Florida is the only program in the country to earn a national seed (top-eight overall) in six of the last seven seasons.
The Gators are the No. 1 seed in the Gainesville Regional and open play on Friday at 7 p.m. against No. 4 seed Florida A&M, who is in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history. No. 2 seed Florida Atlantic and No. 3 seed South Florida will face off Friday afternoon.
Florida faced Florida Atlantic once and South Florida twice, winning all three midweek games.
The winner of the Gainesville Regional will face the winner of the Tallahassee Regional in a best-of-three Super Regional with a berth in the College World Series on the line. This sets up a possible Florida-Florida State matchup in Gainesville. The two teams haven’t faced off in a Super Regional setting since 2005. The Seminoles won the regular season series in 2015.