of Shakeup in Rankings,
Chatham, Waterloo Still 1-2
the regular season complete in roughly half the nation’s
summer-college leagues, the top four teams in Perfect Game’s weekly
ranking of the top 30 clubs remains unchanged. The Cape Cod League’s
Chatham Anglers and Northwoods League’s Waterloo Bucks rank 1-2 for
the fourth week in a row, while the Coastal Plains’ Edenton
Steamers and Texas Collegiate’s Brazos Valley Bombers hold steady
again at 3-4.
teams have dominated their respective leagues this summer almost from
is a significant shakeup overall in this week’s summer rankings,
however, with seven new clubs entering the Top 30. Among them are two
traditional summer powers: the West Coast League’s Corvallis
Knights at No. 20 and Perfect Game Collegiate League’s Amsterdam
Mohawks at No. 22. Both those clubs started slowly this season, only
to stage late surges that saw them move to the top of the standings
in their respective leagues.
other clubs that entered Perfect Game’s rankings for the first time
ever are the California Collegiate League’s L.A. Brewers at No. 23
and MINK League’s Clarinda A’s at No. 24. The Brewers won the CCL
title by upstaging that league’s two traditional powers, the Santa
Barbara Foresters and San Luis Obispo Blues, while the A’s clinched
the MINK League championship.
the Brewers unexpected success, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo
will represent the CCL in this year’s National Baseball Congress
World Series, currently underway in Wichita, Kan. As the event’s
two-time defending champions, the No. 14 Foresters have been
installed as the No. 1 seed.
Cape Cod League regular season, meanwhile, still has another week
remaining, while the Northwoods League schedule runs until Aug. 14.
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.