Today is a pretty good day to be a Cavalier. The University of Virginia won the 2011 Lacrosse National Championship yesterday, and today, they were pegged as the top overall seed in the 2011 NCAA Baseball tournament field by the selection committee. This is somewhat of a no-brainer selection, because the Cavaliers have by far the best record in the nation this year.
One of the big story lines isn't necessarily the selection itself, but the matchup that it could lead to in the Super Regionals. Here's more on the potential Virginia-UCLA matchup from SB Nation.
This one isn't even close and during the Regionals most of the country will be rooting for Virginia and UCLA just to set up a Super Regional match-up between the two. The Cavaliers are the number one national seed and one of the clear favorites to win the national title. UCLA was a preseason top three team that struggled early, but came on late to win the Pac-10 and will look to go one step further than a year ago, when they were College World Series runners up.
UCLA has two pitchers who will probably go in the first five picks of the upcoming draft in Gerrit Cole and Trevor Bauer. In a short series like the Super Regionals, if you have two guys like that on the bump, anything can happen. But Virginia has the top seed, and they have an excellent chance of adding a second National Championship this spring.