2019 NCAA college baseball tournament bracket, regional matchups: Florida State extends postseason streak to 42 years

On Monday, the field of 64 for the 2019 NCAA Baseball Tournament was revealed. The Tournament will culminate with the College World Series, which will begin play in mid-June from TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska. Before we get to the basics of the tournament and the bracket itself, let's first note that Florida State did receive a bid. As such, FSU extended its postseason streak to 42 consecutive years. The next longest active streak belongs to Vanderbilt, at 13.

This bid is particularly special for FSU head coach Mike Martin, who will retire at the conclusion of this postseason run:

Now, let's talk about the structure of the tournament, because baseball's version of March Madness is a lot of different than basketball's. To wit, here's a look at the ground rules:

  • There are 31 automatic qualifiers. The other 33 teams are in on at-large bids.

  • The first round, referred to as the "regional" portion of the tournament, is split into 16 four-team segments. Those teams partake in a double-elimination, round-robin format, with the last team standing advancing onward. These games are hosted by the respective No. 1 seed in each regional.

  • The 16 regional winners then advance on to what's known as the "super regional" round, where they play a best-of-three series to determine which eight teams will head to Omaha as part of the College World Series.

  • The College World Series then reverts to a double-elimination format until two teams are left. From there, the finals are conducted in a best-of-three format.

Regional play will begin on May 31. Here's how each region stacks up. Note that within each region, all four teams are seeded from one to four:

Los Angeles regional

  1. UCLA
  2. Baylor
  3. LMU (CA)
  4. Omaha

Corvallis regional

  1. Oregon State
  2. Creighton
  3. Michigan
  4. Cincinnati

Oklahoma City regional

  1. Oklahoma State
  2. UConn
  3. Nebraska
  4. Harvard

Lubbock regional

  1. Texas Tech
  2. DBU
  3. Florida
  4. Army West Point

Fayetteville regional

  1. Arkansas
  2. California
  3. TCU
  4. Central Connecticut State

Oxford regional

  1. Ole Miss
  2. Illinois
  3. Clemson
  4. Jacksonville State

Baton Rouge regional

  1. LSU
  2. Arizona State
  3. Southern Miss
  4. Stony Brook

Athens regional

  1. Georgia
  2. Florida Atlantic
  3. Florida State
  4. Mercer

Nashville regional

  1. Vanderbilt
  2. Indiana State
  3. McNeese
  4. Ohio State

Morgantown regional

  1. West Virginia
  2. Texas A&M
  3. Duke
  4. Fordham

Greenville regional

  1. East Carolina
  2. NC State
  3. Campbell
  4. Quinnipiac

Louisville regional

  1. Louisville
  2. Indiana
  3. Illinois State
  4. UIC

Starkville regional

  1. Mississippi State
  2. Miami
  3. Central Michigan
  4. Southern U

Stanford regional

  1. Stanford
  2. UC Santa Barbara
  3. Fresno State
  4. Sacramento State

Chapel Hill regional

  1. North Carolina
  2. Tennessee
  3. Liberty
  4. UNCW

Atlanta regional

  1. Georgia Tech
  2. Auburn
  3. Florida A&M
  4. Coastal Carolina

You can check out the full bracket by clicking here.

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R.J. Anderson joined CBS Sports in 2016. He previously wrote for Baseball Prospectus, where he contributed to five of the New York Times bestselling annuals. His work has also appeared in Newsweek and... Full Bio

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