Monday, August 8, 2022

SEC With 7 Clubs in Hunt for 2015 Trip to Omaha

College World Series photo courtesy of nebraskalocation.com
College World Series photo courtesy of nebraskalocation.com

The NCAA baseball committee released Monday the field of 64 teams in the NCAA tournament looking to end up in Omaha, and a number of Ole Miss’ regular season foes made the cut.

The Southeastern Conference had seven teams in the tournament this year, two of them national seeds in LSU and Florida. Texas A&M and Vanderbilt also will be host sites for this weekend’s regional action.

Ole Miss quickly learned during the selection show that their track back to the pinnacle of college baseball would begin in the Los Angeles regional of the No. 1 overall seed UCLA. The Rebels (30-26) go in as the No. 2 seed against No. 3 Maryland. The No. 4 seed in the Rebels’ region is Bakersfield.

The winner of the L.A. region will match up with the Lake Elsinore regional champion next weekend in the Super Regionals.

The Rebels go into the tournament with the nation’s toughest schedules and took the series from Florida and Vanderbilt this season. This squad could stay on the West Coast all the way to Omaha if they get out of the tough UCLA region.

Other SEC schools in the tournament are No. 2 Arkansas in the Stillwater regional, and Auburn starts their road to Omaha in Tallahassee as the No. 3 seed against the University of Charleston.

To see a complete list of the 64-team field, click here.

Adam Brown is HottyToddy.com sports editor and can be reached at adam.brown@hottytoddy.com.

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