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JUCO Top 25 Teams: April 9

Juco : : Rankings
Allan Simpson        
Published: Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Talent-Laden Miami-Dade
Surges To Top of Rankings

With a roster that includes at least 10 players, including four catchers, who should be drafted in June, Florida’s Miami-Dade College has climbed to the top of Perfect Game’s ranking of the nation’s Top 25 Junior College teams.

The Sharks (32-5) began the 2013 season at No. 12, but have made a steady climb through the ranks and finally emerged at No. 1 on the strength of a 10-game winning streak. They are 16-2 in conference play.

Central Arizona (34-9) was ranked No. 1 to begin the 2013 season and still held that ranking two weeks ago in the most recent PG poll of junior-college teams, but slipped to No. 2.

Miami-Dade’s top prospect for the draft is freshman catcher/third baseman Victor Caratini, who has split time at the two positions while leading the Sharks in batting (.400), homers (2) and RBI (40). A Puerto Rico product, Caratini spent the 2012 season at Southern University, but was red-shirted, prompting him to transfer. He is expected to be drafted in the top 3-5 rounds.


RK Prev. Team State Overall Conf.
1 2 Miami-Dade FL 32-5 16-2
2 1 Central Arizona AZ 34-9 20-6
3 5 Tallahassee FL 37-5 11-1
4 3 Grayson County TX 28-8 12-4
5 6 Santa Rosa CA 22-3 13-2
6 4 LSU-Eunice LA 33-5 0-0
7 7 Southern Nevada NV 28-9 16-4
8 8 State College of Florida-Manatee FL 31-9 13-3
9 9 Connors State OK 30-3 4-0
10 12 Crowder MO 30-5 13-1
11 11 Chattahoochee Valley AL 32-5 8-5
12 15 Navarro TX 26-11 17-3
13 10 Sierra CA 22-5 12-3
14 21 Fullerton CA 21-7 11-2
15 22 Lower Columbia WA 22-2 8-0
16 NR Faulkner State AL 30-6 20-1
17 NR Des Moines Area IA 26-3 9-1
18 13 Darton State GA 29-8 16-4
19 14 Cowley County KS 29-7 21-3
20 NR Iowa Western IA 29-7 7-1
21 NR Heartland IL 22-3 10-0
22 23 Cochise AZ 34-10 20-6
23 17 Lamar CO 33-9 17-3
24 NR  Odessa TX 26-8 15-5
25 NR  Wabash Valley IL 27-9 11-3

Dropped out: No. 16 Polk State, Fla. (28-13); No. 18 Louisburg, N.C. (22-9); No. 19 Seminole State, Okla. (21-10); No. 20 Gulf Coast State, Fla. (28-14); No. 24 Cisco, Texas (29-8); No. 25 Glendale, Calif. (19-9).
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