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2022 college softball: TV schedule, results, auto-bids for conference tournaments

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Sixty-four teams will play for the national title in the 2022 DI softball championship. Thirty-two of those teams will qualify automatically by winning their conference or conference tournament. 

We'll be tracking each of the automatic bids this spring. Four teams will earn a bid by winning their conference's regular-season tournament. The others will be conference tournament champions. In the table below, you will find all 32 automatic qualifiers.

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2022 college softball: Conference tournament brackets, automatic qualifiers

(scroll to the right to see the complete table)

CONFERENCE  CHAMPION LOCATION DATES
America East UMBC Vestal, NY May 11-14
American Athletic UCF Greenville, NC May 12-14
ACC Florida State Pittsburgh, Penn. May 11-14
Atlantic Sun Liberty Jacksonville, Fla. May 10-14
Atlantic 10 Fordham Fairfax, Va. May 11-14
Big East Villanova Rosemont, Ill. May 12-14
Big Sky Weber State Ogden, Utah May 11-14
Big South Campbell Farmville, Va. May 11-14
Big Ten Nebraska East Lansing, Mich. May 11-14
Big 12 Oklahoma State Oklahoma City, Okla. May 12-14
Big West Cal State Fullerton No tournament N/A
Colonial UNCW Elon, NC May 12-14
Conference USA North Texas Denton, Texas May 11-14
Horizon  Oakland Highest seed that meets criteria May 11-14
Ivy Princeton Site of team with best Ivy League record May 13-15
Metro Atlantic Canisius Location of highest seed May 11-14
Mid-American  Miami (Ohio) Highest seed hosts May 12-14
Mid-Eastern Howard Norfolk, Va. May 11-14
Missouri Valley Missouri State Springfield, Mo. May 11-14
Mountain West San Diego State No tournament  N/A
Northeast Saint Francis (PA) Location of highest seed May 12-14
Ohio Valley Murray State Oxford, Alabama May 11-14
Pac-12 Arizona State No tournament N/A
Patriot Lehigh Top overall seed hosts May 12-14
SEC Arkansas Gainesville, Fla. May 10-14
Southern  Chattanooga Greensboro, N.C. May 11-14
Southland McNeese Hammond, La. May 10-13
SWAC Prairie View A&M Gulfport, Miss. May 11-14
Summit South Dakota State Brookings, S.D. and Vermillion, S.D. May 11-15
Sun Belt  Louisiana Mobile, Ala. May 10-14
WAC  Grand Canyon Huntsville, Texas May 12-14
West Coast Loyola Marymount No Tournament N/A

NCAA softball conference championship TV schedule

(all times Eastern and subject to change)

TIME, DATE GAME NETWORK
11 a.m., May 14 American Athletic Softball Tournament (Championship) ESPN2
11 a.m., May 14 MAAC Softball Championship (Championship) ESPN+
Noon, May 14 America East Softball Championship (Game 10) ESPN+
Noon, May 14 A10 Softball Championships (Championship) ESPN+
Noon, May 14 Big South Softball Championship (Game 10) ESPN+
Noon, May 14 Horizon Softball Championship (Game 10) ESPN+
Noon, May 14 OVC Softball Championship (Game #12) ESPN+
Noon, May 14 Sun Belt Softball Championship (Elimination Game) ESPN+
12:05 p.m., May 14 A10 Softball Championships (Championship) ESPN+
12:05 p.m., May 14 Ivy League Softball Championship ESPN+
12:05 p.m., May 14 Northeast Conference Softball Championship (Game #6) ESPN3
12:05 p.m., May 14 Northeast Conference Softball Championship ESPN3
12:05 p.m., May 14 Patriot League Softball Championship (Game #6) ESPN+
12:05 p.m., May 14 Patriot League Softball Championship (Game #7) ESPN+
1 p.m., May 14 ACC Softball Tournament (Championship) ESPN2
1 p.m., May 14 ASUN Softball Championship (Championship) ESPN+
1 p.m., May 14 Southern Conference Softball Tournament (Semifinal) ESPN+
2 p.m., May 14 Big Sky Softball Championship (Championship) ESPN+
2 p.m., May 14 MVC Softball Championship (Championship) ESPN+
2 p.m., May 14 WAC Softball Conference Tournament (Championship) ESPN+
2:30 p.m., May 14 Big South Softball Championship (Game 11) ESPN+
2:30 p.m., May 14 Horizon Softball Championship (Game 11) ESPN+
2:30 p.m., May 14 OVC Softball Championship (Game #13) ESPN+
3 p.m., May 14 Phillips 66 Big 12 Softball Tournament (Championship) ESPN2
3 p.m., May 14 MAC Softball Championship (Championship) ESPN+
3 p.m., May 14 Southern Conference Softball Tournament (Championship) ESPN+
3:30 p.m., May 14 ASUN Softball Championship (Game #11 - If Necessary) ESPN+
3:30 p.m., May 14 Sun Belt Softball Championship (Championship) ESPN+
4:30 p.m., May 14 Big Sky Softball Championship (Game #11 - If Necessary) ESPN+
5 p.m., May 14 SEC Softball Tournament (Championship) ESPN2
5 p.m., May 14 WAC Softball Conference Tournament (If Necessary) ESPN+
6 p.m., May 14 MAC Softball Championship (Championship – If Necessary) ESPN+

NCAA softball championship schedule

Here's the current schedule for the 64-team NCAA softball tournament.

  • Selections:  7 p.m. ET Sunday, May 15, on ESPN2
  • Regionals: Friday through Sunday, May 20-22
  • Super Regionals: Thursday through Sunday, May 26-29
  • Women's College World Series: Thursday, June 2, through Thursday, June 9. Finals Game 3 will be Friday, June 10, if necessary. 

NCAA Women's College World Series winners

Year Champion (Record) Coach Score Runner-Up Site
2021 Oklahoma (56-4) Patty Gasso 5-1 Florida State  Oklahoma City 
2020 Canceled due to Covid-19 -- -- -- --
2019 *UCLA (56-6) Kelly Inouye-Perez 5-4 Oklahoma Oklahoma City
2018 *Florida State (58-12) Lonni Alameda 8-3 Washington Oklahoma City
2017 *Oklahoma (61-9) Patty Gasso 5-4 Florida Oklahoma City
2016 Oklahoma (57-8) Patty Gasso 2-1 Auburn Oklahoma City
2015 Florida (60-7) Tim Walton 4-1 Michigan Oklahoma City
2014 *Florida (55-12) Tim Walton 6-3 Alabama Oklahoma City
2013 *Oklahoma (57-4) Patty Gasso 4-0 Tennessee Oklahoma City
2012 Alabama (60-8) Patrick Murphy 5-4 Oklahoma Oklahoma City
2011 *Arizona State (60-6) Clint Myers 7-2 Florida Oklahoma City
2010 *UCLA (50-11) Kelly Inouye-Perez 15-9 Arizona Oklahoma City
2009 Washington (51-12) Heather Tarr 3-2 Florida Oklahoma City
2008 *Arizona State (66-5) Clint Myers 11-0 Texas A&M Oklahoma City
2007 Arizona (50-14-1) Mike Candrea 5-0 Tennessee Oklahoma City
2006 Arizona (54-11) Mike Candrea 5-0 Northwestern Oklahoma City
2005 Michigan (65-7) Carol Hutchins 4-1 UCLA Oklahoma City
2004 UCLA (47-9) Sue Enquist 3-1 California Oklahoma City
2003 UCLA (54-7) Sue Enquist 1-0 California Oklahoma City
2002 California (56-19) Diane Ninemire 6-0 Arizona Oklahoma City
2001 *Arizona (65-4) Mike Candrea 1-0 UCLA Oklahoma City
2000 *Oklahoma (66-8) Patty Gasso 3-1 UCLA Oklahoma City
1999 *UCLA (63-6) Sue Enquist 3-2 Washington Oklahoma City
1998 Fresno State (52-11) Margie Wright 1-0 Arizona Oklahoma City
1997 Arizona (61-5) Mike Candrea 10-2 UCLA Oklahoma City
1996 *Arizona (58-9) Mike Candrea 6-4 Washington Columbus, Ga.
1995 *#UCLA (50-6) Sharron Backus 4-2 Arizona Oklahoma City
1994 *Arizona (64-3) Mike Candrea 2-0 Cal State Northridge Oklahoma City
1993 Arizona (44-8) Mike Candrea 1-0 UCLA Oklahoma City
1992 *UCLA (54-2) Sharron Backus 2-0 Arizona Oklahoma City
1991 Arizona (56-16) Mike Candrea 5-1 UCLA Oklahoma City
1990 UCLA (62-7) Sharron Backus 2-0 Fresno State Oklahoma City
1989 *UCLA (48-4) Sharron Backus 1-0 Fresno State Sunnyvale, Calif.
1988 UCLA (53-8) Sharron Backus 3-0 Fresno State Sunnyvale, Calif.
1987 Texas A&M (56-8) Bob Brock 4-1 UCLA Omaha, Neb.
1986 *Cal State Fullerton (57-9-1) Judi Garman 3-0 Texas A&M Omaha, Neb.
1985 UCLA (41-9) Sharron Backus 2-1 Nebraska Omaha, Neb.
1984 UCLA (45-6-1) Sharron Backus 1-0 Texas A&M Omaha, Neb.
1983 Texas A&M (41-11) Bob Brock 2-0 Cal State Fullerton Omaha, Neb.
1982 *UCLA (33-7-2) Sharron Backus 2-0 Fresno State Omaha, Neb.

*Indicates undefeated teams in final series. 

#-UCLA’s 1995 national championship was later vacated by the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions

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