After battling their way to a series win against the top team in the country, State still ain’t getting any respect. After beating Arkansas, State will be heading to Omaha with the second worst odds to pull off a Championship win.
I’m not here to say they should be favorites, nor would I feel comfortable placing a large some of money on them (note: I wrote this with my wife looking over my shoulder), but 7th out of 8?!
Miss State +850
NC State +1200
This odds are telling though. As an unbiased opinion, State’s side of the bracket is “easier” compared to other. While Vandy has the best starting pitching in the country, Stanford and Arizona have had mixed seasons. Vegas is looking at the Tennessee vs Texas as the winner take all matchup, thus pushing Vandy higher.
Luckily, *knocks on wood*, State would face Leiter instead of projected #1 pick Rocker in the second game. Frankly, like a 5% difference.
We won’t get ahead of ourselves. Just know that if State could have beat Duke, those odds would look 100% different, probably just ahead of Arizona. One of the hottest teams in the country, that scraps their way to wins, is heading to Omaha with something to prove.