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College World Series: The Five Most Improbable CWS Champions Ever

Published by on June 29, 2010

With Rosenblatt Stadium hosting its last College World Series, it would only be fitting that the national champion made a little history of its own. Both South Carolina and UCLA are very strong teams, but you have to admit that either one of them would be an improbable national champion. South Carolina lost in the opening round for the seventh straight year, but the Gamecocks proved once again that you can never count them out in the losers' bracket. They will be attempting to win their first national championship, after finishing second three times. The Gamecocks are one step away thanks to Blake Cooper, pictured. Even more improbable would be a UCLA national championship. That sounds funny, but this isn't softball or basketball. In fact, before the 2010 CWS, UCLA had never won a game in Omaha, going 0-4 in its two previous appearances. The fact that No. 6 UCLA was the only national seed to win a game in Omaha might make this even more impressive. No. 1 Arizona State and No. 3 Florida were the only other national seeds to make the CWS, and both dropped two straight. So whoever takes home the crown will send Rosenblatt into the sunset with one last piece of history under its ...

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