North Carolina is the Top Seed in the NCAA Baseball Tournament
The North Carolina Tar Heels are the top seed for the 2013 NCAA baseball tournament that begins on Friday. A total of 64 teams will compete to determine a national champion. Let’s take a look at the schedule and the top teams who are looking to make it to the College World Series.
The college baseball tournament is similar in some respects to the basketball tournament as there are 64 teams. 30 teams get automatic bids and 34 are chosen by the selection committee. The top 16 teams are the #1 seeds in their respective regions and play at home. Eight of those teams are national seeds and get home field in the second round.
One big difference with the college baseball tournament is that it is double-elimination in each round. You could actually have a team lose four times and still win a national title. That almost never happens but it is possible. The first round is divided into 16 groups of four teams each with each group playing a round-robin double elimination. The host team is almost always the number one seed in each region. After the first round the field is down from 64 to 16.
Super Regionals and College World Series
The second round is the super regionals where regional winners play each other in a best of three. The top eight seeds would have home filed. The eight super regional winners advance to the College World Series which teaks place at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska. There are two brackets of four teams each. The winners of each bracket play a three-game series to determine the national champion.
North Carolina is the Top Seed
The North Carolina Tar Heels are the overall number one seed. They are followed in order by Vanderbilt, Oregon State, LSU, Cal State Fullerton, Virginia, Florida State and Oregon. You may not want to take the North Carolina Tar Heels in college baseball betting as only one top-seeded team has ever won the title in the current format (Miami, 1999).