Three regional hosts part of Pac-12 Baseball's six 2021 NCAA Baseball Championship bids
SAN FRANCISCO - Six Pac-12 programs were selected to the 2021 NCAA Baseball Championship on Monday, including Conference champion ARIZONA, OREGON and STANFORD among the top-16 national seeds to host regional play.
The Pac-12's six bids are tied for the second-most in Conference history (2011, 2015), trailing only the eight berths in 2010.
It also marks the second straight NCAA Baseball postseason and the sixth time since national seeding began in 1999 the league had at least three regional hosts (2002, 2011, 2012 - 4, 2013, 2019, 2021).
ARIZONA (40-15) earned the No. 5 overall national seed and will host Oklahoma State, UC Santa Barbara and Grand Canyon. The Wildcats won the Pac-12 regular-season title outright with the second-most Conference wins in program history (21-9) to earn the automatic bid for their first postseason since 2017.
STANFORD (33-14) received the No. 9 seed and will face UC Irvine, Nevada and North Dakota State. It is the Cardinal's fourth consecutive postseason bid, serving as a regional host in all four, and 36th in program history.
OREGON (37-14) was awarded the No. 14 seed and will welcome Central Connecticut, Gonzaga and LSU. The Ducks return to the NCAA Championship for the first time since 2015 and will host for the first time since 2013.
A trio of Pac-12 selections will travel to the state of Texas as the second seeds within their regional sites.
UCLA (35-18) will be the second seed at No. 8 national seed Texas Tech's regional, opening against North Carolina with Army rounding out the Lubbock site.
ARIZONA STATE (32-20) also grabbed a second seed within No. 2 national seed Texas' regional, joined by Fairfield and Southern in the Austin quartet.
OREGON STATE (34-22) rounds out the Conference's six selections with a trip to Fort Worth and No. 6 national seed TCU along with Dallas Baptist and McNeese.