25. LOUISVILLE CARDINALS (50-14)
Louisville was in the driver's seat to advance to the Super Regionals last season, but Vanderbilt won two straight, including the extra inning winner-take-all finale, to send the Cardinals home for the summer.
There will be some big shoes to fill on offense with the departure of Phil Wunderlich and three other regular starters, but All American Ryan Wright (.366, 16, 80) and the quietly impressive Stewart Ijames (.324, 14, 63) are ready to pick up the slack. On the mound Tony Zych (5-2, 5.13) is better than his last year's stats indicate and big things are expected of Derek Self (7-0, 4.52) and Matt Koch (3-0, 3.27).