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2015 NCAA Division I Softball Bracket Announced

The Florida Gators won the 2014 Women's College World Series. Can they become the first back-to-back winner since Arizona in 2006 and 2007? (Sue Ogrocki/AP Photo)
The Florida Gators won the 2014 Women’s College World Series. Can they become the first back-to-back winner since Arizona in 2006 and 2007? (Sue Ogrocki/AP Photo)

2015 NCAA Division I Softball Bracket Announced

The top four seeds were revealed a half-hour prior to the selection show. The Auburn Tigers, Florida Gators, Michigan Wolverines, and Oregon Ducks were the top four seeds in alphabetical order. The top four seeds were later revealed to be the Florida Gators, Oregon Ducks, Michigan Wolverines, and Auburn Tigers.

The full NCAA Release can be found here while the bracket can be found here, once again via the NCAA.

Automatic Bids

A total of 32 automatic bids were handed out. Automatic bids go to the winners of the conference tournaments with the exception of the Big 12, Big West, Mountain West, Pac 12, and West Coast Conferences. Those five conferences award automatic bids the regular season champion.

American East – Binghamton

The American – Central Florida

Atlantic Coast – Florida State

Atlantic 10 – Fordham

Atlantic Sun – South Carolina Upstate

Big 12 – Oklahoma

Big East – St. John’s

Big Sky – Weber State

Big South – Longwood

Big Ten – Michigan

Big West – Cal State Northridge

Colonial – Hofstra

Conference USA – Western Kentucky

Horizon – Oakland

Ivy League – Dartmouth

Mid-American – Ball State

Metro Atlantic – Fairfield

Mid-Eastern – Florida A&M

Missouri Valley – Indiana State

Mountain West – Fresno State

Northeast – Central Connecticut State

Ohio Valley – Tennessee Tech

Pac 12 – Oregon

Patriot League – Lehigh

Southeastern Conference – Auburn

Southern – Chattanooga

Southland – Central Arkansas

SWAC – Texas Southern

Summit League – North Dakota State

Sun Belt – South Alabama

Western Athletic – New Mexico State

West Coast – BYU

National Seeds

There are sixteen national seeds, which are listed below.

1. Florida Gators

2. Oregon Ducks

3. Michigan Wolverines

4. Auburn Tigers

5. LSU Tigers

6. Alabama Crimson Tide

7. UCLA Bruins

8. Tennessee Volunteers

9. Florida State Seminoles

10. Missouri Tigers

11. Oklahoma Sooners

12. Arizona Wildcats

13. Louisiana Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns

14. Georgia Bulldogs

15. James Madison Dukes

16. Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Regionals

Each regional has four teams and will employ a double-elimination tournament to decide the winner of the regional. Each of the 16 national seeds will host a regional tournament.

 Gainesville Regional

The Gainesville regional will take place between Friday, May 15 and Sunday, May 17. The opening matchups are below.

#1 Florida vs. Florida A&M

Florida Atlantic vs. Hofstra

South Bend Regional

The South Bend regional will take place between Friday, May 15 and Sunday, May 17. The opening matchups are below.

#16 Notre Dame vs. Ball State

Kentucky vs. Northwestern

The winners of the Gainesville and South Bend regionals will play each other in the Super Regionals between Thursday, May 21 and Sunday, May 24.

Tallahassee Regional

The Tallahassee regional will take place between Friday, May 15 and Sunday, May 17. The opening matchups are below.

#9 Florida State vs. Dartmouth

South Carolina vs. Central Florida

Knoxville Regional

The Knoxville regional will take place between Friday, May 15 and Sunday, May 17. The opening matchups are below.

#8 Tennessee vs. Longwood

Utah vs. Virginia Tech

The winners of the Tallahassee and Knoxville regionals will play each other in the Super Regionals between Thursday, May 21 and Sunday, May 24.

Baton Rouge Regional

The Baton Rouge regional will take place between Friday, May 15 and Sunday, May 17. The opening matchups are below.

#5 LSU vs. Texas Southern

Nebraska vs. Arizona State

Tucson Regional

The Tucson regional will take place between Friday, May 15 and Sunday, May 17. The opening matchups are below.

#12 Arizona vs. St. John’s

Minnesota vs. New Mexico State

The winners of the Baton Rouge and Tucson regionals will play each other in the Super Regionals between Thursday, May 21 and Sunday, May 24.

Lafayette Regional

The Lafayette regional will take place between Friday, May 15 and Sunday, May 17. The opening matchups are below.

#13 Louisiana-Lafayette vs. Weber State

Mississippi State vs. Baylor

Auburn Regional

The Auburn regional will take place between Friday, May 15 and Sunday, May 17. The opening matchups are below.

#4 Auburn vs. Tennessee Tech

South Alabama vs. Chattanooga

The winners of the Lafayette and Auburn regionals will play each other in the Super Regionals between Thursday, May 21 and Sunday, May 24.

Ann Arbor Regional

The Ann Arbor regional will take place between Friday, May 15 and Sunday, May 17. The opening matchups are below.

#3 Michigan vs. Oakland

Pittsburgh vs. California

Athens Regional

The Athens regional will take place between Friday, May 15 and Sunday, May 17. The opening matchups are below.

#14 Georgia vs. Central Connecticut State

North Carolina vs. Western Kentucky

The winners of the Ann Arbor and Athens regionals will play each other in the Super Regionals between Thursday, May 21 and Sunday, May 24.

Norman Regional

The Norman regional will take place between Friday, May 15 and Sunday, May 17. The opening matchups are below.

#11 Oklahoma vs. Central Arkansas

Lehigh vs. Texas A&M

Tuscaloosa Regional

The Tuscaloosa regional will take place between Friday, May 15 and Sunday, May 17. The opening matchups are below.

#6 Alabama vs. Fairfield

Washington vs. South Carolina Upstate

The winners of the Norman and Tuscaloosa regionals will play each other in the Super Regionals between Thursday, May 21 and Sunday, May 24.

Los Angeles Regional

The Los Angeles regional will take place between Friday, May 15 and Sunday, May 17. The opening matchups are below.

#7 UCLA vs. Cal State Northridge

San Diego State vs. Texas

Columbia Regional

The Columbia regional will take place between Friday, May 15 and Sunday, May 17. The opening matchups are below.

#10 Missouri vs. Indiana State

Kansas vs. Louisville

The winners of the Los Angeles and Columbia regionals will play each other in the Super Regionals between Thursday, May 21 and Sunday, May 24.

Harrisonburg Regional

The Harrisonburg regional will take place between Friday, May 15 and Sunday, May 17. The opening matchups are below.

#15 James Madison vs. Binghamton

Fordham vs. North Carolina State

Eugene Regional

The Eugene regional will take place between Thursday, May 14 and Saturday, May 16. The opening matchups are below.

#2 Oregon vs. BYU

North Dakota State vs. Fresno State

The winners of the Harrisonburg and Eugene regionals will play each other in the Super Regionals between Thursday, May 21 and Sunday, May 24.

Super Regionals

The Super Regional round of the 2015 NCAA Division I Softball Tournament will be a best two out of three series between the dates of Thursday, May 21 and Sunday, May 24. The campus sites for each Super Regional will be determined upon completion of the Regionals.

Women’s College World Series

The 2015 Women’s College World Series will take place between Thursday, May 28 and Wednesday, June 3 with every game shown on one of the ESPN family of network channels. Each one of those games will take place at the ASA Hall of Fame Stadium from Oklahoma City.