OMAHA, Neb. – Florida, the No 1 national seed that rallied from a game down in the best-of-three Super Regionals, is the favorite to win the national championship according to a survey of Division I head coaches.

The Gators garnered 23 votes of the 35 head coaches who took part in the survey. Coaches were asked to select the teams they think will emerge from each bracket of the College World Series, beginning today at TD Ameritrade Park, and the eventual national champion. Twenty-eight of the 35 coaches picked Florida to reach the championship series.

In all, 30 of the coaches picked a team from Florida’s side of the bracket to win the title, with TCU getting six votes and Coastal Carolina one. Three coaches chose Oklahoma State and another pair picked Miami to win it all. Arizona, UCSB and Texas Tech did not receive any votes to win the title.

The Cowboys earned 17 votes to reach the final, while the Hurricanes picked up seven.

National champion picks were as follows:

Jon Mueller (Albany) – Florida

Mike Gambino (Boston College) – Florida

Mark Van Ameyde (Eastern Michigan) – TCU

John McCormack (FAU) – Florida

Scott Stricklin (Georgia) – Florida

Greg DiCenzo (Holy Cross) – TCU

Bobby Pierce (IPFW) – Florida

Omar Johnson (Jackson State) – Miami

Sean Leary (Lehigh) – Florida

Ken Harring (UMass-Lowell) – Florida

Justin Hill (McNeese State) – TCU

Erik Bakich (Michigan) – Florida

Jake Boss (Michigan State) – Florida

Jim McGuire (Middle Tennessee) – Florida

Scott Doffek (Milwaukee) – Oklahoma State

Mike McGuire (Morehead State) – Florida

Paul Kostacopoulos (Navy) – Florida

Mark Scalf (UNC Wilmington) – Oklahoma State

Carl Iwasaki (Northern Colorado) – TCU

George Horton (Oregon) – TCU

Pat Casey (Oregon State) – Florida

Tracy Woodson (Richmond) – Florida

Fritz Hamburg (Saint Joseph’s) – Florida

Dave Hendrickson (Saint Louis) – Florida

Carlton Hardy (Savannah State) – Florida

Tony Rossi (Siena) – Florida

Dave Schrage (South Dakota State) – Oklahoma State

Pete Dunn (Stetson) – Coastal Carolina

Scott Malone (Texas A&M-Corpus Christi) – TCU

Dave Marshall (UTSA) – Florida

Mark Smartt (Troy) – Florida

Brian Schmack (Valparaiso) – Miami

Tim Corbin (Vanderbilt) – Florida

Tom Walter (Wake Forest) – Florida

Bobby Moranda (Western Carolina) – Florida

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