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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

College Top 25: The final rankings

Kendall Rogers        

 

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).


 Perfect Game College Top 25
RANK TEAM RECORD PREV.
1 UCLA 49-17 11
2 Mississippi State 51-20 12
3 North Carolina 59-12 5
4 Oregon State 52-13 6
5 Louisiana State 57-11 1
6 Indiana 49-16 8
7 North Carolina State 50-16 7
8 Cal State Fullerton 51-10 3
9 Louisville 51-14 16
10 Vanderbilt 54-12 2
11 Virginia 50-12 4
12 Florida State 47-17 10
13 South Carolina 43-20 17
14 Kansas State 45-19 14
15 Oklahoma 43-21 19
16 Rice 44-20 20
17 Oregon 48-16 9
18 Virginia Tech 40-22 13
19 Arkansas 39-22 15
20 Florida Atlantic 42-22 23
21 Arizona State 37-22 24
22 San Diego 37-25 NR
23 Oklahoma State 41-19 NR
24 Austin Peay 47-15 NR
25 Troy 42-20 NR
Dropped out: New Mexico, Clemson, South Alabama, Cal Poly
Entered: San Diego, Oklahoma State, Austin Peay, Troy

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