In the brackets that have been released by the NCAA, Southern Conference teams Western Carolina and Wofford are both in the Chapel Hill regional. NCAA rules state that two teams from the same conference cannot be placed in the same regional, which leads me to believe that either the committee screwed up and put them together, or the brackets are wrong.
Perhaps Wofford is actually supposed to be at the Columbia, S.C. regional, and Jacksonville should be in Chapel Hill. We’ll see if Division I Baseball Committee chairman Larry Templeton can shed any light on this curious situation in the conference call that is about to begin.
EDIT: Templeton acknowledged the mistake to start off the conference call, and the bracket has been changed. Wofford will now head to South Carolina’s regional, and Jacksonville will go to North Carolina’s.
“During the NCAA selection show, we noticed that we had made a mistake and placed two teams from the same conference in the same regional, that being Wofford and Western Carolina,” Templeton said. “Hopefully we have been able to catch those schools in the last 30 minutes or so.”
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