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Junior College Top 25 Teams

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Allan Simpson        
Published: Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Spartanburg Methodist Surges To No. 1
As Other Top Schools Struggle Out of Gate

Central Arizona, Grayson County (Texas) and Seminole State (Okla.) were ranked 1-2-3 in Perfect Game’s pre-season assessment of the nation’s top junior-college teams, but the three schools have struggled to live up to expectations to date.

Between them, they have lost 15 games, with No. 1 Central Arizona going 12-5 in the season’s first month, while No. 2 Grayson County has gone 8-4 and No. 3 Seminole State a mere 6-6.

Predictably, there is a new name atop PG’s first in-season ranking of the top junior colleges. South Carolina’s Spartanburg Methodist (11-2), ranked No. 4 at the outset, has leapfrogged every team in its path to claim the No. 1 spot.

Grayson County, which unexpectedly dropped a season-opening three-game series to Paris (Texas) JC but has rebounded to win seven of eight, remains at No. 2, while Central Arizona slips to No. 3. Seminole State plummeted to No. 12.

Three Florida schools, Polk State (17-2), Miami-Dade (17-3) and Santa Fe (10-5) occupy the Nos. 4-5-6 positions.


RK Previous Team State Record
1 4 Spartanburg Methodist SC 11-2
2 2 Grayson County TX 8-4
3 1 Central Arizona AZ 12-5
4 19 Polk State FL 17-2
5 12 Miami-Dade FL 17-3
6 6 Santa Fe FL 10-5
7 8 Iowa Western IA 7-2
8 16 Rio Hondo CA 10-2
9 10 LSU-Eunice LA 11-3
10 11 Southern Nevada NV 16-5
11 30 Santa Ana CA 10-1
12 3 Seminole State OK 6-6
13 13 State College of Florida-Manatee FL 14-7
14 14 Wabash Valley IL 7-4
15 15 Middle Georgia GA 4-2
16 29 Orange Coast CA 12-2
17 27 New Mexico NM 10-2
18 NR  Chattahoochee Valley AL 13-0
19 NR  Cisco TX 13-1
20 17 Navarro TX 9-6
21 18 Walters State TN 10-5
22 9 Feather River CA 7-7
23 24 Salt Lake UT 9-5
24 41 Crowder MO 8-1
25 21 Chipola FL 12-9

Dropped out: No. 5 Howard, Texas (4-6); No. 7 San Mateo, Calif. (5-7); No. 20 San Jacinto, Texas (5-9); No. 22 Riverside, Calif. (9-4); No. 23 Fresno, Calif. (7-5); No. 25 Jefferson, Mo. (2-5).

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