NCAA baseball tournament field released, North Carolina top seed

Ronald Martinez

North Carolina is your top seed for the 2013 NCAA Baseball Tournament, as the ACC's tournament and regular season champions lead a 64-team field released Monday afternoon.

The road to Omaha begins with NCAA regionals, and the 64-team draw for the 2013 NCAA baseball tournament field was revealed Monday.

One team will advance from each regional in a double-elimination style bracket. The winners of each regional will play in a best-of-three series to move on to the College World Series, where the eight remaining squads will be divided into two more double-elimination brackets before a best-of-three series between the two winners.

The SEC led all conferences with nine of their 14 teams making the tournament, with the ACC following a close second with eight teams. However, the ACC has the upper hand in teams deemed good enough to host regionals -- five ACC squads play host, while only four teams from the SEC do. From then on, it's the Pac-12 and Sun Belt with four teams in the field, then the Big 12, Big West, and CAA with three, and a host of conferences with two teams and one team represented.

The top seed is North Carolina, who finished the season 52-8 and won the ACC regular season and tournament crowns. They're followed by Vanderbilt, who lost to LSU in the SEC Tournament final but claimed a higher seed, as the Tigers are seeded No. 4 overall. The other five national seeds are Oregon State, Cal State Fullerton, Virginia, Florida State, and Oregon.

Notable snubs include last year's champion Arizona, Michigan State, and Auburn.

Here's a look at each regional:

Chapel Hill regional

No. 1 North Carolina
Canisius
Towson
FAU

Columbia regional

South Carolina
St. Louis
Liberty
Clemson

Raleigh regional

NC State
Binghamton
William and Mary
Ole Miss

Eugene regional

No. 8 Oregon
South Dakota State
San Francisco
Rice

Fullerton regional

No. 5 Cal State Fullerton
Columbia
New Mexico
Arizona State

Los Angeles regional

UCLA
San Diego State
San Diego
Cal Poly

Blacksburg regional

Virginia Tech
Connecticut
Coastal Carolina
Oklahoma

Baton Rouge regional

No. 4 LSU
Jackson State
Sam Houston State
Louisiana-Lafayette

Nashville regional

No. 2 Vanderbilt
East Tennessee State
Illinois
Georgia Tech

Louisville regional

Louisville
Bowling Green
Oklahoma State
Miami (FL)

Bloomington regional

Indiana
Valparaiso
Florida
Austin Peay

Tallahassee regional

No. 7 Florida State
Savannah State
Troy
Alabama

Charlottesville regional

No. 6 Virginia
Army
Elon
UNC Wilmington

Starkville regional

Mississippi State
Central Arkansas
Mercer
South Alabama

Manhattan regional

Kansas State
Wichita State
Bryant
Arkansas

Corvallis regional

No. 3 Oregon State
Texas-San Antonio
UC Santa Barbara
Texas A&M

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