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Seminoles Not Awarded National Seed, Open NCAA Tourney vs. Mercer

Despite a dominating effort in the ACC Tournament, Florida State was not awarded a national seed when the NCAA Tournament brackets were unveiled on Monday. The Seminoles will however, host a regional as they begin the tournament.

Florida State enters the NCAA Tournament with a record of 41-19. The Seminoles, who entered the ACC Tournament on a 5-game skid, breezed through the conference tourney to earn an automatic bid into the field of 64. FSU went 4-0 in Durham and captured its sixth ACC crown on Sunday with a 6-2 win over N.C. State.

Florida State also defeated Clemson, North Carolina and Louisville, who earned the No. 3 national seed, in the ACC Tournament. FSU outscored opponents 23-7 over the four games.

Florida State will begin the Tallahassee Regional on Friday against Mercer. The Bears are the fourth seed in the regional. Joining the Seminoles and Bears in Tallahassee will be second-seeded College of Charleston and third-seeded Auburn.

The Tallahassee Regional will be double-elimination format. The winner of the regional will move on to face the winner of the Gainesville Regional in a best-of-three Super Regional.

About Mike Ferguson

Mike Ferguson is a Bloguin contributor, the editor of Noled Out and a lifetime Florida State sports enthusiast. Mike vividly remembers watching Warrick Dunn run down the sideline in Gainesville in 1993, the "Choke at Doak" in 1994 and Monte Cummings' driving layup to beat #1 Duke in 2002. Mike has worked as a sports reporter in both print and online. For isportsweb in 2013, Mike gave press coverage of Florida State football's run to the 2013 national championship. Mike has been featured on SI.com, FoxSports.com and Yahoo Sports while interviewing major sports stars such as 2013 National League MVP Andrew McCutchen. Mike graduated from Florida State University in 2009 with a major in Religion and a minor in Communications. Mike currently resides in Haines City, Florida with his wife Jennifer and daughters Trinity and Greenly. Mike is a full-time reporter at Polk County's newspaper, The Ledger, in Lakeland, Florida. Mike can be followed on Twitter @MikeWFerguson.