Summer Collegiate Team Rankings

Allan Simpson

Chatham, Waterloo Solidify Status
As Nation’s Top Summer Clubs

The 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.

Chatham (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.

The 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.

PG’s 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.

1Chatham AnglersMACape Cod League23-9
2Waterloo BucksIANorthwoods League40-13
3Edenton SteamersNCCoastal Plain League28-9
4Brazos Valley BombersTXTexas Collegiate League35-9
5Santa Barbara ForestersCACalifornia Collegiate League31-12
6Newport GullsRINew England Collegiate League22-10
7Bethesda Big TrainMDCal Ripken Sr League27-9
8Hyannis Harbor HawksMACape Cod League19-11
9San Luis Obispo BluesCACalifornia Collegiate League35-15
10Lakeshore ChinooksWINorthwoods League34-18
11Harrisonburg TurksVAValley League27-11
12Falmouth CommodoresMACape Cod League18-14
13Asheboro CopperheadsNCCoastal Plain League26-13
14Danville DansILProspect League31-13
15Mat-Su MinersAKAlaska League21-11
16Cotuit KettleersMACape Cod League18-14
17Madison MallardsWINorthwoods League34-19
18Hays LarksKSJayhawk League29-11
19Winter Park Diamond DawgsFLFlorida Collegiate League23-11
20Bend ElksORWest Coast League23-14
21Harwich MarinersMACape Cod League17-15
22Palm Springs PowerCASouthern California Collegiate League39-4
23Southern Ohio CopperheadsOHGreat Lakes League22-12
24West Virginia MinersWVProspect League32-16
25Glens Falls Golden EaglesNYPerfect Game Collegiate Baseball League23-15
26Columbia BlowfishSelCoastal Plain League24-13
27Humboldt CrabsCAFar West League32-11
28Alaska GoldpannersAKAlaska League26-13
29Keene Swamp BatsNHNew England Collegiate League20-13
30Woodstock River BanditsVAValley League25-13

OTHERS RECEIVING CONSIDERATION (Alphabetical): Acadiana Cane Cutters, Alexandria Aces, Amsterdam Mohawks, Anchorage Bucs, Baltimore Chop, Baltimore Redbirds, Bourne Braves, Cincinnati Steam, Clarinda A's, Corvallis Knights, Duluth Huskies, DuPage County Hounds, Fayetteville Swampdogs, Hopkinsville Hoppers, Kernersville Bulldogs, La Crosse Loggers, Leesburg Lightning, Licking County Settlers, L.A. Brewers, Marthas Vineyard Sharks, Medicine Hat Mavericks, Mohawk Valley Diamondawgs, Mooresville All-Americans, Nashua Silver Knights, Nevada Griffons, New Market Rebels, Ocean State Waves, Okotoks Dawgs, Olean Oilers, Oneonta Outlaws, Peninsula Pilots, Quincy Gems, Sag Harbor Whalers, San Diego Force, Staten Island Tide, Staunton Braves, Top Speed Baseball, Vermont Mountaineers, Walla Walla Sweets, Watertown Rams, Wellington Heat, Wenatchee AppleSox, Westhampton Aviators, Willmar Stingers