THE SCOOP: The Volunteers swept through the Knoxville Regional in just three games, while it took Georgia Tech four to win the Atlanta bracket. UT's Luke Hochevar is one of the best pitchers in America, but Georgia Tech gets as much production at the plate as anyone in the country. Even if Hochevar and the Vols come out on top in game one, look for the Jackets to respond and march on to Omaha.
THE PREDICTION: Georgia Tech 2-1
THE SCOOP: The Trojans went on the road last weekend and came away with the championship in Long Beach. This weekend's outing will be much tougher, though. Oregon State blew through the Corvallis Regional in just three games, and though this weekend won't be that easy, look for the Beavers to take advantage of the home field and squeak out a bid to Omaha after a tough battle with USC.
THE PREDICTION: Oregon State 2-1
THE SCOOP: ASU was awarded a host site but not a number one seed by the NCAA. That didn't stop the Sun Devils as they won the Regional in three games, two of those victories coming over top-seeded Coastal Carolina. The Titans stumbled on Saturday but fought back to beat Arizona back-to-back times to advance. If CSF can beat the Wildcats, taking down Arizona State should come much easier for the defending national champs.
THE PREDICTION: Cal State-Fullerton 2-0
THE SCOOP: This is the matchup the NCAA was hoping for when they put the bracket together nearly two weeks ago. These two rivals have already met three times this season with the Seminoles taking two. Florida battled rain as much as the opponent last weekend but came away with the title. Florida State also found few problems after a tough opening battle with Army. FSU takes the two-of-three series again.
THE PREDICTION: Florida State 2-1
THE SCOOP: The Hurricanes will travel farther than anyone for this weekend's action after winning last week's Coral Gables Regional in just three games. Nebraska also won their bracket in just three games, two of those wins coming against in-state rival Creighton. UM day one starter Cesar Carillo is a tough chore, but after him, the Huskers should have no problems scoring runs and moving on to Omaha.
THE PREDICTION: Nebraska 2-1
THE SCOOP: The Owls upset LSU at home last weekend and now make a return trip to Louisiana. This weekend's task will be much tougher, however. Like Rice, the Green Wave won all three games they played last week, and each team was actually bothered as much by the weather as the opponent. If Mother Nature stays out of the way, this could be perhaps the best Super of them all. Wave rolls on to the CWS.
THE PREDICTION: Tulane 2-1
THE SCOOP: The Rebels had no competition at home last weekend and now play host to the national champions from two seasons ago. The Longhorns got a scare from Arkansas last week but battled back to win two straight over the Hogs and advance to Oxford. With that wake-up call last week at home, look for the 'Horns to come in mentally focused and for the more experienced postseason club to come out on top.
THE PREDICTION: Texas 2-1
THE SCOOP: Unexpectedly to this writer, the Tigers had no trouble at all with last weekend's Regional bracket. Clemson won three quick games and now heads to Waco. Hopefully the weather will be better in Bear country this weekend than it was last. The Bears, who tied for the regular season Big XII title, look to take down Clemson by winning two of three games in Waco this weekend.
THE PREDICTION: Baylor 2-1
If the Super Regional winners projected by SCS.com do come out on top, this is how the first round matchups in the College World Series would be set:
Tulane vs Oregon State
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