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2021 College World Series schedule: Playoff bracket

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It's that time of year again to crown a College World Series champion in what will be for the first time since 2019 after the pandemic shut down the previous season. 

Vanderbilt is the technical defending champion after going undefeated en route to the College World Series crown over Michigan. With the field narrowed down from 64 teams to eight, the CWS is the culmination of the Division I baseball tournament that starts with two rounds of play that consists of multiple games. 

With the Selection Show on Monday, May 31 on ESPN2 at noon, here's everything you need to know about how to watch and the bracket.

2021 COLLEGE WORLD SERIES HOW TO WATCH

When: June 19 - June 30

TV: ESPN/ESPN2/ESPNU

Stream: ESPN3

2021 COLLEGE WORLD SERIES BRACKET

Bracket 1

Game 1: NC State 10, Stanford 4 

Game 2: Vanderbilt 7, Arizona 6

Game 5: Stanford 14, Arizona 5 (Arizona eliminated)

Game 6: NC State 1, Vanderbilt 0

Game 9: Vanderbilt 6, Stanford 5 (Stanford eliminated)

Game 11: Vanderbilt 3, NC State 1

*Game 13: Vanderbilt wins over NC State (No contest)

Bracket 2

Game 3: Virginia 6, Tennessee 0

Game 4: Mississippi State 2, Texas 1

Game 7: Texas 8, Tennessee 4 (Tennessee eliminated)

Game 8: Mississippi State 6, Virginia 5

Game 10: Texas 6, Virginia 2 (Virginia eliminated)

Game 12: Texas 8, Mississippi State 5

*Game 14: Mississippi State 4, Texas 3 (Texas eliminated)

*If necessary

Championship Series: Mississippi State d. Vanderbilt 2-1

(Best two-of-three game series and all games)

 
  • Game 1: Vanderbilt 8, Mississippi State 2
  • Game 2: Mississippi State 13, Vanderbilt 2
  • Game 3: Mississippi State 9, Vanderbilt 0