College Baseball Regionals 2014: Bracket, Schedule and Hosts

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College Baseball Regionals 2014: Bracket, Schedule and Hosts
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Schools now know where to book their flights and 16 teams are gearing up for some hungry visitors as the field of 64 has been set for the 2014 NCAA baseball tournament regionals. 

The top 16 schools host a regional with four teams in a double-elimination format, and the winner of each advancing to a best-of-three super regional. The winner of that will be among the eight making the trek to Omaha, Nebraska, for the College Baseball World Series.   

It was no surprise to see teams like Oregon State and Florida among the top national seeds, but there were a couple of twists and turns throughout the selection process that left certain regionals packed with dangerous squads. 

Let's break down the results from Monday's selection show.

 

2014 College Baseball Regional Hosts
National Seed School
1 Oregon State
2 Florida
3 Virginia
4 Indiana
5 Florida State
6 Louisiana-Lafeyette
7 TCU
8 LSU
- Oklahoma State
- Rice
- Louisville
- Vanderbilt
- Miami (Florida)
- Cal Poly
- Ole Miss
- South Carolina

ESPNU Broadcast

2014 College Baseball Regionals Schedule
Matchup Date Time (ET) TV
Kennesaw State vs. Alabama Friday, May 30 Noon ESPN3
Cal State Fullerton vs. Nebraska Friday, May 30 1 p.m. ESPNU
Clemson vs. Oregon Friday, May 30 1 p.m. ESPN3
North Carolina vs. Long Beach state Friday, May 30 1 p.m. ESPN3
Old Dominion vs. Maryland Friday, May 30 1 p.m. ESPN3
Kansas vs. Kentucky Friday, May 30 2 p.m. ESPN3
Stanford vs. Indiana State Friday, May 30 2 p.m. ESPN3
Columbia vs. Texas Tech Friday, May 30 2 p.m. ESPN3
San Diego State vs. Mississippi State Friday, May 30 2 p.m. ESPN3
Bucknell vs. Virginia Friday, May 30 2 p.m. ESPN3
Southeastern Louisiana vs. LSU Friday, May 30 3 p.m. ESPN3
Sam Houston State vs. Dallas Baptist Friday, May 30 3:30 p.m. ESPN3
Texas A&M vs. Texas Friday, May 30 4 p.m. ESPNU
Pepperdine vs. Arizona State Friday, May 30 4 p.m. ESPN3
Georgia Tech vs. Washington Friday, May 30 4 p.m. ESPN3
UC Irvine vs. UNLV Friday, May 30 5 p.m. ESPN3
Georgia Southern vs. Florida State Friday, May 30 6 p.m. ESPN3
Kent State vs. Louisville Friday, May 30 6 p.m. ESPN3
Binghamton vs. Oklahoma State Friday, May 30 7 p.m. ESPN3
Youngstown State vs. Indiana Friday, May 30 7 p.m. ESPN3
Charleston vs. Florida Friday, May 30 7 p.m. ESPN3
Bethune-Cookman vs. Miami (Florida) Friday, May 30 7 p.m. ESPN3
Jackson State vs. Louisiana-Lafayette Friday, May 30 7 p.m. ESPN3
Campbell vs. South Carolina Friday, May 30 7 p.m. ESPN3
Liberty vs. Arkansas Friday, May 30 7 p.m. ESPNU
George Mason vs. Rice Friday, May 30 8 p.m. ESPN3
Bryant vs. Houston Friday, May 30 8 p.m. ESPN3
Xavier vs. Vanderbilt Friday, May 30 8 p.m. ESPN3
Siena vs. TCU Friday, May 30 8 p.m. ESPN3
Jacksonville State vs. Ole Miss Friday, May 30 8 p.m. ESPN3
Sacramento State vs. Cal Poly Friday, May 30 9 p.m. ESPN3
North Dakota State vs. Oregon State Friday, May 30 11 p.m. ESPNU

NCAA.com

Note: Remaining schedule dependent upon results from above games. Schedule courtesy of NCAA.com.

 

Bracket

Interactive bracket found here courtesy of NCAA.com.

 

Most Intriguing Regionals

Gainesville/Coral Gables

Butch Dill/Associated Press

There's no regional tournament in this year's bracket with more intrigue and potential than in Gainesville, Florida.

The Florida Gators were picked as the No. 2 national seed but won't exactly have a walk in the park to get to their fourth College World Series in five years. Should they get past College of Charleston, the Gators will face dangerous ACC foe North Carolina or Long Beach State.

The real potential starts in the super regional, when Florida could face off against the Miami Hurricanes—who host the Coral Gables regional but were snubbed for one of the eight national seeds. 

At least that's the opinion of Miami head coach Jim Morris, per the Gainesville Sun's Kevin Brockway:

The Hurricanes are no strangers to traveling to Gainesville in the super regional round, but it could bode well for them this year given their record against the Gators. Miami won two of three against Florida in the series between the two this season. 

It's arguable that Miami got the short end of the stick by having to face a top national team in the super regional, but the 'Canes might at least have a shot at one of their biggest in-state rivals on the diamond. 

 

Baton Rouge/Houston

USA TODAY Sports

With a number of serious national title contenders jumbled in, the Houston and Baton Rouge regionals are set to feature a super regional collision course between two elite schools.

LSU is the national seed in the group after winning the SEC tournament without a single loss, but the committee didn't do them any favors in paving their road to the College World Series. The Tigers face Southeastern Louisiana in their first game, but then might have to face Houston before even getting to the super regional.

The Cougars were expected by some to at least host their own regional, but Rice took that honor after winning the Conference USA tournament. Expect Houston to be fired up and ready to test the red-hot LSU Tigers, who tore through the SEC tourney. 

In the regional they're matched up with, the teams heading to Houston aren't short on intrigue, either, per OleMissSports.com's Austin Miller:

Whether it's LSU, Rice, Houston or even a sleeper like Texas A&M or Texas, this super regional is sure to be one of the best. 

 

Lafayette/Oxford

Patric Schneider/Associated Press

As the only team not from a power conference to earn one of the top eight national seeds, Louisiana-Lafayette enters its regional with a ton of excitement surrounding the program.

The Ragin' Cajuns finished with a blazing-hot record of 53-7 for the season, and they're certainly the team to beat for anyone in the Lafayette or Oxford regionals hoping to get to the College World Series. But there are plenty of teams capable of taking them out.

Mississippi State could face Lafayette in its home stadium, and should the Cajuns make it out of their regional, they may have to face Ole Miss—another dangerous SEC foe. 

Or, as the SEC's Chuck Dunlap hopes, it could be an all-SEC bash for the super regional:

Whether it's out of Oxford, Lafayette or elsewhere, the SEC looks to be in good shape to get more than one team into the field with 10 total schools among the 64.

But there's no doubting that the team everyone is looking up to in this set of regionals is Louisiana-Lafayette.

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