BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Following Sunday's announcement of the 16 host sites for the NCAA Baseball Tournament, the top eight national seeds were announced Monday morning and Ole Miss missed out.
Oregon State is the top seed, followed by the Florida Gators, Virginia, Indiana, Florida State, Louisiana-Lafayette, TCU and LSU.
The Tigers, coming off their fifth SEC Tournament Championship over the past seven years, is the hottest team in college baseball.
Losing three of its last four games, didn't help Ole Miss in securing the eighth overall national seed, but the Rebels will have the home field advantage hosting three teams at the Oxford Regional beginning Friday.
Game one hits Swayze Field at 2:00 p.m. sending Georgia Tech and Washington. Ole Miss battles Jacksonville State in the night camp 6:00 p.m. Friday.
Washington enters the Oxford Regional with a 39-15-1 record. Georgia Tech, the ACC Tournament champs, are 36 and 25.
Jacksonville State rang-up 36 wins and 25 losses and Ole Miss, the SEC West Division regular season champions, posted a 41-15 record.
This is the sixth regional Ole Miss is hosting and the 12th post-season trip in the 14-year coaching rein of Mike Bianco. Ole Miss will try to make its second-ever trip to the College World Series, something a Bianco team has failed to accomplish.
Mississippi State was selected as the number two seed in the Lafayette Regional. The 37-22 Bulldogs open the regional 1:00 p.m. Friday in game one, a date with 42-19 San Diego State. The Aztecs received an automatic invite after winning the Mountain West Conference Tournament.
The Bulldogs... who lost to UCLA in the 2013 College World Series finals, cracked its 34th NCAA Tournament, having posted a 92-74 all-time record. Mississippi State is attempting to advance to their 12th NCAA Regional Championship, but the home standing Louisiana Ragin Cajuns will be tough to beat at home.
Lafayette opens play 6:00 p.m. Friday hosting Jackson State. The Tigers are 31 and 23 and captured the SWAC Tournament title.
The Lafayette Regional winner advances to face the winner of the Oxford Regional.
LSU the hottest team in college baseball got the 8th national seed and will host Southeastern Louisiana, Houston and Bryant in the Baton Rouge Regional.
The 44-14 and 1 Tigers, coming off the SEC Tournament Championship, open the tournament with 4th seed Southeastern Louisiana beginning Friday afternoon at 2. The Lions are 37 and 23.
At 7:00 p.m. 44 game winner Houston, the number 2 seed, takes on 42-game winner Bryant at 7:00 p.m.
LSU has captured 20 regional titles, 16 trips to the College World Series and have 6 national titles, the last one in 2009.
The Tigers have won 8 straight games, catching fire at the right time of the season.
The winners of the Baton Rouge Regional and Houston Regional hosted by Rice advance to the Super Regional's next week.