Road to the Championships
- National Participation
There are 299 NCAA member institutions that sponsor Division I Baseball teams and are eligible to compete in the National Championship. All 299 programs support over 11,000 Baseball student-athletes across the country.
- Selection Process
The Division I Baseball Championship provides for a field of 64 teams to compete in the national tournament. Of the 64 teams, 31 teams will receive automatic qualification with the remaining best 33 teams selected on an at-large basis by the NCAA Division I Baseball Committee. Sixteen teams will be seeded and each of the seeded teams will be placed at one of the regional sites
- Selection Show | Monday, May 28, 2018
The 2018 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship bracket will be announced Monday, May 28, 2018 tentatively on ESPNU at Noon.
- Regionals | June 1-4, 2018
Regionals for the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship are being played June 1-4, 2018 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 | June 8-11, 2018
Super Regionals for the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship will be held June 8-10 or June 9-11 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 Men’s College World Series.
- College World Series | June 16-26/27, 2018
The 2018 NCAA Men's College World Series (CWS) will be held at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha, June 16-26/27, 2018. The eight winners advancing from the Super Regional competitions will compete in two four-team double elimination brackets to determine the bracket champions. The two bracket champions will then play a best two-of-three championship series (CWS Finals) to determine the national champion. The CWS Finals format consists of single games Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (if necessary), June 25-26/27.