OMAHA, NE - JUNE 28: "The Road To Omaha" statue before game 2 of the men's 2011 NCAA College Baseball World Series between the South Carolina Gamecocks and the Florida Gators at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha on June 28, 2011 in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
The road to the 2012 NCAA College World Series has begun. Prairie View A&M is one of the teams that has already secured a berth in the tournament.
The regular season has already wrapped up for college baseball teams across the country and many of the conference tournaments are already underway as the journey to the College World Series begins in earnest.
Kendall Rogers at Perfect Game has been compiling a tracker of the teams that will receive an automatic bid into the 2012 NCAA College World Series. Five of the thirty teams who will get automatic qualification have already earned their berths in the tournament. One of those five early entrants is Prairie View A&M.
A&M earned their berth to the tournament by winning the Southwestern Atlantic Conference tournament. A&M took the crown in the tourney despite having a regular-season record of 28-23. They're now entered into the Road to Omaha and will be making their first appearance in the tournament since 2007, when they were part of the Houston Regional bracket.
The other teams that have already earned entry by winning their respective conference tournaments are Cornell, Bethune-Cookman, Sacred Heart and Army.
Stay tuned to SB Nation Houston for more information on Prairie View A&M and the NCAA College World Series.