Digging Deeper Into Super Regional Series Win

Now it's time to bring together just what this series victory over Virginia means.

1. OU will be part of an elite field-- It's a special group to begin with when the teams are recognized during open ceremonies, but add in the fact that the Sooners have advanced to be one of the eight teams in the last ever College World Series at Omaha's Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium, and it becomes that much more special. Only these eight can say they were there for a historical year, and OU is one of them.

2. OU knocked out perhaps the best team in college baseball this year-- Virginia has been No. 1 for the majority of the season, and there was no mistake about that. The Cavaliers were one of the most dominant teams, winning all but one of their three-game series and having not lost back-to-back games all season. But neither of those were problems for the Sooners. OU obviously became the second team to defeat UVA in a series and is now the first to win in consecutive games against the Cavaliers.

3. The Sooners are now 5-1 in the NCAA Tournament-- Five of those six games have been against Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) teams, and OU has won four of those five. The Sooners took care of the North Carolina Tar Heels in a couple of contests during the Norman Regional before defeating Virginia two games to one in a three-game set. OU's only other tournament game came against Oral Roberts, a 7-6 victory in that one.

4. The Big 12 will have a CWS representative-- Thanks to the Sooners, the Big 12 avoids not having a representative for the fourth time in five years. In 2006, 2007 and 2008, the conference failed to get any teams to Omaha. And if OU hadn't advanced, 2010 would have been the same. As it is, the Sooners have now made it consecutive years for the conference at having a member.

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