"Another year of disappointment", "Well earned": Fans divided over Tennessee as No.1 seed for NCAA Baseball Tournament

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Fans divided over Tennessee as No.1 seed for NCAA Baseball Tournament
Fans divided over Tennessee as No.1 seed for NCAA Baseball Tournament

On Monday, the Tennessee Volunteers were given the No. 1 overall seed for the NCAA Baseball Tournament. The Vols have enjoyed a fabulous season thus far, winning the SEC Tournament but will now be eyeing a deep run in the postseason.

Soon after the NCAA gave Tennessee the top seed in the country, fans had mixed reactions to the news on X.

The Vols are hosting a regional for the third time in four seasons. However, Tennessee has yet to win a College World Series title. Some fans pointed out that the Vols might be in for another season of heartbreak in the postseason.

"Just another year of disappointment headed for poor ol Rocky Top," one tweeted.

Tennessee has reached two of the past three College World Series, but a few appeared to hint that there could be some misfortune lurking for the top-ranked team.

"Sec tourney champ and number 1 seed, double curse for the Vols unfortunately," one added.
"Yay! #1 seed. I mean, what could go wrong." wrote another.

While some fans jumped on the bandwagon to mock Tennessee, others sent their well wishes and congratulated the Vols on getting the top seed.

"Well earned," one user wrote.
"Congratulations on this Achievement," another commented.

A look at Tennessee's schedule for the 2024 NCAA Baseball Tournament

Tennessee earned the No. 1 overall seed heading into the 2024 NCAA Tournament
Tennessee earned the No. 1 overall seed heading into the 2024 NCAA Tournament

The Tennessee Volunteers were crowned regular-season champions and won the SEC Tournament on Saturday after beating LSU 4-3 in their final game before the Regionals. The Vols were the only team in the country to post 50 wins this season.

Tennessee also grabbed the top seed in the Knoxville Regionals and is paired with second-seed Southern Miss, third-seed Indiana, and fourth-seed Northern Kentucky.

Here's a look at the two games that take place on Friday, followed by the remainder of the Knoxville Regionals depending on the results:

Game 1: #2 Southern Miss. (41-18) vs. #3 Indiana (32-24-1) at 1 p.m. EDT on ESPN+

Game 2: #1 Tennessee (50-11) vs. #4 Northern Kentucky (35-22), 7 p.m. EDT on SECN

Saturday, June 1

Game 3 – Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2, Noon EDT (TBD)

Game 4 – Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2, 6 p.m. EDT (TBD)

Sunday, June 2

Game 5 – Winner of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4, Noon EDT (TBD)

Game 6 – Winner of Game 5 vs. Winner of Game 4, 6 p.m. EDT (TBD)

Monday, June 3

Game 7 (if necessary) – Winner of Game 6 vs. Loser of Game 6, TBD (TBD)

Here's a look at the full schedule of the NCAA Tournament, including the College World Series finals:

  • Regionals: May 31-June 3
  • Super regionals: June 7-9 or June 8-10
  • College World Series start: Friday, June 14
  • College World Series finals: June 22-24

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