Entering the final weekend of the regular season, the Arizona Wildcats had a decent shot at hosting Regional play.
But after results from conference tournaments and other games around the country combined with Saturday’s loss to Cal, Arizona will be on the road to start the postseason next weekend.
The NCAA announced the 16 Regional sites on Sunday evening, and Tucson was not among the locations that will have tournament games played at it next week.
Here’s a look at the full list of 16 sites:
- Baton Rouge, La., Regional — LSU
- Chapel Hill, N.C., Regional — North Carolina
- Clemson, S.C., Regional — Clemson
- Corvallis, Ore., Regional — Oregon State
- Fayetteville, Ark., Regional — Arkansas
- Fort Worth, Texas, Regional — TCU
- Gainesville, Fla., Regional — Florida
- Hattiesburg, Miss., Regional — Southern Mississippi
- Houston Regional — Houston
- Lexington, Ky., Regional — Kentucky
- Long Beach, Calif., Regional — Long Beach State
- Louisville, Ky., Regional — Louisville
- Lubbock, Texas, Regional — Texas Tech
- Stanford, Calif., Regional — Stanford
- Tallahassee, Fla., Regional — Florida State
- Winston-Salem, N.C., Regional — Wake Forest
Arizona is most likely to end up in either the Long Beach or Houston Regionals as a two-seed. The full postseason field will be announced on Monday at 9 AM PT.
Of course, traveling isn’t a huge issue for this team, as it had to go through the Lafayette Regional and Starkville Super Regional to reach the College World Series. They also ended up with an 11-11 away record overall in 2017.