NCAA Division I Regionals

NCAA Division I Regionals

Post by Mike Mcdermo » Tue, 14 May 1996 04:00:00


May 17-19, at Tallahassee, FL
                     1)  Arizona
                     2)  South Florida
                     3)  Florida State
                     4)  Troy State

                      at Ann Arbor, MI
                      1)  Michigan
                      2)  South Carolina
                      3)  Notre Dame
                      4)  Central Michigan

                       at Iowa City, IA
                       1)  Oklahoma
                       2)  UNLV
                       3)  Iowa
                       4)  No. Illinois

                        at Lafayette, LA
                        1)  Southwestern La.
                        2)  Minnesota
                        3)  Nebraska
                        4)  Nicholls State

                        at Fresno, CA
                        1)  Fresno St.
                        2)  California
                        3)  Long Beach St.
                        4)  Texas A&M

                         at Amherst, MA
                         1)  Princeton
                         2)  U. Mass.
                         3)  U. Conn.
                         4)  Boston U.

                         at Fullerton, CA
                         1)  Cal State, Northridge
                         2)  UCLA
                         3)  Cal. State, Fullerton
                         4) S.W. Missouri St.

                         at Seattle, WA
                         1)  Washington
                         2)  Oklahoma St.
                         3)  Indiana
                         4)  Jacksonville St.

Numbers before schools indicates seeding for region.  Winner of each
region advances to the Women's College World Series in Columbus, GA , May
23-27.
WCWS TV coverage:  ESPN2 tape delay on semi's Monday, May 27 at 12:30 am
and 2:00 am EDT.  Championship game also tape delayed on Mon, May 27, 4
pm EDT.

 
 
 

NCAA Division I Regionals

Post by J. Andrew Lipsco » Wed, 15 May 1996 04:00:00


Something I'd been wondering about:  How did Tennessee not get an
automatic?  I can see three possibilities:

(1) The SEC does not have one.
(2) As a first-year school, they are not allowed to win it.
(3) There's no tournament, and winning 19 in a row at the end was still
not enough to win the regular season title.


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NCAA Division I Regionals

Post by Eric Mad » Sat, 18 May 1996 04:00:00

Quote:
> Something I'd been wondering about:  How did Tennessee not get an
> automatic?  I can see three possibilities:

> (1) The SEC does not have one.
> (2) As a first-year school, they are not allowed to win it.
> (3) There's no tournament, and winning 19 in a row at the end was still
> not enough to win the regular season title.

The SEC had no automatic bid because there was no SEC for softball. For
years, South Carolina has been the only SEC school with a softball team,
and they have enjoyed decent success at the national level. Tennessee
added the sport this year, but there will be a FLOOD next year. I know
that Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Kentucky, and Louisiana State are adding
softball and I would guess others probably are too. These schools have
hired name coaches (former Arizona assistant Larry Ray at Florida, former
South Carolina assistant Carie Dever-Boaz at Arkansas) and are getting a
significant number of players from Southern California, the softball
hotbed.

I fully expect that the SEC will have a conference tournament next year
and that the winner will get a bid (I'm not sure if they have an automatic
for next year or not, but with two established top programs, they should
get some respect).

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