It's true that the Road to Omaha was cut a few months short this year, but the staff at College Baseball Nation has put together our Omaha Eight anyway. Earlier this week we released our hypothetical field of 64, and now we've chosen our Regional and Super Regional winners.
Up first, John's (@johnny_omaha) picks. John envisions four SEC teams advancing to Omaha: Ole Miss (1), Florida (2), Vanderbilt (6), and 2-seed from the Tallahassee Regional, Tennessee. This would mark the eighth Omaha trip in the last 11 years for the Gators.
Joining the SEC squads are two ACC teams (the overall four and seven seeds, Louisville and Duke, respectively) and one team each from the Pac-12 (UCLA, fifth overall seed) and Big 12 (Texas Tech, third overall seed). Duke has not made the College World Series since 1961 but has been a program on the rise under Head Coach Chris Pollard. The Blue Devils have appeared in back-to-back Super Regionals.
John's Omaha Eight would see three returners from the 2019 College World Series, Vanderbilt, Louisville, and Texas Tech. Vanderbilt went on to win the 2019 College World Series.
Kyle's (@kylemckelv) Omaha Eight also includes four SEC teams, but not the same contingency. Kyle predicts top seeds Ole Miss and Florida to advance, along with the tenth overall seed, Georgia, and two-seed from the Miami Regional, Texas A&M. The Aggies are led by likely top five overall draft pick, Asa Lacy.
Along with the SEC crew, Kyle predicts two Big 12 teams to advance to Omaha, Texas Tech, and Nashville two seed, Oklahoma State. These two teams would meet in their first game in Omaha. Likewise, Kyle pairs up two Pac-12 teams in their Omaha opener: UCLA and Arizona State (13). This would mark the Sun Devils 23rd appearance in Omaha but first since 2010.
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