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February 26, 2013

Pioneer baseball ranked #1 in the nation by Perfect Game

Spartanburg Methodist Surges To No. 1
As Other Top Schools Struggle Out of Gate

Central Arizona, Grayson County (Texas) and Seminole State (Okla.) were ranked 1-2-3 in Perfect Game's pre-season assessment of the nation's top junior-college teams, but the three schools have struggled to live up to expectations to date.

Between them, they have lost 15 games, with No. 1 Central Arizona going 12-5 in the season's first month, while No. 2 Grayson County has gone 8-4 and No. 3 Seminole State a mere 6-6.

Predictably, there is a new name atop PG's first in-season ranking of the top junior colleges. South Carolina's Spartanburg Methodist (11-2), ranked No. 4 at the outset, has leapfrogged every team in its path to claim the No. 1 spot.

Grayson County, which unexpectedly dropped a season-opening three-game series to Paris (Texas) JC but has rebounded to win seven of eight, remains at No. 2, while Central Arizona slips to No. 3. Seminole State plummeted to No. 12.

Three Florida schools, Polk State (17-2), Miami-Dade (17-3) and Santa Fe (10-5) occupy the Nos. 4-5-6 positions.

RK 

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Team

State

Record

1

4

Spartanburg Methodist

SC

11-2

2

2

Grayson County

TX

8-4

3

1

Central Arizona

AZ

12-5

4

19

Polk State

FL

17-2

5

12

Miami-Dade

FL

17-3

6

6

Santa Fe

FL

10-5

7

8

Iowa Western

IA

7-2

8

16

Rio Hondo

CA

10-2

9

10

LSU-Eunice

LA

11-3

10

11

Southern Nevada

NV

16-5

11

30

Santa Ana

CA

10-1

12

3

Seminole State

OK

6-6

13

13

State College of Florida-Manatee

FL

14-7

14

14

Wabash Valley

IL

7-4

15

15

Middle Georgia

GA

4-2

16

29

Orange Coast

CA

12-2

17

27

New Mexico

NM

10-2

18

NR

Chattahoochee Valley

AL

13-0

19

NR

Cisco

TX

13-1

20

17

Navarro

TX

9-6

21

18

Walters State

TN

10-5

22

9

Feather River

CA

7-7

23

24

Salt Lake

UT

9-5

24

41

Crowder

MO

8-1

25

21

Chipola

FL

12-9