College World Series 2024

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College World Series odds are now live at sportsbooks. Wake Forest and defending champion LSU lead openers with Florida, Arkansas, and Vanderbilt in tow. The 2024 NCAA baseball season begins Feb. 15 and the postseason, Memorial Day weekend. This year’s College World Series begins in mid-June from Omaha. Find full CWS openers below.

While not as popular as the College Football Playoff or March Madness, the CWS tournament garners some of sports’ most dedicated fans and explosive fan environments. This page will provide a comprehensive rundown on the College World Series odds for 2023, including odds, teams to watch, tournament format, and FAQs.

College World Series Odds 2024

College World Series Schedule

The College World Series final begins June 24 and is a best-of-three series. All games will be broadcast on ESPN.

  • Regional tournaments begin: Friday, May 31
  • Super Regionals begin: Friday, June 7
  • Opening Round begins: Friday, June 14
  • Championship Game: Saturday–Monday, June 22–24

Basics Of College World Series Futures

Like many other tournaments, the most common future bets surround outright winners. Each matchup and series will have their own price, commonly bet on the moneyline. Moneyline betting refers to prices set by oddsmakers on each team to determine an outright winner.

For example, LSU had a price of -120 to win Game 1 of the 2023 College World Series over Florida (+100). A successful $10 bet on LSU would yield $8.33 in earnings plus the initial bet amount back.

Another common futures bet example would be Arkansas to win the College World Series (+1000). If the Razorbacks wins the series at +1000, a $10 bet would have paid out $100 in winnings plus the initial $10 bet back. Other team futures may include odds to reach the Super Regionals or the College World Series.

Futures can also revolve around player performance like home runs hit in a particular series or runs allowed. They can also revolve around awards like the National Player of the Year or the Golden Spikes award. Betting on player futures is more common in professional sports than it is in college due to the brief time a player plays for a certain college.

College World Series Format

The College World Series refers to an eight-team tournament played at Charles Schwab Field in Omaha, Neb. (formerly TD Ameritrade Park), each year to crown a champion in college baseball. The tournament is double-elimination, round-robin style until the final, which is a best-of-three series.

Prior to the College World Series is the NCAA Division-I Baseball Tournament. The first round of the tournament is the Regionals, a group stage made up of 16 four-team pods. They play a double-elimination, round robin-style tournament where the top team from each group advances to the next round. The second round, the Super Regionals, is a best-of-three series where the winner advances to the final eight in Omaha.

The top 16 teams in the Division-I Baseball Tournament receive seeds. The rest of the field is unranked officially, and teams carry that ranking throughout the remainder of the postseason. While the seeding is ordered based on the best teams to least, the top 16 seeds aren’t always those who make the final eight. For example in 2021, unranked NC State upset top-ranked Arkansas in the Super Regionals to advance to the CWS. Similarly, unranked Virginia knocked off #11 Old Dominion in the Regionals and unranked Dallas Baptist dethroned #6 TCU. Virginia advanced to the CWS.

Of the 64 total teams in the NCAA Tournament, 31 are auto-bids from conference champions while 33 other teams are at-large. The Regional hosts are the top 16 ranked teams and the remaining teams are placed by geography and matchup.

History And Favorites

Historically, college baseball lacked parity. Between 1958 and 1974, Southern California captured nine titles– including five straight from 1970-74– and was a runner-up once. Between 1975 and 1988; Arizona, Arizona State, Miami, Texas, and Stanford won 11 of 13 championships. However, since 2000, there have been 15 different schools that have won championships and only two schools (South Carolina and Oregon State) won back-to-back championships.

Southern California leads college baseball with 12 CWS championships, LSU and Texas are tied for second with six apiece, and Arizona State sits fourth with five championships. Florida State leads the nation in NCAA Tournament appearances without a championship (a whopping 58), followed by Clemson (44). East Carolina leads in NCAA Tournament appearances without a CWS berth (32), followed by South Alabama (28).

With the longest collegiate schedule (56 regular season games), the league has opened up in terms of contenders and favorites. There are a handful of regular residents in the CWS like Vanderbilt, Arkansas, Texas, and Ole Miss. The sport is potentially the most regionally-skewed in terms of success, with the SEC standing as far and away the dominant conference recently. The ACC, Big-12, and Pac-12 place multiple contenders each season, as well.

Here is a list of CWS Finals results since 2000.

YearWinnerSeries ResultRunner Up
2023LSU2-1Florida
2022Ole Miss2-0Oklahoma
2021Mississippi State2-1Vanderbilt
2020No CWS — COVID-19
2019Vanderbilt2-1Michigan
2018Oregon State2-1Arkansas
2017Florida2-0LSU
2016Coastal Carolina2-1Arizona
2015Virginia2-1Vanderbilt
2014Vanderbilt2-1Virginia
2013UCLA2-0Mississippi State
2012Arizona2-0South Carolina
2011South Carolina2-0Florida
2010South Carolina2-0UCLA
2009LSU2-1Texas
2008Fresno State2-1Georgia
2007Oregon State2-0North Carolina
2006Oregon State2-1North Carolina
2005Texas2-0Florida
2004Cal State Fullerton2-0Texas
2003Rice2-1Stanford
2002Texas1-0South Carolina
2001Miami1-0Stanford
2000LSU1-0Stanford

Note: The CWS moved to a best-of-three series for the 2003 tournament.

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