Florida's baseball team was named the No. 2 national seed in the field for the 2014 NCAA Tournament on Monday.
The selection as a national seed is Florida's fifth since 2009, the most in the nation, and was all but announced as of last week, given Florida's regular season SEC championship. While there had been some sentiment that the Gators could earn the second No. 1 overall seed in school history, that seed went to Pac-12 champion Oregon State instead.
Florida's no stranger to lofty seedings under Kevin O'Sullivan, as Scout's Cody Jones, the ace of the Florida baseball beat, notes:
Florida baseball has earned a national seed (top 8) for the 5th time in the last 6 years. #Gators are the only team that can say that.— Cody Jones (@CJonesScout) May 26, 2014
Florida baseball has been one of the top three overall seeds in NCAA Tournament in four of the last five years.— Cody Jones (@CJonesScout) May 26, 2014
We'll update this post with Florida's regional opponents, matched regional for Super Regional play, and the full 2014 NCAA Tournament bracket when they are released.
Update, 12:30 p.m.: Florida will play College of Charleston and could see Long Beach State and/or North Carolina in the Gainesville Regional. And the Gainesville Regional is paired with the Coral Gables Regional ... and Miami.
Gainesville-Coral Gables Regionals #RoadToOmaha " pic.twitter.com/07syxBkffX— ESPNU (@ESPNU) May 26, 2014
Update, 12:55 p.m.: Long Beach State and North Carolina will play at 1 p.m. Eastern on Friday, May 30, followed by Florida playing College of Charleston at 7 p.m. Both games will be streamed on ESPN3.
Update, 1:30 p.m.: Here's the full bracket, via the NCAA.