The NCAA selection committee on Monday revealed the 64 college baseball teams in line for the College World Series. There are 16 schools hosting regionals, including UCLA, which run from Friday, June 3 through Monday, June 6. Four teams in each regional will face off in a double-elimination tournament, with the top teams in each regional advancing to super regionals in the next round.
The Los Angeles Region, which will take place at Jackie Robinson Stadium beginning Friday, features UCLA as the top seed with these four seeds:
- Fresno St
- UC Irvine
- San Francisco
UCLA began the season as a top three team, but struggled early on. However, they recovered to win the Pac-10 conference outright. Ryan Rosenblatt at SB Nation wrote of a potential super regional matchup between UCLA and Virginia, if both seeds win their regionals.
The Cavaliers are the number one national seed and one of the clear favorites to win the national title. UCLA was a preseason top three team that struggled early, but came on late to win the Pac-10 and will look to go one step further than a year ago, when they were College World Series runners up.
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