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UCLA earns No. 1 national seed for NCAA baseball tournament

In this June 14, 2012, file photo, UCLA coach John Savage speaks during the coaches news conference in Omaha, Neb. Pac-12 champion UCLA won each of its series for the first time in program history, did not lose a midweek game and ended the regular season on a 10-game win streak. The Bruins (47-8) were rewarded for their remarkable consistency Monday, May 27, 2019, with the No. 1 national seed in the NCAA Tournament. (Eric Francis / Associated Press)
In this June 14, 2012, file photo, UCLA coach John Savage speaks during the coaches news conference in Omaha, Neb. Pac-12 champion UCLA won each of its series for the first time in program history, did not lose a midweek game and ended the regular season on a 10-game win streak. The Bruins (47-8) were rewarded for their remarkable consistency Monday, May 27, 2019, with the No. 1 national seed in the NCAA Tournament. (Eric Francis / Associated Press)
By Eric Olson Associated Press

OMAHA, Neb. – Pac-12 champion UCLA is the No. 1 national seed for the NCAA baseball tournament.

The Bruins (47-8) won every series for the first time in program history and carry a 10-game winning streak into the tournament, which opens with regional play Friday.

The NCAA selection committee announced the 64-team tournament field on Monday. The No. 2 seed is Vanderbilt (49-10), which has won 22 of its last 23 games and is the first team to sweep the Southeastern Conference regular-season and tournament championships since it did so in 2007.

Top eight national seeds play at home for super regionals if they win regionals. Behind UCLA and Vanderbilt are Georgia Tech, Georgia, Arkansas, Mississippi State, Louisville and Texas Tech.

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