NCAA Tournament: Regional Schedule and Matchups, Plus the Tournament Format Explained

Charles Schwab Field in Omaha, Nebraska, hosts the College World Series. (Photo by Chris Gjevre/Blakeway World Panoramas/Getty Images)

By Conor Liguori and Leif Skodnick
World Baseball Network

The 2023 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship bracket was announced on Monday, with Wake Forest earning the top overall seed. 

The tournament has a field of 64 teams and a variable format, with a portions of the event being double elimination bracket play and other portions being best-of-three series play.

On Friday, four teams will face off at 16 regional sites, with the top 16 seeds in the field having the honor of hosting regionals at their team’s home field. Each regional is a seeded four-team double elimination bracket, with one team advancing out of each regional.

The following week, the remaining 16 teams meet in the super regionals, a best-of-three series to determine which team will go to the College World Series at Charles Schwab Field in Omaha, Nebraska.

Eight teams advance to the College World Series, and are split into two four-team double elimination brackets. Bracket play begins in Omaha on June 16 and will conclude on June 21 or June 22, depending upon how many games are necessary to determine a bracket winner. 

The winners of each bracket at the College World Series square off in a best-of-three series June 24, 25, and 26 to determine the national champion.

Regionals: Friday through Monday, June 2-5
Note: All times are Eastern Standard Time 

Auburn Regional
Samford Stadium-Hitchcock Field at Plainsman Park, Alabama 

Game 1: Southern Miss. (41-17) vs. Samford (36-23) | 2 p.m. Friday | ESPN+
Game 2: Auburn (34-21-1) vs. Penn (32-14) | 7 p.m. Friday | ESPN+

Baton Rouge Regional
Alex Box Stadium, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Game 1: LSU (43-15) vs. Tulane (19-40) | 3 p.m. Friday | ESPNU
Game 2: Oregon St. (39-18) vs. Sam Houston (38-23) | 8 p.m. Friday | ESPN+

Charlottesville Regional
Davenport Field at Disharoon Park, Charlottesville, Virginia
Game 1: Virginia (45-12) vs. Army West Point (38-16) | Noon Friday | ESPN+
Game 2: East Carolina (45-17) vs. Oklahoma (31-26) | 7 p.m. Friday | ESPN2

Clemson Regional
Doug Kingsmore Stadium, Clemson, South Carolina
Game 1: Clemson (43-17) vs. Lipscomb (36-24) | 1 p.m. Friday | ESPN+
Game 2: Tennessee (38-19) vs. Charlotte (34-26) | 6 p.m. Friday | ESPNU

Columbia Regional
Founders Park, Columbia, South Carolina
Game 1: Campbell (44-13) vs. N.C. State (35-19) | 1 p.m. Friday | ACCN
Game 2: South Carolina (39-19) vs. Central Conn. St. (36-12) | 7 p.m. Friday | ESPN+

Conway Regional
Springs Brooks Stadium, Conway, South Carolina
Game 1: Duke (35-21) vs. UNCW (34-21) | 1 p.m. Friday | ESPN+
Game 2: Coastal Carolina (39-19) vs. Rider (35-19) | 7 p.m. Friday | ESPN+

Coral Gables Regional
Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field, Coral Gables, Florida
Game 1: Texas (38-20) vs. Louisiana (40-22) | 2 p.m. Friday | LHN
Game 2: Miami (FL) (40-19) vs. Maine (32-19) | 7 p.m. Friday | ESPN+

Gainesville Regional
Condron Family Ballpark, Gainesville, Florida
Game 1: UConn (43-15) vs. Texas Tech (39-21) | Noon Friday | ESPNU
Game 2: Florida (44-14) vs. Florida A&M (29-28) | 5:30 p.m. Friday | ESPN+

Lexington Regional
Kentucky Proud Park, Lexington, Kentucky
Game 1: Kentucky (36-18) vs. Ball St. (36-21) | Noon Friday | SECN
Game 2: West Virginia (39-18) vs. Indiana (41-18) | 7 p.m. Friday | ESPN+

Nashville Regional
Hawkins Field, Nashville, Tennessee
Game 1: Oregon (37-20) vs. Xavier (37-23) | 1 p.m. Friday | ESPN+
Game 2: Vanderbilt (41-18) vs. Eastern Ill. (38-19) | 8 p.m. Friday | SECN

Stanford Regional
Klein Field at Sunken Diamond, Stanford, California
Game 1: Stanford (38-16) vs. San Jose St. (31-25) | 5 p.m. Friday | ESPN+
Game 2: Texas A&M (36-25) vs. Cal St. Fullerton (31-22) | 10 p.m. Friday | ESPN2

Stillwater Regional
O’Brate Stadium, Stillwater, Oklahoma
Game 1: Dallas Baptist University (45-14) vs. Washington (34-18) | 1 p.m. Friday | ESPN+
Game 2: Oklahoma St. (41-18) vs. Oral Roberts (46-11) | 7 p.m. Friday | ESPN+

Terre Haute Regional
Bob Warn Field at Sycamore Stadium, Terre Haute, Indiana
Game 1: Indiana State (42-15) vs. Wright State (39-21) | 1 p.m. Friday | ESPN+
Game 2: Iowa (42-14) vs. North Carolina (35-22) | 7 p.m. Friday | ACCN

Tuscaloosa Regional
Sewell-Thomas Stadium, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Game 1: Boston College (35-18) vs. Troy (39-20) | 3 p.m. Friday | ESPN+
Game 2: Alabama (40-19) vs. Nicholls (34-22) | 7 p.m. Friday | ESPN+

Winston-Salem Regional
David F. Couch Ballpark, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Game 1: Maryland (41-19) vs. Northeastern (44-14) | 1 p.m. Friday | ESPN+
Game 2: Wake Forest (47-10) vs. George Mason (34-25) | 7 p.m. Friday | ESPN+

Super Regionals: Friday through Sunday, June 9-11 or Saturday through Monday, June 10-12
First Day of College World Series: Friday, June 16
College World Series Finals: Saturday through Monday, June 24-26

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