California State University, Fullerton

A-Z Index

CSUF Home   »   INSIDE
Titan Baseball at Goodwin Field

Titan Athletics Ranked in Nation's Top 50

National Magazine lists CSUF Among Football PowerHouses

January 7, 2008

From Sports Information

Cal State Fullerton has been included in the Elite 50 Colleges of the nation in a special section of the November/December edition of Stack Magazine, a Cleveland-based national publication aimed at high school athletes.

Fullerton was ranked No. 47 and was one of only two included schools (University of Portland tied at No. 44) that does not field a football team. Fullerton is the only member of the Big West Conference on the list and is ranked just ahead of Michigan State, Colorado and Baylor.

Stack created the Elite 50 to rank the best schools for academically minded athletes. Criteria included wins and losses, championship titles, school rankings and academic progress. Measurements included the 2008 U.S. News & World Report on America's Best Colleges, the NCAA's Academic Progress Rate, national rankings and team's finishes in national tournaments, won-lost records and the strength of a school's overall athletic community and its level of support for athletics.

The Titans' perennially strong baseball program was a major factor in Fullerton's inclusion.  

North Carolina was ranked No. 1 followed by Texas, Stanford, UCLA and Duke.  The only other West Coast schools on the list are USC at No. 8, California at No. 14 and Oregon State at No. 29.

    The complete list:
 1. North Carolina
 2. Texas
 3. Stanford
 4. UCLA
 5. Duke
 6. Florida
 7. Michigan
 8. USC
 9. Ohio State
10. Wisconsin
11. Virginia
12. Georgia
13. Notre Dame
14. California
15. Tennessee
16. LSU
17. Auburn
18. Illinois
19. Washington
20. Penn State
21. Arizona State
22. Florida State (tie)
      Northwestern (tie)
24. Rice
25. Maryland
26. Texas A&M
27. Georgetown
28. Minnesota
29. Oregon State
30. Clemson
31. Georgia Tech
32. Wake Forest
33. Vanderbilt (tie)
      Connecticut (tie)
35. Boston College
36. Rutgers
37. Kansas
38. Arizona
39. Cornell
40. Alabama
41. Nebraska (tie)
      Louisville (tie)
43. SMU
44. Portland (tie)
      BYU (tie)
46. Indiana
47. Cal State Fullerton
48. Michigan State
49. Colorado
50. Baylor


Back to Top