As announced on ESPN, the U of L baseball team will be one of the top eight seeds for the NCAA Tournament, which starts this weekend.
The NCAA announced on Sunday that the Cardinals were one of 16 regional hosts, joining four other ACC schools (UNC, Clemson, Florida State and Wake Forest) and Kentucky on the list. Today, the Cards were announced as the number seven overall seed, meaning they will host a super regional if they advance this weekend.
Despite the 1-4 finish to their 2016 campaign, the Cardinals were ranked fifth in the RPI as of this morning. U of L (47-10) was also ranked number one for a week during the season, a first in the program’s century-long history.
U of L is also one of three schools to host a regional in the last five seasons, joining Florida State and LSU.