The #1 UCLA Softball team, a team that went 50-4 in the regular season, just got totally dissed by the NCAA Selection Committee. The Bruins were given the three seed overall behind number one seed Oregon and number two seed Florida.
The good news is that, by being in the top eight seeds, UCLA will not only host this weekend’s NCAA Regional, but also next weekend’s Super Regional as well.
The Bruins will face Sacramento State on Friday night at 8 pm PT. The game will be broadcast on ESPN2. The other schools playing in the Los Angeles Regional are Cal State Fullerton, whom UCLA defeated 5-3 on May 1st, and the Sun Belt champions Texas State Bobcats. The Titans and the Bobcats will play at Easton Stadium at 5:30 pm PT on Friday.
The Bruins and the Ducks aren’t the only Pac-12 teams in the top 8 seeds. Washington has been seeded fifth. Arizona State has been seeded eighth as well. While not seeded in the top eight, Arizona is seeded 14th nationally.
Speaking of Arizona, the winner of the Tucson Regional will face the winner of the Los Angeles Regional in the Super Regionals. So, it sets up a potential all-Pac-12 Super Regional if both the Bruins and Wildcats win their respective regionals.
UC Berkeley is not one of the top seeds, but they will be in the tournament and will play in the Athens, GA Regional. Oregon State will be headed to the Tuscaloosa Regional where they will play Wisconsin.
The good thing about this is that, hopefully, now the Bruins will have a chip on their shoulder after being dropped to the three seed despite being the number one team in the polls going into the final weekend of the regular season.
Go Bruins!!! Bring home 117!!!