2023 College Baseball Showdown

College Baseball Showdown 2023 Schedule At Globe Life Field

College Baseball Showdown 2023 Schedule At Globe Life Field

The NCAA baseball season starts on Feb. 17 at the College Baseball Showdown at Globe Life Field in Arlington and features Texas and Vanderbilt baseball.

Jan 24, 2023 by FloBaseball Staff
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College baseball returns in February as teams begin their march to the College World Series in Omaha.

But for six teams, their Omaha expectations may be evaluated in Arlington, Texas, during the first few hours of the regular season. 

The third annual College Baseball Showdown features three teams each from the Big 12 and the SEC as they begin their seasons at Globe Life Field, home of the Texas Rangers. The event is played across the first three days of the college baseball season with nine games over three days. 

Here’s what to know about the event. 

When Is The 2023 College Baseball Showdown?

The College Baseball Showdown runs from Feb. 17-19 with games beginning at 12 a.m. ET each day, except for Sunday when games start 30 minutes earlier.

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Who Is Playing At The College Baseball Showdown 2023?

The three Big 12 teams are: 

The three SEC teams are: 

What Is The College Baseball Showdown Schedule?

Feb. 17 College Baseball Showdown Day 1 Schedule: 

  • 12 p.m. ET: Missouri vs. Oklahoma State
  • 4 p.m. ET: Vanderbilt vs. TCU
  • 8 p.m. ET: Arkansas vs. Texas

Feb. 18 College Baseball Showdown Day 2 Schedule: 

  • 12 p.m. ET: Oklahoma State vs. Vanderbilt
  • 4 p.m. ET: Texas vs. Missouri
  • 8 p.m. ET: TCU vs. Arkansas

Feb. 19 College Baseball Showdown Day 3 Schedule: 

  • 11:30 a.m. ET: Vanderbilt vs. Texas
  • 3:30 p.m. ET: Arkansas vs. Oklahoma State
  • 7:30 p.m. ET: Missouri vs. TCU

Are Any Of The Teams At The College Baseball Showdown Ranked?

Yes. According to Collegiate Baseball’s 2023 DI preseason rankings, there are five preseason top 25 teams in Arlington that weekend, including two, Vanderbilt and Arkansas ranked in the top 10. 

Here’s the breakdown: 

  • No. 7 Arkansas
  • No. 9 Vanderbilt
  • No. 12 Oklahoma State
  • No. 15 TCU
  • No. 25 Texas

Who Are The Best MLB Prospects At The College Baseball Showdown?

FloBaseball's Kyle Kensing breaks down the top prospects playing at the event.

Some of the names to watch include Vanderbilt's Enrique Bradfield, who was the SEC Freshman of the Year in 2021. Bradfield is considered a potential top-five draft pick this summer after hitting .317 for Vandy last season. 

2023 College Baseball Rankings

Here is the complete top 25 preseason rankings from Collegiate Baseball:

  1. LSU 
  2. Florida 
  3. Stanford
  4. Texas A&M 
  5. Tennessee
  6. Louisville
  7. Arkansas 
  8. Miami 
  9. Vanderbilt
  10. Wake Forest 
  11. North Carolina 
  12. Oklahoma St. 
  13. UCLA
  14. UC Santa Barbara
  15. TCU
  16. Virginia 
  17. Texas Tech
  18. Southern Miss
  19. Oregon 
  20. East Carolina 
  21. Maryland 
  22. Mississippi St.
  23. Georgia Tech
  24. Mississippi 
  25. Texas