Ncaa Baseball teams across the country will compete in the NCAA Division I baseball tournament with hopes of becoming the reigning champion. With games in several states, fans may not be able to make it to the stadium, but fortunately, they can stream it live from wherever they call home. NCAA's baseball tournament first began in with only eight teams. In the years since, the tournament expanded to 64 teams, which compete in regional rounds first and eight winners move on to the College World Series.
But first, the NCAA tournament field of 64 must be trimmed.
Sixteen teams will advance to play in the super regional round, which will feature best-of-three series between pairs of teams and also be hosted on college campuses. The eight remaining teams will travel to Omaha, Neb.
The full bracket can be viewed at NCAA. Here's a look at the first slate of games that will kick off the NCAA tournament on Friday, followed by some teams to watch as the event unfolds. All times ET.
The Commodores have won nine games in a row, which includes winning both the SEC regular-season and tournament championships. They're poised to make a run to the College World Series, where they haven't been since This is a team that has everything going for it.
Vandy has a top MLB draft prospect—impressive outfielder JJ Bleday—and has demonstrated the ability to win low-scoring close games and all-out slugfests. Vanderbilt has been strong all season, and the bracket lined up nicely for it to make a deep run to Omaha.
But the Beavers are the national champions, and they're a strong team that has already played the Bruins this year.
Although Oregon State only won one of its three games vs. UCLA in March, it also played a competitive game in one of the two losses. The main reason the Beavers are included in this group?
Standout catcher Adley Rutschman, the No. It's more challenging for one baseball player to power a team to victory than other sports, but Rutschman could get hot at the right time and have a contagious effect on the rest of the Beavers' lineup.
They're the No. But if Florida State can do that, it could be a team that makes a surprise run to Omaha.
This is the first time the Seminoles will be on the road for a regional since after hosting one the past eight seasons. Florida State has the veteran leadership of coach Mike Martin, who is in his 40th and final season and most recently led the Seminoles to the College World Series in With Martin's guidance and a clean slate, don't be surprised if Florida State notches some unexpected victories and makes a run over the next few weeks.