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Top 50 College Baseball Programs since 1975: Teams No. 26-30

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In the past week, we have revealed numbers 31-50 in our Top 50 College Baseball Programs since 1975 list. Both lists can be found below:

Top 50 College Baseball Programs since 1975: Teams No. 31-40
Top 50 College Baseball Programs since 1975: Teams No. 41-50

The ranking methodology will be revealed when the top two teams are announced days before the 2019 college baseball season begins. And to refresh as to why we have chosen to start ranking in the year 1975 and beyond is because 1975 marks the first year the regional playoff format was implemented. If you want more explanation, visit the No. 41-50 list for more details.

Today, we reveal numbers 26-30.
Jered Weaver
26. Michigan
27. Long Beach State
T28. Georgia
T28. Virginia
30. Alabama

Just a few thoughts on some of these teams and why they landed in their respective spots.

Long Beach State – Zero national championships and only four Omaha appearances for the Dirtbags. Last trip to the CWS for Long Beach was over 20 years ago in 1998 before the Super Regionals Era. Jered Weaver did win the Golden Spikes Award in 2004 to elevate Long Beach State to the 27th spot.

Michigan – Speaking of Golden Spikes Award winners (and no national championships since 1975), Jim Abbott took home the Award in 1987. The Wolverines have visited Omaha five times since the Regional Era began and the post season 20 times.

Georgia – Winners of the 1990 College World Series and six Omaha appearances, the Bulldogs tied with UVa for the 28th place on our list.
Georgia Baseball

Virginia – Four trips to Omaha in the past 10 years that included a CWS championship in 2015 makes the Cavs a quick riser to tie for the 28th spot.

Alabama – The Crimson Tide have made four trips to Omaha since 1975 and a runner-up twice in the regional era. Golden Spikes Award winner Dave Magadan bolsters the Crimson Tide’s ranking.

Alabama Baseball

Check back early next week as we reveal numbers 20-25.

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