The South and the Atlantic Coast Conference were the big winners as the NCAA announced the 16 Regional hosts for the 65th annual NCAA Division I Baseball Championship, capped by the College World Series.
Here are the cities and the host teams:
- Atlanta — Georgia Tech (40-19)
- Austin, Texas — Texas (43-15)
- Fullerton, Calif. — Cal State Fullerton (39-15)
- Chapel Hill, N.C. — North Carolina (45-14)
- Charlottesville, Va. — Virginia (48-9)
- Clemson, South Carolina — Clemson (41-18)
- College Station, Texas — Texas A&M (41-18)
- Columbia, S.C. — South Carolina (45-14)
- Corvallis, Ore. — Oregon State (38-16)
- Fort Worth, Texas — TCU (42-17)
- Gainesville, Fla. — Florida (44-16)
- Houston — Rice (41-19)
- Los Angeles — UCLA (33-21)
- Nashville, Tenn. — Vanderbilt (47-9)
- Tallahassee, Fla. — Florida State (42-16)
- Tempe, Ariz. — Arizona State (38-16)
More of the same: only one site in the Northwest and none in the Midwest. Of course, given there are no Midwest teams in the Baseball America Top 25, USA Today Top 25 or the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Top 30, the omission may be warranted.
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