Today the Women’s College World Series starts in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. It largely has a Pac-12/SEC feel to it with a team from just down the road and a newcomer to the event. Bracket one has the South Florida Bulls taking on the Oklahoma Sooners with the winner of that taking on the LSU Tigers and California Golden Bears.
Bracket two has an SEC match-up of the Alabama Crimson Tide squaring off against the Tennessee Volunteers. Defending national champs, Arizona State Sun Devils, will take on the Oregon Ducks. Both teams won their super regional series in three games.
Now onto the picks, which I’ll just play through the bracket.
Thursday, May 31
Bracket 1/Game 1 – South Florida (50-12) v. 4 Oklahoma (50-8), Pick: Oklahoma
Bracket 1/Game 2 – LSU (39-23) v. 1 California (56-5), Pick: California
Bracket 2/Game 3 – 7 Tennessee (52-12) v. 2 Alabama (55-7), Pick: Alabama
Bracket 2/Game 4 – 11 Oregon (44-16) v. 3 Arizona State (51-9), Pick: Arizona State
Friday, June 1
Bracket 1/Game 5 – 4 Oklahoma v. 1 California, Pick: California
Bracket 2/Game 6 – 3 Arizona State v. 2 Alabama, Pick: Arizona State
Saturday, June 2
Bracket 1/Game 7 – South Florida v. LSU, Pick: LSU, South Florida is eliminated
Bracket 2/Game 8 – 11 Oregon v. 7 Tennessee, Pick: Oregon, Tennessee is eliminated
Bracket 1/Game 9 – LSU v. 4 Oklahoma, Pick: Oklahoma, LSU is eliminated
Bracket 2/Game 10 – 11 Oregon v. 2 Alabama, Pick: Alabama, Oregon is eliminated
Sunday, June 3
Bracket 1/Game 11 – 4 Oklahoma v. 1 California, Pick: California, Oklahoma is eliminated
Bracket 2/Game 12 – 2 Alabama v. 3 Arizona State, Pick: Alabama
Bracket 1/Game 13 – California wins bracket 1 3-0 so game 13 not necessary
Bracket 2/Game 14 – 3 Arizona State v. 2 Alabama, Pick: Arizona State, Alabama is eliminated
Best-of-Three Championship Finals
Game 1 (June 4) – 3 Arizona State v. 1 California, Pick: California
Game 2 (June 5) – 1 California v. 3 Arizona State, Pick: California
California wins series 2-0 and the national championship. You can also check out the NCAA Women’s College World Series Bracket here.
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