
Virginia Tech (45-9) vs. Illinois (32-23)
Toledo (29-26) vs. No. 14 seed Kentucky* (33-22)  

Oxford Regional – May 17-19 at Oxford, Mississippi
No. 11 seed Ole Miss* (37-17) vs. Chattanooga (37-15)
Louisiana (50-4) vs. Southeast Mo. St. (45-16) 

Tucson Regional – May 17-19 at Tucson, Arizona 
Auburn (37-19) vs. Colorado St. (38-10)
Harvard (25-17) vs. No. 6 seed Arizona* (42-12) 

Minneapolis Regional – May 17-19 at Minneapolis, Minnesota
No. 7 seed Minnesota* (41-12) vs. North Dakota St. (42-14)
Georgia (40-17) vs. Drake (42-14) 

Baton Rouge Regional – May 17-19 at Baton Rouge, Louisiana 
Texas Tech (39-14) vs. Louisiana Tech (44-14)
Monmouth (36-16) vs. No. 10 seed LSU* (40-16) 

Ann Arbor Regional – May 17-19 at Ann Arbor, Michigan 
No. 15 seed Michigan* (43-11) vs. Saint Francis (PA) (29-29)
James Madison (47-7) vs. DePaul (34-14) 

Los Angeles Regional – May 17-19 at Los Angeles, California 
Missouri (32-23) vs. Cal St. Fullerton (38-16)
Weber St. (26-19) vs. No. 2 seed UCLA* (46-5) 

-- Courtesy of NCAA

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