Feb. 19, 2010
Texas is Coaches' Choice for
Texas is the favorite to win the 2010 national
championship, in voting by Division I head coaches.
There were 160 responses of the 301 NCAA Division
I schools. The Longhorns, under head coach Augie Garrido
(right), received 48 votes as national champ and 152 votes to
reach Omaha. Texas is the consensus No. 1 in the national
preseason polls and is on top of the CBI Composite Preseason
LSU was second with 33 votes as national champ
and 138 to reach the College World Series.
Others projected to reach Omaha include Cal State
Fullerton (15, 132), Virginia (16, 97), Rice (4, 88), North
Carolina (8, 84), Florida (7, 82) and Arizona State (4, 60).
Numbers in parentheses represent national championship votes and
votes to reach the College World Series.
Just missing the top eight were Florida State (4,
56) and UC Irvine (0, 53).
There were votes for 52 different schools to
reach the College World Series and 18 different teams to capture
Last season, the coaches correctly picked five of
the eight College World Series participants. In 2009, the
coaches favored North Carolina to win the championship, followed
by LSU. Other picks to reach Omaha included Cal State Fullerton,
Rice, Texas, Arizona State, Texas A&M and Miami (Fla.).
Thanks to all the coaches who participated in our
(photo courtesy of Texas Media