Jun 25, 2014; Omaha, NE, USA; The Vanderbilt Commodores celebrate after defeating the Virginia Cavaliers in game three of the College World Series Finals at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha. Vanderbilt defeated Virginia 3-2 to win the College World Series. Mandatory Credit: Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports

College baseball rankings: Final USA TODAY poll released after Vanderbilt wins College World Series


On Wednesday night, the Vanderbilt Commodores capped off what was an amazing 2014 NCAA Baseball Tournament with a win in Game 3 of the College World Series finals over the Virginia Cavaliers, securing them the national championship.

Throughout the season, the rankings were all over the place as the parity in the sport this year was better than ever before. However, with the season now over, it’s time to take a look at one last poll.

Thursday afternoon, less than 24 hours after Vanderbilt captured that championship, USA TODAY released the final standings for the 2014 college baseball season.

Team Points
1. Vanderbilt 775
2. Virginia 744
3. Texas 696
4. Ole Miss 693
5. TCU 647
6. Louisville 593
7. UC-Irvine 580
T-8. Louisiana-Lafayette 540
T-8. Texas Tech 540
10. Oklahoma State 338
11. Houston 415
12. Oregon State 338
13. Maryland 337
14. Pepperdine 324
15. Stanford 275
16. LSU 270
17. Indiana 213
18. Cal Poly 209
19. Charleston 198
20. Kennesaw State 189
21. Florida State 185
22. South Carolina 164
23. Miami (Fla.) 141
24. Florida 124
25. Rice 121

The College World Series saw eight of the best teams the sport had to offer at the end of the season, and we saw some amazing finishes toward the end.

But as with all sports, there could only be one champion, and the Commodores earned every ounce of that trophy they raised on Wednesday night, especially with the way they held off a tough Virginia team.

What do you think of the final rankings? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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  • Jerry Sanders

    Wreck ‘em Texas Tech surprise team in the USA. Lost two one-run games in the CWS. Had FOUR shutouts in the Regionals. Tim Tadlock coach of the year.