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Bracket time! (Baseball version)
2007-05-28 10:04
by Bob Timmermann

The 64-team field for the NCAA baseball championship was announced today.

The top 8 seeds are:

  1. Vanderbilt, 51-11
  2. Rice, 49-12
  3. North Carolina, 48-12
  4. Texas, 44-15 (at Round Rock because of construction in Austin)
  5. Arizona State, 43-13
  6. Florida State, 47-13
  7. Arkansas, 41-19
  8. San Diego, 43-16

Those eight schools will host a four-team, double-elimination tournament as well as eight other schools: Virginia, Long Beach State, Ole Miss, Wichita State, Texas A&M, Missouri, Coastal Carolina, and South Carolina.

The winner of each of the sixteen regionals are then paired off in a double-elimination super-regional. The winners of those advance to Omaha for the College World Series, which will start June 15.

The CWS divides the eight teams into two groups of four, who play a double-elimination tournament. The winners of each division then play a best-of-three series for the championship.

Last year's champion, Oregon State, made the field as a #3 seed and will be playing in the Virginia regional in Charlottesville. There will not be yet another Florida-Ohio State matchup for a national championship as the Gators did not make the tournament. Ohio State did as a #3 seed in the Texas A&M regional at College Station.

The Fighting Olney of Vandy have the most wins of any team in the tournament. Ivy League champ Brown has the fewest with 27. The most losses are by the only team in the tournament with a losing record, Wofford, which was 30-31. Wofford won the Southern Conference tournament to get a bid in the tournament despite finishing ninth in the conference.

2007-05-28 16:41:13
1.   Eric Enders
I guess I haven't been keeping up enough on college baseball lately -- I thought the highest seeded team in each regional got to play at home. Why are they making Texas play in Round Rock (about 30 miles away) rather than on their home field? Is that something the Longhorns asked for? (Which I find hard to believe -- they have a great home-field advantage at The Disch.)
2007-05-28 16:47:04
2.   Bob Timmermann
I guess the NCAA thought that Round Rock could hold more people and UT didn't mind.
2007-05-28 17:44:34
3.   Bob Timmermann
Actually, there's construction going on at Disch-Falk Stadium, so they had to move the regional.
2007-05-28 19:31:14
4.   Eric Enders
Aah. I figured it might be something like that.
2007-05-28 19:36:46
5.   Eric Enders
Actually, after looking up the details, it sounds like that renovation will be really nice.

16 luxury suites -- is that a first for a college baseball stadium?

2007-05-28 20:08:02
6.   BruceR
Go Toreros !!!
2007-05-29 09:31:49
7.   Xeifrank
This 64 team tournament thing is way too complicated, just like the NCAA basketball tournament is. Why not just have a system where a combination of computer program and coaches poll picks the top two teams and they play each other for the championship. Then all the other teams can travel to a neutral site somewhere in the country and play exhibition games. That's the way you decide a national champion!!
vr, Xei

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