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Sorenson’s College World Series Primer


OMAHA, Neb. — If you like big money schools, this is a golden College World Series for you.

If you like Power Five conference teams, ditto.

If you like National Seeds making it to Omaha, bingo.

Oh, and if you like sentimental picks to make for a Cinderella finish, we’ve got Mike Martin.

This year’s field of eight has a lot of cache’ and a lot of blue bloods you’ve seen many times before. There is not a greenhorn in this year’s June Classic. Sure, you could say Michigan is a big surprise, coming in and making its first appearance in a generation. But the Wolverines have also been to Omaha eight times over the years, winning two national championships too. Yes, yes, I know, those appearances were eons ago. Yeah but still.

This is a pretty even field for the Series. I know the Wolverines and the Seminoles come to The O after being given a three-seed, but I don’t feel like any of these teams could be labeled a Cinderella. In fact, I would venture to say there are arguments for each of the eight teams as to why they could win the whole enchilada. Or as they say in Omaha, the whole Runza.

There is a ton of CWS experience in this year’s field. Here’s how it all stacks up:


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