With first-time participants and last year's championship series participants in the CWS field, there's a lot to love about the teams heading to Omaha.
With five national seeds and four hosts knocked out of the tournament, the bracket has a very different feel heading into the super regional round.
The selection committee looked past a team's conference and further into their schedule, giving us a much different, much fairer field in 2007.
The College World Series kicks off with a bang on Friday, as a Clemson-Georgia Tech rematch acts as an opening act for the tournament's top game -- North Carolina vs. Cal State Fullerton.
We're one round into the NCAA baseball tournament, and already we've seen national powerhouse knocked out by teams that barely made it into the field of 64.
The selection committee had a tough task in front of it; with more schools investing in their baseball programs, there are more competitive clubs than ever before.
Texas has the pitching edge in the CWS title series, but Florida's left-handed bats could pose a big threat.
Pitching has been the key ingredient for success in Omaha recently, but getting an early lead will be the recipe in 2005.