When LSU was selected as college baseball's preseason number one team, one would think that would be hard to live up to. The five national championship flags are a constant reminder of the school's rich baseball tradition and all the pressure that comes with it.
Most people would shy away from the challenges of the lofty preseason ranking, not wanting the added attention. But LSU head coach Paul Mainieri embraced it, wanting to affirm the beliefs of those who thought the Tigers were the best in the country. A 2-0 start in the College World Series is certainly a great way to do that.