"I think externally, when you're awarded that No. 1 seed, fans, the media immediately say, 'That's the team to beat. They're the No. 1 seed. They've got an easy draw.' I think as coaches and players, none of us talked about being the No. 1 seed," said Blue Jays coach Dave Pietramala, whose teams have been the top seed five times and who has guided the school to NCAA championships in 2005 and 2007. "At this time, seedings don't mean anything. Records don't mean anything. … It's a one-game tournament, and in one game, anything can happen. So I think your approach has got to be defined by preparation."