Tonight at 7:00 pm PT, UCLA Softball will find out their seeding and whether or not they will host a regional during this year’s Women’s College World Series.
64 teams are chosen with 32 conference champs automatically qualifying and another 32 earning at-large bids. The top 16 will be seeded and each will appear at one of the 16 regional sites across the country.
Regionals will take place from May 18 to May 20 at the sixteen regional sites while the Super Regionals will occur from May 24 to May 27 at eight sites.
At each regional site, there will be a four-team, double-elimination tournament and the 16 teams left standing will advance to the Super Regionals.
At each Super Regional site, two teams will play in a best-of-three tournament format. The winners from each site will advance to the NCAA Women’s College World Series at USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City from May 31 to June 6. In Oklahoma City, the final eight teams will compete in a double-elimination bracket until there are just two teams left. The last two teams standing will battle it out in a best-of-three series for the national championship.
But, before any team heads to Oklahoma City, we need to know which teams have chosen to compete. The NCAA Softball Selection Show will officially announce which teams will play for the championship.
The selection show will air on tonight on ESPN2 at 7pm.
With UCLA being ranked #1 in the country prior to the start of the weekend, they should be seeded in a top slot. They could possibly drop because they lost to Arizona State on Thursday and because they did not win the Pac-12 Conference. Regardless, the Bruins should still be selected to host a Regional and probably a Super Regional as well. Stay tuned!