In a little over a month, eight college baseball teams will make their way to where everyone wants to spend their summer vacation…OMAHA, NEBRASKA!!! That’s right, the College World Series will crown their 2015 champion, the winner from a field of sixty four that gets brought down to a best of three series between the two teams left standing.
Baseball America, one of the many publications out there covering the sport, has published a weekly projection guide for the field this season. You can see this week’s edition here, but here’s some of the highlights:
– LSU gets the overall number one seed, followed by UCLA, Texas A&M, Louisville, Florida State, TCU, Illinois and Vanderbilt.
– If all the top seeds in each regional advance, Florida State and Florida would meet in the super regional round.
– The state of Florida would host four regionals (FSU, UF, Miami and FAU), becoming just the second state to host four in one tournament.
College baseball is a funny sport, though. It’s hard to have a set standing since it has six different polls that give rankings:
LSU is the only team entering this week that had the same spot in each poll. Florida is #7 in one, but #14 in another? FAU is as high as #14 but as low as #25? I have a headache looking at this thing and trying to figure it out.