Jun 9, 2014; Charlottesville, VA, USA; Maryland Terrapins pitcher Bobby Ruse (29) pitches against the Virginia Cavaliers at Davenport Field. Mandatory Credit: Rafael Suanes-USA TODAY Sports

Terps Baseball Finishes Season Ranked, Best In B1G


(Ed. Note: Article originally by Ahmed Ghafir)

Maryland baseball’s magical run into the College World Series came to an end when they lost their regional series 2-1 to the eventual national championship runner-up Virginia Cavaliers. Despite the loss, no one expected Maryland to make it as far as they did, ousting then-top-10 South Carolina in the process and establishing themselves as a national power for the first time in nearly half a century. Now it seems Maryland is being recognized for their remarkable and, frankly, inspiring success on the diamond

In the final top 25 poll for college baseball, Maryland came in at 14th overall despite being previously unranked. This is actually Maryland’s highest national ranking in school history, which is just another accolade in a very successful season. The ACC now has four teams (Miami, Florida State, Louisville, Virginia) ranked while the Big Ten has just one team (Indiana) if you don’t include Maryland. And if it means anything, Maryland is the highest ranked team in the Big Ten now.

Hat tip to coach John Szefc and the players for silencing all the doubters throughout the season. The future looks bright for this talented squad. Find the full rankings after the jump:

Rk Prev Team Overall record Weekly record
1  19
Vanderbilt
51-21
2 6
Virginia
53-16
3 22
Texas
46-21
4 12
Mississippi
48-21
5  11
Texas Christian
48-18
6  1
Louisiana-Lafayette
58-10
7  10
Louisville
50-17
8  NR
UC Irvine
41-25
9 NR
Texas Tech
45-21
10  2
Oregon State
45-14
11  8
Oklahoma State
48-18
12  14
Houston
48-18
13  23
Pepperdine
43-18
14  NR
Maryland
40-24
15  NR
Stanford
35-26
16  6
Indiana
45-15
17 NR
College of Charleston
44-19
18  NR
Kennesaw State
40-23
19 16
Washington
41-17
20  5
Cal Poly
47-12
21  7
Louisiana State
46-16
22 3
Florida
40-23
23 4
Florida State
43-17
24 13
Miami (Fla.)
44-19
25 17
South Carolina
44-18

Dropped out: Rice (15), Nebraska (18), Arkansas (20), Mississippi State (21), Arizona State (24), Kentucky (25).

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