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Diamond Kings

South Carolina ended the 2010 season in dramatic fashion, winning its first national championship on an 11th-inning RBI single in the final College World Series game played at Omaha's Rosenblatt Stadium. Now for the first time since 1950, the college baseball season opens with teams trying to get to TD Ameritrade Park Omaha. ESPN's 2011 Preseason All-America Team highlights the players expected to exert the most impact on this season's road to Omaha, with their selections based on both past performance and future projection. CWS MOP Jackie Bradley Jr. returns as part of a talented, toolsy collection of outfielders, though the biggest concentration of premium talent comes in the pitching ranks -- a group that could dominate even more with new BBCOR bats that are expected to play more like wood. -- Will Kimmey