The college baseball tournament bracket is in the process of being announced and, in a mild surprise, the Oregon Ducks, despite a bit of a slide in the last two weeks, have held onto the final national seed in the tournament. Being a national seed comes with the advantage of being able to host not just a regional, but a super regional as well, meaning that, like last year, the Ducks need only take care of business at home to secure a trip to Omaha.
In the Eugene regional, the Ducks host Rice, San Francisco, and South Dakota State. The Ducks will open up against the Jackrabbits, who sport a 35-22 record on the season and won the Summit League Tournament.
Rice, a perennial national power, went 41-17 this season and won the Conference USA Tournament,. The Dons fell in the WCC Tournament Final, but can boast wins over Pac-12 teams Stanford, Cal, Arizona, and Oregon State.
Should the Ducks escape their regional, they would host the winner of the Raleigh regional in a super-regional. In addition to host NC State, that regional includes William and Mary, Binghamton, and Ole Miss.
In all, four Pac-12 teams made the 64-team field. Oregon State nabbed the No. 3 overall seed, and will host Texas A&M, Texas-San Antonio, and UC Santa Barbara in Corvallis. UCLA doesn't get a national seed, but hosts San Diego, San Diego State, and Cal Poly in a regional. Meanwhile, Arizona State goes on the road to the Fullerton regional, along with New Mexico, Columbia, and host Cal State-Fullerton.