The one through six seeds are all among Golfstat's top 35 nationally, and 11 teams in the regional are ranked among the nation's top 70.
If Alabama can get out of its own regional, the Tide will face the victor of the Gainesville Regional, hosted by top-seeded Florida.
That seems nearly impossible considering Minnesota has won 25 games in a row and recently won the Big Ten regular season title and the Big Ten tournament championship. The eight selections are tied for the most in league history each being accomplished in 1999, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2012, 2013, 2016, and 2017.
64 teams get to participate in the NCAA Tournament. Fortunately for Kelly Kovach Schoenly's Buckeyes, it will, as the softball team is headed to Knoxville, TN for regional play this weekend. NDSU won the 2009 NCAA Norman Regional and advanced to the Tempe Super Regional. The first time, Arizona was ranked second.
ETSU will travel to Alabama to take on the host and No. 7 national seed Auburn Tigers on Friday at Jane B. Moore Field. But the Tigers run through the tournament, including a win against Missouri in the first round and victories against national seeds Tennessee and Auburn in the next two rounds, put LSU in position to host for third straight year.More news: Mother's Day Sales for Last Minute Shoppers
Kocher led the way for Maryland at the Big Ten Men's Golf Championships April 28-30, finishing fourth overall and earning All-Tournament Team honors.
Arkansas (31-22) is in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in four years and seventh time since the program started in 1997.
USM was not guaranteed a slot in the NCAA tournament after falling short of winning the conference championship last week.
The championship will be three weekends of competition.
For more information on the double-elimination tournament schedule, you can visit Tennessee Softball's website. All games of the regional will be broadcast on the ESPN family of networks. Also in Arizona's regional, which is double elimination: St. Francis (PA) and SC.