Jun 24, 2013; Omaha, NE, USA; Detail view of the logo with batting helmets for the Mississippi State Bulldogs and the UCLA Bruins before game 1 of the College World Series finals at TD Ameritrade Park. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

How does the College World Series finals work?


The 2014 College World Series final is now set after the games on Saturday, and it will be the Vanderbilt Commodores and Virginia Cavaliers taking on one another for the right to be called national champions of Division I College Baseball.

However, to crown the champion, things will be playing out in Omaha a little differently than they have been to get to this point.

The College World Series format, when it begins, is played under a double elimination format with winners and losers brackets as things go along.

Now, though, the Cavaliers and Commodores will decide things under a best-of-three series format.

The festivities will get underway on Monday night with Game 1, and then will progress to Tuesday night with Game 2. On Wednesday, there will be a Game 3 if necessary.

These have been two of the better teams in the entire tournament throughout that started with 64 teams. Even with the deep field, you could get a sense that there was a good chance that these two could navigate their way through the field and get to this point, and that’s exactly what they have done.

Right now, considering the entire body of work throughout the season, Virginia, the preseason number one team in the country according to Baseball America, would have to be considered the favorite. But, as we continuously find out, you can never count out this Vandy team.

Who do you think gets the win in the best-of-three slate? Let us know in the comments below.

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