26. BAYLOR BEARS (36-24)
Back in 2005 Baylor appeared in its first CWS in nearly 30 years and with its success came a cache of top recruits. The team was on the cusp of being the next big thing in college baseball, but things quite haven't worked out as anticipated. While the programs hasn't fizzled by any means, they also haven't been the perennial powerhouse people in Waco had hoped they'd become. This could be the year they finally get back to Omaha. There is another crop of burgeoning talent on campus with leading hitter Joey Hainsfurther (.339, 2, 48) now a step closer to becoming an All Big XII performer and the extremely apt Brooks Pinckard is a top two way player (.305, 2, 28 and 2-4, 2.45, 12 SVs). The highest expectations are for a pair of players named Logan. Starter Logan Verrett (5-3, 3.28) fanned over a batter an inning last season (97 Ks in 90.2 IP) and Logan Vick (.329, 10, 27) paced the team in total bases without making a single error in over 100 chances.