Barring an egregious and spiteful act from the sports gods, Oxford, Miss. will be among the 16 towns listed by the NCAA when it announces the regional host sites for the 2014 college baseball tournament. The real intrigue begins on Monday, when the eight national seeds are named.
The NCAA will make the regional host announcements Sunday at 8 p.m. CT on a number of platforms, including its website, Twitter account, Facebook page and on the ESPN ticker (we, of course, suggest you follow along with @RedCupRebellion). The national seeds and the complete field of 64 will be revealed on Monday during an hour-long selection show at 11 a.m. on ESPNU.
Ole Miss has been a lock as a regional host for some time now, and a 1-2 showing in the SEC Tournament won't have any effect on that. The national seed bid is substantially shakier. The Rebs probably moved ahead of Vanderbilt and South Carolina in the conference tourney, but LSU's molten hot run through Hoover may land the second SEC bid in Baton Rouge (Kendall Rogers at Perfect Game has them in above the Rebels in his latest projections). Ole Miss fans should be rooting for Florida in Sunday's championship game, as an LSU win over the Gators could seal the deal.
We'll have a more in depth run-down on the Rebs' national seed chances on Monday morning, as well as more details on how you can catch the selection show.