May 26, 2003
(Undated-AP) -- Florida State was selected today as the top seed for the 64-team Division I college baseball tournament for the second straight season.
Georgia Tech was seeded third.
The Seminoles (50-10-1), making their 41st tournament appearance and 26th in a row, will host one of 16 four-team, double-elimination regionals that begin Friday.
Georgia Tech (44-16) will also be the host and play Stetson on Friday. South Carolina and East Carolina are also in the regional at Tech.
The winners of each regional will advance to the super regionals, played June 6-9.
The eight winners of the super regionals will play in the College World Series, which starts June 13 in Omaha, Nebraska.
The other national seeds are: Louisiana State, Auburn, Rice, Stanford, Cal State Fullerton and Miami.
By being national seeds, the teams are assured of not playing each other until they reach the College World Series.
The Southeastern Conference has a tournament-high eight representatives with Alabama, Auburn, Arkansas, Florida, LSU, Mississippi, Mississippi State and South Carolina.
The Atlantic Coast Conference -- with Clemson, Florida State, Georgia Tech, North Carolina and North Carolina State-- and Big 12 -- with Baylor, Missouri, Nebraska, Texas and Texas A&M -- were next with five teams each.