College World Series

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The College World Series is the tournament which determines the NCAA Division I collegiate baseball champion. It takes place in June of each year. Since 1950, the tournament has been held at Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha, Nebraska; previous tournaments were held in Kalamazoo, Michigan (1947-48) and Wichita, Kansas (1949). The name is derived from that of the Major League Baseball World Series championship.

The 2005 College World Series took place June 17-23 with championship games June 25-6. Participating teams included Arizona State, Baylor, Florida, Nebraska, Oregon State, Tennessee, Texas, and Tulane.

The 8-team tournament concludes the NCAA baseball tournament. When the tournament had 48 teams, there were 8 six-team regionals, with the winners advancing to the College World Series. With the tournament's current size of 64 teams, adopted in 1999, there are 16 four-team double-elimination regionals. Regional winners advance to 8 head-to-head best-of-three super regionals, and super regional winners advance to the College World Series.

Until the late 1980s, the College World Series was a pure double-elimination event. The format was changed later to have the final two teams with fewer than two losses play in a single championship game; still later, the tournament was divided into two double-elimination brackets, with the survivors of each bracket playing in a single championship game. The single-game championship was made for broadcast television, with the final game traditionally on CBS. But in 2003, the tournament was shifted entirely to ESPN and the championship final became a best-of-three series between the last two remaining teams. In the results shown here, Score indicates the score of the championship game(s) only.

The Division II tournament has been held in Montgomery, Alabama since 1985. The Division III tournament has been held in Appleton, Wisconsin since 2000.

Division I

YearChampionCoachScoreRunner-upMost Outstanding Player
1947CalClint Evans8-7Yale
1948USCSam Barry9-2Yale
1949TexasBibb Falk10-3Wake ForestCharles Teague, Wake Forest
1950TexasBibb Falk3-0Washington StateRay VanCleef, Rutgers
1951OklahomaJack Baer3-2TennesseeSidney Hatfield, Tennessee
1952Holy CrossJack Barry8-4MissouriJames O'Neill, Holy Cross
1953MichiganRay Fisher7-5TexasJ.L. Smith, Texas
1954MissouriHi Simmons4-1RollinsTom Yewcic, Michigan State
1955Wake ForestTaylor Sanford7-6Western MichiganTom Borland, Oklahoma State
1956MinnesotaDick Siebert12-1ArizonaJerry Thomas, Minnesota
1957CalGeorge Wolfman1-0Penn StateCal Emery, Penn State
1958USCRod Dedeaux8-7MissouriBill Thom, USC
1959Oklahoma StateToby Greene5-3ArizonaJim Dobson, Oklahoma State
1960MinnesotaDick Siebert2-1USCJohn Erickson, Minnesota
1961USCRod Dedeaux1-0Oklahoma StateLittleton Fowler, Oklahoma State
1962MichiganDon Lund5-4Santa ClaraBob Garibaldi, Santa Clara
1963USCRod Dedeaux5-2ArizonaBud Hollowell, USC
1964MinnesotaDick Siebert5-1MissouriJoe Ferris, Maine
1965Arizona StateBobby Winkles2-1Ohio StateSal Bando, Arizona State
1966Ohio StateMarty Karow8-2Oklahoma StateSteve Arlin, Ohio State
1967Arizona StateBobby Winkles11-2HoustonRon Davini, Arizona State
1968USCRod Dedeaux4-3Southern IllinoisBill Seinsoth, USC
1969Arizona StateBobby Winkles10-1TulsaJohn Dolinsek, Arizona State
1970USCRod Dedeaux2-1Florida StateGene Ammann, Florida State
1971USCRod Dedeaux7-2Southern IllinoisJerry Tabb, Tulsa
1972USCRod Dedeaux1-0Arizona StateRuss McQueen, USC
1973USCRod Dedeaux4-3Arizona StateDave Winfield, Minnesota
1974USCRod Dedeaux7-3Miami (Fla.)George Milke, USC
1975TexasCliff Gustafson5-1South CarolinaMickey Reichenbach, Texas
1976ArizonaJerry Kindall7-1Eastern MichiganSteve Powers, Arizona
1977Arizona StateJim Brock2-1South CarolinaBob Horner, Arizona State
1978USCRod Dedeaux10-3Arizona StateRod Boxberger, USC
1979Cal State-FullertonAugie Garrido2-1ArkansasTony Hudson, CS-Fullerton
1980ArizonaJerry Kindall5-3HawaiiTerry Francona, Arizona
1981Arizona StateJim Brock7-4Oklahoma StateStan Holmes, Arizona State
1982Miami (Fla.)Ron Fraser9-3Wichita StateDan Smith, Miami (Fla.)
1983TexasCliff Gustafson4-3AlabamaCalvin Schiraldi, Texas
1984Cal State-FullertonAugie Garrido3-1TexasJohn Fishel, CS-Fullerton
1985Miami (Fla.)Ron Fraser10-6TexasGreg Ellena, Miami (Fla.)
1986ArizonaJerry Kindall10-2Florida StateMike Senne, Arizona
1987StanfordMark Marquess9-5Oklahoma StatePaul Carey, Stanford
1988StanfordMark Marquess9-4Arizona StateLee Plemel, Stanford
1989Wichita StateGene Stephenson5-3TexasGreg Brummett, Wichita State
1990GeorgiaSteve Webber2-1Oklahoma StateMike Rebhan, Georgia
1991LSUSkip Bertman6-3Wichita StateGary Hymel, LSU
1992PepperdineAndy Lopez3-2Cal State-FullertonPhil Nevin, CS-Fullerton
1993LSUSkip Bertman8-0Wichita StateTodd Walker, LSU
1994OklahomaLarry Cochell13-5Georgia TechChip Glass, Oklahoma
1995Cal State-FullertonAugie Garrido11-5USCMark Kotsay, CS-Fullerton
1996LSUSkip Bertman9-8Miami (Fla.)Pat Burrell, Miami (Fla.)
1997LSUSkip Bertman13-6AlabamaBrandon Larson, LSU
1998USCMike Gillespie21-14Arizona StateWes Rachels, USC
1999Miami (Fla.)Jim Morris6-5Florida StateMarshall McDougall, Florida State
2000LSUSkip Bertman6-5StanfordTrey Hodges, LSU
2001Miami (Fla.)Jim Morris12-1StanfordCharlton Jimerson, Miami (Fla.)
2002TexasAugie Garrido12-6South CarolinaHuston Street, Texas
2003RiceWayne Graham4-3 (10 inn.),
3-8, 14-2
StanfordJohn Hudgins, Stanford
2004Cal State-FullertonGeorge Horton6-4, 3-2TexasJason Windsor, CS-Fullerton
2005TexasAugie Garrido4-2, 6-2FloridaDavid Maroul, Texas

Division II

Division III

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