Omaha, NE - JUNE 26: A general view of the stadium during the National Anthem of game one of the College World Series Championship Series between the LSU Tigers and the Florida Gators on June 26, 2017 at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)

The road to Omaha started with 64 teams and has been cut down to eight. The road has been long and full of high drama baseball and rally bananas. If the NCAA Baseball Tournament is any indication on how Omaha will go, baseball fans across the country will be in for a major treat. All the action will get underway on Saturday afternoon and will go through June 27th.

Saturday Matchups:

Third-seeded Oregon State will face off with North Carolina to start the play in Omaha. The Beavers are making their sixth appearance in fourteen years. North Carolina will look to keep the bats on fire as they face the high power pitching of Oregon State.

Prediction:

Oregon State takes game one of the College World Series and advances into the winner’s bracket.

The battle of Cinderella will take center stage on Saturday night as the Banana flying Mississippi State Bulldogs take on Washington.

Washington will be making a program first College World Series Appearance.

Mississippi State will be in the College World Series for the first time since 2013.

Mississippi State will look to ride the rally banana into Omaha and will likely be playing in front of a homelike atmosphere as they play Washington on Saturday night.

Prediction:

Mississippi State takes the Huskies by storm and carries on with the magical run to have a shot with Oregon State in the winner’s bracket.

Sunday Matchups:

The first game on Sunday will have an old Southwest Conference rivalry as the Arkansas Razorbacks will face the Texas Longhorns.

Arkansas will be coming into Omaha riding high after taking the Super Regional at home, where the Razorbacks outlasted a scrappy South Carolina team.

Kody Clemens and the explosive Texas Longhorns will be making a record-breaking 36th appearance in the College World Series.

The Longhorns got past Tennessee Tech to make it to Omaha in the Austin Regional.

Arkansas will be looking to carry out the season sweep of Texas as the Razorbacks took both games this season.

Prediction:

Arkansas over Texas in a high scoring contest, where the Razorbacks will advance into the winner’s bracket.

The nightcap on Sunday night will have the top-ranked Florida Gators facing the Red Raiders from Texas Tech.

The Florida Gators will be making a back to back appearances in the College World Series after squeaking past the pesky Auburn Tigers. Florida will start their march to repeat on Sunday as the Gators play Texas Tech.

Texas Tech will be looking to carry the momentum into Omaha after defeating the Duke Blue Devils to advance to the College World Series. The Red Raiders have been a very pesky team all season and will be a tough out for the Florida Gators.

Prediction:

Texas Tech upsets the Florida Gators to push the Gators in a corner with the season on the line.

Players to watch:

Jake Mangrum – Mississippi State

Joe DeMers – Washington

Grant Little – Texas Tech

Josh Lung – Texas Tech

Kody Clemens – Texas

College World Series prediction:

Arkansas over Oregon State in three hard-fought games.

Fans across the country will be in for a real treat with one of the most highly anticipated College World Series of all time. From interesting storylines to pro talent the College World Series will be an event to watch throughout the week. All games will be broadcasted on the multi-networks across ESPN.