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College Baseball Tournament Could See a Shake-Up in Near Future

Published by on December 13, 2010

The NCAA has recently explored two different options to tweak the current NCAA tournament format.  The current format consists of 16 four-team, double elimination regional rounds, then a best of three super regional to reach the College World Series. 

The first option would be to make the regional round a best-of-three series, then the super regional a four-team, double elimination round.  The second option would add another week to the playoffs, and create three best-of-three rounds to get to the College World Series.  Both options would keep the College World Series format the same.

The NCAA needs to adopt one of these new formats.  Both of them are better than the current one.  Both expand the amount of sites used in the first round from 16 to 32.  Since baseball regionals are home sites, having twice as many sites would be a great way to increase exposure.  The first option also should increase the level of interest in the super regional round. 

Ideally, most of the lower seeds that got in by winning the weaker conferences will be...

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