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10 Best College Baseball Programs
https://www.cheatsheet.com/sports/best-c...?a=viewall

This should stir things up during this summer dead period.
07-31-2017 11:28 AM
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RE: 10 Best College Baseball Programs
I stopped reading when I saw Illinois
07-31-2017 11:35 AM
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Illinois?????
07-31-2017 12:23 PM
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(07-31-2017 11:28 AM)Tomball Owl Wrote:  https://www.cheatsheet.com/sports/best-c...?a=viewall

This should stir things up during this summer dead period.

I think there are two intangibles in the list rankings. What time frame are they looking at, and what is the impact scholastic-wise fro students.

If the time frame is less than 5 years history, I would disagree with the rankings. I would put Rice in top 30 for that time frame, but not in any way top 10. I would just allow Rice into the top 40 if we are talking 1 year. If the time frame goes back to 2000 or so, I would say top 15, but not top 10. Rice has lost too much of an edge during the last 5 years.

The blurb about the scholastic issue seems to take a big portion of the description of the program. If you include the scholastic issue I think ranking Rice baseball/scholastics as top 12 is a good bet, and might even be persuaded to their number 10 ranking.

But, you have to convince me that the blended rating of school/program is a valid blend. I am not sold on that. If we do that blending, the Stanford definitely needs a mention.

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07-31-2017 12:33 PM
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Illinois has academics. The Big 10 has worse baseball than CUSA. The Midwest can get cold even in March.

(07-31-2017 11:35 AM)ExcitedOwl18 Wrote:  I stopped reading when I saw Illinois
07-31-2017 01:18 PM
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Whether or not you believe Rice should have made the list, do tell how Tulane and Illinois can possibly rank ahead of Rice as a baseball program-- using any criteria? And how are UVA and UNC nowhere on the list? Southern Cal at #2? When was this written-- 1985?
(This post was last modified: 07-31-2017 03:24 PM by waltgreenberg.)
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While it is a strange list and it isn't clear what methodology (if any) was used, it is better to be on the list somewhere then not on the list at all!
07-31-2017 04:19 PM
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(07-31-2017 04:19 PM)mrbig Wrote:  While it is a strange list and it isn't clear what methodology (if any) was used, it is better to be on the list somewhere then not on the list at all!

+1!
07-31-2017 09:30 PM
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I guess. Oregon State, South Carolina, Florida State, TCU and Texas A&M are among the schools that probably want to completely ignore this list.

But when you see Tulane #9 and Illinois #7, it does make it hard to take this list seriously.
08-01-2017 07:18 AM
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