Summer Collegiate Team Rankings

Allan Simpson

Chatham, Waterloo Solidify Status
As Nation’s Top Summer Clubs

The Chatham Anglers (Cape Cod) and Waterloo Bucks (Northwoods) continue to hold steady at 1-2 for the third straight week in Perfect Game’s ranking of the nation’s top summer college-league teams. If anything, they appear to be strengthening their foothold as the top teams in their respective leagues.

Chatham (23-9), winners of 16 of its last 20 Cape Cod League games, has opened an almost-insurmountable lead over second-place Harwich (17-15-1) in the Cape’s Eastern Division, while Waterloo (40-13), winners of 22 of its last 26 contents (including 12 in a row at one point), won the first-half title in the Northwoods League’s Northern Division outright and are on pace to win the second half as well with an early 16-3 record.

The Cape Cod League season still has another two another two weeks remaining, while the Northwoods League schedule runs until Aug. 14, but the regular season is beginning to wind down in several other prominent summer leagues and time may be running out on other teams to catch Chatham and Waterloo for the No. 1 spot if those clubs continue their hot pace.

PG’s national ranking of summer clubs are determined on the following criteria: won-loss record, league dominance, depth and quality of professional-level talent and the overall strength of the league. Teams must have at least a .500 record to earn consideration.

1 Chatham Anglers MA Cape Cod League 23-9
2 Waterloo Bucks IA Northwoods League 40-13
3 Edenton Steamers NC Coastal Plain League 28-9
4 Brazos Valley Bombers TX Texas Collegiate League 35-9
5 Santa Barbara Foresters CA California Collegiate League 31-12
6 Newport Gulls RI New England Collegiate League 22-10
7 Bethesda Big Train MD Cal Ripken Sr League 27-9
8 Hyannis Harbor Hawks MA Cape Cod League 19-11
9 San Luis Obispo Blues CA California Collegiate League 35-15
10 Lakeshore Chinooks WI Northwoods League 34-18
11 Harrisonburg Turks VA Valley League 27-11
12 Falmouth Commodores MA Cape Cod League 18-14
13 Asheboro Copperheads NC Coastal Plain League 26-13
14 Danville Dans IL Prospect League 31-13
15 Mat-Su Miners AK Alaska League 21-11
16 Cotuit Kettleers MA Cape Cod League 18-14
17 Madison Mallards WI Northwoods League 34-19
18 Hays Larks KS Jayhawk League 29-11
19 Winter Park Diamond Dawgs FL Florida Collegiate League 23-11
20 Bend Elks OR West Coast League 23-14
21 Harwich Mariners MA Cape Cod League 17-15
22 Palm Springs Power CA Southern California Collegiate League 39-4
23 Southern Ohio Copperheads OH Great Lakes League 22-12
24 West Virginia Miners WV Prospect League 32-16
25 Glens Falls Golden Eagles NY Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League 23-15
26 Columbia Blowfish Sel Coastal Plain League 24-13
27 Humboldt Crabs CA Far West League 32-11
28 Alaska Goldpanners AK Alaska League 26-13
29 Keene Swamp Bats NH New England Collegiate League 20-13
30 Woodstock River Bandits VA Valley League 25-13

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