Summer Collegiate Team Rankings

Allan Simpson

Cotuit Hangs On to No. 1 Spot,
Despite Logjam In Cape Standings

The Cotuit Kettleers have maintained their position atop Perfect Game’s weekly ranking of the nation’s top 30 summer-college league teams, even though they are having a difficult time shaking their closest competition in the Cape Cod League.

In all, five teams are within two points of one another atop the Cape standings, with Cotuit holding a slim lead with 20 points, based on 10 wins vs. five losses. Teams are awarded two points for a win and one for a tie. Chatham follows closely with 19 points, while Harwich, Hyannis and Falmouth all are at 18. All five teams are ranked in the top 17.

Cotuit has been the most dominant team of the five Cape teams with the league’s second-best batting average and earned run average overall, along with a decisive 72-43 run differential. The Kettleers have gotten dominant seasons from their starting staff with lefthander Alex Haines (Seton Hill, Pa.) and Jared Walsh (Georgia), and righthander Chris Ellis (Mississippi) allowing just two earned runs in a combined 44 innings of work. Haines hasn’t allowed a run in three starts, though doesn’t have a win to show for it.

Teams are ranked on the following criteria: won-loss record, league dominance, depth and quality of professional-level talent and the overall strength of the league, and must have at least a .500 record.

1Cotuit KettleersMACape Cod League10-5
2Brazos Valley BombersTXTexas Collegiate League24-4
3Edenton SteamersNCCoastal Plain League20-6
4San Luis Obispo BluesCACalifornia Collegiate League25-7
5Harwich MarinersMACape Cod League9-6
6Chatham AnglersMACape Cod League9-5
7Vermont MountaineersVTNew England Collegiate League13-4
8Hyannis Harbor HawksMACape Cod League9-4
9Waterloo BucksIANorthwoods League21-10
10Quincy GemsILProspect League19-8
11Bethesda Big TrainMDCal Ripken Sr League14-4
12Hays LarksKSJayhawk League16-4
13Newport GullsRINew England Collegiate League11-4
14Woodstock River BanditsVAValley League17-5
15Alaska GoldpannersAKAlaska League16-5
16Bend ElksORWest Coast League15-8
17Falmouth CommodoresMACape Cod League9-6
18Harrisonburg TurksVAValley League16-6
19Willmar StingersMNNorthwoods League20-11
20Asheboro CopperheadsNCCoastal Plain League18-8
21Madison MallardsWINorthwoods League19-11
22Glens Falls Golden EaglesNYPerfect Game Collegiate Baseball League14-8
23Anchorage BucsAKAlaska League13-4
24Santa Barbara ForestersCACalifornia Collegiate League18-8
25Palm Springs PowerCASouthern California Collegiate League23-2
26Southern Ohio CopperheadsOHGreat Lakes League13-6
27Lakeshore ChinooksWINorthwoods League19-12
28Victoria Harbour CatsBCWest Coast League10-6
29Top Speed BaseballCAFar West League20-4
30West Virginia MinersWVProspect League18-12

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