Texas vs. Oklahoma softball picks, predictions: Who wins Women's College World Series?

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We are down to two teams in the Women's College World Series: Unseeded Texas and No. 1 seed Oklahoma.

Oklahoma took Game 1 in dominating fashion on Wednesday night, 16-1.

Which team will win the 3-game championship series and ultimately bring home the national championship?

Check out these picks and predictions for the Women's College World Series Championship Series, which will continue on Thursday with Game 2 on ESPN2 at 4:30 p.m. Arizona time.

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Statesman.com: Texas will beat Oklahoma in Women's College World Series

Kirk Bohls writes: "In the last three weeks, Texas won a regional on the road after losing a game to host Washington, won a super regional on the road at Fayetteville after dropping the first game to host Arkansas, toppled 12-time champion UCLA in the opener of the Women’s College World Series, battled five-time champion Oklahoma until fading at the end after having inflicted on the powerful Sooners one of their three losses out of 58 games and then whipped Arizona and Oklahoma State twice to reach the final twosome. Yep, they’re dangerous all right."

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Day 5: Oklahoma's Jayda Coleman celebrates with Sooners head coach Patty Gasso after leading off the bottom of the first with a home run.
Day 5: Oklahoma's Jayda Coleman celebrates with Sooners head coach Patty Gasso after leading off the bottom of the first with a home run.

NCAA.com: 2 of 4 experts picked Oklahoma to win WCWS - before postseason began

The other two had Arkansas and Florida State winning the title. Both of those teams did not make the Women's College World Series.

Heartland College Sports: Sooners will win Women's College World Series

Bryan Clinton predicted that Oklahoma would win the national title before the WCWS began. He wrote: "While the other top teams in the country have fallen by the wayside, Oklahoma has stood tall, even without one of the best players. Nonetheless, Patty Gasso’s squad is deep, talented, and motivated and they have made quick work of opponents since they dropped the final game of the Big 12 tournament. There’s no doubt that the Sooners haven’t forgotten about that game, or who the loss was to, and that will certainly have them ready to go when they get a chance at redemption. Gasso and the Sooners with their sixth title and OU gets the last laugh in Bedlam."

Yahoo Sports: Don't count out Texas vs. Oklahoma

Payton Titus wrote: "While it’s hard to imagine anyone but the Sooners hoisting the championship trophy by week’s end, it’d seem unwise to completely dismiss the Longhorns. One of Oklahoma’s three losses this season came from Texas (4-2 in Austin, granted OU beat UT in their three other meetings.). The Longhorns have momentum from a three-game win streak propelling them and the support of Texas great Cat Osterman up in the stands. And even if they fall behind, the Longhorns have 18 comeback wins this season, so who knows how close this series could be."

Jun 2, 2022; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA; The Texas Longhorns team greats outfielder Isabella Dayton (6) after her two run home run during the sixth inning of the NCAA Women's College World Series game against the UCLA Bruins at USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium. Texas won 7-2. Mandatory Credit: Brett Rojo-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 2, 2022; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA; The Texas Longhorns team greats outfielder Isabella Dayton (6) after her two run home run during the sixth inning of the NCAA Women's College World Series game against the UCLA Bruins at USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium. Texas won 7-2. Mandatory Credit: Brett Rojo-USA TODAY Sports

NCAA.com: Rivalry adds to Texas vs. Oklahoma matchup

Michella Chester writes: "The Sooners have taken down Texas three out of four times they have played this season. But this is a different Texas team. The initial reaction is that OU is the clear favorite. Going back-to-back is a tough thing to do in any sport, yes, but guess who the last team to do it was. Oklahoma in 2016 and 2017. (Think Shay Knighten and Sydney Romero) Dolcini has found a way to quiet the Sooner bats once before, and they will need to find a way to do it twice. Minimizing mistakes will be so important for Texas — you cannot give Oklahoma any giveaways.  So yes, there is the David and Goliath feel with it being the dominant Sooners vs. an unseeded team, but there is another element to this matchup: rivalry. Texas is going to want this thing. They are looking for their first-ever national title and over a Big 12 rival, the best team in the nation."

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