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2024 Women's College World Series bracket: Predictions and schedule for regionals to WCWS

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Friday marks the first day of the 2024 Women’s College World Series. The NCAA Division I Softball Committee announced their field of 64 for Oklahoma City on Sunday, and the Texas Longhorns were given the No. 1 overall seed with a 47-7 record. That may be a controversial ranking since the Oklahoma Sooners, who was given the No. 2 overall seed, defeated Texas to secure their ninth Big 12 championship on Saturday. Still, there was never any doubt that these two programs were two of the best, if not the best, in the nation.

Of course, just because those schools have proven to be two of the best doesn’t mean they’ll have an easy path to the Women’s College World Series finals. Schools like UCLA, Tennessee, Florida, and Stanford could all make a great run to win a title. That said, everyone is undoubtedly looking to prevent Oklahoma from winning their fourth straight title.

Here’s everything to know about the Women’s College World Series, beginning on Friday.

NCAA softball tournament:Texas gets top seed; Oklahoma seeks 4th straight title

Predictions for Women’s College World Series:

Michella Chester, NCAA.com: Baylor to escape from Louisiana’s regional

Chester states, “I went with a slight upset pick with Baylor coming out of (No. 13) Louisiana’s regional. This one was up in the air for me and I liked Baylor’s strength of schedule this season, a lot more losses, but they faced some tough teams. Plus, (Baylor) already took two of three from Louisiana this season, so it’s a fun rematch.”

Michele Smith, ESPN: Oklahoma can win it all again

Smith writes, ” Coach Patty Gasso has (Oklahoma) trained in what they call the ‘Championship Mindset,’ and from day one when that squad gets together, they are thinking of nothing other than a national championship. The key this year will be if they can handle the pressure — I believe that they can as they have in the past.”

2024 Women’s College World Series schedule:

Regionals start on Friday, May 17, with the first games — Utah vs. South Carolina, Florida vs. Florida Gulf Coast — beginning at 12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT. The top seed in each regional will play host. Nearly every game can be streamed with an ESPN+ subscription.

Stream the game:Watch the 2024 Women’s College World Series with an ESPN+ subscription

Super-regionals begin May 23 and will run until May 26. Afterwards, eight teams will remain to compete in the Women’s College World Series, which begins on May 30. The final two teams will compete in a best-of-three series beginning on June 5 and going until June 6 or 7 depending on if three games are needed to determine a winner. Each of the Women’s College World Series Finals games will air on ESPN.

Regionals bracket:

*all times Eastern

Austin, Texas

Friday, May 17

Game 1: No. 1 Texas (47-7) vs. Siena (33-20), 4 p.m., Longhorn Network

Game 2: Saint Francis (Pa.) (40-12) vs. Northwestern (33-11), 6:30 p.m., ESPN+

Saturday, May 18

Game 3: Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 1 p.m.

Game 4: Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser, 3:30 p.m.

Game 5: Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 winner, 6 p.m.

Sunday, May 19

Game 6: Game 3 winner vs. Game 5 winner, TBD

Game 7: Game 3 winner vs. Game 5 winner, TBD, if necessary

Norman, Oklahoma

Friday, May 17

Game 1: Boston University (52-4-1) vs. Oregon (28-19). 5:30 p.m., ESPN+

Game 2: No. 2 Oklahoma (49-6) vs. Cleveland State (22-24), 8 p.m., ESPNU

Saturday, May 18

Game 3: Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 3 p.m.

Game 4: Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser, 5:30 p.m.

Game 5: Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 winner, 8 p.m.

Sunday, May 19

Game 6: Game 3 winner vs. Game 5 winner, TBD

Game 7: Game 3 winner vs. Game 5 winner, TBD, if necessary

Knoxville, Tennessee

Friday, May 17

Game 1: Miami (Ohio) (48-7) vs. Virginia (32-18), noon, ESPN+

Game 2: No. 3 Tennessee (40-10) vs. Dayton (33-19), 2:30 p.m., ESPN+

Saturday, May 18

Game 3: Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 1 p.m.

Game 4: Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser, 3:30 p.m.

Game 5: Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 winner, 6 p.m.

Sunday, May 19

Game 6: Game 3 winner vs. Game 5 winner, TBD

Game 7: Game 3 winner vs. Game 5 winner, TBD, if necessary

Gainesville, Florida

Friday, May 17

Game 1: No. 4 Florida (46-12) vs. Florida Gulf Coast (37-19), noon, SEC Network

Game 2: Florida Atlantic (41-14) vs. South Alabama (32-18-1), 2:30 p.m., ESPN+

Saturday, May 18

Game 3: Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 1 p.m.

Game 4: Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser, 3:30 p.m.

Game 5: Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 winner, 6 p.m.

Sunday, May 19

Game 6: Game 3 winner vs. Game 5 winner, TBD

Game 7: Game 3 winner vs. Game 5 winner, TBD, if necessary

Stillwater, Oklahoma

Friday, May 17

Game 1: Michigan (41-16) vs. Kentucky (30-22), 3 p.m., ESPN2

Game 2: No. 5 Oklahoma State (44-10) vs. Northern Colorado (27-24), 5:30 p.m., ESPN+

Saturday, May 18

Game 3: Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 1 p.m.

Game 4: Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser, 3:30 p.m.

Game 5: Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 winner, 6 p.m.

Sunday, May 19

Game 6: Game 3 winner vs. Game 5 winner, TBD

Game 7: Game 3 winner vs. Game 5 winner, TBD, if necessary

Los Angeles, California

Friday, May 17

Game 1: San Diego State (31-18) vs. Virginia Tech (39-12-1), 6 p.m., ESPNU

Game 2: No. 6 UCLA (37-10) vs. Grand Canyon (48-11), 8:30 p.m., ESPN+

Saturday, May 18

Game 3: Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 5 p.m.

Game 4: Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser, 7:30 p.m.

Game 5: Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 winner, 10 p.m.

Sunday, May 19

Game 6: Game 3 winner vs. Game 5 winner, TBD

Game 7: Game 3 winner vs. Game 5 winner, TBD, if necessary

Columbia, Missouri

Friday, May 17

Game 1: Indiana (40-18) vs. Washington (31-13), 3 p.m., ESPN+

Game 2: No. 7 Missouri (43-15) vs. Nebraska-Omaha (41-13), 5:30 p.m., ESPN+

Saturday, May 18

Game 3: Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 3 p.m.

Game 4: Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser, 5:30 p.m.

Game 5: Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 winner, 8 p.m.

Sunday, May 19

Game 6: Game 3 winner vs. Game 5 winner, TBD

Game 7: Game 3 winner vs. Game 5 winner, TBD, if necessary

Stanford, California

Friday, May 17

Game 1: Cal State Fullerton (36-17) vs. Mississippi State (33-18), 7:30 p.m., ESPN+

Game 2: No. 8 Stanford (43-13) vs. Saint Mary’s (30-22), 10 p.m., ESPN2

Saturday, May 18

Game 3: Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 5 p.m.

Game 4: Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser, 7:30 p.m.

Game 5: Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 winner, 10 p.m.

Sunday, May 19

Game 6: Game 3 winner vs. Game 5 winner, TBD

Game 7: Game 3 winner vs. Game 5 winner, TBD, if necessary

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Friday, May 17

Game 1: Southern Illinois (42-9) vs. California (36-17), 3:30 p.m., ESPN+

Game 2: No. 9 LSU (40-15) vs. Jackson State (33-17), 6 p.m., SEC Network

Saturday, May 18

Game 3: Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 1 p.m.

Game 4: Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser, 3:30 p.m.

Game 5: Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 winner, 6 p.m.

Sunday, May 19

Game 6: Game 3 winner vs. Game 5 winner, TBD

Game 7: Game 3 winner vs. Game 5 winner, TBD, if necessary

Durham, North Carolina

Friday, May 17

Game 1: Utah (34-20) vs. South Carolina (34-23), noon, ESPN+

Game 2: No. 10 Duke (47-6) vs. Morgan State (35-18) 2:30 p.m., ESPN+

Saturday, May 18

Game 3: Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 11 a.m.

Game 4: Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser, 1:30 p.m.

Game 5: Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 winner, 4 p.m.

Sunday, May 19

Game 6: Game 3 winner vs. Game 5 winner, TBD

Game 7: Game 3 winner vs. Game 5 winner, TBD, if necessary

Athens, Georgia

Friday, May 17

Game 1: Liberty (36-23) vs. Charlotte (38-16), 3 p.m., ESPN+

Game 2: No. 11 Georgia (39-16) vs. UNC Wilmington (33-21), 5:30 p.m., ESPN+

Saturday, May 18

Game 3: Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 1 p.m.

Game 4: Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser, 3:30 p.m.

Game 5: Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 winner, 6 p.m.

Sunday, May 19

Game 6: Game 3 winner vs. Game 5 winner, TBD

Game 7: Game 3 winner vs. Game 5 winner, TBD, if necessary

Fayetteville, Arkansas

Friday, May 17

Game 1: Villanova (31-22) vs. Arizona (34-16-1), 6 p.m., ESPN+

Game 2: No. 12 Arkansas (36-16) vs. Southeast Missouri State (28-24), 8:30 p.m., ESPN+

Saturday, May 18

Game 3: Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 3 p.m.

Game 4: Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser, 5:30 p.m.

Game 5: Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 winner, 8 p.m.

Sunday, May 19

Game 6: Game 3 winner vs. Game 5 winner, TBD

Game 7: Game 3 winner vs. Game 5 winner, TBD, if necessary

Lafayette, Louisiana

Friday, May 17

Game 1: No. 13 Louisiana-Lafayette (42-17) vs. Princeton (29-16), 5:30 p.m., ESPN+

Game 2: Mississippi (31-25) vs. Baylor (32-20), 8 p.m., ESPN2

Saturday, May 18

Game 3: Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 1 p.m.

Game 4: Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser, 3:30 p.m.

Game 5: Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 winner, 6 p.m.

Sunday, May 19

Game 6: Game 3 winner vs. Game 5 winner, TBD

Game 7: Game 3 winner vs. Game 5 winner, TBD, if necessary

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Friday, May 17

Game 1: Southeastern Louisiana (45-13) vs. Clemson (34-17), 2 p.m., ACC Network

Game 2: No. 14 Alabama (33-17) vs. USC Upstate (30-21), 4:30 p.m., ESPN+

Saturday, May 18

Game 3: Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 3 p.m.

Game 4: Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser, 5:30 p.m.

Game 5: Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 winner, 8 p.m.

Sunday, May 19

Game 6: Game 3 winner vs. Game 5 winner, TBD

Game 7: Game 3 winner vs. Game 5 winner, TBD, if necessary

Tallahassee, Florida

Friday, May 17

Game 1: Auburn (27-19-1) vs. Central Florida (30-23), 2 p.m., ESPNU

Game 2: No. 15 Florida State (43-14) vs. Chattanooga (42-14), 4:30 p.m., ACC Network

Saturday, May 18

Game 3: Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 3 p.m.

Game 4: Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser, 5:30 p.m.

Game 5: Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 winner, 8 p.m.

Sunday, May 19

Game 6: Game 3 winner vs. Game 5 winner, TBD

Game 7: Game 3 winner vs. Game 5 winner, TBD, if necessary

College Station, Texas

Friday, May 17

Game 1: Penn State (33-18) vs. Texas State (45-13), 4 p.m., ESPNU

Game 2: No. 16 Texas A&M (40-13) vs. Albany (33-12), 6:30 p.m., ESPN+

Saturday, May 18

Game 3: Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 3 p.m.

Game 4: Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser, 5:30 p.m.

Game 5: Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 winner, 8 p.m.

Sunday, May 19

Game 6: Game 3 winner vs. Game 5 winner, TBD

Game 7: Game 3 winner vs. Game 5 winner, TBD, if necessary

Super regionals: May 23-26

Women’s College World Series: May 30-June 6/7

2024 Women’s College World Series bracket:

*Hosted in Devon Park, Oklahoma City. All times Eastern.

Thursday, May 30

Game 1: TBD vs. TBD, noon, ESPN

Game 2: TBD vs. TBD, 2:30 p.m., ESPN

Game 3: TBD vs. TBD, 7 p.m., ESPN2

Game 4: TBD vs. TBD, 9:30 p.m., ESPN2

Friday, May 31

Game 5: Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser, 7 p.m., ESPN2

Game 6: Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 loser, 9:30 p.m., ESPN2

Saturday, June 1

Game 7: Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 3 p.m., ABC

Game 8: Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner, 7 p.m., ESPN

Sunday, June 2

Game 9: Game 5 winner vs. Game 8 loser, 3 p.m., ABC

Game 10: Game 6 winner vs. Game 7 loser, 7 p.m., ESPNU

Monday, June 3

Game 11: Game 7 winner vs. Game 9 winner, noon, ESPN

Game 12: Game 7 winner vs. Game 9 winner, 2:30 p.m., ESPN, if necessary

Game 13: Game 8 winner vs. Game 10 winner, 7 p.m., ESPN2

Game 14: Game 8 winner vs. Game 10 winner, 9:30 p.m., ESPN2, if necessary

Wednesday, June 5

Championship series Game 1: TBD vs. TBD, 8 p.m., ESPN

Thursday, June 6

Championship series Game 2: TBD vs. TBD, 8 p.m., ESPN

Friday, June 7

Championship series Game 3: TBD vs TBD, 8 p.m., ESPN, if necessary

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