The Florida State baseball team was not among the 20 regional host sites that were announced by the NCAA Selection Committee on Friday afternoon.
FSU (26-18) will be on the road in early June when the NCAA Regionals begin. Among the 20 nearby site options are SEC schools like Florida and South Carolina or Southern Miss. The NCAA will eventually narrow the field to 16 sites.
The full list of host sites are Arizona, Arkansas, Charlotte, East Carolina, Florida, Gonzaga, Louisiana Tech, Mississippi State, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, Oregon, Pittsburgh, South Carolina, Southern Miss, Stanford, Tennessee, Texas, Texas Tech, TCU and Vanderbilt.
FSU and Louisville were among the ACC schools in contention for a host site. The Seminoles’ resume is a mix of series wins but also midweek losses, and a sweep at the hands of Pittsburgh in Tallahassee. FSU’s chances appeared to be good based on seven ACC series wins over Virginia, Virginia Tech, Miami, North Carolina, Boston College, Georgia Tech and Notre Dame.
The final 16 predetermined sites will be revealed on Sunday, May 30 at 8:30 p.m. ET. A full bracket and pairings will be released on Monday, May 31 at noon ET (ESPN2).
The Seminoles have had good fortune playing on the road in the NCAA postseason, including a run to the CWS in 2019 when they won a regional at Athens, Ga., and a Super Regional at Baton Rouge, La.