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Friday, June 26, 2015

College Top 25: Final Rankings

Patrick Ebert         Jheremy Brown         Mike Rooney        
Photo: Matt Riley-Virginia Athletics




Virginia: 2015 College World Series Champions

Congratulations are in order to the Virginia Cavaliers for winning the 2015 College World Series Championship. Although they opened the year No. 2 overall, they fell out of the Top 25 rankings altogether in early May, although did re-group to finish the regular season 12-5. They entered the NCAA Tournament as an unlikely No. 3 seed and proved to be an incredibly loose and opportunistic group, following the lead of their Head Coach Brian O'Connor.

As a result, they finish the season as Perfect Game's No. 1 ranked team for the 2015 season.


I'd like to take this opportunity to thank Jheremy Brown, Mike Rooney and Nick Herfordt for their contributions throughout the season, as well as Mike Ferrin and SiriusXM Radio for helping to support our cause. We are very proud to have had all eight teams that made it to the 2015 College World Series be in our initial Top 25 rankings. The top four teams (Vanderbilt, Virginia, TCU, Florida) were the last four teams in Omaha, with our top two of course facing one another in the CWS Finals for the second year in a row. It was a blast covering college baseball as a team and we look forward to continuing what we started next year.

In the meantime stay tuned to Perfect Game as we'll wrap up our coverage of the 2015 season next week by providing our 2015 award winners (Monday, June 29 – Player of the Year, Pitcher of the Year, Freshman of the Year and Coach of the Year), All-America teams (Tuesday, June 30), our Freshmen All-Americans (Wednesday, July 1) and our eight teams to watch for the 2016 season (Thursday, July 2). After that our focus will turn to summer collegiate ball in addition to our continued coverage of our own tournament and showcase events, including the 2015 Perfect Game All-American Classic.

Thanks to all of you as well for taking the time to read our work. We hope you enjoy what we've done and what we will continue to do.



Also considered: California, N.C. State, VCU



Rk Prev Pre Team Record 2015 Finish
1  NR 2
Virginia
44-24 CWS Champions
2 11 1
Vanderbilt
51-21 CWS Runner-up
3 2 4
Florida
52-18 CWS third-place finish
4 1 7
Louisiana State
54-12 CWS fifth-place finish
5 8 3
 Texas Christian
51-15 CWS fourth-place finish
6 6 10
Miami
50-17 CWS sixth-place finish
7 3 38
Illinois
50-10-1 Champaign Super Regional
8 5 9
Louisville
47-18 Louisville Super Regional
9 4 5
UCLA
45-16 Los Angeles Regional
10 18 19
Cal State Fullerton
39-25 CWS seventh-place finish
11 23 16
Arkansas
40-25 CWS eighth-place finish
12 7 25
Texas A&M
50-14 Fort Worth Super Regional
13 10 11
Florida State
44-21 Gainesville Super Regional
14 9 NR
Missouri State
49-12 Fayetteville Super Regional
15 13 NR
Dallas Baptist
46-15 Dallas Regional
16 19 32
College of Charleston
45-15 Tallahassee Regional
17 15 8
Houston
43-20 Houston Regional
18 12 26
Oregon State
39-19-1 Dallas Regional
19 16 NR
Southern California
39-21 Lake Elsinore Regional
20 14 13
Oklahoma State
38-20 Stillwater Regional
21 NR 33
Maryland
42-24 Charlottesville Super Regional
22 17 NR
Radford
45-16 Nashville Regional
23 20 18
UC Santa Barbara
40-17-1 Lake Elsinore Regional
24 NR NR
Louisiana
42-23 Baton Rouge Super Regional
25 21 NR
Iowa
41-18 Springfield Regional

Dropped Out: Arizona State (22), Oral Roberts (24), East Carolina (25).

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