Oxford Regional Announced: No. 1 Rebs joined by Southern Miss, Florida State, SE Missouri St.
OXFORD, Miss. — NCAA baseball regional action begins Friday in Oxford at Swayze Field, and we now know who will be joining the No. 1 seed Rebels!
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Here’s what the regional will look like, with Ole Miss opening action Friday against SE Missouri State. First pitch is set for 7:00 p.m. (CT) at Swayze. In the early game Friday, Southern Miss and Florida State will play at 2:00 p.m. (CT).
No. 1 – Ole Miss (41-19)
No. 2. – Southern Miss (37-19)
No. 3 – Florida State (30-22)
No. 4 – SE Missouri State (30-20)
About the teams in the Oxford Regional
Southern Miss, who went 22-9 in Conference USA, is ranked No. 24 in RPI. The Seminoles are ranked No. 45 in the RPI, going 18-13 in ACC league play. SE Missouri State won both the regular season and postseason OVC titles.
Ole Miss is paired with the Arizona Regional in Tucson. The 16 double-elimination regionals will be followed by eight, best-of-three super regional series where the winners will advance to the men’s College World Series.
The Top 8 National Seeds are:
7) Mississippi State
8) Texas Tech
Click here for the complete bracket.
The Bracket! ⚾️
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We’ll have all your previews, game coverage and instant reaction post game throughout the Regionals and beyond.
Evelyn Van Pelt
Evelyn has covered sports for over two decades, beginning her journalism career as a sports writer for a newspaper in Austin, Texas. She attended Texas A&M and majored in English. Evelyn’s love for Ole Miss began when her daughter Katie attended the university on a volleyball scholarship. Evelyn created the Rebel Walk in 2013 and has served as publisher and managing editor since its inception.