Rivals.com College Baseball editor Kendall Rogers has put out an article detailing five programs that are rising in prestige and five that are starting to fall off the map. The programs that he sees coming on are: TCU, Virginia, East Carolina, Kansas and Ohio State. The five programs that are starting to fall are: Arizona, Baylor, Tulane, Nebraska, and California. He has some interesting commentary on each team as I can see his reasoning on all the programs except for one in Baylor.
The Bears had a marginal 2009 season which saw them make the Baton Rouge regional before bowing out to Minnesota. So one bad season means that your program is declining? I don’t think so and Baylor is always getting high level recruits according to the rankings done by Collegiate Baseball. You can check out the full article from Rogers by clicking here.
Please feel free to leave your comments on which programs are on the rise or declining.