The NCAA college baseball tournament selection show will air at noon today on ESPN2. NC State is not hosting a regional this year, which is no surprise whatsoever, and will have to wait for the full reveal to see where it is headed. Elliott Avent’s crew has never won a regional it hasn’t hosted.
On Sunday night, the NCAA revealed the 16 regional hosts for the opening round, which includes the eight national seeds that have an inside track to Omaha. (National seeds get to play at home all the way to the College World Series.)
Five ACC teams are hosting regionals, including Clemson and ACC tournament champion Florida State, which did us a fine kindness by beating UNC on Sunday. State has series wins over both the Tigers and Seminoles this season, which is helpful.
It’s just a matter of where State is going at this point—by NCAA rule, the Wolfpack cannot be sent to a regional hosted by another ACC team, which would make a trip to an SEC venue seem likely, but seeding could dictate a trip farther west. D1Baseball.com has NC State as a 2-seed in Texas Tech’s regional.