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Final Baseball America Top 25

Final 1998 Division I Top 25, voted on by the editors of Baseball America and released after the NCAA College World Series. Given are final records (excluding ties) 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 1998 postseason); preseason ranking and rank before start of CWS.

  RecordPctCWS Recap Head CoachPreseason
Rank
Rank
before
CWS
1 USC50-17.7465-1Mike Gillespie (12 yrs: 484-267-2)54
2 Arizona St.41-23.6413-1 (USC)Pat Murphy (14 yrs: 522-258-3)67
3 Miami-FL51-12.8101-2 (Long Beach)Jim Morris (17 yrs: 753-319-1)21
4 Louisiana St. 48-19.7162-2 (USC)Skip Bertman (15 yrs: 733-267-1)32
5 Florida46-18.7190-2 (USC)Andy Lopez (16 yrs: 577-343-5)43
6 Stanford42-14.750DNPMark Marquess (22 yrs: 895-467-4)16
7 Florida St. 52-20.7220-2 (Long Beach)Mike Martin (19 yrs: 1021-350-3)255
8 Wichita St.56-7.889DNPGene Stephenson (21 yrs: 1165-346-3)198
9 Auburn46-18.719DNPHal Baird (19 yrs: 692-355)119
10 Long Beach St. 43-23.6522-2 (Ariz. St.)Dave Snow (14 yrs: 572-298-4)NR11
11 Texas A&M46-18.719DNPMark Johnson (14 yrs: 616-259-2)NR10
12 Alabama46-18.719DNPJim Wells (9 yrs: 386-163)712
13 CS-Fullerton47-17.734DNPAugie Garrido (30 yrs: 1228-563-7)NR13
14 Mississippi St.42-23.6461-2 (USC)Pat McMahon (6 yrs: 231-109)2114
15 Rice 46-17.730DNPWayne Graham (7 yrs: 277-140)1015
16 South Carolina44-18.710DNPRay Tanner (10 yrs: 472-215-3)1516
17 Washington41-17.707DNPKen Knutson (6 yrs: 226-132)1217
18 South Alabama46-18.689DNPSteve Kittrell (15 yrs: 603-321-1)2318
19 Georgia Tech41-22.651DNPDanny Hall (11 yrs: 423-217)1419
20 Tulane48-15.762DNPRick Jones (10 yrs: 480-201-1)NR20
21 Clemson43-16.729DNPJack Leggett (19 yrs: 623-375)NR21
22 Baylor41-20.672DNPSteve Smith (4 yrs: 130-98-1)1322
23 Illinois 41-21.661DNPRichard Jones (32 yrs: 1022-578-5)NR23
24 North Carolina42-23.646DNPMike Roberts (21 yrs: 780-428-3)NR24
25 Texas Tech44-20.688DNPLarry Hays (28 yrs: 1157-623-2)825

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