2013 College Softball Regionals Schedule

2013 College Softball Regionals Schedule
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ncaa 2013 softball selectionOklahoma snags the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Division I Softball Championship Sunday when the NCAA Division I Softball Committee announced the 64-team field. Oklahoma was the champion of the Big 12 Conference, and are 47-4 and will play Marist, an automatic qualifier from the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.

Thirty-one conferences were awarded automatic qualification, and the remaining 33 slots were filled with at-large selections to complete the bracket. The top-16 teams were seeded nationally, each team that ranked in the top 16 will be a host.

How Were NCAA Softball Team Match-ups Chosen?

Team pairings were made by geographical proximity, however teams from the same conference were not paired during regional competition.

The Southeastern Conference led all conferences with 11 teams selected to the championship. The Pac-12 placed eight in the championship while the Big Ten Conference, Atlantic Coast Conference and Conference USA each had four qualifiers, respectively. Eight teams are making their initial appearances in the tournament: Pennsylvania, South Carolina-Upstate, Central Connecticut State, Marshall, Western Kentucky, IPFW, Hampton and Longwood.

Only 11 schools have been crowned the NCAA Division I softball champion since the tournament started in 1982, and nine are in this year’s bracket.

DATES, SITES, PAIRINGS for Softball Regionals

Source: NCAA.com
Norman Regional – May 17-19 at Norman, Okla.
No. 1 seed Oklahoma* (47-4) vs. Marist (30-24)
Fordham (35-21) vs. Arkansas (34-18)
College Station Regional – May 17-19 at College Station, Texas
Baylor (39-15) vs. Arizona (32-24)
Penn (30-18) vs. No. 16 seed Texas A&M* (39-15)
Baton Rouge Regional – May 17-19 at Baton Rouge, La.
No. 9 seed LSU* (40-14) vs. Central Connecticut State (35-13)
Northwestern State (40-13) vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (43-13)
Ann Arbor Regional – May 17-19 at Ann Arbor, Mich.
California (36-17) vs. Central Michigan (33-18)
Valparaiso (34-25) vs. No. 8 seed Michigan* (45-10)
Tempe Regional – May 17-19 at Tempe, Ariz.
No. 5 seed Arizona State* (45-10) vs. San Jose State (42-15)
Georgia (38-19) vs. San Diego State (35-18)
Lexington Regional – May 17-19 at Lexington, Ky.
Notre Dame (43-13) vs. Virginia Tech (35-19)
Marshall (35-20) vs. No. 12 seed Kentucky* (38-18)
Mobile Regional – May 17-19 at Mobile, Ala.
No. 13 seed South Alabama* (45-7) vs. Mississippi Valley (24-26)
Mississippi State (32-22) vs. Florida State (41-16)
Austin Regional – May 17-19 at Austin, Texas
Houston (40-18) vs. South Carolina (32-23)
Army (35-24) vs. No 4 seed Texas* (44-8)
Eugene Regional – May 16-18 at Eugene, Ore.
No. 3 seed Oregon* (46-9) vs. BYU (33-20)
North Carolina (39-19) vs. Wisconsin (42-11)
Lincoln Regional – May 17-19 at Lincoln, Neb.
Stanford (37-19) vs. Tulsa (42-14)
UNI (26-24) vs. No. 14 seed Nebraska* (40-13)
Washington Regional – May 17-19 at Seattle, Wash.
No. 11 seed Washington (38-15) vs. Portland State (25-29)
Minnesota (35-17) vs. Hawaii (43-11)
Columbia Regional – May 17-19 at Columbia, Mo.
Hofstra (43-11) vs. Oregon State (33-22)
Stony Brook (35-23) vs. No. 6 seed Missouri* (35-11)
Knoxville Regional – May 17-19 at Knoxville, Tenn.
No. 7 seed Tennessee* (44-10) vs. Longwood (35-17)
James Madison (41-15) vs. North Carolina State (33-18)
Tuscaloosa Regional – May 17-19 at Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Western Kentucky (41-16) vs. S.C. Upstate (41-10)
Jacksonville State (30-25) vs. No. 10 seed Alabama* (42-13)
Louisville Regional – May 17-19 at Louisville, Ky.
No. 15 seed Louisville* (46-11) vs. IPFW (32-14)
UAB (37-16) vs. UCLA (37-18)
Gainesville Regional – May 17-19 at Gainesville, Fla.
South Florida (43-14) vs. Georgia Southern (32-28)
Hampton (33-24) vs. No. 2 seed Florida* (52-7)
* Indicates host institution

What to Expect for the NCAA Softball Championship:  May 30-June 5 in Oklahoma CityThe championship will be three weekends of competition. Four teams will participate at each of 16 regional sites in a double-elimination tournament. Sixteen teams were seeded and placed at one of the regional sites. For those of you who plan on making it out to a regional game, keep  in mind that all eight regional sites will be televised on the ESPN family of networks.This is a tremendous step for girls softball and college softball. We highly recommend watching the regionals if you have a daughter who is interested in playing softball competitively, or coach a softball team.

Super Regionals May 23- 26th
The regional winners will advance to super regional competition for a best-of-three series that will be conducted May 23-26 at eight campus sites. For the fourth consecutive year, all Super Regional games will be televised on the ESPN family of networks.

WCWS Double Elimination Tournament May 30-June 5th
The remaining eight teams will advance to the WCWS, an eight-team, double-elimination tournament. The championship final will be a best-of-three-series. The WCWS will be conducted May 30 – June 5 at the ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City.

Selection Process
The committee selected teams from the following eight regions to participate in the championship: Central, East, Northeast, South, Mideast, Midwest, West and Pacific. Thirty-one conferences have been granted automatic qualification for the 2013 championship.

Seeding, Sites
Teams were selected to the field of 64 teams. The top 16 teams were seeded in order, and the remaining teams were placed in regional brackets to create balanced competition and avoid conference match-ups, when possible.


America East Stony Brook
Atlantic Coast NC State
Atlantic 10 Fordham
Atlantic Sun South Carolina-Upstate
Big East South Florida
Big South Longwood
Big Sky Portland State
Big Ten Wisconsin
Big 12 Oklahoma
Big West Hawaii
Colonial Athletic Hofstra
Conference USA Marshall
Horizon League Valparaiso
Ivy League Pennsylvania
Metro Atlantic Marist
Mid-American Central Michigan
Mid-Eastern Hampton
Missouri Valley Northern Iowa
Mountain West San Diego State
Northeast Central Connecticut State
Ohio Valley Longwood
Pacific-12 Oregon
Pacific Coast BYU
Patriot League Army
Southeastern Florida
Southern Georgia Southern
Southland Northwestern State
Southwestern Mississippi Valley State
Summit IPFW
Sun Belt South Alabama
Western Athletic San Jose State


For even more information visit: http://www.ncaa.com/news/softball/article/2013-05-12/oklahoma-headlines-di-softball-field

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