Seven ACC Baseball Teams Earn NCAA Bids

Seven ACC Baseball Teams Earn NCAA Bids

Monday May 26, 2014


Florida State, Virginia earn national seeds

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Seven Atlantic Coast Conference teams, including two national seeds, will be among the 64-team field when the 2014 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship gets underway with regional play on Friday.

The seven bids ranks second among all conferences nationally. It marks the sixth straight season that the league has sent at least seven teams to the tournament, and the ninth time in the last 10 years. 

Virginia was awarded the No. 3 national seed, while Florida State is No. 5. At least two ACC squads have earned a national seed in five straight tournaments.

The two longest all-time tournament streaks were extended this year. Miami is making its 42nd consecutive regional appearance, while Florida State is in for the 37th straight time.

Virginia – which earned a national seed for the fourth time in the last five years and is making its 11th straight appearance – will join Florida State and Miami as regional host sites, as previously announced Sunday night. 

Georgia Tech earned the league’s automatic bid as the ACC Champion and will head to Oxford, Mississippi, for the Ole Miss Regional. The Yellow Jackets have advanced to the postseason in 28 of the last 30 years.

Three ACC squads earned at-large berths on Monday. Maryland – which is in the tournament for the first time since 1971 – will be in the Columbia Regional hosted by South Carolina. Clemson will travel to Nashville, Tennessee, and will open play against Oregon at Vanderbilt. North Carolina is in the Gainesville Regional, hosted by Florida, and will face Long Beach State on Friday.

Clemson is making its 27th appearance in the last 28 years, while North Carolina has earned in a bid in 16 of the last 17.

2014 will be Florida State’s 52nd trip to the postseason and the 43rd for Miami, the second and third most, respectively, in NCAA Baseball history. Clemson has the fifth-most appearances with  39, followed by Georgia Tech (30), North Carolina (29), Virginia (14), and Maryland (4).

Each of the 16 regionals features four teams, playing a double-elimination format. The regionals are scheduled to be conducted from Friday, May 30, to Monday, June 2 (if necessary). Selection of the eight super regional hosts will be announced on www.NCAA.com/cws, Monday, June 2 at approximately 11 p.m. (ET).

The 68th Men’s College World Series begins play Saturday, June 14, at the TD Ameritrade Park Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska.

2014 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship (all times Eastern)

Baton Rouge Regional hosted by LSU
#1 LSU (44-14-1) vs. #4 Southeastern La. (37-23), 3 p.m., ESPN3
#2 Houston (44-15) vs. #3 Bryant (42-14), 8 p.m., ESPN3

Bloomington Regional hosted by Indiana
#1 Indiana (42-13) vs. #4 Youngstown State (16-36), 7 p.m., ESPN3
#2 Indiana State (35-16) vs. #3 Stanford (30-23), 2 p.m., ESPN3

Charlottesville Regional hosted by Virginia
#1 Virginia (44-13) vs. #4 Bucknell (30-19-1), 2 p.m., ESPN3
#2 Arkansas (38-23) vs. #3 Liberty (41-16), 7 p.m., ESPNU

Coral Gables Regional hosted by Miami (Florida)
#1 Miami (Florida) (41-17) vs. #4 Bethune-Cookman (26-31), 7 p.m., ESPN3
#2 Texas Tech (40-18) vs. #3 Columbia (29-18), 2 p.m., ESPN3

Corvallis Regional hosted by Oregon State
#1 Oregon State (42-12) vs. #4 North Dakota State (25-24), 11 p.m., ESPNU
#2 UNLV (35-23) vs. #3 UC Irvine (35-22), 5 p.m., ESPN3

Columbia Regional hosted by South Carolina
#1 South Carolina (42-16) vs. #4 Campbell (40-19), 7 p.m., ESPN3
#2 Maryland (36-21) vs. #3 Old Dominion (36-24), 1 p.m., ESPN3

Fort Worth Regional hosted by TCU
#1 TCU (42-15) vs. #4 Siena (26-231), 8 p.m., ESPN3
#2 Dallas Baptist (40-19) vs. #3 Sam Houston State (41-217), 3:30 p.m., ESPN3

Gainesville Regional hosted by Florida
#1 Florida (40-21) vs. #4 Col. of Charleston (41-17), 7 p.m., ESPN3
#2 Long Beach State (32-24) vs. #3 North Carolina (34-25), 1 p.m., ESPN3

Houston Regional hosted by Rice
#1 Rice (41-18) vs. #4 George Mason (34-20), 8 p.m., ESPN3
#2 Texas (38-18) vs. #3 Texas A&M (33-24), 4 p.m., ESPNU

Lafayette Regional hosted by La.-Lafayette
#1 La.-Lafayette (53-7) vs. Jackson State (31-23), 7 p.m., ESPN3
#2 Mississippi State (37-22) vs. #3 San Diego State (42-19), 2 p.m., ESPN3

Louisville Regional hosted by Louisville
#1 Louisville (45-15) vs. #4 Kent State (36-21), 6 p.m., ESPN3
#2 Kentucky (35-23) vs. #3 Kansas (34-24), 2 p.m., ESPN3

Nashville Regional hosted by Vanderbilt
#1 Vanderbilt (41-18) vs. #4 Xavier (29-27), 8 p.m., ESPN3
#2 Oregon (42-18) vs. #3 Clemson (36-23), 1 p.m., ESPN3

Oxford Regional hosted by Ole Miss
#1 Ole Miss (41-18) vs. #4 Jacksonville State (36-25), 8 p.m., ESPN3
#2 Washington (39-15-1) vs. #3 Georgia Tech (36-25), 4 p.m., ESPN3

San Luis Obispo Regional hosted by Cal Poly
#1 Cal Poly (45-10) vs. #4 Sacramento State (39-22), 9 p.m., ESPN3
#2 Arizona State (33-22) vs. #3 Pepperdine (39-16), 4 p.m., ESPN3

Stillwater Regional hosted by Oklahoma State
#1 Oklahoma State (45-16) vs. #4 Binghamton (25-25), 7 p.m., ESPN3
#2 Nebraska (40-19) vs. #3 Cal State Fullerton (32-22), 1 p.m., ESPNU

Tallahassee Regional hosted by Florida St.
#1 Florida State (43-15) vs. #4 Ga. Southern (39-21), 6 p.m., ESPN3
#2 Alabama (34-22) vs. #3 Kennesaw State (37-21), Noon, ESPN3