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2024 College World Series: Schedule, format, how to watch

The 2024 edition of the NCAA Men’s College World Series will be the 77th in history, as the LSU Tigers will look to defend their crown for an eighth national championship in program history.

Let’s take a look at the 2024 tournament dates, as well as the format, history, and odds.

What2024 Men's College World Series
WhereCharles Schwab Field, Omaha, Nebraska
WhenFriday, June 14 to June 23/24, 2024
How to watchESPN

2023 College World Series Schedule & Results

June 16

  • Game 1: Oral Roberts def. TCU, 6-5
  • Game 2: Florida def. Virginia, 6-5

June 17 

  • Game 3: Wake Forest def. Stanford, 3-2
  • Game 4: LSU def. Tennessee, 6-3

June 18 

  • Game 5: TCU def. Virginia, 4-3 (Virginia eliminated)
  • Game 6: Florida def. Oral Roberts, 5-4

June 19 

  • Game 7: Tennessee def. Stanford, 6-4 (Stanford eliminated)
  • Game 8: Wake Forest def. LSU, 3-2

June 20

  • Game 9: TCU def. Oral Roberts, 6-1 (Oral Roberts eliminated)
  • Game 10: LSU def. Tennessee, 5-0 (Tennessee eliminated)

June 21 

  • Game 11: Florida def. TCU, 3-2 (TCU eliminated)
  • Game 12: LSU def. Wake Forest, 5-2

June 22

  • Game 13: LSU def. Wake Forest, 1-0 (Wake Forest eliminated)

MCWS Finals

  • Game 1: LSU def. Florida, 4-3
  • Game 2: Florida def. LSU, 24-4
  • Game 3: LSU def. Florida, 18-4 (LSU wins CWS title)

How many teams are in the College World Series?

There are eight teams in the College World Series, each the winner of a Super Regional, which is the second round of the NCAA Baseball Tournament. 

What is the College World Series format?

The eight participating teams are split into two, four-team, double-elimination brackets, with the winners of each bracket playing in a best-of-three championship series.

After a team loses its first game, it is not eliminated, rather it moves to a new portion of the bracket to face off against other losing teams. 

The CWS finals are a best-of-three series.

Who has won the most College World Series?

The University of Southern California (USC) has won the most College World Series championships with 12 titles. They won their championships in 1948, 1958, 1961, 1963, 1968, 1970-74, 1978, and 1998.

LSU is next up with seven titles, moving into sole second place after its 2023 triumph. Texas (six) and Arizona State (five) are third and fourth.

Where is the College World Series?

The College World Series has been held in Omaha, Nebraska since 1950. The games are played at Charles Schwab Field Omaha.

The stadium has a capacity of only 24,000, but the College World Series attracts over 1 million visitors each year.

Who are the favorites to win the 2024 College World Series?

The 2024 college baseball season gets underway in February, so there is plenty of time for players and teams to change shape over the coming months, via both the transfer portal and the MLB Draft.

Defending champions LSU will undoubtedly be in the mix again in 2024, having reached the promise land for a seventh time in program history in 2023. 

Wake Forest, 2023 runners-up Florida, and Clemson are all expected to reach Omaha again, while Tennessee boasts the top incoming recruiting class and will be among the favorites in 2024. 

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