Texas, Oklahoma earn top seeds in NCAA softball bracket


Texas received the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Division I Softball Championship when the selection committee announced the 64-team field on Sunday.

Just behind Texas (47-7) is rival Oklahoma, the three-time reigning champion, as the No. 2 seed. The Sooners (49-6) defeated the Longhorns 5-1 in the Big 12 championship game Saturday to conclude both teams’ final seasons in the conference.

Texas and Oklahoma will host two of 16 four-team regionals starting Friday. The 16 winners will play in the super regionals between May 23 and 26, leaving eight teams to advance to the Women’s College World Series.

Texas will face Siena in their first regional matchup in Austin, Texas. Northwestern and Saint Francis (PA) were also sent to Austin. Oklahoma opens against Cleveland State, while Oregon and Boston University also head to Norman, Oklahoma.

The rest of the first round matches are as follows:

Knoxville Regional: No. 3 seed Tennessee vs. Dayton; Virginia vs. Miami (Ohio)

Gainesville Regional: No. 4 seed Florida vs. Florida Gulf Coast; South Alabama vs. Florida Atlantic

Stillwater Regional: No. 5 seed Oklahoma State vs. Northern Colorado; Kentucky vs. Michigan

Los Angeles Regional: No. 6 seed UCLA vs. Grand Canyon; Virginia Tech vs. San Diego State

Columbia Regional: No. 7 seed Missouri vs. Omaha; Washington vs. Indiana

Stanford Regional: Stanford No. 8 seed vs. Saint Mary’s; Mississippi State vs. Cal State Fullerton

Baton Rouge Regional: No. 9 seed LSU vs. Jackson State; Cal vs. Southern Illinois

Durham Regional: No. 10 seed Duke vs. Morgan State; South Carolina vs. Utah

Athens Regional: No. 11 seed Georgia vs. UNC Wilmington; Charlotte vs. Freedom

Fayetteville Regional: No. 12 seed Arkansas vs. Southeast Missouri State; Arizona vs. Villanova

Lafayette Regional: No. 13 seed Louisiana vs. Princeton; Baylor vs. Ole Miss

Tuscaloosa Regional: No. 14 seed Alabama vs. South Carolina Upstate; Clemson vs. Southeast Louisiana

Tallahassee Regional: No. 15 seed Florida State vs. Chattanooga; Auburn vs. UCF

Bryan-College Station Regional: No. 16 seed Texas AM vs. Albany; Texas State vs. Penn State

–Field-level media