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Will the Tennessee Volunteers break the curse of being the No. 1 seed in the Men’s College World Series?

A top team hasn’t won the Men’s College World Series (CWS) since Miami (FL) won the title in 1999, but the Vols – this year’s No. 1 seed – are still the betting favorite ahead of the super regionals.

The SEC’s undisputed champions captured their region with three straight wins by six runs or more en route to a fourth straight super-regional appearance. They will play Missouri Valley Conference champions and Cinderella team Evansville in the super regional looking for a second consecutive trip to Omaha.

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Here’s how the full 16-team field has the edge ahead of super-regional clashes, according to betting odds courtesy of BetMGM.

College baseball super-regional power rankings: Odds for the 2024 College World Series

1. Tennessee Volunteers (+250)

Tennessee is the best player in the tournament and is already the betting favorite before the start. The Vols are undisputed champions of the SEC after winning the regular season and conference tournament titles. They were the only team to reach 50 wins and have not lost a game since falling to Vanderbilt (a team they later defeated) in the SEC Tournament on May 22.

Their super regional matchup is against Evansville – the bottom seed of the Greenville region – so a trip to Omaha shouldn’t be difficult for Tennessee to accomplish. From then on, they just have to keep doing what they have been doing in this tournament: win.

2. Texas A&M Aggies (+350)

The Aggies have been one of the best teams in college baseball this season and have started the tournament strong. Like Tennessee, Texas A&M has yet to lose a game after opening 3-0 in their region. The Aggies will face Oregon in the College Station super regional after the Ducks defeated their regional hosts, UC Santa Barbara, to get there.

T-3. North Carolina Tar Heels (+800)

North Carolina narrowly avoided elimination in their region after winning a win-or-go-home regional final against LSU in 10 innings. By eliminating the reigning champions, the Tar Heels’ path to Omaha becomes clearer. They will play West Virginia in a best-of-3 super regional for a chance to play in the CWS.

T-3. Kentucky Wildcats (+800)

Kentucky is tied for third in the power rankings despite securing the No. 2 national seed prior to the tournament. The Wildcats finished tied with Tennessee with a 22-8 conference record during the regular season, but fell short of a conference semifinal appearance in the SEC Tournament. Like its fellow SEC representatives at the top of this list, Kentucky is undefeated in this tournament thus far. The Wildcats will face national No. 15 seed Oregon in the super regionals.

5. Virginia Cavaliers (+1200)

The Cavaliers will host a super regional this year after national No. 5 seed Arkansas failed to win the Fayetteville regional. Now Virginia will play Kansas State in the round after the Cavs earned their own regional win, including a seven-point win in the final over Mississippi State. Virginia is looking for a second straight trip to Omaha after a frustrating run last year that included two one-point losses that resulted in an early elimination from the CWS.

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T-6. Oregon State Beavers, Florida State Seminoles, Georgia Bulldogs (+1400)

9. Clemson Tigers (+1600)

10. Florida Gators (+2000)

11. NC State Wolfpack (+2500)

12. West Virginia Mountaineers (+3500)

T-14. Oregon Ducks, Kansas Wildcats (+5000)

15. UConn Huskies (+10000)

16. Evansville Purple Aces (+12500)

How to watch College World Series 2024

ESPN will provide live broadcasts and streaming coverage across its various networks in every phase of the Men’s College World Series.

Streaming coverage is available on ESPN+.

HOW TO WATCH: Watch the College World Series super-regional games with an ESPN+ subscription

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