It's one thing to make it to the College World Series in Omaha, Neb. as one of the top eight teams in baseball.
It's another to look good while taking the field and facing the competition.
Whether it's bright purple or traditional crimson, each of these teams will look its best heading into Rosenblatt Stadium.
That is until the first slide or dive.
Based on factors such as school colors and appearance when covered in dirt, here are the power rankings for 2010's College World Series uniform class.
Aren't South Carolina's school colors garnet and black?
Then why allow Under Armour to give these out?
All gray uniforms with a black belt and black lettering are an eye sore all around.
Moreover, it's SOUTH Carolina. Not just Carolina.
The enlarged "S" and "C" on the cap look awkward. Instead of a formal look, it seems to copy the Chicago White Sox with the white lettering and black.
South Carolina is one of four teams that sports names on the back of its jerseys.
What would have been cool (just not temperature-wise): All black uniforms with garnet lettering and numbers.
Just an idea...
Arizona State might be the top seed heading into the College World Series, but their uniforms need some work.
Instead of trying out gold or maroon jerseys to stand out, they followed South Carolina's lead and went with a boring all-gray look during the Super Regional.
Maroon socks and stripes down both sides of the pants aren't enough color, and neither is the cap.
The "AS" provides a classy feel to the cap, but the gold is too small a part in the overall uniform.
I know there wasn't room with the cursive "Devils," but where did the "Sun" go?
The uniforms sure could've used it.
En route to its first College World Series appearance, Texas Christian wore all-white uniforms.
What does that mean?
For any slide or dive, it didn't stay white for long.
With a unique school color in purple (though not this year with Clemson also competing), thin stripes trail down the jersey and pants.
TCU is colored in purple as are the numbers.
The Horned Frogs don't put names on their jerseys and there isn't the absurd mascot anywhere to be seen on them.
Overall, it's a safe uniform that doesn't follow in the Nike Pro Combat mode of the football team.
Work that gray and purple more!
UCLA does an adequate job incorporating "true blue" into its socks and belt.
And "B" on the cap.
It's very Boston Red Sox.
A cursive "Bruins"—with blue lettering and yellow outline—is the best part of the all-white outfit.
Kudos to the small detail that goes a long way: Three stripes on the back of the neck, two blue and one golden.
Like Arizona State, the Bruins don't put names on their jerseys.
There's nothing wrong with Oklahoma's uniforms. They're just too traditional.
In college, vibrant colors make the top of my list.
But Crimson and cream go a long way for the Sooners.
The combination of a crimson jersey and cream pants with the striped socks gives off an old-school feel.
Numbers are on the right side in white, with a white line across the buttons and OU on the left breast.
A red belt, red hat and red stripes along the pants finish off the look.
When the uniform gets dirty, the crimson color remains. As does the white numbers and names on the back.
Much like the football team, Oklahoma baseball personifies tradition.
The only downside to Florida State's alternative uniform is what the golden color translates to after some infield dirt gets on it.
Another negative is the thin lining of the garnet name on the back.
Otherwise, the Seminoles' all-gold attire with the garnet lettering of Seminoles does a great job representing school colors.
Garnet belt, stripe and cap add a nice touch. Hats with "FS" make it very classy and give off a New York vibe.
While covering the Gainesville Super Regional, the first thing I noticed was how much I liked the Florida Gators uniforms.
And this comes from a University of Miami student.
Blue jerseys. Orange letters. Blue stripes down the pants gives a classy look.
A white cap with a blue "F" and blue bill with orange outline do the school's unique color combination proud.
It doesn't hurt when the players wearing the uniforms are 5-0 in Regional and Super Regional play.
A surprise team heading into the College World Series, the Clemson Tigers blend college and tradition in their uniforms.
Purple jerseys with orange letters are unique to the school from South Carolina.
With a paw on the left sleeve, it's a tribute to the mascot and nickname.
An orange "C" on the cap (a la the Chicago Cubs) with purple and orange stripes down the pants allow for white cleats.
The only other team, college or professional, that works that look?
Names on the back in white are easily visible.
Led by two-sport star Kyle Parker, Clemson takes top prize for uniform.