INDIANAPOLIS – The field of 64 teams competing for the 2009 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship was announced today by the NCAA Division I Baseball Committee.
The national top eight seeds are Texas (41-13-1), Cal State Fullerton (42-14), LSU (46-16), North Carolina (42-16), Arizona St. (44-12), UC Irvine (43-13), Oklahoma (41-18) and Florida (39-20).
The Big 12 and Southeastern Conference lead all conferences in the number of teams in the championship field with eight, followed by the Atlantic Coast Conference with seven. The Big Ten, Big West, Conference USA and Pacific-10 each have three teams each.
Twenty-nine of the 64 teams were not in the field last year. Binghamton (AQ), Cal Poly (at-large), Georgia St. (AQ), Kansas State (at-large) and Xavier (AQ), all are making the championship for the first time. Utah last was in the field in 1960, Boston College last made it in 1967.
Miami (FL) is in the field for the 37th consecutive year, extending its own record. Florida State is making its 32nd straight appearance, second all-time. Other long consecutive streaks: Cal State Fullerton (18), Rice (15) and Oral Roberts (12).
Of the 288 championship eligible Division I institutions that sponsor baseball, Coastal Carolina and LSU have the most Division I wins with 46. Twenty-five other teams won at least 40 Division I contests, and all of which but New Mexico St. and San Jose St., are in the field.
Each of the 16 regionals feature four teams, playing a double-elimination format. The regionals are scheduled to be conducted from Friday, May 29, to Monday, June 1 (if necessary). Selection of the eight super regional hosts will be announced on NCAA.com, Monday, June 1 at approximately 11 p.m. (ET).
The 63rd Men’s College World Series begins play Saturday, June 13, at Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha, Nebraska.
A complete bracket, including records and match-ups, is attached.
OTHER SELECTION INFORMATION
FIELD BY CONFERENCE (30)
Big 12 8 (Baylor, Kansas, Kansas St., Missouri, Oklahoma, Oklahoma St., Texas, Texas A&M)
Southeastern 8 (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Mississippi, South Carolina, Vanderbilt)
Atlantic Coast 7 (Boston College, Clemson, Florida St., Georgia Tech, Miami (FL), North Carolina, Virginia)
Big Ten 3 (Indiana, Minnesota, Ohio St.)
Big West 3 (Cal Poly, UC Irvine, Cal State Fullerton)
Conference USA 3 (East Carolina, Rice, Southern Miss.)
Mountain West 3 (San Diego St., TCU, Utah)
Pacific-10 3 (Arizona St., Oregon St., Washington St.)
Colonial 2 (George Mason, Georgia St.)
Southern 2 (Elon, Ga. Southern)
Southland 2 (Sam Houston St., Texas St.)
Sun Belt 2 (Middle Tenn., Western Ky.)
America East 1 (Binghamton)
Atlantic Sun 1 (Jacksonville)
Atlantic 10 1 (Xavier)
Big East 1 (Louisville)
Big South 1 (Coastal Carolina)
Horizon 1 (Wright St.)
Ivy 1 (Dartmouth)
Metro Atlantic 1 (Marist)
Mid-American 1 (Kent St.)
Mid-Eastern 1 (Bethune-Cookman)
Missouri Valley 1 (Wichita State)
Northeast 1 (Monmouth)
Ohio Valley 1 (Tennessee Tech)
Patriot 1 (Army)
Southwestern 1 (Southern)
Summit 1 (Oral Roberts)
West Coast 1 (Gonzaga)
Western Athletic 1 (Fresno St.)
FIELD BY STATE (27)
Texas 7 (Baylor, Rice, Sam Houston St., Texas, Texas A&M, TCU, Texas St.)
California 5 (UC Irvine, Cal Poly, Cal St. Fullerton, Fresno St., San Diego St.)
Florida 5 (Bethune-Cookman, Florida, Florida State, Jacksonville, Miami [FL])
Georgia 4 (Georgia, Ga. Southern, Georgia St., Georgia Tech)
Ohio 4 (Kent St., Ohio St., Wright St., Xavier)
Kansas 3 (Kansas, Kansas St., Wichita St.)
New York 3 (Army, Binghamton, Marist)
North Carolina 3 (East Carolina, Elon, North Carolina)
Oklahoma 3 (Oklahoma, Oklahoma St., Oral Roberts)
South Carolina 3 (Clemson, Coastal Caro., South Carolina)
Tennessee 3 (Middle Tenn., Tennessee Tech, Vanderbilt)
Kentucky 2 (Louisville, Western Ky.)
Louisiana 2 (LSU, Southern)
Mississippi 2 (Mississippi, Southern Miss.)
Virginia 2 (George Mason, Virginia)
Washington 2 (Gonzaga, Washington St.)
Alabama 1 (Alabama)
Arizona 1 (Arizona St.)
Arkansas 1 (Arkansas)
Indiana 1 (Indiana)
Massachusetts 1 (Boston College)
Minnesota 1 (Minnesota)
Missouri 1 (Missouri)
New Hampshire 1 (Dartmouth)
New Jersey 1 (Monmouth)
Oregon 1 (Oregon St.)
Utah 1 (Utah)
Thirty-five of the 64 teams were in the 2008 field. Five teams made the field for the first time in the program’s history: Binghamton, Cal Poly, Georgia St., Kansas St. and Xavier.
Utah is in the field for the first time since 1960.
Boston College is in the field for the first time since 1967.
The eight teams from the Big 12 are the most ever for this conference.
Miami (FL) is in the field for the 37th consecutive year, extending its own record. Florida State is making its 32nd straight appearance, which ranks second all-time. Other long consecutive streaks include Cal State Fullerton (18), Rice (15) and Oral Roberts (12).