OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A look at the eight teams competing in the College World Series, which starts Saturday at TD Ameritrade Park:

Arizona (45-16)

Coach: Jay Johnson (208-112 in 6 seasons at Arizona; 280-154 in 9 seasons overall).

Road to Omaha: Won Tucson regional: beat Grand Canyon 12-6, beat UC Santa Barbara 4-0, beat UC Santa Barbara 5-2. Won Tucson super regional: beat Mississippi 9-3, lost to Mississippi 12-3, beat Mississippi 16-3.

2021 record vs. CWS teams: 1-2 (vs. Stanford).

Last CWS appearance: 2016.

All-time record in CWS: 43-30 in 17 appearances (won national titles in 1976, 1980, 1986, 2012).

Meet the Wildcats: C Daniel Susac (.329, 12 HRs, 61 RBIs), 1B Branden Boissiere (.374, 5, 61), 2B Kobe Kato (.352, 1, 33), SS Nik McClaughry (.317, 1, 32), 3B Tony Bullard (.311, 7, 30), LF Mac Bingham (.305, 1, 33), CF Donta Williams (.352, 8, 48), RF Ryan Holgate (.356, 10, 54), DH Jacob Berry (.359, 17, 70). Starting rotation: RHP Chase Silseth (8-1, 5.54 ERA), LHP Garrett Irvin (6-3, 4.19), RHP Chandler Murphy (7-0, 3.63). Relievers: RHP Vince Vannelle (5-2, 2.59 ERA, 8 saves), RHP Austin Smith (2-1, 5.47), LHP Gil Luna (1-0, 1.69, 1 save), LHP Randy Abshier (4-0, 2.91, 1 save), RHP Quinn Flanagan (0-4, 3.82, 4 saves), RHP TJ Nichols (6-3, 4.94), RHP Preston Price (1-1, 2.57, 3 saves), LHP Riley Cooper (3-0, 5.04), RHP Dawson Netz (0-0, 4.41).

Mississippi State (45-16)

Coach: Chris Lemonis (109-35 in 3 seasons at MSU; 250-126 in 7 seasons overall).

Road to Omaha: Won Starkville regional: beat Samford 8-4, beat VCU 16-4, beat Campbell 6-5. Won Starkville super regional: beat Notre Dame 9-8, lost to Notre Dame 9-1, beat Notre Dame 11-7.

2021 record vs. CWS teams: 1-3 (1-2 vs. Vanderbilt, 0-1 vs. Tennessee).

Last CWS appearance: 2019.

All-time record in CWS: 13-22 in 11 appearances.

Meet the Bulldogs: C Logan Tanner (.284, 14, 47), 1B Luke Hancock (.258, 10, 59), 2B Scotty Dubrule (.284, 0, 24), SS Lane Forsythe (.229, 1, 18), 3B Kamren James (.278, 12, 58), LF Brad Cumbest (.333, 5, 18), CF Rowdey Jordan (.326, 10 HR, 43 RBI), RF Tanner Allen (.392, 10, 62), DH Kellum Clark (.250, 3, 11). Starting rotation: RHP Will Bednar (7-1, 3.53 ERA), RHP Jackson Fristoe (3-3, 5.81), LHP Christian MacLeod (6-5, 4.24). Relievers: LHP Houston Harding (7-2, 2.87), RHP Landon Sims (4-0, 1.55, 10 saves), LHP Cam Tullar (0-0, 1 save), RHP Preston Johnson (3-0, 4.44), RHP Brandon Smith (4-3, 4.29, 1 save).

North Carolina State (35-18)

Coach: Elliott Avent (924-549 in 25 seasons at NC State; 1,148-762 in 33 seasons overall).

Road to Omaha: Won Ruston regional: beat Alabama 8-1, beat Louisiana Tech 8-3, beat Louisiana Tech 14-7. Won Fayetteville super regional: lost to Arkansas 21-2, beat Arkansas 6-5, beat Arkansas 3-2.

2021 record vs. CWS teams: 0-0.

Last CWS appearance: 2013.

All-time record in CWS: 3-4 in 2 appearances.

Meet the Wolfpack: C Luca Tresh (.240, 15 HRs, 42 RBIs), 1B Austin Murr (.323, 7, 32), 2B J.T. Jarrett (.259, 1, 23), SS Jose Torres (.299, 10, 44), 3B Vojtech Mensik (.237, 5, 22), LF Jonny Butler (.377, 13, 48), CF Tyler McDonough (.341, 15, 44), RF Devonte Brown (.253, 12, 39), DH Terrell Tatum (.324, 11, 35). Starting rotation: RHP Reid Johnston (8-3, 4.47 ERA, 1 save), RHP Sam Highfill (8-2, 3.98), RHP Matt Willadsen (5-3, 4.73). Relievers: LHP Chris Villaman (5-2, 4.35, 2 saves), LHP Evan Justice (5-2, 4.09, 11 saves), RHP Coby Ingle (0-0. 2.57), RHP Andrew Tillery (1-1, 13.50), RHP Dalton Feeney (1-1, 11.48).

Stanford (38-15)

Coach: David Esquer (134-52 in 4 seasons at Stanford; 659-519-2 in 22 seasons overall).

Road to Omaha: Won Stanford regional: beat North Dakota State 9-1, beat UC Irvine 12-4, lost to UC Irvine 8-4, beat UC Irvine 11-8. Won Lubbock super regional: beat Texas Tech 15-3, beat Texas Tech 9-0.

2021 record vs. CWS teams: 2-1 (vs. Arizona).

Last CWS appearance: 2008.

All-time record in CWS: 40-29 in 16 appearances (won 1987 and 1988 national titles).

Meet the Cardinal: C Kody Huff (.261, 5 HRs, 31 RBIs), 1B Nick Brueser (.309, 11, 34), 2B Tim Tawa (.281, 11, 38), SS Adam Crampton (.282, 2, 17), 3B Drew Bowser (.290, 7, 39), LF Eddie Park (.278, 0, 6), CF Brock Jones (.302, 16, 54), RF Christian Robinson (.315, 7, 44), DH Tommy Troy (.254, 9, 26). Starting rotation: RHP Brendan Beck (9-1, 2.96 ERA), LHP Quinn Mathews (5-2, 6.15), RHP Alex Williams (4-2, 3.06), Relievers: RHP Zach Grech (5-5, 3.17, 13 saves), LHP Austin Weiermiller (2-0, 6.46), LHP Drew Dowd (2-1, 6.99), RHP Joey Dixon (3-1, 3.28, 2 saves), RHP Tommy O’Rourke (1-0, 4.07), LHP Jacob Palisch (2-0, 4.11).

Tennessee (50-16)

Coach: Tony Vitello (134-66 in 4 seasons at Tennessee and overall).

Road to Omaha: Won Knoxville regional: beat Wright State 9-8, beat Liberty 9-3, beat Liberty 3-1. Won Knoxville super regional: beat LSU 4-2, beat LSU 15-6.

2021 record vs. CWS teams: 2-2 (1-2 vs. Vanderbilt, 1-0 vs. Mississippi State).

Last CWS appearance: 2005.

All-time record in CWS: 8-8 in 4 appearances.

Meet the Volunteers: C Connor Pavolony (.257, 7 HRs, 25 RBIs), 1B Luc Lipcius (.248, 15, 42), 2B Max Ferguson (.256, 12, 46), SS Liam Spence (.339, 5, 35), 3B Jake Rucker (.331, 9, 55), LF Evan Russell (.247, 14, 43), CF Drew Gilbert (.275, 10, 62), RF Jordan Beck (.270, 15, 63), DH Pete Derkay (.282, 4, 20). Starting rotation: RHP Chad Dallas (11-1, 4.10 ERA), LHP Will Heflin (3-3, 4.07), Blade Tidwell (10-3, 3.57). Relievers: RHP Sean Hunley (7-4, 2.92, 9 saves), RHP Camden Sewell (4-1, 2.79, 2 saves), LHP Redmond Walsh (5-1, 2.52, 5 saves), LHP Kirby Connell (1-1, 3.00, 2 saves), RHP Mark McLaughlin (2-0, 1.83), LHP Will Mabrey (0-0, 1.12), RHP Connor Housley (0-0, 3.48), RHP Elijah Pleasants (2-1, 4.37).

Texas (47-15)

Coach: David Pierce (169-92 in 5 seasons at Texas, 366-201 in 10 seasons overall).

Road to Omaha: Won Austin regional: beat Southern 11-0, beat Arizona State 10-3, beat Fairfield 12-2. Won Austin super regional: beat South Florida 4-3, beat South Florida 12-4.

2021 record vs. CWS teams: 0-1 (vs. Mississippi State).

Last CWS appearance: 2018.

All-time record in CWS: 85-61 in 36 appearances (won national titles in 1949, 1950, 1975, 1983, 2002, 2005).

Meet the Longhorns: C Silas Ardoin (.251, 1 HR, 31 RBIs), 1B Zach Zubia (.300, 10, 57), 2B Mitchell Daly (.321, 2, 31), SS Trey Faltine (.262, 5, 36), 3B Cam Williams (.303, 11, 47), LF Eric Kennedy (.255, 3, 24), CF Mike Antico (.269, 9, 43), RF Douglas Hodo III (.288, 5, 43), DH Ivan Melendez (.321, 12, 46). Starting rotation: RHP Ty Madden (7-4, 2.41 ERA), RHP Tristan Stevens (11-3, 2.97), LHP Pete Hansen (9-1, 1.84). Relievers: RHP Tanner Witt (4-0, 3.06, 5 saves), RHP Jared Southard (0-0, 1.10), LHP Lucas Gordon (0-0, 3.22, 1 save), RHP Cole Quintanilla (4-0, 1.29), RHP Aaron Nixon (3-3, 2.35, 8 saves), RHP Palmer Wenzel (3-0, 3.32, 1 save), RHP Kolby Kubichek (5-3, 3.36).

Vanderbilt (45-15)

Coach: Tim Corbin (798-374-1 in 19 seasons at Vanderbilt; 902-512-1 in 24 seasons overall).

Road to Omaha: Won Nashville regional: beat Presbyterian 10-0, beat Georgia Tech 4-3, beat Georgia Tech 14-11. Won Nashville super regional: beat East Carolina 2-0, beat East Carolina 4-1.

2021 record vs. CWS teams: 4-2 (2-1 vs. Tennessee, 2-1 vs. Mississippi State).

Last CWS appearance: 2019.

All-time record in CWS: 16-7 in 4 appearances (won national titles in 2014 and 2019).

Meet the Commodores: C CJ Rodriguez (.255, 4 HRs, 32 RBIs), 1B Dominic Keegan (.361, 14, 55), 2B Parker Noland (.271, 7, 40), SS Carter Young (.266, 15, 49), 3B Jayson Gonzalez (.291, 7, 35), LF Javier Vaz (.300, 0, 1), CF Enrique Bradfield (.356, 1, 36), RF Isaiah Thomas (.330, 13, 39), DH Troy LaNeve (.319, 6, 21). Starting rotation: RHP Kumar Rocker (13-3, 2.46 ERA), RHP Jack Leiter (10-3, 2.16), RHP Patrick Reilly (4-2, 4.89). Relievers: RHP Nick Maldonado (1-2, 2.36 ERA, 8 saves), RHP Luke Murphy (3-1, 2.97, 8 saves), RHP Chris McElvain (4-1, 4.02), RHP Thomas Schultz (4-2, 4.19), LHP Nelson Berkwich (1-0, 2.31), LHP Hugh Fisher (0-0, 2.45), RHP Ethan Smith (1-0, 3.55).

Virginia (35-25)

Coach: Brian O’Connor (749-317-2 in 18 seasons at Virginia and overall).

Road to Omaha: Won Columbia regional: lost to South Carolina 4-3, beat Jacksonville 13-8, beat South Carolina 3-2, beat Old Dominion 8-3, beat Old Dominion 3-2 in 10 innings. Won Columbia super regional: lost to Dallas Baptist 6-5, beat Dallas Baptist 4-0, beat Dallas Baptist 5-2.

2021 record vs. CWS teams: 0-0.

Last CWS appearance: 2015.

All-time record in CWS: 12-8 in 4 appearances (won 2015 national title).

Meet the Cavaliers: C Logan Michaels (.242, 0 HR, 18 RBI), 1B Jake Gelof (.257, 4, 15), 2B Max Cotier (.257, 0, 28), SS Nic Kent (.242, 8, 45), 3B Zack Gelof (.298, 9, 39), LF Brendan Rivoli (.273, 1, 24), CF Chris Newell (.239, 3, 29), RF Kyle Teel (.320, 9, 40), DH Devin Ortiz (.284, 8, 34). Starting rotation: LHP Andrew Abbott (8-6, 3.04 ERA), RHP Mike Vasil (7-5, 4.82), LHP Nate Savino (3-3, 3.86). Relievers: RHP Griff McGarry (0-5, 6.06), RHP Blake Bales (3-0, 0.71), LHP Brandon Neeck (2-0, 1.93), RHP Stephen Schoch (4-1, 2.52, 8 saves), RHP Kyle Whitten (0-1, 3.23, 1 save), RHP Zach Messinger (3-2, 4.31), RHP Matt Wyatt (4-1, 3.79), RHP Paul Kosanovich (1-1, 4.60), LHP Luke Schauer (0-0, 4.76), RHP Devin Ortiz (0-0, 0.00).

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