A trip to Oklahoma City is just two wins away for eight teams in the NCAA Softball Tournament this week as the event enters super regional play.
Eight schools will host best-of-three series Thursday through Sunday, with the winners advancing to the Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City, beginning June 2, to play for the national championship.
Five of the top 16 seeds were eliminated on their home fields in regionals last weekend, giving five unseeded teams — Arizona, Mississippi State, Texas, Stanford and Oregon State — an opportunity to make an extended run. And two of those are guaranteed to make the WCWS this year, given the super regional pairings.
Below, six experts from the USA TODAY Sports Network have picked the super regional winners and whether they’ll advance in two games or three. Here are their projections: