The 2012 College World Series will begin on Friday, with eight teams chasing their National Championship hopes in Omaha. While many storylines will dominate the headlines over the next couple of weeks, most notably the South Carolina Gamecocks chasing their third consecutive CWS championship, one that just won’t go away is connected to a power conference that had had a difficult time getting the job done over the past five decades.
The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) has not had a team win a CWS trophy since 1955, when the Wake Forest Demon Deacons defeated the Western Michigan Broncos. That means it has been 57 years since an ACC team has won it all in Omaha.
I know what many of you may be thinking. What about the Miami Hurricanes? I know for a fact that they have won multiple CWS championships. Well, those people would be right. The Hurricanes have won four National Championships, including their last one in 2001. The problem is, the ‘Canes were still members of the Big East Conference at that point. They have not won a title since joining the ACC in 2004.