A complete preview of Fayetteville Regional as Arkansas hosts NCAA Tournament

The Arkansas women’s softball team will host the Fayetteville Regional in the NCAA Tournament.

Word came out Sunday during the NCAA Tournament selection show. Joining the top-seeded Razorbacks in the regional are No. 2 Oregon, No. 3 Notre Dame and No. 4 Harvard. The Ducks and Fighting Irish open the tournament at 4 p.m. Friday. Arkansas and Harvard will follow.

Arkansas’ hosting marks the third straight year the Razorbacks have done such. Each of the last two have resulted in trips to the Super Regionals, though Arkansas has yet to make a College World Series.

The Razorbacks are paired with Oklahoma State in the Stillwater Regional, meaning whichever team comes out of each will play in the Super Regional for a bid to the College World Series.

Take a look at each time and the weekend’s schedule from Bogle Park below.

No. 1 - Arkansas

May 11, 2023; Fayetteville, AK, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks outfielder Reagan Johnson (23) throws to home during a quarterfinal game against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the SEC Softball Tournament. Mandatory Credit: Brett Rojo-USA TODAY Sports

National ranking: 12th

Record: 38-17, 14-10 in SEC

Coach: Courtney Deifel, eighth year

Tournament appearance count: 13

No. 2 - Oregon

Oregon right-handed pitcher Stevie Hansen winds up as the Oregon Ducks fell to UCLA 7-4 Saturday, March 25, 2023 at Jane Sanders Stadium in Eugene, Ore.
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National ranking: 12th

Record: 35-15, 14-10 in PAC 12

Coach: Melyssa Lombardi, third year

Tournament appearance count: 22

No. 3 - Notre Dame

Sep 17, 2016; South Bend, IN, USA; close up view of Norte Dame logo on goal post prior to a game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Michigan State Spartans at Notre Dame Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

National ranking: 12th

Record: 29-17-1, 11-12-1 in ACC

Coach: Deanna Gumpf, 22nd year

Tournament appearance count: 27

No. 4 - Harvard

Photo Credit: Arkansas Athletics

National ranking: N/A

Record: 28-15-1, 16-5 in Ivy League

Coach: Jenny Allard, 26th year

Tournament appearance count: 8

Story originally appeared on Razorbacks Wire