Florida will have to break the curse of the No. 1 seed to win its first national championship in baseball.
The Gators were awarded the top seed in the NCAA baseball tournament Monday, leading a record four Southeastern Conference teams among the eight national seeds. Florida (47-13) was ranked No. 1 in the polls for most of the season and finished runner-up to Texas A&M in the SEC Tournament.
The Gators have been a national seed seven times under coach Kevin O'Sullivan, including No. 1 in 2012. No top seed has won the championship since Miami in 1999, the first year of the current tournament structure.
The other SEC national seeds are No. 4 Texas A&M...