It has the same number of teams and the same basic qualification format, but unlike the basketball tournament, the games in the regionals and super regionals are played at on-campus sites, giving the top teams a home-field advantage.
- Also, the tournament at each level is a double-elimination tournament that determines one champion. So it’s possible that an NCAA championship baseball team can lose up to three games in the tournament, yet still win. The NCAA basketball tournament is a single-elimination tournament. One loss and you’re out.
- Eight teams qualify for the College World Series, but just four make basketball’s Final Four.