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College World Series Selection Show to be Aired Live on ESPN on Monday

May 23, 2006

SAN DIEGO , Calif. - The NCAA baseball College World Series selection show will be held on Monday May 29 at 9:30 a.m. live on ESPN.  The University of San Diego will be one of many schools keeping their eyes on the screen in hopes of earning an at-large bid into the field of 64.

 

The Toreros concluded its 2006 campaign with a 32-23 overall record and a 13-8 record in West Coast Conference play, good for a third place finish.  The Toreros are hoping that their resume will be strong enough for the NCAA selection committee.  

 

USD had the 10th toughest non-conference schedule in the nation according to Boydsworld.com.  USD opened the series by shocking the college baseball world as they swept the defending national champion Texas Longhorns which set the tone for the season.  USD would ride that momentum for the first month of play reaching as high as No. 8 in the Collegiate Baseball top-30 Poll on February 20.  The No.8 ranking was the highest in program history.  USD has also posted wins against some of the big guns of the college baseball world in defeating the University of Kansas , Vanderbilt University , the University of Washington and USD took two of three against the University of Houston .  USD has only lost two non-conference series and posted a 5-5 record against top-25 RPI teams, and has 17 wins against teams in the top-50 RPI.  With these reasons among others the Toreros feel that their resume has a strong case for an at-large bid, but they will have to wait until Monday to find out.

 

The national media has a liking for the Toreros as well, with four media sources having the Toreros earning an at-large bid.  SEbaseball.com is one of these media sources, and last season they predicted 63 of the 64 teams in the tournament correct.  The other media sources that have USD earning an at-large bid are the Rosenblatt Report, BoydsWorld.com and Perfectgame.org.  Below are the links to the aforementioned websites for fans to take a look at.

 

SEBaseball.com

http://sebaseball.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=546212

 

Perfectgame.org

http://www.pgcrosschecker.com/collegebaseball/06_05_22_2006_regional_chase.aspx

 

Rosenblatt Report

http://rosenblattreport.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=546248

 

BoydsWorld.com

http://www.boydsworld.com/breadcrumbs/lastguess2006.html