June 11, 2013; Chapel Hill, NC, USA; South Carolina center fielder Tanner English (3) drives in a run with his single against North Carolina during the second inning Chapel Hill Super Regional of the NCAA baseball tournament at Boshamer Stadium. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

What teams will stand between the Gamecocks and Omaha?

The Gamecocks wrap up the regular season this weekend in Nashville for a crucial series against Vanderbilt. South Carolina is a virtual lock to make the NCAA Tournament and host a regional, but the Gamecocks are hoping to earn a national seed, which would keep them at home all the way through the super regionals.

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With the selection show less than two weeks away, here’s a projection of how the field will look and who the Gamecocks could wind up facing in June. If these predictions prove to be true, South Carolina could face a coach’s former team, a familiar foe, and the road to Omaha may go through Big Ten country:

Note: National seeds have a number in parentheses next to their names and projected super regionals are paired together.


Charlottesville Regional:

1. Virginia (1)

2. Louisville

3. Tennessee

4. Davidson

San Luis Obispo Regional:

1. Cal Poly

2. Stanford

3. North Carolina

4. Wright State


Houston Regional (Houston):

1. Houston (8)

2. Oklahoma State

3. Texas A&M

4. Canisius

Lafayette Regional:

1. Louisiana-Lafayette

2. Kentucky

3. Bryant

4. Creighton


Corvallis Regional:

1. Oregon State (4)

2. West Virginia

3. Georgia

4. Florida Gulf Coast

Fort Worth Regional:

1. TCU

2. Washington

3. Nebraska

4. Nebraska-Omaha


Bloomington Regional:

1. Indiana (5)

2. Indiana State

3. Sam Houston State

4. Ball State

Columbia Regional:

1. South Carolina

2. Old Dominion

3. Clemson

4. William & Mary


Gainesville Regional:

1. Florida (3)

2. Mercer

3. Georgia Tech

4. Sacramento State

Lubbock Regional:

1. Texas Tech


3. Arizona State

4. St. Joseph’s


Houston Regional (Rice):

1. Rice (6)

2. LSU

3. Dallas Baptist

4. Army

Austin Regional:

1. Texas

2. UC Irvine

3. New Mexico

4. Evansville


Tallahassee Regional:

1. Florida State (2)

2. Alabama

3. Pepperdine

4. Alabama State

Oxford Regional:

1. Ole Miss

2. Maryland

3. Columbia

4. Stony Brook


Nashville Regional

1. Vanderbilt (7)

2. Liberty

3. Kansas

4. Southeast Missouri State

Coral Gables Regional:

1. Miami

2. Oregon

3. Mississippi State

4. Delaware State

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