It’s that time of year again! Bracketology! The field of 64! Yes, that’s right.
The NCAA softball postseason starts out with the field of 64 chosen by committee. There are 32 conference winners and 32 teams chosen at large. The first round consists of regionals with teams of four, double elimination. The host team and site are determined by seeding by the committee. Then for the second round each is called a Super Regional. This is the best two out of three series between the two teams left from the starting brackets. The higher seeded team gets to host. After these sets of Super Regionals the last 8 teams left advance to Oklahoma City to begin the World Series. A higher seed doesn’t necessarily mean you won your conference. This year the number one seed was Florida (who are the defending 2014 national champions). They had the highest RPI. Normally the top 16 teams host the regionals, and usually the seeding is based on RPI. Once you advance to the Super Regionals the higher seed will host as well. Now let’s take a look at the bracket: