FROM NCAA RELEASE
INDIANAPOLIS – The field of 64 teams competing for the 2010 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship was announced today by the NCAA Division I Baseball Committee.
The national top eight seeds are Arizona St. (47-8), Texas (46-11), Florida (42-15), Coastal Carolina (51-7), Virginia (47-11), UCLA (43-13), Louisville (48-12) and Georgia Tech (45-13).
The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), Pacific-10 (Pac-10) and the Southeastern Conference led all conferences in the number of teams in the championship field with eight apiece. The marks for the ACC and the Pac-10 were conference all-time highs. The Big 12 had five and the Big East and Sun Belt had three teams.
Twenty-nine of the 64 teams were not in the field last year. Mercer, the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament champion, is making the championship for the first time. New Mexico last was in the field in 1962 and Oregon is in the field for the first time since 1964, and only two years after reinstating the baseball program.
Miami (Florida) is in the field for the 38th consecutive year, extending its own record. Florida State is making its 33rd straight appearance, second all-time. Other long consecutive streaks: Cal State Fullerton (19), Rice (16), Oral Roberts (13) and Texas (12).
Of the 292 championship eligible Division I institutions that sponsor baseball, Coastal Carolina has the most Division I wins with 51.
Twenty-seven other teams won at least 40 Division I contests, and all of which except Liberty, Southeastern La., Utah Valley and Wichita State are in the field.
Each of the 16 regionals features four teams, playing a double-elimination format. The regionals are scheduled to be conducted from Friday, June 4, to Monday, June 7 (if necessary).
Selection of the eight super regional hosts will be announced on www.NCAA.com/cws, Monday, June 7 at approximately 11 p.m. (ET). The 64th Men’s College World Series begins play Saturday, June 19, at Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha, Nebraska.
|Arizona St. Regional (Tempe, AZ)
1. Arizona St. (47-8)
3. Hawai’i (33-26)
|Arkansas Regional (Fayetteville, AR)
1. Arkansas (40-18)
3. Kansas St. (35-20)
|Auburn Regional (Auburn, AL)
1. Auburn (40-19)
3. Southern Miss (35-22)
|Georgia Tech Region (Atlanta, GA)
1. Georgia Tech (45-13)
3. Elon (38-22)
|Virginia Regional (Charlottesville, VA)
1. Virginia (47-11)
3. St. John’s (NY) (40-18)
|Oklahoma Regional (Norman, OK)
1. Oklahoma (44-15)
3. North Carolina (35-20)
|South Carolina Regional (Columbia, SC)
1. South Carolina (43-15)
3. The Citadel (42-20)
|Coastal Carolina Regional (Myrtle Beach, SC)
1. Coastal Carolina (51-7)
3. NC State (38-22)
|Texas Regional (Austin, TX)
1. Texas (46-11)
3. UL-Lafayette (37-20)
|TCU Region (Fort Worth, TX)
1. TCU (46-11)
3. Arizona (33-22)
|UCONN Regional (Norwich, CT)
1. Florida St. (42-17)
3. Oregon (38-22)
|Louisville Regional (Louisville, KY)
1. Louisville (48-12)
3. Illinois St. (31-22)
|UCLA Regional (Los Angeles, CA)
1. UCLA (43-13)
3. UC Irvine (37-19)
|Fullerton Regional (Fullerton, CA)
1. Cal St. Fullerton (41-15)
3. New Mexico (37-20)
|Miami Regional (Coral Gables, FL)
1. Miami (40-17)
3. Florida International (36-23)
|Florida Regional (Gainesville, FL)
1. Florida (42-15)
3. Oregon St. (31-22)