May 31, 2013
Vandy, UNC favorites to reach title series
and North Carolina are the heavy favorites to reach the College
World Series Championship Series, and the Commodores are the
pick to win it all according to a CollegeBaseballInsider.com
survey of Division I college baseball head coaches.
Sixty coaches - nearly 1 in 5 of all Division I head coaches -
participated in the survey. Vanderbilt was selected to reach the
championship series by 41 coaches, with the Tar Heels close
behind with 31 votes. LSU and Cal State Fullerton garnered 19
and eight votes, respectively, and Virginia picked up five
votes. The following programs each received one vote: Florida
Atlantic, Florida State, Louisville, Mississippi State, NC
State, Oklahoma, Oregon State, South Carolina and Virginia Tech.
Vanderbilt was chosen as the favorite to win the national
championship, with nearly half (29) of the 60 coaches picking
the Commodores. North Carolina was second with 15 votes, LSU
third with 5 and Virginia fourth with four. Cal State Fullerton,
Florida State and NC State each received one vote.
Of note, not every coach picked a national
(photo by Jimmy Jones)