BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—–Seven Southeastern Conference teams were selected to compete for the 2016 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship, according to an announcement Monday by the NCAA Division I Baseball Committee. Four teams from the SEC – Florida, Texas A&M, Mississippi State and LSU – were selected as national seeds. This marks the first time any conference has earned four national seeds.
The top eight national seeds are Florida, Louisville, Miami, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Mississippi State, Clemson and LSU.
SEC schools earning bids include Florida, LSU, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, South Carolina, Texas A&M and Vanderbilt. All seven SEC schools – an NCAA record – will serve as hosts sites for NCAA Regional play.
Each regional field features four teams, playing in a double-elimination format. All 16 regionals are scheduled to be played Friday, June 3 to Monday, June 6 (if necessary).
The 70th Men’s College World Series begins play Saturday, June 18, at the TD Ameritrade Park Omaha in Omaha, Neb.