Virginia misses NCAA Tournament for second straight year

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- For the second year in a row, the postseason does not include Virginia.

When the field of 64 team with a chance to play for a College World Series championship was announced Monday afternoon, the Cavaliers did not hear their name called. It is the second time under Brian O'Connor Virginia will not have a chance to play for a national championship. Virginia advanced to at least the regional round in each of O'Connor's first 14 seasons in Charlottesville.

The Cavaliers finish the season 32-24 after dropping three straight to end the season, including a loss at Virginia Tech to end the regular season and back-to-back games in the ACC Tournament.

Virginia made a late season push for postseason consideration, winning five of six games to open May. That included taking a pivotal series at Disharoon Park against then-No. 6 Louisville after exams break.

UCLA is the number one overall seed. In the ACC, Georgia Tech is the number three national seed and Louisville checks in at number seven. Overall, the conference received eight bids with North Carolina, Clemson, Duke, Florida State, NC State and Miami all receiving bids.

The only team from Virginia to earn a bid was Liberty. The Flames open play in the Chapel Hill regional against Tennessee. North Carolina and Coastal Carolina are the other two teams in that regional.

The Cavaliers won the 2015 national championship to cap back-to-back appearances in the decisive three game series. It was also the most recent of four trips for the program to Omaha, all since 2009.