The 2013 College World Series was an exciting time for NCAA Division I Baseball fans across the country. The UCLA Bruins walked away with the championship title and the fans were left with great memories at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha. College World Series ticket holders were treated to some terrific baseball this year to carry them through to the 2014 College World Series.
How do YOU handle your Post CWS blues? Do you print of tons of pictures to help you remember the good times? Do you scrapbook your ticket stubs or travel info? Maybe you throw a College World Series party to celebrate the fun with your friends? Don’t worry too much- the 2014 College World Series will be here before you know it and college baseball fans will be back where they belong!
Razorback fans are still nursing the ultimate heartache of losing a spot in the 2012 College World Series finals. When the Carolina Gamecocks edged them out in a 2-0 victory, Arkansas fans were stunned. It looks like their 2013 College World Series chances are a little bit better according to the Collegiate Baseball Preseason Poll, who has ranked Arkansas in first place. Rounding out the top five are NCAA Baseball powerhouses such as UCLA, Vanderbilt, LSU and North Carolina.
Many fans will remember 2012 as a year of upsets and unexpected twists. CWS constants such as LSU and Arizona State were noticeably missing from the contest while Kent State and Stony Brook both made first time appearances in the series. We would be willing to bet that there were a lot of Louisiana State Tigers fans who had already ordered their College World Series tickets by the time their team was squeezed out of competition.
This year promises an equal level of excitement, heartache and sweat. Among the top 40 ranked programs are plenty of teams that you expect such as Arizona and Stanford . Schools like Oregon and Pepperdine have made the cut as well which could prove interesting over the course of the season. Time will tell if those who have made the trek many times before will need their CWS tickets in hand or if we will once again see some new blood take the field at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha. Stay tuned as we watch another exciting season of NCAA baseball unfold.