2024 NCAA Softball: Women's College World Series, Bracket, Teams & More Information

Oklahoma pitcher Alex Storako (8) holds the national championship trophy after OU wins the Women's
Oklahoma pitcher Alex Storako (8) holds the national championship trophy after OU wins the Women's / NATHAN J. FISH/THE OKLAHOMAN / USA TODAY

The 2024 Women's College World Series starts on May 17, and Oklahoma is looking for its fourth consecutive national championship. Ole Miss will start their tournament against Baylor.

The 64 teams were announced on May 12, and the regional games will begin on May 17. Texas was awarded the No. 1 seed, beating current champions Oklahoma, ranked No. 2

The regional games take place from May 17-19, with the super regionals from May 23-26. The tournament's final eight teams play out the final stages from May 30, with the winner crowned in Oklahoma City.

How Does the Tournament Bracket Work?

The tournament is divided into regionals and super regionals ahead of the championship finals. The 64 teams start in the regionals, with Four-team, double-elimination tournaments played on 16 campus sites. The 16 winning teams advanced to super regionals.

The 16 remaining teams compete across eight games in a best-of-three tournament format on eight campus sites. The winners from each site advance to the Women's College World Series.

Eight teams compete in a double-elimination format. The final two teams then play a best-of-three series for the national championship.

Which Teams Are the Ones to Watch in this Year's NCAA Tournament?

Texas and Oklahoma are the clear favorites, ranked one and two, respectively. The Sooners have won five of the last seven championships. Baylor, whom Ole Miss faces on May 17, is a dark horse pick from a number of experts.

Florida and Tennessee are the two teams that could win it for an SEC team. The Gators were the last Southeastern Conference team to win a Division 1 Softball Championship in 2015. UCLA could win the championship for the last time as a Pac-12 team.

Can Oklahoma make history with a fourth consecutive championship?