NCAA Baseball Super Regionals 2012: Breaking down the Entire Bracket

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NCAA Baseball Super Regionals 2012: Breaking down the Entire Bracket
Courtesy of AP Photo, Phil Sandlin

After a wild weekend of Regional Action, the college baseball season is down to its version of the Sweet 16 with the Super Regionals taking place in eight different venues this weekend. 

Florida, the top overall seed in the tournament, is still alive. In fact, there are 10 No. 1 seeds playing for the right to make it to Omaha for the College World Series. The lowest remaining seed is No. 4 Stony Brook in the Baton Rouge Regional. 

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Here is a look at all of the Super Regional action, including dates and notes on teams to watch when the games start. 

 

When: Saturday, June 9 thru Monday, June 11

Watch: All games broadcast on Watch ESPN

 

SUPER-REGIONAL SITE MATCHUP
 Gainesville, FL  No. 1 Florida vs. No. 1 North Carolina State
 Columbia, SC  No. 1 South Carolina vs. No. 2 Oklahoma
 Eugene, OR  No. 1 Oregon vs. No. 3 Kent State
 Waco, TX  No. 1 Baylor vs. No. 2 Arkansas
 Los Angeles, CA  No. 1 UCLA vs. No. 2 TCU
 Baton Rouge, LA  No. 1 LSU vs. No. 4 Stony Brook
 Tucson, AZ  No. 1 Arizona vs. No. 3 St. John's
 Tallahassee, FL  No. 1 Florida State vs. No. 1 Stanford

 

Best Matchup

Florida State vs. Stanford

Courtesy of Stephen M. Dowell, Orlando Sentinel

The Seminoles have been one of the three best teams in college baseball this season. They don't boast a lot of big-time pro prospects—although James Ramsey was just taken by St. Louis in the first round—but they have a great college team. 

Stanford has the right mix of college and professional talent. Ace Mark Appel will try to lead the Cardinal to their first appearance in the College World Series since 2008. 

 

Best Team Remaining

Florida Gators

Courtesy of Chicago Now

No surprise since they started the tournament as the No. 1 overall seed, but the Gators really have yet to hit their stride. They have played well all season and are more than worthy of their spot as the No. 1 overall seed. 

The problem is they entered the season with so much hype, so we keep looking to see more from them. If the Gators start playing up to their potential, things will get ugly in a hurry for the 15 other teams. 

 

Underdog Ready to Upset

Kent State

Courtesy of John Luke, The Times

Considering they played 21 innings against Kentucky on Friday night, it is a miracle that Kent State had anything left to make it to this point. 

Now that the Golden Flashes are here, everyone has taken notice of them. Oregon has been near the top of the rankings all year, and the Ducks provide an interesting matchup for the Kent State. 

I am not predicting Kent State, but it would not be a surprise in the least if it walked into Omaha with a series win this weekend. 

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