Softball Div I Championship
Road to the Championship
The Division I Softball Committee will conduct selections for the 2014 NCAA Division I Softball Championship May 11. The 64-team field will be selected from 283 NCAA Division I institutions sponsoring the sport of softball. Of the 64 teams, 31 teams will receive automatic qualification with the remaining best 33 teams selected on an at-large basis. Sixteen teams will be seeded and each of the seeded teams will be placed at one of the regional sites.
The 2014 NCAA Division I Softball Championship bracket will be announced Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN2.
Regionals for the NCAA Division I Softball Championship will be held May 15-18 on 16 campus sites. At each campus site, a four-team, double-elimination tournament will be conducted and the 16 winning teams advance to the Super Regionals.
Super Regionals (non-predetermined)
Super Regionals for the NCAA Division I Softball Championship will be held May 22-25 on eight campus sites. At each site, two teams play in a best-of-three tournament format. The winners from each site advance to the NCAA Women’s College World Series.
The 2014 NCAA Women’s College World Series will be held at the ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City, Okla., May 29 to June 4. This is the 33rd annual NCAA Division I Softball Championship and the 24th time that Oklahoma City and ASA Hall of Fame Stadium will host this premier college softball championship event.
• Selection Show (championship bracket is announced) – Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN 2.
• Select Regional and all Super Regional sites will be broadcast on the ESPN family of networks.
• All 15-17 games of this year’s WCWS games will be broadcasted on the ESPN family of networks (ESPN, ESPN2 and/or ESPNU).
2014 WCWS Broadcast Schedule (All game times are CT)
All TV game times and networks are subject to change until finalized on January 1, 2014.
Thursday, May 29 – Session 1 at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on ESPN
Thursday, May 29 – Session 2 at 6 and 8:30 p.m. on ESPN2
Friday, May 30 – Session 3 at 6 and 8:30 p.m. on ESPN2
Saturday, May 31 – Session 4 at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on ESPN2
Saturday, May 31 – Session 5 at 6 and 8:30 p.m. on ESPN
Sunday, June 1 – Session 6 at Noon and 2:30 p.m. on ESPN
Sunday, June 1 – Session 7 (if necessary) at 6 and 8:30 p.m. on ESPNU
Monday, June 2 – Session 8 Championship Series Game 1 at 7 p.m. on ESPN2
Tuesday, June 3 – Session 9 Championship Series Game 2 at 7 p.m. on ESPN
Wednesday, June 4 – Session 10 (if necessary) Championship Series Game 3 at 7 p.m. on ESPN
Future Dates and Sites
May 10 – Selection Show
May 15-17 – Regionals
May 21-24 – Super Regionals
May 28-June 3 – WCWS
May 15 – Selection Show
May 20-22 – Regionals
May 26-29 – Super Regionals
June 2-8 – WCWS