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JUCO Top 50 Teams: April 23
Published: Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Three Florida Teams Occupy
Top Four Spots in Latest Ranking

With three of the top four teams in Perfect Game’s latest ranking of the nation’s top junior-college teams hailing from Florida, it supports the common-held belief that the best, most-competitive baseball at that level of the game is played in the Sunshine State.

Miami-Dade College (35-8) holds down the No. 1 position for the second time in a row, and is closely followed by No. 2 Tallahassee (42-8) and No. 4 State College of Florida-Manatee (42-10). All those schools finished atop their respective conference races in the recently-completed Florida Community College Activities Association regular-season standings, meaning that the Florida junior-college state tournament, set for Lakeland from May10-14, will have major national implications at stake.

The top eight teams from Florida—two from each of four conferences—will converge on Lakeland for the five-day, double-elimination event, with the winner advancing to the annual Junior College World Series in Grand Junction, Colo., from May 25-June 1, along with nine other district or regional champions.

A different team has represented Florida at the national tournament in each of the last four years, and either No. 1 Miami-Dade or No. 2 Tallahassee could extend that run if they can continue their strong regular season play in the state tournament. Despite the obvious strength of junior-college baseball in the state, no Florida team has won the Junior College World Series since Chipola in 2007.

With the 2013 junior-college season kicking into high gear and playoffs at all levels just around the corner, Perfect Game’s ranking of the nation’s top teams will begin appearing weekly and be expanded to the top 50 teams.


RK Prev. Team State Overall Conf.
1 1 Miami-Dade FL 35-8 19-5
2 3 Tallahassee FL 42-8 16-4
3 5 Santa Rosa CA 26-5 17-4
4 8 State College of Florida-Manatee FL 38-10 20-4
5 9 Connors State OK 39-5 10-2
6 16 Faulkner State AL 37-7 23-1
7 2 Central Arizona AZ 39-13 25-9
8 4 Grayson County TX **34-10 18-6
9 12 Navarro TX 35-13 22-4
10 6 LSU-Eunice LA 37-8  
11 19 Cowley County KS 37-8 28-4
12 13 Sierra CA 26-7 16-5
13 10 Crowder MO 36-10 19-3
14 7 Southern Nevada NV 32-13 20-8
15 18 Darton State GA 35-8 20-4
16 22 Cochise AZ 41-11 27-7
17 11 Chattahoochee Valley AL 38-8 12-8
18 14 Fullerton CA 24-10 14-5
19 20 Iowa Western IA 34-10 12-4
20 NR  New Mexico NM 38-10 22-6
21 17 Des Moines Area IA 33-5 15-3
22 NR  St. Johns River FL 37-14 17-4
23 23 Lamar CO 40-11 23-5
24 25 Wabash Valley IL 35-10 14-3
25 NR  Delgado LA 40-8 7-2
26 NR  Spartanburg Methodist SC 35-13 17-9
27 NR  Yavapai AZ 41-10 24-10
28 NR  Palomar CA 23-10 20-3
29 21 Heartland IL 32-5 18-2
30 NR  Jefferson MO 31-12 18-4
31 NR Everett WA 25-6 12-2
32 NR  Walters State TN 31-15 16-8
33 NR  Middle Georgia GA 31-10 22-6
34 NR  Mt. San Antonio CA 25-8 15-3
35 NR  San Jacinto TX 26-16 18-6
36 NR  Salt Lake UT 32-16 20-12
37 NR  Seminole State FL 32-12 16-6
38 NR  San Bernardino Valley CA 25-8 17-4
39 NR  Georgia Perimeter GA 31-15 20-4
40 NR  Temple TX 33-15 19-9
41 NR  Louisburg NC 29-12 17-9
42 NR  Midland TX 33-13 20-8
43 NR  Chattanooga State TN 35-13 15-9
44 NR  Lurleen B. Wallace AL 30-10 18-6
45 NR  Fresno CA 24-10 18-4
46 NR  Mt. Hood OR 18-6 11-1
47 NR  South Mountain AZ 34-18 22-12
48 NR  Glendale CA 23-10 17-4
49 NR  Riverside CA 23-11 12-7
50 NR  Western Nevada NV 32-16 17-11

Dropped out: No. 15 Lower Columbia, Wash. (25-7); No. 24 Odessa, Texas (29-14).

** Includes four wins that were subsequently forfeited


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