NCAA softball tournament 2022: Full regionals bracket, TV schedule for Road to Women's College World Series

NCAA softball tournament 2022: Full regionals bracket, TV schedule for Road to Women's College World Series

The flowers are fully bloomed, the temperature is rising and school is beginning to wrap up. That can only mean one thing: the 2022 Women’s College World Series is on the horizon.

Last year’s winner of the NCAA Division I softball championship, Oklahoma, looks poised for another deep run in the tournament. The Sooners enter NCAA play at 49-2, earning the No. 1 overall seed in this year’s bracket. Led by the trio of sophomore Tiare Jennings and seniors Grace Lyons and Jocelyn Alo — the latter the NCAA’s all-time home run leader  —  Oklahoma has to be considered the tournament favorite.

But there’s a host of talent across the collegiate softball landscape. The 64 teams that make up the tournament field will hope to strut their stuff on the diamond and move on to the next step on the road to Oklahoma City, the super regionals, which take place from May 26-29.

Take a look at all the information you need to watch the college softball postseason:

MORE: Watch select NCAA softball games live with fuboTV (free trial)

NCAA softball tournament bracket 2022

The NCAA released the full softball tournament bracket May 15 with the 16 host sites and the rankings of the top teams in the nation. 

Each team is placed in a mini bracket with three other schools. The top seed in each bracket will host the No. 4 seed, while the No. 2 seed in each bracket clashes with the No. 3 seed. Teams will play a minimum of two games

Teams play a minimum of two games before being sent home. Meanwhile, a team needs three wins to advance out of the regional stage and into super regionals. There, the dream of collegiate softball glory becomes more tangible with the Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City just one step away.

All times Eastern

NCAA softball super regionals 2022

Norman Super Regional

Friday, May 27: Game 1, No. 16 UCF vs. No. 1 Oklahoma, 4:30 p.m., ESPN2
Saturday, May 28: Game 2, UCF vs. Oklahoma, 2 p.m., ESPN
Sunday, May 29: Game 3, if necessary

Tempe Super Regional

Friday, May 27: Game 1, No. 9 Northwestern at No. 8 Arizona State, 8 p.m., ESPNU
Saturday, May 28: Game 2, Northwestern at Arizona State, 11 p.m., ESPN2
Sunday, May 29: Game 3, if necessary

Los Angeles Super Regional

Friday, May 27: Game 1, No. 12 Duke at No. 5 UCLA, 11 p.m., ESPN2
Saturday, May 28: Game 2, Duke at UCLA, 8:30 p.m., ESPN2
Sunday, May 29: Game 3, if necessary

Fayetteville Super Regional

Thursday, May 26: Game 1, Texas at No. 4 Arkansas, 7 p.m., ESPN2
Friday, May 27: Game 2, Texas at Arkansas, 6:30 p.m., ESPN2
Saturday, May 28: Game 3, if necessary

Blacksburg Super Regional

Friday, May 27: Game 1, No. 14 Florida at No. 3 Virginia Tech, 2 p.m., ESPN2
Saturday, May 28: Game 2, Florida at Virginia Tech, noon, ESPN
Sunday, May 29: Game 3, if necessary

Stanford Super Regional

Friday, May 27: Game 1, Oregon State at Stanford, 10:30 p.m., ESPNU
Saturday, May 28: Game 2, Oregon State at Stanford, 6 p.m., ESPNU
Sunday, May 29: Game 3, if necessary

Stillwater Super Regional

Thursday, May 26: Game 1, No. 10 Clemson at No. 7 Oklahoma State, 9:30 p.m., ESPN2
Friday, May 27: Game 2, Clemson at Oklahoma State, 9 p.m., ESPN2
Saturday, May 28: Game 3, if necessary

Starkville Super Regional

Friday, May 27: Game 1, Arizona at Mississippi State, Noon, ESPNU
Saturday, May 28: Game 2, Arizona at Mississippi State, 4 p.m., ESPNU
Sunday, May 29: Game 3, if necessary

NCAA softball regionals 2022

Norman Regional 

  1. Oklahoma (No. 1 national seed)
  2. Texas A&M
  3. Minnesota
  4. Prairie View

Orlando Regional

  1. UCF (16)
  2. Michigan
  3. South Dakota State
  4. Villanova

Tallahassee Regional

  1. Florida State (2)
  2. Mississippi State
  3. South Florida
  4. Howard

Columbia Regional

  1. Missouri (15)
  2. Illinois
  3. Missouri State
  4. Arizona

Blacksburg Regional

  1. Virginia Tech (3)
  2. Kentucky
  3. St. Francis (Pa.)
  4. Miami (Ohio)

Gainesville Regional

  1. Florida (14)
  2. Georgia Tech
  3. Wisconsin
  4. Canisius

Fayetteville Regional

  1. Arkansas (4)
  2. Oregon
  3. Wichita State
  4. Princeton

Seattle Regional

  1. Washington (13)
  2. Texas
  3. Weber State
  4. Lehigh

Los Angeles Regional

  1. UCLA (5)
  2. Ole Miss
  3. Loyola Marymount
  4. Grand Canyon

Durham Regional

  1. Duke (12)
  2. Georgia
  3. Liberty
  4. UMBC

Tuscaloosa Regional

  1. Alabama (6)
  2. Stanford
  3. Murray State
  4. Chattanooga

Knoxville Regional

  1. Tennessee (11)
  2. Ohio State
  3. Oregon State
  4. Campbell

Stillwater Regional

  1. Oklahoma State (7)
  2. Nebraska
  3. North Texas
  4. Chattanooga

Clemson Regional

  1. Clemson (10)
  2. Auburn
  3. Louisiana
  4. UNC Wilmington

Tempe Regional

  1. Arizona State (8)
  2. LSU
  3. San Diego State
  4. Cal State Fullerton

Evanston Regional

  1. Northwestern (9)
  2. Notre Dame
  3. McNeese
  4. Oakland

How to watch NCAA softball regionals

All the softball regional matchups will be shown on ESPN networks from May 20-22 before the super regionals in the following week. 

Select games can also be streamed live with fuboTV, which offers a free trial.

Here’s the TV schedule for the regionals: 

All times Eastern

Norman Regional

Friday, May 20:
Game 1: Texas A&M 5,
Minnesota 1
Game 2: No. 1 Oklahoma 14, Prairie View 0

Saturday, May 21:
Game 3: Oklahoma 3, 
Texas A&M 2
Game 4: Minnesota 13, Prairie View 1 (Prairie View eliminated)
Game 5: Texas A&M 10, Minnesota 7 (Minnesota eliminated)

Sunday, May 22:
Game 6: Oklahoma 20
, Texas A&M 0 (Oklahoma advances to super regional)

Orlando Regional

Friday, May 20:
Game 1: Michigan 2,
South Dakota State 1
Game 2: No. 16 UCF 6, Villanova 0

Saturday, May 21:
Game 3: UCF 3,
Michigan 2

Sunday, May 22:
Game 4: South Dakota State 5
, Villanova 4 (Villanova eliminated)
Game 5: Michigan 4, South Dakota State 1 (South Dakota State eliminated)
Game 6: UCF 9, Michigan 4 (UCF advances to super regional)

Tallahassee Regional

Friday, May 20:
Game 1: South Florida 4, 
Mississippi State 0
Game 2: No. 2 Florida State 8, Howard 0

Saturday, May 21:
Game 3: Florida State 8,
South Florida 0
Game 4: Mississippi State 6, Howard 3 (Howard eliminated)
Game 5: Mississippi State 6, South Florida 0 (South Florida eliminated)

Sunday, May 22:
Game 6: Mississippi State 5
, Florida State 0 
Game 7: Mississippi State 4, Florida State 3 (Mississippi State advances to super regional)

Columbia Regional

Friday, May 20:
Game 1: No. 15. Missouri 3,
Missouri State 1
Game 2: Arizona 8, Illinois 3

Saturday, May 21:
Game 3: Arizona 2,
Missouri 0
Game 4: Missouri State 2, Illinois 0 (Illinois eliminated)
Game 5: Missouri 2, Missouri State 0 (Missouri State eliminated)

Sunday, May 22:
Game 6: Arizona 1
, Missouri 0 (Arizona advances to super regional)

Blacksburg Regional

Friday, May 20:
Game 1:
 No. 3 Virginia Tech 4, St. Francis (Pa.) 0
Game 2: Kentucky 15, Miami (Ohio) 1

Saturday, May 21:
Game 3: Kentucky 5,
Virginia Tech 4
Game 4: Miami (Ohio) 4, St. Francis (Pa.) 0 (St. Francis eliminated)
Game 5: Virginia Tech 5, Miami (Ohio) 4 (Miami eliminated)

Sunday, May 22:
Game 6: Virginia Tech 9
, Kentucky 2
Game 7: Virginia Tech 5, Kentucky 4 (Virginia Tech advances to super regional)

Gainesville Regional

Friday, May 20:
Game 1: Georgia Tech 2,
Wisconsin 1
Game 2: No. 14 Florida 10, Canisius 1

Saturday, May 21:
Game 3: Florida 7,
Georgia Tech 1
Game 4: Wisconsin 3, Canisius 0 (Canisius eliminated)

Sunday, May 22:
Game 5:
Wisconsin 7, Georgia Tech 6 (Georgia Tech eliminated)
Game 6: Florida 11, Wisconsin 0 (Florida advances to super regional)

Fayetteville Regional

Friday, May 20:
Game 1: No. 4 Arkansas 11,
Princeton 0
Game 2: Oregon 10, Wichita State 2

Saturday, May 21:
Game 3: Arkansas 6,
Oregon 2
Game 4: Wichita State 5, Princeton 4 (Princeton eliminated)
Game 5: Oregon 8, Wichita State 1 (Wichita State eliminated)

Sunday, May 22:
Game 6: Arkansas 9
, Oregon 3 (Arkansas advances to super regional)

Seattle Regional

Friday, May 20:
Game 1: Texas 6,
Weber State 0
Game 2: No. 13 Washington 9, Lehigh 2

Saturday, May 21:
Game 3: Texas 8,
Washington 2
Game 4: Lehigh 5, Weber State 4 (Weber State eliminated)
Game 5: Washington 6, Lehigh 1 (Lehigh eliminated)

Sunday, May 22:
Game 6: Washington 2
, Texas 1
Game 7: Texas 3, Washington 2 (Texas advances to super regional)

Los Angeles Regional

Friday, May 20:
Game 1: Loyola Marymount 4,
Ole Miss 2
Game 2: No. 5 UCLA 12, Grand Canyon 1

Saturday, May 21:
Game 3: UCLA 7, 
Loyola Marymount 1
Game 4: Ole Miss 9, Grand Canyon 5 (Grand Canyon eliminated)
Game 5: Ole Miss 4, Loyola Marymount 2 (Loyola Marymount eliminated)

Sunday, May 22:
Game 6: UCLA 9
, Ole Miss 1 (UCLA advances to super regional)

Durham Regional

Friday, May 20:
Game 1: Liberty 2, 
Georgia 0
Game 2: No. 12 Duke 4, UMBC 0

Saturday, May 21:
Game 3: Duke 5,
Liberty 0
Game 4: Georgia 6, UMBC 3 (UMBC eliminated)
Game 5: Georgia 7, Liberty 2 (Liberty eliminated)

Sunday, May 22:
Game 6:
 Georgia 5, Duke 3
Game 7: Duke 13, Georgia 5 (Duke advances to super regional)

Tuscaloosa Regional

Friday, May 20:
Game 1: No. 6 Alabama 3,
Chattanooga 0
Game 2: Stanford 3, Murray State 1

Saturday, May 21:
Game 3: Stanford 6, 
Alabama 0
Game 4: Chattanooga 1, Murray State 0 (Murray State eliminated)
Game 5: Alabama 6, Chattanooga 2 (Chattanooga eliminated)

Sunday, May 22:
Game 6: Alabama 4
, Stanford 0
Game 7: Stanford 6, Alabama 0 (Stanford advances to super regional)

Knoxville Regional

Friday, May 20:
Game 1: Oregon State 4, 
Ohio State 3
Game 2: No. 11 Tennessee 9, Campbell 1

Saturday, May 21:
Game 3: Tennessee 3,
 Oregon State 0
Game 4: Ohio State 10, Campbell 0 (Campbell eliminated)
Game 5: Oregon State 5, Ohio State 1 (Ohio State eliminated)

Sunday, May 22:
Game 6: Oregon State 8
, Tennessee 3
Game 7: Oregon State 3, Tennessee 1 (Oregon State advances to super regional)

Stillwater Regional

Friday, May 20:
Game 1: Nebraska 3,
North Texas 0
Game 2: No. 7 Oklahoma State 12, Fordham 0

Saturday, May 21:
Game 3: Oklahoma State 7, 
Nebraska 4
Game 4: North Texas 5, Fordham 3 (Fordham eliminated)
Game 5: North Texas 3, Nebraska 0 (Nebraska eliminated)

Sunday, May 22:
Game 6: Oklahoma State 2
, North Texas 0 (Oklahoma State advances to super regional)

Clemson Regional

Friday, May 20:
Game 1: No. 10 Clemson 9,
UNC Wilmington 0
Game 2: Auburn 4, Louisiana 3

Saturday, May 21:
Game 3: Clemson 1,
Auburn 0
Game 4: Louisiana 3, UNC Wilmington 1 (UNC Wilmington eliminated)
Game 5: Louisiana 4, Auburn 3 (Auburn eliminated)

Sunday, May 22:
Game 6: Clemson 8
, Louisiana 0 (Clemson advances to super regional)

Tempe Regional

Friday, May 20:
Game 1: San Diego State 10, 
LSU 5
Game 2: No. 8 Arizona State 5, Cal State Fullerton 2

Saturday, May 21:
Game 3: Arizona State 11,
San Diego State 8
Game 4: Cal State Fullerton 3, LSU 2 (LSU eliminated)
Game 5: San Diego State 8, Cal State Fullerton 5 (Cal State Fullerton eliminated)

Sunday, May 22:
Game 6: Arizona State 8
, San Diego State 4 (Arizona State advances to super regional)

Evanston Regional

Friday, May 20:
Game 1: McNeese 11,
Notre Dame 1
Game 2: No. 9 Northwestern 9, Oakland 2

Saturday, May 21:
Game 3: Northwestern 17, 
McNeese 3
Game 4: Notre Dame 16, Oakland 1 (Oakland eliminated)
Game 5: McNeese 3, Notre Dame 1 (Notre Dame eliminated)

Sunday, May 22:
Game 6: Northwestern 10
, McNeese 2 (Northwestern advances to super regional)