2018 College World Series Bracket & Super Regionals
On the road to Omaha.
When the 2018 College World Series bracket makes its appearance, this is where you can see it. Until that time, how about some Super Regionals?
64 teams qualified for the 2018 NCAA Baseball Tournament, and one will emerge with a national championship. To get there, a team must first play their way through four-team double-elimination regionals, and then get to the best-of-three Super Regionals. Finally, the last stop is Omaha and the 2018 College World Series.
As of June 5, we are down to sixteen teams, those in the Super Regionals. The lucky eight winners advance to Omaha.
2018 College World Series Bracket: The Final Layout
The Oregon State Beavers are the 2018 national champions of college baseball.
2018 College World Series Bracket
The eight teams in the 2018 College World Series are:
- Oregon State Beavers (Pac-12)
- North Carolina Tar Heels (ACC)
- Mississippi State Bulldogs (SEC)
- Washington Huskies (Pac-12)
- Arkansas Razorbacks (SEC)
- Texas Longhorns (Big 12)
- Florida Gators (SEC)
- Texas Tech Red Raiders (Big 12)
The SEC has the most teams in the CWS with three, while the Pac-12 and Big 12 both have two. Only one ACC school made it, and the Big Ten, which only had one team in the top 25 rankings, got nobody there.
Florida would seem to be the team to beat as they seek to defend their championship. Five schools in the field — North Carolina, Mississippi State, Washington, Arkansas, and Texas Tech — have never won it all.
2018 College World Series: But First, The Super Regionals
In the Gainesville Super Regional, we have an all-SEC tilt as the Florida Gators host the Auburn Tigers. There are two other series completely within the confines of the Southeastern Conference: Vanderbilt vs. Mississippi State (in Nashville) and Arkansas vs. South Carolina (in Fayetteville).
Otherwise, the South is well-represented elsewhere. Texas Tech meets Duke in Lubbock, North Carolina hosts Stetson in Chapel Hill, and Texas plays in Austin against Tennessee Tech.
The West Coast gets in on the fun with a Super Regional in Corvallis (Minnesota vs. Oregon State) as well as in Fullerton (Cal State Fullerton vs. Washington).
Notable Exits Prior To The 2018 College World Series
Half of the regional hosts went down prior to the Super Regionals. They were: NC State, Georgia, East Carolina, Ole Miss, Florida State, Clemson, Coastal Carolina, and Stanford. Compare this to last season when six top seeds lost before the round of 16. No four-seeds in the regions made it out in tact, but two three-seeds did: Cal State Fullerton and Washington. One of those two is off to the 2018 College World Series.
The biggest scalp of all of them was Stanford, the number three team in the country as of late May. 42-14 Ole Miss at number four was right behind them. In total, six top-ten teams from the last DIBaseball.com rankings petered out before the Supers. Three of those were ACC schools.