Dec. 6, 2007
Fullerton, Calif. - Cal State Fullerton is on Kendall Rogers' radar when it comes to college baseball these days. The editor of Rivals.com's college baseball page has placed the Titans' in elite company in a series of rankings throughout the fall.
In his latest "Rivals Five," Rogers ranked the Titans as the second-best overall college baseball program behind Pat Casey's Oregon State Beavers. Rogers cites four trips to Omaha, a national championship and two 50-win seasons in the past five years as evidence of the Titans' continued success on the playing field. The Titans finish ahead of other top programs, Texas, Rice and North Carolina
In November, Oregon State edged the Titans in another Rivals Five countdown ranking the best West Coast programs. There, Fullerton again ranked second behind the Beavers, but held strong ahead of Long Beach State, Pepperdine and UCLA based on its "tradition and consistency" as well as "the Titan mentality and recruiting success."
Coming off the Titans 15th trip to the College World Series in 2007, Rivals.com placed the Titans among its 25 To Watch in its Pre-Fall Rankings prior to the teams' fall workouts in September. Fullerton joined six other Western Region teams (Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon State, San Diego, UC Irvine and UCLA) and three other Southern California squads in the preseason tally. Fullerton finished No. 10 in the nation in 2007 according to Rogers' season ending Top 25 after the College World Series.
To read all the comments and rankings visit the Rivas.com college baseball page at www.collegebaseball.rivals.com.