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JUCO Top 25 Teams: Feb. 21

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Brian Sakowski        
Published: Tuesday, February 21, 2017

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It’s been a few weeks since our preseason Top 50 JuCo team rankings were first posted and a good amount has happened in the interlude. The Florida schools have really hit the ground running, with several already having played nearly 20 games. Schools across the Southeast, Texas and California aren’t far behind as their respective seasons are well underway, and following this week every JuCo team should have at least started their season.

Chipola (Fla.) retains the No. 1 spot in our rankings, having gone 12-3 over their first 15 games, with big-time wins coming over notable opponents such as Walters State and State College of Florida, as well as a split with San Jac helping their resume. After No. 1, however, the Top 25 looks quite a bit different than the initial one of a few weeks ago.

State College of Florida moves all the way up to the No. 2 spot on the heels of a 13-5 start, with notable ace and potential first-round draft choice Brendon Little dazzling scouts in his starts thus far. Sliding up to No. 3 is Chattahoochee Valley, who is off to a 10-1 start. San Jac slips one spot to No. 4 but still looks strong; especially given the start of reigning NJCAA Pitcher of the Week MacGregor Hines is off to. Santa Rosa takes over the No. 5 spot this week.

Other big movers of note include LSU-Eunice, up 5 spots to No. 7, Central Arizona College, who rose the most this week from No. 24 all the way up to No. 12, and Arizona Western, who came from completely off the map to debut this week at No. 24. Arizona Western has had perhaps the loudest first few weeks en route to an 11-2 start, with big-time wins over Top 50-ranked schools including Yavapai, College of Southern Nevada and GateWay.

As the season gets going for schools in the northern parts of the country make sure to check back every week as these rankings are extremely fluid and will undoubtedly look different every week. 

Rankings are based on games through Sunday, Feb. 19.

Rk. Prev. Team ST Record
1 1 Chipola FL 12-3
2 5 State College of Florida FL 13-5
3 6 Chattahoochee Valley AL 9-1
4 3 San Jacinto TX 9-4
5 7 Santa Rosa CA 8-2
6 2 Yavapai AZ 9-7
7 12 LSU-Eunice LA 13-0
8 8 Santa Fe FL 12-6
9 9 Jones County MS 6-0
10 10 Connors State OK 9-1
11 11 Neosho County KS 6-0
12 24 Central Arizona AZ 11-2
13 13 Cowley County KS 8-1
14 16 Cypress CA 8-2
15 4 Iowa Western IA 2-4
16 22 McLennan TX 12-2
17 28 Walters State TN 14-2
18 20 Delgado LA 3-1
19 31 Mesa AZ 12-2
20 34 Saddleback CA 10-1
21 17 Wabash Valley IL 6-4
22 25 San Joaquin Delta CA 10-1
23 23 Mercer County NJ 2-0
24 NR Arizona Western AZ 13-2
25 40 Polk State FL 13-3

Dropped out: Spartanburg Methodist (14), GateWay (15), College of Southern Nevada (18), Grayson (19), Navarro (21).

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