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FSU baseball will learn regional destination on Monday

Florida State will find out its regional destination on Monday when the field of 64 is announced at noon (ESPN2).

The Seminoles (33-23) have a resume that includes 10 weekend series wins, including those against likely regional hosts in Miami and Louisville. The strength of schedule is the fourth-toughest in the nation but the RPI has sunk from the teens to 29th with a 1-5 mark in the last two weeks. And the Seminoles are also incredibly inconsistent with a home series sweep at the hands of Notre Dame as well as road series losses to unranked teams like Georgia Tech, Clemson and North Carolina. 

FSU will be on the road for a third straight regional and could again be headed to an SEC city, too. The Seminoles played at Georgia in 2019 before winning the regional and then knocking off host LSU in the Super Regional to reach the College World Series. FSU also traveled to Ole Miss and was eliminated in 2021.

Projections by two national college baseball sites oddly are sending the Seminoles to regionals at schools that FSU has played in the regular season. D1baseball.com made its final projections on Monday. While Sunday’s field of 64 had FSU going to Georgia Southern, the site adjusted and now has the Seminoles headed to Gainesville for a regional with Florida, No. 2 seed Oklahoma and No. 4 seed Hofstra. Baseball America projects the Seminoles will travel to Florida as a No. 2 seed along with Texas Tech and Southeastern Missouri State. FSU dropped two of three to the Gators in the regular season.

The Seminoles would not travel to a regional hosted by an ACC school as the NCAA Selection Committee does not want two teams from the same conference at a four-team regional. FSU could also go to an SEC host site like Auburn or Tennessee or a regional hosted by Southern Miss.

NCAA announces 16 regional hosts

On Sunday night, the NCAA announced the 16 regional host sites. Games begin on Friday.

  • Auburn, AL (Auburn)
  • Austin, TX (Texas)
  • Blacksburg, VA (Virginia Tech)
  • Chapel Hill, NC (North Carolina)
  • College Park, MD (Maryland)
  • College Station, TX (Texas A&M)
  • Coral Gables, FL (Miami)
  • Corvallis, OR (Oregon State)
  • Gainesville, FL (Florida)
  • Greenville, NC (East Carolina)
  • Hattiesburg, MS (Southern Miss)
  • Knoxville, TN (Tennessee)
  • Louisville, KY (Louisville)
  • Stanford, CA (Stanford)
  • Statesboro, GA (Georgia Southern)
  • Stillwater, OK (Oklahoma State)