College World Series 2019 : The opening round of the 2019 College World Series kicked off Saturday with two games at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska.
It’s a double-elimination tournament with two distinct halves of the bracket. The winner of the top half (Arkansas, Florida State, Michigan or Texas Tech) will take on the winner of the bottom half (Auburn, Louisville, Mississippi State or Vanderbilt) in a three-game championship series.
The 2019 college baseball season began with 297 Division I teams vying for the national championship and now just eight teams will battle for the College World Series title at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb.
The regional and super regional rounds have narrowed down the tournament field from 64 to these eight teams. Among those left standing is a team looking for redemption (Arkansas), an iconic coach looking for his first title (Florida State), and a Cinderella story (Michigan). Everyone in Omaha will be looking to take down the favorite (Vanderbilt).
The college baseball season comes to a boil over the next two weeks, with the eight teams left in the NCAA Division I tournament battling it out in the College World Series.
The final phase of the tournament gets underway at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha, Nebraska, on Saturday, June 15. The eight teams who progressed from the Super Regionals phase have been split into two brackets, with the two winners advancing to a best-of-three championship series.
Michigan vs Texas Tech gets the ball rolling at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, with the final game of the two brackets scheduled for Friday, June 21.
Here’s everything you need to know to keep up with the action.
The Omaha 8 is set and we are ready to make our next round of predictions for who will win the 2019 College World Series. We made our first set of picks last month, and you can see how well (or not well) we did with those below.
But first, with the Road to Omaha complete, here are our updated predictions for who we think will win the final series of the 2019 college baseball season.