June 9, 2009

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College World Series Notes


Two teams are returning from last year’s College World Series octet, LSU and North Carolina.


Two teams are making their first appearances in Omaha, Southern Miss and Virginia. This is the fourth time since 2000 that two CWS teams made their debuts at Rosenblatt (CWS record in parentheses).

2000 Louisiana-Lafayette (2-2), San Jose State (0-2)

2001 Nebraska (0-2), Tulane (1-2)

2007 Louisville (1-2), UC Irvine (2-2)


Virginia is the second school from the state of Virginia to make the College World Series. James Madison went to Omaha in 1983. Southern Miss is the third team from the state of Mississippi, joining Ole Miss and Mississippi State.


The ACC (North Carolina) and SEC (Arkansas, LSU) have two teams in Omaha. The Big 12 (Texas), the Big West (Cal State Fullerton), Conference USA (Southern Miss) and the Pac-10 (Arizona State) each have one.


The eight CWS teams are from eight different states, the first time that has happened since 2004.


North Carolina is the first ACC team to reach Omaha in four straight seasons. UNC is also the first ACC school to have its football team play in a bowl game, its basketball team get to the Final Four and its baseball team reach the College World Series.


Virginia is the10th team from the ACC to get to the College World Series. Miami has been to Omaha 23 times, Florida State 19, Clemson 12, North Carolina 8, Boston College 4, Duke 3, Georgia Tech 3, Wake Forest 2, NC State 1 and Virginia 1. Maryland and Virginia Tech have yet to reach the College World Series.


The top five national seeds have advanced to Omaha: 1 Texas, 2 Cal State Fullerton, 3 LSU, 4 North Carolina and 5 Arizona State. Arkansas and Virginia were No. 2 seeds in their regionals, while Southern Miss was a No. 3 seed.


Six of the top 10 teams in ERA are in the CWS: 1 Arizona State, 2 Texas, 3 Virginia, 4 Cal State Fullerton, 5 North Carolina, 9 LSU. None of the top 10 teams in batting are in Omaha.