A quartet of top batsmen headed by swashbuckling left hander Anurag Verma gave Texas A & M Aggies 2 scores over 200 in the South West regional against # 10 ranked Houston Cougars & # 12 Texas Tech Raiders.
A pace attack that includes Ochert Greyvenstein ensures the Aggies will be strong contenders for the Chanderpaul Trophy.
From their first American College Cricket Spring Break Championship (in 2011) the Texas A & M Aggies have been undefeated, (7 games)culminating in being South West regional Champions – earning them a # 1 national Ranking in one year of American College Cricket membership.
American College Cricket & TV Asia televised the first ever domestic cricket in the USA & Canada last October.
For the national Championship, March 14-18 in Ft Lauderdale FL, the Semis and Finals on March 18 will be televised by TV Asia in the USA & Canada. It will be a full professional 9 cameras production with commentary, graphics, slow motion replays etc.
1- Texas A & M – Aggies
2- Ohio State University – Buckeyes
3- University of Florida – Gators
4- Ryerson University – Rams
5- Rutgers – Scarlet Knights
6- Auburn – Tigers
7- George Mason – Patriots, 2011 Champion- Chanderpaul Trophy winner
8- University of Pennsylvania – Quakers
9- York University – Lions, 2010 Champion-Chanderpaul Trophy winner
10- University of Houston – Cougars
11- University of Southern Cal – Trojans
12- Texas Tech – Red Raiders
13- University of South Florida – Bulls
14- York College – Cardinals
15- NYU-Polytechnic – Fighting Blue Jays
16- University of Maryland-Baltimore County – Retreivers
17- Montgomery College – 2009 Champions-Chanderpaul Trophy, 2011 Finalist
18- University of Iowa – Hawkeyes
19- Thunderbird School of Global Management – T-Birds
20- Carnegie Mellon – Tartans
21- Cleveland State – Vikings
22- Iowa State University – Cyclones
23- Boston University – Terriers
24- Virginia Tech – Hokies
25- Penn State – Nittany Lions
26- University of Houston Clearlake -Blue Herons
27- George Washington U – Colonials
28- Florida Atlantic – Seminoles
29- College of Wooster – Fighting Scots
30- North Carolina State – Wolfpack
31- NJ Institute of Technology – Highlanders
32- West Texas A & M – Buffs
33- University of Buffalo – Buffalo Bulls
Power Rankings are based on :
1. Off the Field Performance – such as promotion of AmericanCollegeCricket.com on Facebook, Google Plus,Twitter etc; elevation of the your Club’s profile in school & media, increased financial support of your school, better facilities such as a cricket field etc.
2. 2012 National championship participation & past performances
3. Regional championship participation
Pulled together in 2 weeks by Vivek Kotodia, new team University of Houston Clearlake looked strong and gave the Aggies a tough fight. West Texas A & M cricket club, led by Navdeep Uppal makes their first appearance in the Rankings,reflecting their commitment, manifested by their 10 hour drive to play in the South West regional, and support drawn from their school.
Though the rankings reflect the top 33 there are now more than 50 colleges in American College Cricket. New members that have not played an American College Cricket game, such as Arkansas State and Embry Riddle are not yet ranked.
by Lloyd Jodah