Dec. 31, 2013


CBI Looks Back: 2013


By Phil Stanton and Sean Ryan Co-Founders or @roadtoomaha or @collbaseball


The 2013 college baseball season was another memorable campaign. Arkansas was No. 1 in the CBI Preseason Composite Poll, while UCLA captured its first national championship in baseball. In between, we saw no-hitters, surprising comebacks, milestone victories for coaches and programs. And the postseason presented outstanding conference tourneys, regionals and super regionals, leading up to the College World Series.


Here’s a look back at our most viewed stories of 2013, our 12th year of covering Division I baseball on a national level. We thank you for all of your support and wish you nothing but the best in 2014.


1. Field of Dreamers: Final Projections (May 27)


2. 2013 Tom Walter Award Winners revealed (July 25)


3. Parents, Family Help Mold UCLA Head Coach John Savage (June 26)


4. Nine Innings with Head Coach Ty Neal of Cincinnati (Nov. 1)


5. Finalists named for CBI Coach of the Year (July 1)


6. Sean Ryan Takes a First Look at Committee's Work (May 27)


7. Bryant is Louisville Slugger Player of Year, All-American (Aug. 15)


8. Nine Innings with Head Coach Rick Heller of Iowa (Nov. 15)


9. North Carolina, NC State Dream Big (Feb. 11)


10. Lorenzen, Thurman Display Big Talent in the Big West (Feb. 18)


(photo by Sean Ryan)