The College World Series is finally here as the 2022 national champions won’t be long before they are determined.
This postseason started with 64 teams playing through a crazy regional portion and then even wilder Super Regionals of the NCAA tournament, and now eight teams remain.
These eight will compete in the College World Series to become the newest National Champion.
The Super Regionals turned the college baseball world on its head when heavily favored Tennessee was relegated to Notre Dame.
This field is strong, which will likely allow us to see one of the most competitive College World Series in recent years.
College World Series format
The College World Series is played in double-elimination format until two teams remain.
Once two teams remain, everything will be cleared and there will be a best-of-three series to determine a champion.
Anything can happen in this format, making it the fairest way to run the championship tournament. After tough battles in the two regional sections, the grind doesn’t stop there because Omaha is on another planet.
The College World Series Matchups
Friday and Saturday mark the start of the College World Series when the first round begins.
Oklahoma and No. 5 Texas A&M go head-to-head Friday at 2pm ET on ESPN.
On ESPN, Notre Dame and No. 9 Texas will be the second game on Friday at 7 p.m. ET.
Those will be the only two games on Friday and the other four will be played on Saturday.
On ESPN, Arkansas and No. 2 Stanford Game 1 on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. ET.
The final game of the first round is Ole Miss and No. 14 Auburn at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN 2.
After the first round, the winners of Friday’s games play on June 19 at 6:00 p.m. on ESPN 2. The losers of this game play before the winners at 1:00 p.m. on ESPN
Saturday’s games will play their second round games on ESPN Monday at 1:00 p.m. for the losers and 6:00 p.m. for the winners.
All games can be viewed on the official NCAA console.
Television coverage of the College World Series
Fans can watch College World Series games on ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPNU. You can also stream these games on FuboTV.
Games alternate between the three channels, so check the bracket for correct TV coverage.
College World Series teams
Of the eight teams playing in Omaha, four are from the SEC, two are Big 12 teams, one is from the PAC12, and one is from the ACC school.
The four SEC schools are Arkansas, Ole Miss, Auburn and Texas A&M.
Auburn was the last SEC school to secure its spot Monday, along with lone PAC12 representative Stanford.
Texas and Oklahoma represent the Big 12 as the Sooners and Longhorns look to do something big before coming to the SEC in the near future.
The Fighting Irish are the only ACC school in the hunt but have brought the world a solid win by defeating the Vols.
This group of teams should provide a strong World Series as college baseball will see a new champion in a couple of weeks.