2016 NCAA Division 1 Softball Bracket Announced

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2016 NCAA Division 1 Softball Bracket Announced

The 2016 NCAA Division I Softball bracket is now known and the bracket can be found here. The Florida Gators are going for their third straight National Championship after winning in 2014 and 2015. The only time a team has won three straight Championships was from 1988 to 1990 when the UCLA Bruins completed the feat.

The tournament will get started with the regionals between Friday, May 20 and Monday, May 23. Below are the 16 National Seeds as ranked by the NCAA.

SeedTeamRecordConference
1Florida53-5SEC
2Michigan46-5Big Ten
3Oklahoma47-7Big 12
4Auburn49-9SEC
5Oregon44-8Pac-12
6Alabama46-12SEC
7James Madison46-4Colonial
8Florida State48-8ACC
9Kentucky43-12SEC
10LSU45-15SEC
11Washington36-13Pac-12
12UCLA35-13-1Pac-12
13Tennessee41-14SEC
14Louisiana Lafayette43-7Sun Belt
15Missouri39-14SEC
16Georgia40-17SEC

2016 NCAA Division 1 Softball Teams

Below are all 64 teams that have made the 2016 NCAA Division 1 Softball tournament. In the sortable table below, the automatic bids are listed first followed by the at-large bids listed in order of conference. The records for each team and which regional they have been assigned to are provided as well.

ConferenceTeamRecordRouteRegional
American EastMaine28-19Tournament ChampionsAthens
AmericanTulsa35-19Tournament ChampionsNorman
ACCFlorida State48-8Tournament ChampionsTallahassee
Atlantic 10Fordham39-19Tournament ChampionsEugene
Atlantic SunSouth Carolina Upstate42-13Tournament ChampionsAuburn
Big 12Oklahoma47-7Regular Season ChampionsNorman
Big EastButler28-22Tournament ChampionsLexington
Big SkyWeber State37-17Tournament ChampionsSeattle
Big SouthLongwood38-18Tournament ChampionsHarrisonburg
Big TenMinnesota41-12Tournament ChampionsSeattle
Big WestCal State Fullerton43-14Regular Season ChampionsLos Angeles
ColonialJames Madison46-4Tournament ChampionsHarrisonburg
C-USAFlorida Atlantic50-7Tournament ChampionsGainesville
HorizonValparaiso18-32Tournament ChampionsAnn Arbor
IvyPrinceton23-26Championship Series WinnerHarrisonburg
Mid-AmericanMiami (OH)34-21Tournament ChampionsAnn Arbor
Metro AtlanticMarist45-11Tournament ChampionsKnoxville
Mid-EasternFlorida A&M27-28Tournament ChampionsTallahassee
Missouri ValleyWichita State35-19Tournament ChampionsNorman
Mountain WestFresno State41-10-1Regular Season ChampionsLos Angeles
NortheastLIU Brooklyn30-25Tournament ChampionsBaton Rouge
Ohio ValleyJacksonville State41-15Tournament ChampionsAuburn
Pac-12Oregon44-8Regular Season ChampionsEugene
PatriotBoston Univeristy28-22Tournament ChampionsLafayette
SECAuburn49-9Tournament ChampionsAuburn
SouthernSamford40-18Tournament ChampionsTuscaloosa
SouthlandMcNeese State42-12Tournament ChampionsBaton Rouge
SWACAlabama State28-25Tournament ChampionsGainesville
SummitNorth Dakota State38-13Tournament ChampionsSeattle
Sun BeltLouisiana Lafayette43-7Tournament ChampionsLafayette
WACCal State Bakersfield16-32Tournament ChampionsLos Angeles
West CoastBYU35-19Regular Season ChampionsColumbia
ACCLouisville35-15At-LargeColumbia
ACCNorth Carolina31-23At-LargeHarrisonburg
ACCNotre Dame41-11At-LargeAnn Arbor
AmericanCentral Florida36-20At-LargeGainesville
AmericanSouth Florida44-14At-LargeTallahassee
Big 12Baylor43-12At-LargeEugene
Big 12Oklahoma State29-24At-LargeAthens
Big 12Texas37-14At-LargeLafayette
Big TenIllinois35-21At-LargeLexington
Big TenNebraska33-19At-LargeColumbia
Big TenNorthwestern26-26At-LargeAthens
Big TenMichigan46-5At-LargeAnn Arbor
Big TenOhio State33-18-1At-LargeKnoxville
Big WestLong Beach State32-20At-LargeEugene
Pac-12Arizona36-19At-LargeKnoxville
Pac-12Arizona State30-25At-LargeBaton Rouge
Pac-12California31-22-1At-LargeTuscaloosa
Pac-12Oregon State30-18-1At-LargeAuburn
Pac-12UCLA35-13-1At-LargeLos Angeles
Pac-12Utah32-19At-LargeLexington
Pac-12Washington36-13At-LargeSeattle
SECAlabama46-12At-LargeTuscaloosa
SECFlorida53-5At-LargeGainesville
SECGeorgia40-17At-LargeAthens
SECKentucky43-12At-LargeLexington
SECLSU45-15At-LargeBaton Rouge
SECMissouri39-14At-LargeColumbia
SECOle Miss39-20At-LargeNorman
SECSouth Carolina36-21At-LargeTallahassee
SECTennessee41-14At-LargeKnoxville
SECTexas A&M37-18At-LargeLafayette
Sun BeltTexas State39-20At-LargeTuscaloosa

Regionals

The 2016 NCAA Division 1 Softball tournament will kick off with 16 regionals with four teams in each regional. Each regional employs the double-elimination format with the 16 National Seeds hosting a regional. The regionals are listed in order of the potential Super Regional matchup (i.e. #1 vs #16, #9 vs #8, #13 vs. #4, etc.).

All dates and times listed below are tentative. Updates, along with final scores, will be made as the changes are known.

Gainesville Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
5/20/2016Game #112 PMCentral FloridaFlorida Atlantic1-0
5/20/2016Game #22:30 PMAlabama State#1 Florida0-11, (5 Innings)Game shortened to 5 innings due to run rule
5/21/2016Game #312 PM#1 FloridaCentral Florida5-0
5/21/2016Game #42:30 PMFlorida AtlanticAlabama State8-0Alabama State Eliminated
5/21/2016Game #55:30 PMFlorida AtlanticCentral Florida1-2 (8 Innings)Florida Atlantic Eliminated
5/22/2016Game #612 PMCentral Florida#1 Florida0-8 (5 Innings)Central Florida Eliminated
5/22/2016Game #72:30 PMGame #6 WinnerGame #6 LoserIf Necessary

Athens Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
5/20/2016Game #11 PMNorthwesternOklahoma State2-1
5/20/2016Game #23:30 PMMaine#16 Georgia0-6
5/21/2016Game #31 PM#16 GeorgiaNorthwestern5-2
5/21/2016Game #44 PMOklahoma StateMaine10-1Maine Eliminated
5/21/2016Game #56:30 PMOklahoma StateNorthwestern3-2 (9 Innings)Northwestern Eliminated
5/22/2016Game #61 PM#16 GeorgiaOklahoma State3-5
5/22/2016Game #73:30 PMOklahoma State#16 Georgia0-6Oklahoma State Eliminated

Lexington Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
5/20/2016Game #111 AMIllinoisUtah0-1
5/21/2016Game #211 AMButler#9 Kentucky1-6Postponed to 5/21 due to weather
5/21/2016Game #32 PMUtah#9 Kentucky3-0
5/21/2016Game #44:30 PMButlerIllinois1-2 (8 Innings)Butler Eliminated
5/21/2016Game #57 PM#9 KentuckyIllinois3-2 (8 Innings)Illinois Eliminated
5/22/2016Game #61 PM#9 KentuckyUtah4-0
5/22/2016Game #74 PMUtah#9 Kentucky5-3Kentucky Eliminated

Tallahassee Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
5/20/2016Game #112 PMSouth CarolinaSouth Florida2-0
5/20/2016Game #22:30 PMFlorida A&M#8 Florida State0-1No Hitter thrown by FSU's Jessica Burroughs
5/21/2016Game #312 PM#8 Florida StateSouth Carolina4-0
5/21/2016Game #42:30 PMSouth FloridaFlorida A&M6-4Florida A&M Eliminated
5/21/2016Game #55 PMSouth FloridaSouth Carolina0-6South Florida Eliminated
5/22/2016Game #612 PMSouth Carolina#8 Florida State1-2South Carolina Eliminated
5/22/2016Game #72:30 PMGame #6 WinnerGame #6 LoserIf Necessary

Eugene Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
5/20/2016Game #19 PMLong Beach StateBaylor2-3
5/20/2016Game #211:30 PMFordham#5 Oregon0-8 (5 Innings)Game shortened to 5 innings due to run rule
5/21/2016Game #35 PMBaylor#5 Oregon0-6
5/21/2016Game #47:30 PMFordhamLong Beach State1-9 (6 Innings)Fordham Eliminated
5/21/2016Game #510 PMBaylorLong Beach State11-2Long Beach State Eliminated
5/22/2016Game #67 PM#5 OregonBaylor8-1Baylor Eliminated
5/22/2016Game #79 PMGame #6 WinnerGame #6 LoserIf Necessary

Los Angeles Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
5/20/2016Game #16 PMCal State FullertonFresno State6-4
5/20/2016Game #29 PMCal State Bakersfield#12 UCLA0-7No hitter pitched by UCLA's Johanna Grauer
5/21/2016Game #33 PM#12 UCLACal State Fullerton3-2
5/21/2016Game #46 PMFresno StateCal State Bakersfield8-5Cal State Bakersfield Eliminated
5/21/2016Game #59 PMFresno StateCal State Fullerton1-7Fresno State Eliminated
5/22/2016Game #63 PMCal State Fullerton#12 UCLA4-5Cal State Fullerton Eliminated
5/22/2016Game #76 PMGame #6 WinnerGame #6 LoserIf Necessary

Knoxville Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
5/21/2016Game #110 AMOhio StateArizona0-2Game postponed to 5/21/16 due to weather
5/21/2016Game #212 PMMarist#13 Tennessee2-10 (6 Innings)Game shortened to 6 innings due to run rule
5/21/2016Game #32:30 PMArizona#13 Tennessee4-0
5/21/2016Game #45 PMMaristOhio State1-6Marist Eliminated
5/22/2016Game #512 PM#13 TennesseeOhio State10-1 (5 Innings)Ohio State Eliminated
5/22/2016Game #62:30 PM#13 TennesseeArizona3-4 (8 Innings)Tennessee Eliminated
5/22/2016Game #75 PMGame #6 WinnerGame #6 LoserIf Necessary

Auburn Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
5/20/2016Game #112 PMSouth Carolina UpstateOregon State5-2
5/20/2016Game #22:30 PMJacksonville State#4 Auburn1-2
5/21/2016Game #32:30 PM#4 AuburnSouth Carolina Upstate6-1
5/21/2016Game #45 PMOregon StateJacksonville State4-5 (14 Innings)Oregon State Eliminated
5/21/2016Game #510:15 PMJacksonville StateSouth Carolina Upstate3-2South Carolina Upstate Eliminated
5/22/2016Game #62:30 PM#4 AuburnJacksonville State14-2 (5 Innings)Jacksonville State Eliinated
5/22/2016Game #75 PMGame #6 WinnerGame #6 LoserIf Necessary

Norman Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
5/20/2016Game #16:30 PMTulsaOle Miss1-5
5/20/2016Game #29 PMWichita State#3 Oklahoma2-7
5/21/2016Game #32:30 PMOle Miss#3 Oklahoma1-9 (5 Innings)Game shortened to 5 innings due to run rule
5/21/2016Game #45 PMWichita StateTulsa2-1Tulsa Eliminated
5/21/2016Game #57:30 PMOle MissWichita State4-0Wichita State Eliminated
5/22/2016Game #64:30 PM#3 OklahomaOle Miss3-0Ole Miss Eliminated
5/22/2016Game #77 PMGame #6 WinnerGame #6 LoserIf Necessary

Lafayette Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
5/20/2016Game #14:30 PMTexasTexas A&M5-0
5/20/2016Game #27 PMBoston University#14 Louisiana Lafayette5-9
5/21/2016Game #312 PM#14 Louisiana LafayetteTexas9-1
5/21/2016Game #42:30 PMTexas A&MBoston University6-0Boston University Eliminated
5/21/2016Game #55:45 PMTexas A&MTexas9-3Texas Eliminated
5/22/2016Game #64:30 PM#14 Louisiana LafayetteTexas A&M9-8 (9 Innings)Texas A&M Eliminated
5/22/2016Game #77 PMGame #6 WinnerGame #6 LoserIf Necessary

Seattle Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
5/20/2016Game #17:30 PMNorth Dakota StateMinnesota2-7
5/20/2016Game #210 PMWeber State#11 Washington6-14 (5 Innings)Game shortened to 5 innings due to run rule
5/21/2016Game #34 PMMinnesota#11 Washington2-5
5/21/2016Game #46:30 PMWeber StateNorth Dakota State2-5Weber State Eliminated
5/21/2016Game #59 PMMinnesotaNorth Dakota State7-5North Dakota State Eliminated
5/22/2016Game #63 PM#11 WashingtonMinnesota15-7 (6 Innings)Minnesota Eliminated
5/22/2016Game #75:30 PMGame #6 WinnerGame #6 LoserIf Necessary

Tuscaloosa Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
5/20/2016Game #12:30 PMTexas StateCalifornia0-1
5/20/2016Game #25 PMSamford#6 Alabama0-3
5/21/2016Game #32:30 PMCalifornia#6 Alabama1-3
5/21/2016Game #45 PMSamfordTexas State0-2Samford Eliminated
5/21/2016Game #57:30 PMCaliforniaTexas State4-3California Elimintaed
5/22/2016Game #62:30 PM#6 AlabamaCalifornia8-0California Eliminated
5/22/2016Game #75 PMGame #6 WinnerGame #6 LoserIf Necessary

Harrisonburg Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
5/20/2016Game #12 PMLongwoodNorth Carolina4-6
5/20/2016Game #24:30 PMPrinceton#7 James Madison0-7
5/21/2016Game #32 PMNorth Carolina#7 James Madison1-10 (6 Innings)Game shortened to 6 innings due to run rule
5/21/2016Game #44:30 PMPrincetonLongwood1-2Princeton Eliminated
5/21/2016Game #57 PMNorth CarolinaLongwood4-5 (9 Innings)North Carolina Eliminated
5/22/2016Game #62 PM#7 James MadisonLongwood5-1Longwood Eliminated
5/22/2016Game #74:30 PMGame #6 WinnerGame #6 LoserIf Necessary

Baton Rouge Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
5/20/2016Game #14 PMArizona StateMcNeese State2-5
5/20/2016Game #27 PMLIU Brooklyn#10 LSU2-10 (6 Innings)Game shortened to 6 innings due to run rule
5/21/2016Game #31 PMMcNeese State#10 LSU1-4
5/21/2016Game #44 PMLIU BrooklynArizona State0-1LIU Brooklyn Eliminated
5/21/2016Game #57 PMMcNeese StateArizona State2-3 (14 Innings)McNeese State Eliminated
5/22/2016Game #62 PM#10 LSUArizona State2-0Arizona State Eliminated
5/22/2016Game #75 PMGame #6 WinnerGame #6 LoserIf Necessary

Columbia Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
5/19/2016Game #15:30 PMLouisvilleNebraska2-3
5/19/2016Game #28 PMBYU#15 Missouri0-9, (5 Innings)Game shortened to 5 innings due to run rule
5/20/2016Game #32 PMNebraska#15 Missouri0-8, (6 Innings)Game shortened to 6 innings due to run rule
5/20/2016Game #44:30 PMBYULouisville6-4Louisville Eliminated
5/20/2016Game #57 PMNebraskaBYU2-0BYU Eliminated
5/21/2016Game #62:30 PM#15 MissouriNebraska9-0 (5 Innings)Nebraska Eliminated
5/21/2016Game #75 PMGame #6 WinnerGame #6 LoserIf Necessary

Ann Arbor Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
5/20/2016Game #14:30 PMMiami (OH)Notre Dame3-2
5/20/2016Game #27 PMValparaiso#2 Michigan0-8 (5 Innings)Game shortened to 5 innings due to run rule
5/21/2016Game #312 PM#2 MichiganMiami (OH)6-0
5/21/2016Game #42:30 PMNotre DameValparaiso8-0 (5 Innings)Valparaiso Eliminated
5/21/2016Game #55 PMNotre DameMiami (OH)5-0Miami (OH) Eliminated
5/22/2016Game #62 PM#2 MichiganNotre Dame6-2Notre Dame Eliminated
5/22/2016Game #74:30 PMGame #6 WinnerGame #6 LoserIf Necessary

Super Regionals

The Super Regional round of the 2016 NCAA Division 1 Softball Tournament will be a best of three series between the dates of Thursday, May 26 and Sunday, May 30. The campus sites for each Super Regional will be determined upon completion of the Regionals by the NCAA.

Women’s College World Series

The 2016 Women’s College World Series will take place between Thursday, June 2 and Wednesday, June 8 with every game shown on one of the ESPN family of network channels. All of the games will take place at the ASA Hall of Fame Stadium and OGE Energy Field from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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