FILE - In this June 14, 2019, file photo, the College World Series logo is partially painted at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb., as Vanderbilt players practice ahead of their College World Series game against Louisville. The NCAA's decision to canceled winter and spring sports championships means the College World Series will not be held for the first time in its 73-year history. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

The 2023 College Baseball World Series is Set

The College World Series (CWS) bracket is complete, setting the stage for an exhilarating college baseball tournament. Eight teams, including traditional powerhouses like LSU, TCU, and Florida, as well as Oral Roberts and Virginia, will converge in Omaha. As the anticipation mounts, let’s delve into the teams and players to watch in this highly anticipated event.

Bracket Breakdown: Traditional Heavy Hitters and Emerging Teams

While Bracket 1 boasts a lineup of traditional heavy hitters such as LSU, Bracket 2 features a mix of fun and emerging teams like TCU and Oral Roberts, alongside perennial contenders Florida and Virginia. Each bracket offers its own unique blend of talent and excitement.


MLB enthusiasts will be drawn to LSU, where Dylan Crews, a presumed No. 1 draft pick, aims to lead the Tigers to their first College World Series title since 2009. Alongside Crews, Paul Skenes is also expected to be a top-five draft pick, adding to the team’s formidable lineup. LSU’s presence in the tournament is sure to captivate fans with their star-studded roster.


Florida’s participation in the College World Series will be must-see TV, thanks to standout players Wyatt Langford and Jac Caglianone. Langford, with his MLB star potential, brings excitement to the team, while Caglianone adds to the Gators’ arsenal. Their performances will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression on the tournament.


Virginia punched their ticket to the CWS with an impressive 12-2 victory over Duke in the Charlottesville Super Regional. Brian Edgington’s stellar performance, going the distance with a 114-pitch effort, showcased the Cavaliers’ determination. With their hard-fought qualification, Virginia brings a competitive edge to the tournament.

Wake Forest

Wake Forest, the No. 1 team in the country, enters the College World Series with a strong pitching presence. Rhett Lowder, Seth Keener, and Sean Sullivan, three potential MLB pitchers, provide the team with a formidable rotation. Their skills and determination make Wake Forest a force to be reckoned with in the tournament.


Stanford secured their College World Series spot with a thrilling 7-6 walk-off win against Texas in the Stanford regional. Drew Bowser’s game-winning hit, coupled with Joey Dixon’s seventh win of the season, showcased the Cardinal’s ability to rise to the occasion. Stanford’s survival in the postseason tournament, highlighted by Quinn Matthews’ exceptional 156-game, 16-strikeout complete game, sets the stage for an exciting journey in Omaha.


TCU continues to demonstrate their prowess in college baseball as they secure their sixth trip to the College World Series. With a strong track record and a loyal fan base, TCU has become a force to be reckoned with. Their ability to rally and come back from deficits showcases their resilience and determination. With a lineup of talented hitters and a pitching staff that can deliver under pressure, TCU has consistently proven themselves as a formidable team on the national stage.


Tennessee sealed their spot in the College World Series with a commanding 5-0 victory over Southern Miss. Zane Denton’s pivotal three-run homer in the fifth inning provided the breathing room needed to secure the win. With their determined performance, the Volunteers are ready to take on the challenges that await them in Omaha.


Despite being an unexpected contender, Oral Roberts has proven its worth as they advance to the College World Series in Omaha. As the lowest seed since Stony Brook in 2012, the team from Tulsa, Oklahoma, has displayed resilience and overachieved against larger baseball programs. With their strong performance in regionals and a three-game super regional win, Oral Roberts is ready to make their mark in the tournament.


As the College World Series approaches, the excitement reaches a fever pitch. The blend of traditional powerhouses, emerging teams, and standout players promises an exhilarating tournament. From LSU’s dynamic duo of Dylan Crews and Paul Skenes to Florida’s Wyatt Langford and Jac Caglianone, each team brings its own strengths and star power. Virginia’s tenacity, Wake Forest’s top-ranked status, Stanford’s dramatic victory, and Tennessee’s strong finish further contribute to the anticipation. As the teams descend upon Omaha, the College World Series is primed to deliver unforgettable moments and showcase the best of college baseball.

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