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