Eight Pac-12 Softball Teams Make NCAA Tournament
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Eight Pac-12 teams earned NCAA Tournament bids, including the No. 1 overall seed California, as the NCAA committee announced the complete field on Sunday. The Pac-12 has eight teams in the postseason for the first time since 2007.
Washington earned the 16 overall seed and will host regionals for the third straight season against Harvard, Texas Tech, and Maryland at Husky Softball Stadium.
Along with Washington, Arizona State, Arizona, California, Oregon, and UCLA will host regionals. Oregon State and Stanford will be on the road. All regionals will be conducted May 18-20, except for the Eugene Regional, which will take place May 17-19.
30 conferences were awarded automatic qualification, and the remaining 34 slots were filled with at-large selections to complete the bracket. The top 16 teams were seeded nationally and will play at campus sites this weekend. Four teams will participate at each of 16 regional sites in a double-elimination tournament.
Regional winners will advance to super regional competition for a best-of-three series that will be conducted May 24-27 at eight campus sites. The Women's College World Series, an eight-team, double-elimination tournament, will be conducted May 31-June 6 at the ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City.
With a storied traditional in softball, Pac-12 teams have won 23 NCAA championships in the sport, including the last six.
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