Waterloo Solidify Status
Nation’s Top Summer Clubs
Chatham Anglers (Cape Cod) and Waterloo Bucks (Northwoods) continue
to hold steady at 1-2 for the third straight week in Perfect Game’s
ranking of the nation’s top summer college-league teams. If
anything, they appear to be strengthening their foothold as the top
teams in their respective leagues.
(23-9), winners of 16 of its last 20 Cape Cod League games, has
opened an almost-insurmountable lead over second-place Harwich
(17-15-1) in the Cape’s Eastern Division, while Waterloo (40-13),
winners of 22 of its last 26 contents (including 12 in a row at one
point), won the first-half title in the Northwoods League’s
Northern Division outright and are on pace to win the second half as
well with an early 16-3 record.
Cape Cod League season still has another two another two weeks
remaining, while the Northwoods League schedule runs until Aug. 14,
but the regular season is beginning to wind down in several other
prominent summer leagues and time may be running out on other teams
to catch Chatham and Waterloo for the No. 1 spot if those clubs
continue their hot pace.
national ranking of summer clubs are determined on the following
criteria: won-loss record, league dominance, depth and quality of
professional-level talent and the overall strength of the league.
Teams must have at least a .500 record to earn consideration.