INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.-The NCAA Division I Softball Committee announced the 64-team field on Sunday. BYU will play No. 2 Oregon, an automatic qualifier from the Pac-12 Conference.
Thirty-two conferences were awarded an automatic qualification, while the remaining 32 slots were filled with at-large selections to complete the bracket. The top 16 teams were seeded nationally and will play at campus sites this weekend.
Florida, the defending national champion, was named the No. 1 seed.
Team pairings were determined by geographic proximity, with the exception that teams from the same conference were not paired during regional competition.
Oregon is the Pac-12 champion and is the No. 2 overall seed and will host the Eugene Regional this week at Howe Field, with Fresno State, North Dakota State and BYU in attendance.
BYU is 4-8 all-time against Oregon, and in their last meeting the Cougars defeated the Ducks 6-5, last season in Provo, Utah. The Ducks defeated BYU twice in the 2012 regional and once in the 2013 regional.
The Cougars are one of five schools making their 12th tournament appearance.
12th APPEARANCE (5)
Mississippi St. (2000-02-03-04-05-07-08-09-12-13-14-15)
North Carolina (2001-03-04-05-06-07-08-09-10-11-12-13-15)
The championship will be three weekends of competition. Four teams will participate at each of 16 campus sites in a double- elimination tournament.
Regionals for the NCAA Division I Softball Championship will be held May 14-17 on 16 campus sites. At each campus site, a four-team, double-elimination tournament will be conducted and the 16 winning teams advance to the Super Regionals.
Super Regionals for the championship will be held May 21-24 on eight campus sites. At each site, two teams play in a best- of-three tournament format. The winners from each site advance to the NCAA® Women's College World Series.
EUGENE REGIONAL SCHEDULE
Thursday, May 13
Game 1 - 2:00 p.m. North Dakota St. vs. Fresno St.
Game 2 - 5:00 p.m. Oregon vs. BYU
Friday, May 14
Game 3 - 11:00 a.m. Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2
Game 4 - 2:00 p.m. Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2
Game 5 - 5:00 p.m. Winner Game 4 vs. Loser Game 3
Saturday, May 15
Game 6 - 1:00 p.m. Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 5
Game 7 - 4:00 p.m. Winner Game 6 vs. Loser Game 6 (if necessary)