The NCAA Softball Tournament Schedule started Friday, May 20, 2022, as 64 teams began their quest to reach the Women’s College World Series. Thirty-two of the 64 teams were selected on an at-large basis, while 16 teams were seeded and placed at one of the regional locations.

Now, just 32 teams remain, and it will get narrowed down to 16 teams after Sunday’s regional finals.

Game 1 and Game 2 games were played Friday, and Game 3-5 were played Saturday. The tournament continues Sunday as the final 16 teams will be revealed at the end of the day. The winners will head to Super Regionals.

No. top 16 seeds have been eliminated yet; however, a couple have to win twice Sunday in order to advance to the Super Regionals.

The Regionals are scheduled to be played through Sunday, May 22. The Super Regionals are scheduled to be played Thursday, May 26 through Sunday, May 29. The Women’s College World Series starts on June 2 and finishes June 9th or 10th, depending on how the final 3-game series plays out.

NCAA Softball Tournament Top 16 Seeds

1. Oklahoma
2. Florida State
3. Virginia Tech
4. Arkansas
5. UCLA
6. Alabama
7. Oklahoma State
8. Arizona State
9. Northwestern
10. Clemson
11. Tennessee
12. Duke
13. Washington
14. Florida
15. Missouri
16. UCF

2022 NCAA Softball Tournament Schedule and Results

The NCAA Softball Tournament Regionals is a 4-team, double-elimination tournament. The 16 winners of each regional will advance to the Super Regionals where they will play a best-of-3 series to advance to the Women’s College World Series.

Norman, Oklahoma, Regional: May 20-22

  • Texas A&M 5, Minnesota 1
  • No. 1 Oklahoma 14, Prairie View A&M 0
  • No. 1 Oklahoma 3, Texas A&M 2
  • Minnesota 13, Prairie View A&M 1 (Prairie View A&M eliminated)
  • Texas A&M 10, Minnesota 7 (Minnesota eliminated)
  • No. 1 Oklahoma vs. Texas A&M, May 22 at 2 p.m.
  • Game 7: 4:30 p.m. Sunday if necessary

Orlando, Florida, Regional: May 20-22

  • Michigan 2, South Dakota State 1
  • No. 16 UCF 6, Villanova 0
  • No. 16 UCF 3, Michigan 2
  • Resume South Dakota State vs. Villanova, May 22 at 10 a.m. (Elimination Game)
  • Michigan vs. South Dakota State-Villanova winner, May 22 at 11:30 a.m. (Elimination Game)
  • Game 6: No. 16 UCF vs. winner of Michigan against South Dakota State-Villanova
  • Game 7: 4:30 p.m. Sunday if necessary

Evanston, Illinois, Regional May 20-22

  • McNeese 11, Notre Dame 1
  • No. 9 Northwestern 9, Oakland 2
  • No. 9 Northwestern 17, McNeese 3
  • Notre Dame 16, Oakland 1 (Oakland eliminated)
  • McNeese 3, Notre Dame 1 (Notre Dame eliminated)
  • No. 9 Northwestern vs. McNeese, May 22 at 4 p.m.
  • Game 7: 6:30 p.m. Sunday if necessary

Tempe, Arizona, Regional May 20-22

  • San Diego State 10, LSU 5
  • No. 8 Arizona State 5, Cal State Fullerton 2
  • No. 8 Arizona State 11, San Diego State 8
  • Cal State Fullerton 3, LSU 2 (LSU eliminated)
  • San Diego State 8, Cal State Fullerton 5 (Cal State Fullerton eliminated)
  • No. 8 Arizona State vs. San Diego State, May 22 at 6 p.m.
  • Game 7: 8:30 p.m. Sunday if necessary

Los Angeles, California, Regional May 20-22

  • Loyola Marymount University 4,¬†Ole Miss 2
  • No. 5 UCLA 12, Grand Canyon 1
  • No. 5 UCLA 7, Loyola Marymount University 1
  • Ole Miss 9, Grand Canyon 5 (Grand Canyon eliminated)
  • Ole Miss 4, Loyola Marymount University 2 (LMU eliminated)
  • No. 5 UCLA vs. Ole Miss, May 22 at 7 p.m.
  • Game 7: 8:30 p.m. Sunday if necessary

Durham, North Carolina, Regional May 20-22

  • Liberty 2, Georgia 0
  • No. 12 Duke 4, UMBC 0
  • No. 12 Duke 5, Liberty 0
  • Georgia 6, UMBC 3 (UMBC eliminated)
  • Georgia 7, Liberty 2 (Liberty eliminated)
  • No. 12 Duke vs. Georgia, May 22 at 2 p.m.
  • Game 7: 4:30 p.m. Sunday if necessary

Seattle, Washington, Regional May 20-22

  • Texas 6, Weber State 0
  • No. 13 Washington 9, Lehigh 2
  • Texas 8, No. 13 Washington 2
  • Lehigh 5, Weber State 4 (Weber State eliminated)
  • No. 13 Washington 6, Lehigh 1 (Lehigh eliminated)
  • Texas vs. No. 13 Washington, May 22 at 6 p.m.
  • Game 7: 8:30 p.m. Sunday if necessary

Fayetteville, Arkansas, Regional May 20-22

  • No. 4 Arkansas 11, Princeton 0
  • Oregon 10, Wichita State 2
  • No. 4 Arkansas 6, Oregon 2
  • Wichita State 5, Princeton 4 (Princeton eliminated)
  • Oregon 8, Wichita State 1 (Wichita State eliminated)
  • No. 4 Arkansas vs. Oregon, May 22 at 2 p.m.
  • Game 7: 4:30 p.m. Sunday if necessary

Blacksburg, Virginia, Regional May 20-22

  • No. 3 Virginia Tech 4, Saint Francis 0
  • Kentucky 15, Miami (OH) 1
  • Kentucky 5, No. 3 Virginia Tech 4
  • Miami (OH) 4, Saint Francis 0 (Saint Francis eliminated)
  • No. 3 Virginia Tech 5, Miami (OH) 4 (Miami eliminated)
  • Kentucky vs. No. 3 Virginia Tech, May 22 at 12 p.m.
  • Game 7: 2:30 p.m. Sunday if necessary

Gainesville, Florida, Regional May 20-22

  • Georgia Tech 2, Wisconsin 1
  • No. 14 Florida 10, Canisius 1
  • No. 14 Florida 7, Georgia Tech 1
  • Wisconsin 3, Canisius 0 (Canisius eliminated)
  • Georgia Tech vs. Wisconsin, May 22 at 10 a.m. (Eliminated Game)
  • No. 14 Florida vs. winner of Georgia Tech-Wisconsin, May 22 at 12 p.m.
  • Game 7: 2:30 p.m. Sunday if necessary

Knoxville, Tennessee, Regional May 20-22

  • Oregon State 4, Ohio State 3
  • No. 11 Tennessee 9, Campbell 1
  • No. 11 Tennessee 3, Oregon State 0
  • Ohio State 10, Campbell 0 (Campbell eliminated)
  • Oregon State 5, Ohio State 1 (Ohio State eliminated)
  • No. 11 Tennessee vs. Oregon State, May 22 at 2 p.m.
  • Game 7: 4:30 p.m. Sunday if necessary

Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Regional May 20-22

  • No. 6 Alabama 3, Chattanooga 0
  • Stanford 3, Murray State 1
  • Stanford 5, No. 6 Alabama 0
  • Chattanooga 1, Murray State 0 (Murray State eliminated)
  • No. 6 Alabama 6, Chattanooga 2 (Chattanooga eliminated)
  • Stanford vs. No. 6 Alabama, May 22 at 2 p.m.
  • Game 7: 4:30 p.m. Sunday if necessary

Stillwater, Oklahoma, Regional May 20-22

  • Nebraska 3, North Texas 0
  • No. 7 Oklahoma State 12, Fordham 0
  • No. 7 Oklahoma State 7, Nebraska 4
  • North Texas 5, Fordham 3 (Fordham eliminated)
  • North Texas 3, Nebraska 0 (Nebraska eliminated)
  • No. 7 Oklahoma State vs. North Texas, May 22 at 4 p.m.
  • Game 7: 6:30 p.m. Sunday if necessary

Clemson, South Carolina, Regional May 20-22

  • No. 10 Clemson 9, UNCW 0
  • Auburn 4, Louisiana 3
  • No. 10 Clemson 1, Auburn 0
  • Louisiana 3, UNCW 1 (UNCW eliminated)
  • Louisiana 4, Auburn 3 (Auburn eliminated)
  • No. 10 Clemson vs. Louisiana, May 22 at 12 p.m.
  • Game 7: 2:30 p.m. Sunday if necessary

Columbia, Missouri, Regional May 20-22

  • No. 15 Missouri 3, Missouri State 1
  • Arizona 8, Illinois 3
  • Arizona 2, No. 15 Missouri 0
  • Missouri State 2, Illinois 0 (Illinois eliminated)
  • No. 15 Missouri 2, Missouri State 0 (Missouri State eliminated)
  • Arizona vs. No. 15 Missouri, May 22 at 4 p.m.
  • Game 7: 6:30 p.m. Sunday if necessary

Tallahassee, Florida, Regional May 20-22

  • South Florida 4, Mississippi State 0
  • No. 2 Florida State 8, Howard 0
  • No. 2 Florida State 8, South Florida 0
  • Mississippi State 6, Howard 3 (Howard eliminated)
  • Mississippi State 6, South Florida 0 (USF eliminated)
  • No. 2 Florida State vs. Mississippi State, May 22 at 4 p.m.
  • Game 7: 6:30 p.m. Sunday if necessary

NCAA Softball Tournament 2022 Bracket

NCAA Women’s College World Series Schedule and Bracket

The Women’s College World Series will start on June 2nd and will finish June 9th or 10th.

NCAA Softball Tournament History

Who are the previous national championships determined by the NCAA softball tournament in recent years? Here are a list of the recent winners of the annual softball tournament:

  • 2021: Oklahoma
  • 2020: No tournament due to COVID-19
  • 2019: UCLA
  • 2018: Florida State
  • 2017: Oklahoma
  • 2016: Oklahoma
  • 2015: Florida
  • 2014: Florida
  • 2013: Oklahoma
  • 2012: Alabama
  • 2011: Arizona State
  • 2010: UCLA
  • 2009: Washington
  • 2008: Arizona State
  • 2007: Arizona
  • 2006: Arizona
  • 2005: Michigan
  • 2004: UCLA
  • 2003: UCLA
  • 2002: California
  • 2001: Arizona
  • 2000: Oklahoma