Tickets to Omaha have been punched.
The 2022 College World Series picture is solidifying: Just two teams remain waiting to make it to the eight-team field on Monday, and this year’s edition of the
The super regional stage of the NCAA baseball tournament saw three ranked teams upset, including the best team in the land: Tennessee was handed a stunning loss at the hands of the Fighting Irish on Sunday, thus ending the bid of the country’s best — and most controversial—team.
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Other ranked squads being handed a loss: the No. 10-ranked Tar Heels, who were sent packing by Arkansas; No. 4 Virginia Tech, who was ousted by Oklahoma and; No. 11 Southern Mississippi, who were upended by Ole Miss.
It’s been a wild tournament so far. Here’s what you need to know about the field:
Who is in the College World Series in 2022?
So far, six teams have made it to the College World Series, with the final two teams to be determined in winner-take-all Game 3s on Monday:
No. 3 Texas A&M
Perhaps the best name in this year’s College World Series belongs to Aggies coach Jim Schlossnagle. He’s more than just a fun name, though: Schlossnagle has helped transform the Aggies into a College World Series contender once again after five College World Series appearances as coach of TCU.
In his first year at the helm, Schlossnagle had big shoes to fill, with the school opting to move on from Rob Childress following the 2022 season. The Aggies, however, have continued their winning ways, with an appearance in the CWS in Schlossnagle’s first season.
The Fighting Irish did the near impossible by downing the No. 1 team in the country, Tennessee, to punch their ticket to the College World Series. To make matters more interesting, Tennessee was 49-0 when leading after six innings this season, blowing their first game in the deciding game of the series.
Notre Dame last made the College World Series in 2002, and has yet to win an NCAA championship in baseball.
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The Sooners are angling for their third College World Series victory, and their first since 1994.
After failures in the Big 12 tournament in 2021 and 2019, head coach Skip Johnson made good on Oklahoma’s return to the NCAA baseball tournament, reaching the College World Series, knocking off No. 4 ranked Virginia Tech in the process.
Oklahoma swept its way through the Big 12 tournament after being considered to be one of the lesser teams in the conference to start the year, and continued its hot stretch all the way to Omaha.
Texas is back? Well, at least in Omaha.
The Longhorns drubbed East Carolina on Sunday to head to their 38th College World Series. They’ve won six national titles, with their last coming in 2005.
Texas has been powered all season by Big 12 Player of the Year Ivan Melendez, who belted his 32nd home run of the season vs. the Pirates on Sunday. Melendez was a selection of the Marlins in the 2021 MLB Draft, but opted to return to Texas for his junior season.
The Omahogs are back.
Head coach David Van Horn is no stranger to Charles Schwab Field in Nebraska: Under his watch, the Razorbacks have made it to the College World Series seven times since 2003.
They finished runner up to the Adley Rutschman-led Oregon State Beavers in 2018, and they’re still searching for that elusive College World Series victory.
The Rebels didn’t have to travel too far for their super regional matchup, downing Southern Mississippi in two games to make it to their sixth College World Series.
Ole Miss is making good on their hot finish to the 2022 season: Making it into the NCAA tournament as the nation’s last at-large bid, the Rebels knocked off Arizona, Miami and Southern Miss to make it to the College World Series. Quite the turnaround, after going 7-14 in conference play and edging dangerously close to missing out on this year’s NCAA tournament.
College World Series odds
This section will be updated when odds for the 2022 College World Series are released.
College World Series bracket 2022
The four teams in each bracket will face off in a double-elimination tournament, with the winners from each bracket facing off in a best-of-three series in the finals.
The winner will determine the 2022 national champion.
|No. 5 Texas A&M|
|No. 9 Texas|
When & where is the College World Series?
- College World Series: Friday, June 17-June 27
- Finals: June 25-27
- Lease: Charles Schwab Field, Omaha, Neb.
The 2022 College World Series gets underway on Friday, June 17.
This year marks the 75th overall College World Series and the 72nd time the event will be held in Omaha, Neb.
All games will be played at Charles Schwab Field.