2012 College World Series Odds
OMAHA, NE (The Spread) – The odds for the 2012 NCAA World Series are out and the Florida Gators are favored for this year’s tournament.
Oddsmakers have installed the Gators as 5/2 favorites while the Florida State Seminoles have the next best odds at 3/1. The Arizona Wildcats and South Carolina Gamecocks are 4/1, respectively, while the UCLA Bruins are 7/1. Stony Brook is 15/2, Arkansas is 9/1 and the Kent State Golden Flashes are the current long shots at 15/1.
Under head coach Ray Tanner South Carolina has won the last two NCAA College Baseball World Series titles. They defeated UCLA in 2010 and Florida in 2011, as Jackie Bradley Jr. won the Most Outstanding Player Award in ’10 and Scott Wingo received the award last year.
Out of this year’s group of teams, Florida State has appeared in the most NCAA College Baseball World Series at 21 appearances but they’ve yet to win a title. Arizona has appeared in the World Series 16 times with three championships (1976, 1980, 1986) while South Carolina has appeared in 11 title games and has won two (2010, 2011). As for Florida, the Gators have appeared in eight World Series with zero championships to show for those appearances.
The 2012 College World Series will kick off with its Opening Celebration Day on Thursday, June 14 before the games start on Friday, June 15. They’ll continue through Monday/Tuesday, June 25/26. The tournament will once again be held in Omaha, Nebraska.