The Top College Programs Of The 64-Team Era

Ranking teams based on how we think they’ll do this year wasn’t enough
for our 2007 College Preview. As we did in our 1997 College Preview, we
decided to rank the programs themselves over a longer period of time
performing a quantitative analysis of the top college programs to find
out who comes out on top over the last eight seasons. Teams were ranked on winning percentage, postseason success, number of players in the major leagues and All-Americans. We factor a
school’s winning tradition and quality of players in arriving at a
final score.

In
the previous Baseball America survey we considered the 1990s only. This
time we examine the years from 1999 to 2006, which coincided with the
implementation of the 64-team field for the NCAA tournament and with
the change in rules govering the performance of aluminum bats. Subscribers can check our work with a complete table that lists all the rankings in 11 different categories .

RANK SCHOOL
1. Texas
2. Miami
3. Stanford
4. Cal State Fullerton
5. Rice
6. Louisiana State
7. Florida State
8. Clemson
9. South Carolina
10. Southern California
11. Nebraska
12. Georgia Tech
13. Arizona State
14. North Carolina
15. Long Beach State
16. Tulane
17. Baylor
18. Florida
19. Houston
20. Notre Dame
21. Alabama
22. Wichita State
23. Arizona
24. Texas A&M
25. Mississippi State
26. Tennessee
27. Oregon State
28. Georgia
29. Oklahoma State
30. UCLA
31. Arkansas
32. Pepperdine
33. Mississippi
34. Auburn
35. Oklahoma
36. Wake Forest
37. East Carolina
38. Fresno State
39. South Alabama
40. Texas Tech
41. Florida Atlantic
42. Oral Roberts
43. Louisiana-Lafayette
44. Southern
45. North Carolina State
46. Ohio State
47. Central Florida
48. Minnesota
49. Virginia Commonwealth
50. Stetson
51. Missouri State
52. Richmond
53. Southern Mississippi
54. Michigan
55. California
56. Florida International
57. San Diego State
58. Rutgers
59. Missouri
60. Kent State
61. Washington
62. Ball State
63. Coastal Carolina
64. Vanderbilt

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