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INDIANAPOLIS – The field of 64 teams competing for the 2013 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship was announced today by the NCAA Division I Baseball Committee.

The national top eight seeds are North Carolina (52-8), Vanderbilt (51-9), Oregon State (45-10), LSU (52-9), Cal State Fullerton (48-8), Virginia (47-10), Florida State (44-15) and Oregon (45-14).

The Southeastern Conference (SEC) led all conferences in the number of teams in the championship field with nine, while the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) has eight institutions. The Pacific-12 Conference and the Sun Belt Conference each have four selected.

Making the tournament for the first time include: Bryant of the Northeast Conference, Canisius of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, Central Arkansas of the Southland Conference, Savannah State of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, and South Dakota State of the Summit Conference. Overall, 31 of the 64 teams were in the field last year.

Miami (Florida) is in the field for the 41st consecutive year, extending its own record. Florida State is making its 36th straight appearance, second all-time. Other long consecutive streaks: Cal State Fullerton (22), Rice (19) and South Carolina (14).

Each of the 16 regionals features four teams, playing a double-elimination format. The regionals are scheduled to be conducted from Friday, May 31, to Monday, June 3 (if necessary). Selection of the eight super regional hosts will be announced on www.NCAA.com/cws , Monday, June 3 at approximately 11 p.m. (ET).

The 67th Men’s College World Series begins play Saturday, June 15, at the TD Ameritrade Park Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska. A complete bracket, including records and match-ups, is below and attached.

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FIELD BY CONFERENCE (30)


Southeastern 9 (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, LSU, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt)
Atlantic Coast 8 (Clemson, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Miami (FL), North Carolina, North Carolina State, Virginia, Virginia Tech)
Pac-12 4 (Arizona State, Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA)
Sun Belt 4 (Fla. Atlantic, La.-Lafayette, South Ala., Troy)
Big 12 3 (Kansas State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State)
Big West 3 (Cal Poly, Cal State Fullerton, UC Santa Barbara)
Colonial 3 (Towson, UNC Wilmington, William & Mary)
Atlantic Sun 2 (East Tenn. State, Mercer)
Big East 2 (Connecticut, Louisville)
Big South 2 (Coastal Carolina, Liberty)
Big Ten 2 (Illinois, Indiana)
Mountain West 2 (New Mexico, San Diego State)
Southland 2 (Central Ark., Sam Houston State)
West Coast 2 (San Diego, San Francisco)
America East 1 (Binghamton)
Atlantic-10 1 (Saint Louis)
Conference USA 1 (Rice)
Horizon 1 (Valparaiso)
Ivy 1 (Columbia)
Metro Atlantic 1 (Canisius)
Mid-American 1 (Bowling Green)
Mid-Eastern 1 (Savannah State)
Missouri Valley 1 (Wichita State)
Northeast 1 (Bryant)
Ohio Valley 1 (Austin Peay)
Patriot 1 (Army)
Southern 1 (Elon)
Southwestern 1 (Jackson State)
Summit 1 (South Dakota State)
Western Athletic 1 (UTSA)

2013 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship (all times Eastern)


Baton Rouge Regional hosted by LSU
#1 LSU (52-9) vs. #4 Jackson St. (34-20), 3 p.m., ESPN3
#2 La.-Lafayette (41-18) vs. #3 Sam Houston St. (37-20), 8 p.m., ESPN3

Blacksburg Regional hosted by Virginia Tech
#1 Virginia Tech (38-20) vs. #4 Connecticut (34-26), 5:30 p.m., ESPN3
#2 Oklahoma (40-19) vs. Coastal Caro. (37-21), 1 p.m., ESPN3

Bloomington Regional hosted by Indiana
#1 Indiana (43-14) vs. #4 Valparaiso (31-26), 7 p.m., ESPN3
#2 Austin Peay (45-13) vs. #3 Florida (29-28), 1 p.m., ESPN3

Chapel Hill Regional hosted by North Carolina
#1 North Carolina (52-8) vs. #4 Canisius (42-15), 6 p.m., ESPN3
#2 Fla. Atlantic (39-20) vs. #3 Towson (29-28), 1 p.m., ESPN3

Charlottesville Regional hosted by Virginia
#1 Virginia (47-10) vs. #4 Army (29-21), 1 p.m., ESPN3
#2 UNC Wilmington (37-21) vs. #3 Elon (32-28), 6 p.m., ESPN3

Corvallis Regional hosted by Oregon State
#1 Oregon St. (45-10) vs. #4 UTSA (35-23), 8 p.m., ESPN3
#2 Texas A&M (32-27) vs. #3 UC Santa Barbara (34-23), 3 p.m., ESPN3

Columbia Regional hosted by South Carolina
#1 South Carolina (39-18) vs. #4 Saint Louis (41-19), 7 p.m., ESPN3
#2 Clemson (39-20) vs. #3 Liberty (34-27), 1 p.m., ESPN3

Eugene Regional hosted by Oregon
#1 Oregon (45-15) vs. #4 South Dakota St. (35-22), 9 p.m., ESPN3
#2 Rice (41-17) vs. #3 San Francisco (34-22), 5 p.m., ESPN3

Fullerton Regional hosted by Cal State Fullerton
#1 Cal St. Fullerton (48-8) vs. #4 Columbia (27-19), 11 p.m., ESPNU/ ESPN3
#2 Arizona St. (35-20-1) vs. #3 New Mexico (37-20), 7 p.m., ESPN3

Los Angeles Regional hosted by UCLA
#1 UCLA (39-17) vs. #4 San Diego St. (31-29), 9 p.m., ESPN3
#2 Cal Poly (39-17) vs. #3 San Diego (35-23), 5 p.m., ESPN3

Louisville Regional hosted by Louisville
#1 Louisville (46-12) vs. #4 Bowling Green (24-29), 6 p.m., ESPN3
#2 Miami (FL) (36-23) vs. #3 Oklahoma St. (39-17), 2 p.m., ESPN3

Manhattan Regional hosted by Kansas State
#1 Kansas St. (41-17) vs. #4 Wichita St. (39-26), 3 p.m., ESPNU/ ESPN3
#2 Arkansas (37-20) vs. #3 Bryant (44-16-1), 8 p.m., ESPN3

Nashville Regional hosted by Vanderbilt
#1 Vanderbilt (51-9) vs. #4 East Tenn. St. (36-22), 7 p.m., ESPNU/ESPN3
#2 Georgia Tech (34-25) vs. #3 Illinois (34-18), 2 p.m., ESPN3

Raleigh Regional hosted by North Carolina St.
#1 North Carolina St. (44-14) vs. #4 Binghamton (30-23), 7 p.m., ESPN3
#2 Ole Miss (37-22) vs. #3 William & Mary (37-22), 2 p.m., ESPN3

Starkville Regional hosted by Mississippi State
#1 Mississippi St. (43-17) vs. #4 Central Ark. (39-20), 8 p.m., ESPN3
#2 South Ala. (42-18) vs. #3 Mercer (43-16), 3 p.m., ESPN3

Tallahassee Regional hosted by Florida St.
#1 Florida St. (44-15) vs. #4 Savannah St. (33-21), 5 p.m., ESPN3
#2 Alabama (34-26) vs. #3 Troy (40-18), 12 noon, ESPNU/ ESPN3

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