The Road to Omaha is paved with good intentions and better off-speed pitches, and it begins on Friday as 64 teams open their regionals to find the eight that will head to the 2021 College World Series.
The format for this event is 16 regionals hosted by the top 16 teams in Division I college baseball. There are four teams at each regional, and the format is double-elimination. That means one team will be 2-0 and another will be 2-1 after five games played, and the 2-1 team would then have to beat the 2-0 team twice to advance. Therefore each regional will be either six or seven total games.
Those 16 regional champions will play in the Super Regionals the following weekend which are two-out-of-three affairs, generally on the home field of the higher-seeded team. Win a Super, start packing: You’re off to Omaha for as many as 12 days at the pinnacle of American amateur baseball.
Arkansas is the No. 1 overall seed in this tournament after winning both the SEC regular season and postseason tournament. The Hogs are 46-10, 22-8 in the No. 1 league in the country, and will face the New Jersey Institute of Technology in the first round in Fayetteville.
2021 College World Series Odds
|North Dakota State||+25000|
|Southeast Missouri State||+40000|
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