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Complete list of conference matchups for the national championship

As Oklahoma softball advances to the finals of the Women’s College World Series following its dramatic walk-off victory over Florida, a rivalry game for all the marbles is brewing.

The No. 2 Sooners will face No. 1 Texas in a Red River Rivalry series for the national championship, just weeks before both programs officially join the SEC on July 1.

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The top two teams in college softball this entire season will both look to make history in the series. Oklahoma is looking to become the first team ever to win four consecutive softball national championships, while Texas hopes to capture its first championship in program history.

It also won’t be the first time two teams from the same conference have met for the championship. It marks a long, storied history of teams from the same conference competing for the ultimate prize in sports.

With that, here is the complete list of WCWS matchups between two programs from the same conference, with another added in 2024:

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List of conference matchups for the college softball national championship

Note: The winner of the matchup is in bold.

Here is the complete list of games between conference opponents for the national championship in the history of college softball, which has been dominated by the Pac-12 (formerly known as the Pac-10):

  • 2024: Oklahoma vs. Texas (Bg 12)
  • 2022: Oklahoma vs. Texas (Big 12)
  • 2014: Florida vs. Alabama (SEC)
  • 2010: UCLA vs. Arizona (Pac-10)
  • 2004: UCLA vs. Cal (Pac-10)
  • 2003: UCLA vs. Cal (Pac-10)
  • 2002: Cal vs. Arizona (Pac-10)
  • 2001: Arizona vs. UCLA (Pac-10)
  • 1999: UCLA vs. Arizona (Pac-10)
  • 1997: Arizona vs. UCLA (Pac-10)
  • 1996: Arizona vs. Washington (Pac-10)
  • 1995: UCLA vs. Arizona (Pac-10)
  • 1993: Arizona vs. UCLA (Pac-10)
  • 1992: UCLA vs. Arizona (Pac-10)
  • 1991: Arizona vs. UCLA (Pac-10)

Oklahoma-Texas WCWS matchup in 2022

The 2024 Oklahoma-Texas national championship game is a rematch of sorts from the 2022 series, when the Sooners defeated the Longhorns in straight games, 16-1 and 10-5.

However, even at 57-7, the Sooners are not as dominant as they were two years ago, as they lost this year’s regular season series to Texas in Austin, Texas. However, Oklahoma defeated the Longhorns in the Big 12 championship, winning 5-1 in Oklahoma City.

Oklahoma softball record vs. Texas 2024

Here are Oklahoma’s game-by-game finishes against Texas this season:

  • April 5th: Oklahoma5Texas2
  • 6 April: Texel 2Oklahoma1
  • April 7: Texel 2Oklahoma1
  • May 11 (Big 12 Championship): Oklahoma5Texas1

That sends Oklahoma and Texas into this year’s Women’s College World Series tied at 2-2 in head-to-head meetings, meaning whoever wins the national championship will also claim the Red River Rivalry for the 2024 college softball season.

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