2019 NCAA DIVISION I BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP BRACKET ANNOUNCED

2019 NCAA DIVISION I BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP BRACKET ANNOUNCED

The field of 64 teams competing for the 2019 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship was announced today by the NCAA Division I Baseball Committee.

The national top 16 seeds are UCLA (47-8), Vanderbilt (49-10), Georgia Tech (41-17), Georgia (44-15), Arkansas (41-17), Mississippi St. (46-13), Louisville (43-15), Texas Tech (39-17), Oklahoma St. (36-18), East Carolina (43-15), Stanford (41-11), Ole Miss (37-25), LSU (37-24), North Carolina (42-17), West Virginia (37-20) and Oregon St. (36-18-1).

The Southeastern Conference (SEC) leads the way with all-time tournament tying 10 teams selected. This is the third time in history the SEC has accomplished this mark (2014 and 2018). The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) has eight participants, while the Big 12 Conference, Big Ten Conference and Pac-12 have five participants each in the field. The American Athletic Conference (AAC) and Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) each have three in the field. Conference USA is the only other conference to have multiple teams with two teams.

Omaha is making its first appearance in the championship in 2018. Cincinnati is in the tournament for the first time since 1974, while Central Michigan earns its first bid since 1995 and Fordham is in for the first time since 1998.

Florida State has the longest consecutive streak with its 42nd straight appearance, with Cal St. Fullerton’s streak of appearances ending at 27. The other consecutive streaks of 10 or more, includes Vanderbilt (13), Florida (12) and Clemson (11).

Full story and aggregate: https://www.ncaa.com/news/baseball/article/2019-05-27/2019-ncaa-baseball-tournament-bracket-announced-ucla-top-overall