2015 CWS Bracket and Matchups
The road to the 2015 College World Series is finally narrowed down to eight teams. With the last of the Super Regionals finishing up, the 2015 CWS Bracket is finally set in stone. Here is a look at the 8 teams, and the opening matchups of the CWS.
Arkansas (40-23) vs. Virginia (39-22)
The Virginia Cavaliers roll into the 2015 CWS trying to finish what they started a year ago. Virginia came up just short in the CWS Final last season and will look to bring the ACC its first baseball national championship this season. Arkansas. Is making its 8th College World Series appearance and will look to bring home the Razorbacks first national baseball national title. The Razorbacks have been on a tear the last two months of the season, while the Cavaliers rebounded from a poor showing in the ACC tournament to cruise through the Regionals and Super Regionals.
Florida (46-19) vs. Miami (49-15)
The Florida Gators return to the CWS for the first time since 2012, and are making their 4th College World Series appearance since 2010. The Gators have finished runner-up in the tournament two times, and will try and bring Gainesville its first CWS title. The Hurricanes have won 4 CWS titles, but none since joining the ACC. The Gators and Hurricanes are no strangers to playing each other, the two teams played a 3 game series early in the season, with the Gators taking two of the 3 games. Two of those games were decided by 1 run or less, building excitement for this all Florida matchup at the CWS.
LSU (53-10) vs. TCU (49-13)
The bottom half of the 2015 CWS Bracket will feature two teams that have done anything but struggle this season. LSU and TCU have combined for more than 100 wins on the season, and dominated their collective schedules. TCU enters the CWS off an emotional 16 inning Super Regional victory against Texas A&M and will look to bring Fort Worth its first ever CWS title. LSU has lost exactly 3 games in the since April, and have been on an offensive tear. The Tigers are looking for their 7th CWS title, a victory that would break a tie with Texas for the 2nd most CWS titles of all time.
Vanderbilt (47-19) vs. CSU Fullerton (39-23)
Vanderbilt baseball had its breakout season in 2014, winning the school’s first ever CWS title, in only their 2nd ever College World Series appearance. The Commodores return to Omaha for a 2nd straight season to defend their title, and hope to bring home another CWS crown. The Titans are one of the top college baseball teams in the country every year and return to the CWS for the first time since 2009. Cal State Fullerton won their 4th Big West title since 2011 this season and are trying to bring a 5th CWS title home.