Top 50 College Baseball Programs since 1975

The countdown is complete and all 50 of the top 50 College Baseball programs since 1975 have been revealed. The list was not without debate and controversy but we did reveal our scoring and ranking methodology earlier in the week.

Here is the complete list ranked 1 – 50. If you would like commentary on each school’s rank, visit the individual pages corresponding to that program’s ranking.

1. Miami (Fla)
2. Cal State Fullerton
3. LSU
Florida State baseball4. Florida State
5. Texas
6. Arizona State*
7. South Carolina
8. Stanford
9. Florida
10. Clemson
11. Arizona
12. Oklahoma State
13. Mississippi State
14. Arkansas
15. Wichita State**
16. North Carolina
Wayne Graham17. Rice
18. Oregon State
19. Oklahoma
20. USC
21. Texas A&M
22. UCLA
23. Georgia Tech
24. Vanderbilt
25. Fresno State
26. Michigan
27. Long Beach State
T28. Georgia
T28. Virginia
30. Alabama
31. Louisville
32. Baylor
33. Pepperdine
T34. Maine
T34. NC State
36. Nebraska
Auburn Casey MizeT37. Cal
T37. Tulane
T39. St. John’s (NY)
T39. Auburn
T41. Minnesota
T41. San Diego State
T41. Texas Tech
T44. Coastal Carolina
T44. Ole Miss
46. Louisiana Lafayette
47. Tennessee
48. Washington
49. UC Irvine
50. Missouri State

* On December 15, 2010, the NCAA announced sanctions that forced Arizona State to vacate 44 wins from its 2007 season after a number of recruitment violations. 2007 results were not factored into the scoring for eventual rankings.

** Wichita State was forced to vacate wins from the 2013 season. 2013 results were not factored into the scoring for eventual rankings.

Top 50 College Baseball Programs since 1975: Teams No. 1 & 2
Top 50 College Baseball Programs since 1975: Teams No. 3 – 5
Top 50 College Baseball Programs since 1975: Teams No. 6 – 9
Top 50 College Baseball Programs since 1975: Teams No. 10-14
Top 50 College Baseball Programs since 1975: Teams No. 15-19
Top 50 College Baseball Programs since 1975: Teams No. 20-25
Top 50 College Baseball Programs since 1975: Teams No. 26-30
Top 50 College Baseball Programs since 1975: Teams No. 31-40
Top 50 College Baseball Programs since 1975: Teams No. 41-50

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Here at Cal State Omaha, we put together a ranking of the 50 greatest college baseball programs since 1975 based on a wide variety of factors. Those factors include National Championships, Golden Spikes Award Winners, appearances in the College World Series in Omaha and post-season regional appearances based on the point system below.

Point Breakdown:

National Championship: 10 Points
Golden Spikes Award Winner: 10 Points
Omaha: 5 Points
Super Regional: 3 points
Post-season Regional (1975 – 1998): 2 Points
Post-season Regional (1999 – 2018): 1 Point

We plan to update this list yearly after the completion of the 2019 season using the same scoring method stated above.

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