It was the season of firsts and one to remember for the UCLA Bruins.
The Bruins entered the season ranked No. 5 in the Perfect Game Preseason College Top 25, and John Savage's club certainly didn't disappoint as the season progressed, finishing high in the Pac-12 standings, and getting through the gauntlet on the way to the College World Series, which included a road NCAA Super Regional series win over Cal State Fullerton.
UCLA put together a magical run in the CWS, going 5-0 on the way to the national title, while also outscoring opponents 44-14 in the NCAA postseason. For that and more, the Bruins end the year as the nation's No. 1 team in the final Perfect Game College Top 25 for 2013.
Though the Bruins carry the torch for the Pac-12 Conference, they aren't alone, as Oregon State, which reached the CWS, finishes No. 4, Oregon finishes No. 17 and Arizona State ends the year at No. 21 after reaching the Fullerton Regional title game.
Meanwhile, the top five in the final rankings includes Mississippi State at No. 2, North Carolina at No. 3 and LSU, which had a magical season, at No. 5. Cal State Fullerton is the lone non-CWS team to finish in the top eight, ending the year at No. 8, while Louisville comes in at No. 9.
Teams in our final rankings that weren't in the rankings entering the NCAA postseason include San Diego, Oklahoma State, Austin Peay and Troy, while teams that dropped out include New Mexico, Clemson, South Alabama and Cal Poly.
As for final conference breakdowns in the PG College Top 25, they are as follows: SEC (5), ACC (5), Pac-12 (4), Big 12 (3), Sun Belt (2), Big Ten (1), Big West (1), Conference USA (1), Big East (1), Ohio Valley (1), West Coast (1).