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Monday, April 19, 2021

Twenty Regional Sites Announced for NCAA Division I Team Tournament; Easter Bowl 12s Division Videos



Today the NCAA released the acceptances of 20 bids for hosting the Division I regional team competitions next month, with 16 of these 20 sites receiving final approval on Monday May 3, when the selection of 64 men's teams and 64 women's teams are announced.

The 20 men's sites are:
Baylor
Central Florida
Florida
Georgia
Illinois
Kentucky
Michigan
Mississippi
North Carolina
Ohio State
South Carolina
Southern California
Stanford
Tennessee
Texas
Texas A&M
TCU
Texas Tech
Virginia
Wake Forest

Top 20 teams (in last week's computerized rankings) missing are Mississippi State, Alabama, Oklahoma State and Tulane, replaced by Texas Tech[21], Stanford[24], Ohio State[26] and Michigan[30].

The 20 women's sites:
Baylor
Cal
Central Florida
Duke
Florida
Florida State
Georgia
Georgia Tech
LSU
Michigan
North Carolina
North Carolina State
Northwestern
Ohio State
Pepperdine
Stanford
Tennessee
Texas 
UCLA
Virginia

Current Top 20 teams either not bidding or not selected are Texas A&M[17] and Mississippi[19], with Cal[25] and Stanford[29] in their place.

I haven't heard whether fans will be allowed at this year's finals site, the USTA National Campus in Lake Nona, but this is the link to check for that information going forward.

The Easter Bowl videos for the 12s division are embedded below, with the champions first, followed by the finalists. It was disappointing that the finals for the 12s and 14s weren't put on show courts, which isn't the case at the tournament's usual venue, the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.






1 comments:

Geaux Behrs said...

Texas Tech as a host site is a joke. The school is in the middle of nowhere and they have no indoor courts.