NCAA Baseball Super Regionals 2012: Teams Guaranteed to Own College World Series

Josh Schoch@JoshSchochAnalyst IIIJune 11, 2012

OMAHA, NE - JUNE 29:  Steve Rodriguez #3 of the UCLA Bruins bats against the South Carolina Gamecocks during game 2 of the men's 2010 NCAA College Baseball World Series at Rosenblatt Stadium on June 29, 2010 in Omaha, Nebraska.  The Gamecocks defeated the Bruins 2-1 in eleven innings.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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The NCAA Super Regionals have already given us an idea of who is going to do well and who will suffer in the College World Series.

There are three teams that stand out as contenders—teams that are going to make deep runs in the College World Series—thanks to their Super Regional performances.

Of the teams who will be competing in this year's College World Series, these are the ones to watch out for.

Florida State Seminoles

The No. 3 team in the country, Florida State has looked like a true contender to win the College World Series this year.

After two impressive wins against Stanford, it's hard to argue against this team, especially with James Ramsey and Devon Travis hitting like they are.

Ramsey has a knack for getting on base, with a .511 OBP, while Travis can bring him home, recording six RBI and hitting two home runs in the first game against Stanford.

Stanford was one of the hottest teams in the nation before the Seminoles ripped the Cardinals to shreds, winning 17-1 and 18-7 in the two games.

FSU's offense is on fire, and this team is going to be hard to beat in Omaha.

OMAHA, NE - JUNE 28:  (L-R) Brady Thomas #36 and Scott Wingo #8 of the South Carolina Gamecocks celebrate with the team while holding the trophy after winning the men's 2011 NCAA College Baseball World Series at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha on June 28, 2011 i
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South Carolina Gamecocks

Currently boasting a 20-game win streak in the College World Series, South Carolina is always a safe bet in Omaha.

The Gamecocks might not have one of the best seeds at No. 7 in D-I, but they are still a dangerous team with a history of success in Omaha.

With .300-hitters like Christian Walker and Tanner English leading the team's offense, South Carolina is dangerous. Walker also has a good deal of power, blasting 11 home runs this season.

Throw in USC's excellent pitching, and this team has a chance to tack on to its long winning streak.

UCLA Bruins

The UCLA Bruins are the No. 1 overall team in D-I baseball for a reason, and they are going to show why at the College World Series.

The Bruins made it to the finals in 2010 before losing to the aforementioned South Carolina Gamecocks. This year's team still has a few players who were on the team in 2010, and their experience and leadership will be key for the success of the Bruins this year.

After blowing by TCU in the Super Regionals, this team looks ready to do some serious damage in Omaha, and you can expect that they will still be around in the finals stages of the College World Series.


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