The College World Series will soon be upon us all, with the final eight teams having advanced to the 2013 CWS in Omaha. With play beginning on Saturday, the elite eight clubs who managed to get past three other teams in the regional round and take two out of three games in the super regional portion of the bracket are heading to TD Ameritrade Park to find out who will be crowned the 2013 College World Series champions. Following quite the rainy four day stretch in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, the UNC Tar Heels were able to sneak past the South Carolina Gamecocks in a close, but sloppy, game in order to be the eighth and final team to punch their ticket to the 2013 CWS in Omaha. While they are the No. 1 overall national seed, they are far from guaranteed a spot in the final, as every team who has reached this point is here because they belong.
While I happen to disagree slightly with what Teddy Mitrosilis of ESPN has to say regarding the best team perhaps not winning the CWS, I will still give him credit for breaking down the final eight teams and not simply picking the top two seeds to advance to the best-of-three finals after coming out of a double-elimination bracket. The games begin on Saturday afternoon, with a complete breakdown below.