Miami was selected as the top seed for the 64-team Division I
college baseball tournament Monday, while two-time defending
champion Oregon State was left out of the field.
The Hurricanes (47-8), who won the Atlantic Coast Conference
tournament for the first time, will host one of 16 four-team,
double-elimination regionals that begin Friday. Miami, making its
36th straight tournament appearance to extend its NCAA record, was
ranked No. 1 in various polls for the majority of the season and
opens up against Bethune-Cookman (36-20).
The other national seeds, in order, are: North Carolina (46-12),
Arizona State (45-11), Florida State (48-10), Cal State Fullerton
(37-19), Rice (42-13), LSU (43-16-1) and Georgia (35-21-1).
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