Agreed that Miami shouldn't have received the opportunity to host. In retrospect, there should have at least been a Fullerton regional. Then, Oregon State wouldn't have had to travel halfway across the country. Absent that, why the heck wasn't Oregon State sent to Coral Gables (the softest regional host) or at least Raleigh (along with Stanford, the second softest regional host)?
Are you looking for an easy way to advance or what. Fullerton may have deserved it but they are about to go 1-2 by losing to Austin Peay. Either that is a tough regional or Fullerton was not deserving.
Aaron Fitt rated Stony Brook as the best four-seed, and they're playing Central Florida in the Coral Gables Regional Final. Fitt's second-best four-seed? Austin Peay. Fullerton beats Austin Peay four times out of five, just didn't on Sunday.
IMHO, Miami, NC State, and Stanford should have been two seeds and Fullerton, Kentucky, and Oregon State should have hosted. If Fullerton got a regional host, it would make sense that Oregon State would be there. Absent that, Oregon State should have, at worst, been in the Raleigh Regional. I don't care what national seed LSU was given. The Tigers are a top-three team. Putting the Beavs in the Baton Rouge Regional was a huge slap in the face to the season Oregon State put together. If the Beavers didn't deserve to be a regional host, there's no way that Oregon deserved to be a national seed. Having said that, the last three games, the Ducks have looked like a national seed.
Good year for the Pac-12. Oregon, Stanford, and UCLA all swept their regionals. Arizona is up by 10, so I'm assuming they're going to win as well. Arizona should host St. John's, Oregon will host Kent State, and UCLA will host the Ole Miss/TCU winner. Stanford will travel to Florida State.