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Juco : : Rankings
JUCO: Top 50 Teams (5/9)
Allan Simpson        
Published: Tuesday, May 10, 2011

No Matter How You Slice It, Florida Is First
 
Florida will be the first state to crown a champion and send a representative to this year’s Junior College World Series as the Florida state juco tournament (technically Region 8) is well underway and within a day or two of completion.
 
The big question will be whether Florida’s Santa Fe Community College can win the tournament and hang on to its current No. 1 national ranking. The Saints lost in an early-round game at the eight-team, double-elimination tournament and have been forced to work their way back through the loser’s bracket.
 
But they have at least held onto the top spot in the latest Perfect Game/National Junior College Athletic Association Top 50 Junior-College Poll, which includes all games played through Monday. Three Florida teams are in the latest top 10, including No. 7 Northwest Florida State, the last unbeaten team in the state tournament.
 
Even if Santa Fe, which finished second at the Junior College World Series two years ago, should fail to come out of the highly-competitive Region 8 tournament and surrender its No. 1 position, the Florida junior-college ranks will still lay claim to having the top pick in this year’s draft as Miami-Dade outfielder Brian Goodwin and Indian River State infielder Cory Spangenberg are borderline first-round prospects for this year’s draft. The two players rank 1-2 in Perfect Game’s list of the Top 100 Junior College Prospects in the draft.
 
Post-season competition is well underway across the country at the junior-college level, not just in Florida, and will intensify this weekend as most other states and regions determine champions. Ten teams will ultimately make their way to Grand Junction, Colo., for this year’s Junior College World Series, scheduled for May 28-June 4.
 
For more information on the NJCAA tournaments, please access njcaa.org/baseball.
 
Compiled by Perfect Game USA / National Junior College Athletic Association
Through Games of May 9, 2011

5-9 4-25 TEAM STATE DIVISION Overall Conf# Post-Season Status
1 1 Santa Fe FL NJCAA I 37-10 18-6 2-1 at Region 8
2 3 Central Arizona AZ NJCAA I 46-12 32-8 Region 1 / starting May 12
3 4 Howard TX NJCAA I 42-12 26-6 1-1 at Region 5
4 5 Walters State TN NJCAA I 41-11 20-6 1-0 at Region 7
5 10 Rio Hondo CA California 36-3 22-2 California super regionals / May 13
6 8 Polk State FL NJCAA I 42-11 16-5 2-1 at Region 8
7 13 Northwest Florida State FL NJCAA I 39-13 16-8 3-0 at Region 8
8 14 Western Nevada NV NJCAA I 44-11 37-3 Region 18 / starts May 11
9 7 Santa Ana CA California 27-12 17-4 California super regionals / May 13
10 15 Grayson County TX NJCAA I 40-14 22-10 2-0 at Region 5
11 17 San Jacinto TX NJCAA I 38-14 24-7 Region 14 / starts May 14
12 12 USC Sumter SC NJCAA I 39-10 20-4 3-1 at Region 10
13 16 Orange Coast CA California 30-8 14-7 California super regionals / May 13
14 18 Seminole State OK NJCAA I 39-13 15-5 Region 2 / starts May 12
15 6 Salt Lake UT NJCAA I 43-13 28-12 Region 18 / starts May 11
16 11 Chattanooga State TN NJCAA I 41-11 18-8 1-0 at Region 7
17 20 McLennan TX NJCAA I 37-19 26-6 1-1 at Region 5
18 22 Navarro TX NJCAA I 37-17 17-8 Region 14 / starts May 14
19 23 Northwest Shoals AL NJCAA I 36-15 24-3 1-1 at Region 22
20 25 Neosho County KS NJCAA I 45-12 29-7 Region 6 / starts May 14
21 26 Georgia Perimeter GA NJCAA I 38-15 21-7 Region 17 / starts 13
22 28 Palomar CA California 28-11 19-6 California super regionals / May 13
23 29 Blinn TX NJCAA I 37-15 23-8 Region 14 / starts May 14
24 31 LSU-Eunice LA NJCAA II 41-13 0-0 NJCAA Division II tournament
25 33 Chipola FL NJCAA I 35-20 16-8 2-1 at Region 8
26 32 Lamar CO NJCAA I 44-14 25-5 Region 9 / starts May 14
27 41 Crowder MO NJCAA I 38-16 20-6 Region 16 / starts May 11
28 43 Wabash Valley IL NJCAA I 44-15 22-10 Region 24 / starts May 14
29 44 Chattahoochee Valley AL NJCAA I 38-18 23-7 1-1 at Region 22
30 48 Yavapai AZ NJCAA I 36-23 24-17 Region 1 / starts May 12
31 30 Eastern Oklahoma OK NJCAA I 33-20 13-7 Region 2 / starts May 12
32 34 Southern Union AL NJCAA I 40-18 22-8 3-0 at Region 22
33 35 Olney Central IL NJCAA I 43-16 21-11 Region 24 / starts May 14
34 37 Iowa Western IA NJCAA I 33-17 15-1 Region 11 / starts May 13
35 49 Bellevue WA NWAACC 28-10 18-2 NWAACC playoffs
36 2 Feather River CA California 31-7 23-2 Season complete
37 21 Angelina TX NJCAA I 35-20 17-9 Region 14 / starts May 14
38   Seward County KS NJCAA I 40-18 21-7 Region 6 / starts May 14
39   Pitt NC NJCAA I 34-11 16-10 3-0 in Region 10
40   Jefferson MO NJCAA I 35-18 18-10 Region 16 / starts May 11
41   San Mateo CA California 27-10 18-4 California super regionals / May 13
42 42 Yakima Valley WA NWAACC 26-7 20-4 NWAACC playoffs
43 50 Delgado LA NJCAA I 37-14 5-7 Region 23 / starts May 13
44 19 Cowley County KS NJCAA I 43-13 30-6 Season complete
45   New Mexico NM NJCAA I 37-20 20-12 2-0 at Region 5
46   Merced CA California 27-11 19-5 California super regionals / May 13
47   John A. Logan IL NJCAA I 34-15 19-13 Region 24 / starts May 14
48 38 Frederick MD NJCAA II 42-5 20-5 NJCAA Division II tournament
49   Connors State OK NJCAA I 37-18 13-7 Region 2 / starts May 12
50   Harford MD NJCAA I 43-11 20-7 Region 20 / starts May 20


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