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College  | Story  | 5/25/2014

Breaking down the Regional hosts

Kendall Rogers     
With conference tournaments coming to a close, the Road to Omaha has officially begun with the NCAA's announcement of the 16 NCAA Regional host sites.

The full field as well as the eight national seeds will be announced Monday at 11 a.m., central, on ESPNU. Super Regional pairings will also be announced Monday.

NCAA Regional hosts are listed in alphabetical order.


2014 NCAA Regional hosts
Host Site Record Appearances Last NCAA appearance
Cal Poly Baggett Stadium in San Luis Obispo, Calif. 45-10 3 2013 (Los Angeles Regional)
The Mustangs were the most consistent team on the West Coast outside of Pac-12 champion Oregon State. Cal Poly has a solid rotation led by lefthanded pitcher Matt Imhof, and possesses a quality offensive lineup with Nick Torres as the ring leader.
Florida McKethan Stadium in Gainesville, Fla. 40-21 30 2013 (Bloomington Regional)
The Gators dropped the SEC tournament final to LSU, but is a lock to be a national seed and is playing at a high level. Florida possesses an incredibly deep pitching staff and fields one of the nation's elite defensive clubs.
Florida State Dick Howser Stadium in Tallahassee, Fla. 43-15 52 2013 (Tallahassee Super Regional)
The Seminoles have gone the past few weeks without starting pitcher Brandon Leibrandt, but he should be ready to rock in the postseason. FSU has some quality arms in the pen, and has an offense with key cogs such as hard-hitting outfielder DJ Stewart.
Indiana Bart Kauman Stadium in Bloomington, Ind. 42-13 4 2013 (College World Series)
The Hoosiers made a statement last year by reaching the College World Series. Now, this team has a legit chance to return with a hard-hitting lineup and just enough pitching to get the job done.
Louisiana-Lafayette M.L. "Tigue" Moore Field in Lafayette, La. 53-7 13 2013 (Baton Rouge Regional)
The Ragin' Cajuns promise to be a very tough out in the NCAA postseason. The Cajuns have some surprisingly quality arms to go with a potent lineup that ranks as one of the nation's best.
Louisiana State Alex Box Stadium in Baton Rouge, La. 44-14 27 2013 (College World Series)
The Tigers are one of the hottest teams in the country, playing an exceptional brand of baseball in the SEC tournament. Aaron Nola is a force, while SS Alex Bregman and the offense are playing at a high level.
Louisville Jim Patterson Field in Louisville, Ky. 45-14 8 2013 (College World Series)
The Cardinals didn't win the American Athletic Conference automatic bid, but possess an aggressive lineup with one of the nation's elite relievers in righthanded pitcher Nick Burdi.
Miami (Fla.) Alex Rodriguez Field in Miami 41-17 43 2013 (Louisville Regional)
The Hurricanes put together a very nice campaign by winning the ACC regular season title. The Hurricanes have a solid weekend rotation, while the offense is clicking at the right time.
Mississippi Oxford-University Stadium in Oxford, Miss. 41-18 19 2013 (Raleigh Regional)
The Rebels had the most balanced offensive lineup in the Southeastern Conference this season, and have a very good starting rotation to complement that with.
Oklahoma State Allie P. Reynolds Stadium in Stillwater, Okla. 45-16 40 2013 (Louisville Regional)
Oklahoma State head coach Josh Holliday did yet another terrific job with the Cowboys this season. The big question is the potential loss of Zach Fish because of an injury, but this team is dangerous.
Oregon State Goss Stadium in Corvallis, Ore. 45-12 15 2013 (College World Series)
The Beavers will enter the postseason as our favorite to win the national title. OSU has an outstanding trio of arms in Ben Wetzler, Jace Fry and Andrew Moore, while the lineup is led by OF Michael Conforto.
Rice Reckling Park in Houston 41-18 20 2013 (Raleigh Super Regional)
Owls lefthanded pitcher Blake Fox is one of the nation's best arms that doesn't get talked about a lot. Rice's offensive is gritty and the return of Zech Lemond is huge out of the bullpen.
South Carolina Carolina Stadium in Columbia, S.C. 42-16 30 2013 (Chapel Hill Regional)
The Gamecocks fought through a lot of tough injuries this season to put up an impressive overall record. If the Gamecocks can get healthy, watch out on the Road to Omaha.
Texas Christian Lupton Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas 42-15 12 2012 (Los Angeles Super Regional)
The Horned Frogs have played an exceptional brand of baseball over the past couple of months with the duo of Preston Morrison and Brandon Finnegan on the mound leading the charge.
Virginia Davenport Field in Charlottesville, Va. 44-13 14 2013 (Charlottesville Super Regional)
The Cavaliers have been pretty consistent the entire the season, though, the offense could be better at times. Uva. has a solid rotation with one of the nation's top closers in RHP Nick Howard.
Vanderbilt Hawkins Field in Nashville, Tenn. 41-18 13 2013 (Nashville Super Regional)
The Commodores didn't play well in the SEC tournament, but possess a balanced lineup with electric Vince Conde and others leading the way, while pitching depth is aplenty.