The College World Series 2010 bracket is now getting more selective. Yesterday, the College World Series 2010 bracket knocked out its first team, and will knock out another one today. This weekend started with eight teams fighting for the title, and, despite a delay or two, it now has seven, as scheduled. As it turned out, it was the second highest ranked team left that was eliminated, with the dagger delivered by a state rival. But, today, the College World Series 2010 bracket could rid itself of the highest ranked team as well.
Yesterday was a historic day at Omaha, after constant rain on Sunday. For the first time, three consecutive games would be played on the same day, after Game 4 between Clemson and Arizona State was rained out. This extended day at the College World Series 2010 started notably, with Clemson defeating the nation’s No. 1 team 6-3.
With that, the College World Series 2010 bracket had Arizona State in the losers’ corner. The top-ranked team is now a loss away from elimination, and must defeat South Carolina in Game 7 to still have a chance. Meanwhile, the underdog Clemson Tigers can move to the semifinals by defeating Oklahoma in Game 8 tonight.
The winner of that match will join UCLA in the next round, after the Bruins put a speed bump on TCU’s surprise run. After defeating Florida, the Bruins advanced by holding off the Horned Frogs 6-3. They will have two chances to reach the best-of-three championship series, starting on Friday night.
Now, the College World Series 2010 bracket has put TCU in an elimination rematch with Florida State on Wednesday. The Seminoles played the first elimination game in Omaha against Florida, and made the third-ranked Gators the first team to be knocked out.
Their 8-5 win gives Florida State another crack at TCU, which beat them 8-1 to start the tournament. Whoever wins this rematch will face UCLA on Friday – but must defeat them twice to reach the finals.
The other side of the College World Series 2010 bracket will reach the next stage today. Arizona State and South Carolina will face off to avoid elimination, as the winner will face the loser of the Clemson-Oklahoma game.
With the top-ranked Sun Devils on the brink of elimination, the third ranked Gators out, and the 44-23 Tigers nearly at the semifinal stage, rankings are clearly not important anymore. The College World Series 2010 bracket will narrow down, no matter what, with Arizona State vs South Carolina at 4:30 p.m. on ESPN 2. Afterward, Oklahoma and Clemson will try to advance at 9 p.m..
KansasCity.com- “Clemson beats top-seeded Arizona State in College World Series”
ESPN- “Cole powers UCLA into prime position”