Why no Florida? I think Clemson is good, but no #1. And UNC has a better Pitching Staff than Clemson. Floridas offense will come in and own Omaha!
I have UF in there.. but UNC better than Clemson? No way.
Look at the polls, and look at the pitching staffs, obviously those guys know what they are doing, I agree that UNC's staff looks sexy becasue of the name Andrew Miller, but besides him, they really are beatable, Clemson OWNED Bard last time we saw him.
Also, Clemson's Offense is under-rated.. and UF.. with that STELLAR offense had troubles with a Miami pitching staff that lost Cesar Cirrilo and is not as strong, Clemson by the way gave Cirrillo the first loss of his College Career last year in a 12-1 DRUBBING.
^ And that team is intact offensively except for one guy, Kris Harvey, (Granted a second round pick by the Marlins).
Offense in Omaha.. UF better learn how to pitch first.. which was a good thing in their MIAMI series, they won 4-1 and 2-1.. which is nice.. but Miami is down this year.
Back in 2002, Clemson had the best offense the College World Series had EVER seen. Khalil Greene, Jeff Baker and Michael Johnson. Modern day murderer's row, they called it. Khalil hit something like .460 that year and an OBP of around .550.
That year the offense was supposed to "bash everyone into oblivion", teams simply couldnt put up enough runs to keep up..
What happened? Well, they got blown out 12-3 by S. Carolina, then got in a pitchers duel and lost 2 in a row, after being in prime postion to win it all.
You know as well as I do.. even in College ball good pitching and defense beats good offense, every day of the week.
Mark it down. UF may not make it out of a regional if the pitching is awful. Ive seen it first hand many a time.