In college football Auburn University is ranked # 2, in college cricket they are # 13 but this weekend can Auburn win the American College Cricket Southeast Championship convincingly enough to be # 2 or even # 1 in cricket? The North Carolina State U Wolfpack beat 3 of the best, Montgomery College, UMBC and George Mason to leap into the #1spot!
The Rankings are primarily based on performances at the 2010 American College Cricket Spring Break Championship for the Chanderpaul Trophy, and the 2010 Midwest, Northeast & Mid Atlantic regional Championships played so far, as well as the Canadian Universities Championship for the Ramnaresh Sarwan Trophy. Upcoming games are the Southeast Championship (Nov 5, 6 & 7) and the West Coast Championship (Thanksgiving Weekend).
1. North Carolina State (Mid Atlantic Champions)
2- Purdue University (Midwest Champions, E Gordon Gee Trophy winners)
3- Rutgers (Northeast Champions)
4- Ohio State
5- University of Maryland (Baltimore County), UMBC
6- York University-Toronto (2010 American College Cricket Champions)
7- Montgomery College – (2009 National Champions)
8- New York University Polytechnic (NYU-Poly)
9- University of Southern California (USC)
10-York College (2010 national finalist)
11-University of South Florida (2009 national finalist)
14-University of Iowa
15-St Cloud State University
16-Thunderbird School of Global Management (T-Birds)
22-College of Wooster
24-George Washington University
26-University of Minnesota (UMN)
27-University of Miami (UM)
McGill University & Queens University performances at the Canadian Universities Championship were not definitive enough to rank one over the other.
New teams such as the University of Florida, Florida International University, University of Central Florida, and University of Tampa will play their first American College Cricket games at the Southeast Championship, after which they will be ranked. Similarly for new teams such as UC Davis at the West Coast Championship.
Other schools such as Texas Tech, Texas A & M, Minnesota State University, Cleveland State University, Vaughn College, Northwestern, Brooklyn College, and NJIT have yet to play American College Cricket games. There are also many others where American College Cricket is assisting the formation of cricket clubs.