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Final Baseball America Top 25

Final 1997 Division I Top 25, voted on by the editors of Baseball America and released after the NCAA College World Series. Given are final records and winning percentage (including all postseason games); records in College World Series and team eliminated by (DNP indicates team did not play in tourney); head coach (career years and Division I record including 1997 postseason); preseason ranking and rank before start of CWS.

  Record Pct CWS Recap Head CoachPreseason
Rank
Rank
before CWS
1 LSU57-13.8144-0Skip Bertman (14 yrs: 685-248-1)112
2 Alabama56-14.8004-2 (LSU)Jim Wells (8 yrs: 340-145)191
3 Miami-FL51-18.7392-2 (Alabama)Jim Morris (16 yrs: 702-307-1)43
4 Stanford45-20.6922-2 (LSU)Mark Marquess (21 yrs: 853-453-4)15
5 UCLA45-21.6820-2 (Miss. St.)Gary Adams (28 yrs: 960-680-11)54
6 Auburn50-17.7461-2 (Stanford)Hal Baird (18 yrs: 646-337)NR6
7 Mississippi St.47-21.6911-2 (Alabama)Ron Polk (26 yrs: 1,043-486)99
8 Rice47-16.7460-2 (Auburn)Wayne Graham (6 yrs: 231-123)107
9 Florida St.50-17.746DNPMike Martin (18 yrs: 969-330-3)28
10 USC42-20.677DNPMike Gillespie (11 yrs: 434-250-2)310
11 Arizona St.39-22.639DNPPat Murphy (13 yrs: 481-235-3)711
12 Texas Tech46-14.767DNPLarry Hays (27 yrs: 1,113-602-2)NR12
13 Washington46-20.697DNPKen Knutson (5 yrs: 185-115)2413
14 Oklahoma St.46-19.708DNPTom Holliday (1 yr: 46-19)1814
15 South Alabama43-19.694DNPSteve Kittrell (14 yrs: 561-302-1)2015
16 Florida40-24.625DNPAndy Lopez (15 yrs: 531-325-5)1516
17 Georgia Tech46-15.754DNPDanny Hall (10 yrs: 382-195)617
18 Long Beach St.39-26.600DNPDave Snow (13 yrs: 529-275-4)2318
19 Oklahoma39-20.661DNPLarry Cochell (32 yrs: 1,073-606-3)NR19
20 SW Louisiana43-18.705DNPTony Robichaux (10 yrs: 332-223)NR20
21 N.C. State43-20.683DNPElliott Avent (9 yrs: 300-252)NR21
22 Santa Clara41-20.672DNPJohn Oldham (13 yrs: 433-324)NR22
23 Fresno St.40-28.588DNPBob Bennett (29 yrs: 1,124-627)NR23
24 CS-Fullerton39-24.619DNPGeorge Horton (1 yr: 39-24)1224
25 Tennessee42-19.689DNPRod Delmonico (8 yrs: 340-159)1725

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