I'm usually partial to picking teams that were really good the previous year, got upset along the way, but are still really good this year. I think the prime candidates along those lines this year would have to be UCLA, Mississippi, and UC Santa Barbara. I think Florida would've made it also, they looked great. Other than that, crap shoot...
I like all of those picks. UCLA did a good job reloading. They lost so much talent to the 2019 draft.
@John Peters They really did, and UCSB also had huge losses--I thought they would both drop off some. But apparently not for either--UCSB took 2 of 3 from Sac State, and swept Oregon State, both on the road, and also beat UCLA at home.
Ole Miss and Vanderbilt in an SEC showdown for the national title. Texas Tech was good and I think they may have made it to Omaha, but not into the national championship. Texas had a good shot, but I feel like its hard to know because conference action never even started in the Big 12
@John Peters I agree with you regarding Texas. Not sure they had enough depth. TCU though had some potential. Not sure if they were an Omaha team either though. Tech most likely would have rolled to the Big 12 title.
@Riley Zayas It felt that way, but OU had a lot of seniors and might have given Tech a run for their money.
@John Peters Good point. OU looked strong but I still think that there is always suprises in conference action and even in the Big 12 tournament. However, I'm almost certain the SEC would have been the conference of the national champ, not the Big 12. Saw Tech play at the Round Rock Classic this February, and had some trouble with Houston and Tennessee. Not sure if they would have had enough to win the Big 12 outright. They were, in my opinion, the most talented Big 12 team this year.
OLE MISS #1
I think they had a really good shot. They had the pitching and offense. They were a little HR heavy which would have been interesting to see in TD Ameritrade.
National Champs would have been Ole Miss!
Mississippi State was heating up
They did finish with two wins over Texas Tech. I'm worried what life without JT Ginn would have looked like for them.
College Baseball Nation's Final Top 8:
1. Ole Miss
3. Texas Tech
Only in old myths minds.
Ole Miss was looking good to make it.
They had the strong duo of Nikhazy and Hoglund which would have been great for a Super.