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North Carolina grabs top seed in NCAA baseball tourney

By Evan Hilbert | CBSSports.com

The North Carolina Tar Heels were named the top seed of the 64-team NCAA baseball tournament set to begin Friday.

"It was really a close, close call," selection committee chairman Dennis Farrell told the Associated Press. "I'm not so sure I can really articulate what the determining factor was."

UNC (52-8) will host one of 16 double-elimination regional tournaments, along with Vanderbilt, Oregon State, LSU, Cal-State Fullerton, Virginia, Florida State, Oregon, Virginia Tech, Indiana, South Carolina, UCLA, Louisville, Kansas State, North Carolina State and Mississippi State.

Best-of-3 super regionals will begin next week between the 16 regional winners, which will determine the eight teams headed to Omaha for the College World Series.

"It's exciting," North Carolina coach Mike Fox told the AP. "It's just important to be one of the top eight, really. Just try to be a national seed, so if you're fortunate enough to win a regional, you know you're playing at home the next weekend."

The SEC and ACC combined for 17 bids, while five teams will be appearing for the first time.

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