Did we save the best for last? Some might think that. But, in all honesty it was because there is so much talent in this district that myself and Chris could not come to an agreement very easily about who we thought would be receiving any of the pre-season accolades.
To start, this district had the potential last year to have 3 of the top 4 teams in the country playing for one spot at the Juco World Series in Grand Junction. Second, last year when the season ended three of the top 5 spots in the final National Ranking were claimed by teams from this district (#1 John A. Logan 20-1, #2 Wabash Valley 17-2, and #5 Iowa Western 20-4). Third, those same three teams have very legitimate chances at being ranked in the preseason top 5 again this year as they have no fewer than 15 MLB draftable arms combined (too many to name them all) and this district boasts several of the best position players in the country in Voth, Washington, Hall, Pinales and Hodges.
When looking at the past winners of this District they have done extremely well at the National Stage in Grand Junction!
Without those three teams however there is still loads of talent that is present up and down this district.