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INDIANAPOLIS -- The University of Oregon earned the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Division I Softball Championship when the NCAA Division I Softball Committee announced the 64-team field. The Ducks will host University at Albany, 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 second straight year all 13 programs from the Southeastern Conference will be making a trip to the NCAA Tournament. The Pac-12 Conference followed with seven teams. Four teams are making their first appearance in the tournament: Boise State University, Kennesaw State University, Monmouth University, and Prairie View A&M University.

Only 12 schools have been crowned the NCAA Division I softball champion since the tournament started in 1982, 11 of the 12 will compete in this year’s bracket.

Dates/Sites/Pairings:

*Indicates Host Institution

Eugene Regional – May 17-19 at Eugene, Ore.

No. 1 seed Oregon* (47-7) vs. Albany (32-14)

BYU (35-20) vs. Drake (43-10)

Lexington Regional – May 18-20 at Lexington, Ky.

Michigan (43-11) vs. Notre Dame (32-21)

Ill.-Chicago (33-19) vs. No. 16 seed Kentucky* (31-19)

Columbia Regional – May 18-20 at Columbia, S.C

No. 9 seed South Carolina* (45-14) vs. UNCG (46-11)

Liberty (47-12) vs. Hofstra (40-12)

Tempe Regional – May 18-20 at Tempe, Ariz.

Long Beach St. (42-12) vs. Ole Miss (30-23)

New Mexico St. (29-22) vs. No. 8 seed Arizona St.* (43-11)

Seattle Regional – May 18-20 at Seattle, Wash.

No. 5 seed Washington* (44-8) vs. Boise St. (40-14)

Texas (32-24) vs. Minnesota (39-15)

Tuscaloosa Regional – May 18-20 at Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Oregon St. (28-26) vs. Wisconsin (28-21)

Middle Tenn. (39-20) vs. No. 12 seed Alabama* (33-18)

Fayetteville Regional – May 18-20 at Fayetteville, Ark.

No. 13 seed Arkansas* (39-15) vs. DePaul (35-15)

Wichita St. (30-21) vs. Oklahoma St. (38-20)

Norman Regional – May 18-20 at Norman, Okla.

Missouri (28-27) vs. Tulsa (33-23)

Boston U. (39-18) vs. No. 4 seed Oklahoma* (50-3)

Los Angeles Regional – May 18-20 at Los Angeles, Calif.

No. 3 seed UCLA* (50-4) vs. Sacramento St. (31-18)

Cal St. Fullerton (33-23) vs. Texas St. (42-14)

Tucson Regional – May 18-20 at Tucson, Ariz.

Mississippi St. (36-21) vs. North Dakota St. (33-17)

St. Francis (PA) (39-17) vs. No. 14 seed Arizona* (40-14)

Baton Rouge Regional – May 18-20 at Baton Rouge, La.

No. 11 seed LSU* (41-14) vs. Fordham (33-21)

Houston (36-20) vs. Louisiana (38-14)

Tallahassee Regional – May 18-20 at Tallahassee, Fla.

Auburn (40-15) vs. Kennesaw St. (39-15)

Jacksonville St. (33-23) vs. No. 6 seed Florida St.* (47-10)

Athens Regional – May 18-20 at Athens, Ga.

No. 7 seed Georgia* (43-11) vs. Harvard (23-16)

Northwestern (36-17) vs. California (34-19)

Knoxville Regional – May 18-20 at Knoxville, Tenn.

James Madison (42-12) vs. Ohio (38-15)

Monmouth (32-14) vs. No. 10 seed Tennessee* (45-12)

College Station Regional – May 18-20 at College Station, Texas

No. 15 seed Texas A&M* (40-16) vs. Prairie View (20-21)

McNeese (40-19) vs. Baylor (36-16)

Gainesville Regional – May 18-20 at Gainesville, Fla.

Ohio St. (34-14) vs. South Fla. (38-21)

Bethune-Cookman (31-24) vs. No. 2 seed Florida* (50-8)         

 

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