Will the Stony Brook Seawolves continue to shock the world at College World Series as they open against UCLA on Friday. Photo Credit: Crystal Logiudice-US PRESSWIRE

NCAA College World Series Picks


Friday the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska begins with the field being whittled down to eight teams. Making it to TD Ameritrade Park Omaha were three SEC teams, two from the Pac-12, one from ACC, America East and MAC.

Friday, June 15, 2012
Game 1 – Stony Brook Seawolves (52-13/America East) v. 2 UCLA Bruins (47-14/Pac-12), 2 pm/ESPN2
Pick: UCLA, is my pick in what should be a balanced close match-up to begin the CWS.

Game 2 – Arizona Wildcats (43-17/Pac-12) v. 3 Florida State Seminoles (48-15/ACC), 6 pm/ESPN2
Pick: Arizona, the Wildcats are better built for TDAPO than FSU. So that’s my pick.

Saturday, June 16, 2012
Game 3 – Kent State Golden Flashes (46-18/MAC) v. Arkansas Razorbacks (44-20/SEC), 2 pm/ESPN
Pick: Kent State, the Flashes have the mental toughness to tune out everyone saying “they won’t win in Omaha.”

Game 4 – 8 South Carolina Gamecocks (45-17/SEC) v. 1 Florida Gators (47-18/SEC), 6 pm/ESPN
Pick: Florida, a rematch of last year’s CWS championship series which the Gamecocks won but I like the Gators here.

Sunday, June 17, 2012
Game 5 – Stony Brook Seawolves v. 3 Florida State Seminoles, 2 pm/ESPN2
Pick: Stony Brook, another team that’s fought against the odds sends home one of the favorites, Florida State.

Game 6 – Arizona Wildcats v. 2 UCLA Bruins, 6 pm/ESPN2
Pick: UCLA, these Pac-12 foes meet up in Omaha but I like the Bruins to keep it going in this winners’ bracket contest.

Monday, June 18, 2012
Game 7 – Arkansas Razorbacks v. 8 South Carolina Gamecocks, 2 pm/ESPN2
Pick: South Carolina, sends home Dave Van Horn’s club in this SEC elimination game.

Game 8 – Kent State Golden Flashes v. 1 Florida Gators, 6 pm/ESPN2
Pick: Florida, the Gators will continue to flex their muscle as they take out the Flashes.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Game 9 – Stony Brook Seawolves v. Arizona Wildcats, 5 pm/ESPN
Pick: Arizona, I like the SBU story but the ‘Cats will remain alive.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Game 10 – Kent State Golden Flashes v. 8 South Carolina Gamecocks, 5 pm/ESPN
Pick: South Carolina, another day and another upstart taken down by an established Omaha participant.

Thursday, June 21, 2012
Game 11 – Arizona Wildcats v. 2 UCLA Bruins, 2 pm/ESPN2
Pick: UCLA, the Bruins go 3-0 in bracket play and make their second CWS final in three seasons.

Game 12 – 8 South Carolina Gamecocks v. 1 Florida Gators, 6 pm/ESPN2
Pick: South Carolina, the Gamecocks force the extra elimination game on Friday with this win.

Friday, June 22, 2012
Game 14 (Game 13 unnecessary) – 8 South Carolina Gamecocks v. 1 Florida Gators, 6 pm/ESPN
Pick: Florida, in this extra game I like the Gators to get revenge on South Carolina.

Sunday, June 24, 2012
Championship Series Game 1 – 2 UCLA Bruins v. 1 Florida Gators, 5 pm/ESPN2
Pick: UCLA, having Friday and Saturday off the Bruins get to reset the pitching which proves to be the difference.

Monday, June 25, 2012
Championship Series Game 2 – 2 UCLA Bruins v. 1 Florida Gators, 5 pm/ESPN
Pick: UCLA, as the trend has been the past four CWS finals it will be quick with the more rested team getting the win and the Bruins adding another championship to the trophy case with their first baseball title.

College World Series Bracket

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