As the 2023 Pac-12 baseball season came to a close, the USC Trojans defied expectations and secured a fourth-place finish in the conference standings. This achievement was far beyond what many had predicted for the team at the beginning of the season, considering their previous years of stagnation. USC’s absence from the NCAA Baseball Tournament since 2015 had raised doubts about their potential. However, under the guidance of their new coach, Andy Stankiewicz, the Trojans proved their worth and surpassed all expectations.
In this article, we will present the final standings of the Pac-12 Conference for the 2023 baseball season. The top nine teams, including the ninth-ranked Cal, have qualified for the upcoming Pac-12 Tournament, set to commence in Scottsdale, Arizona. Before we dive into the standings, let’s take a look at the schedule for the tournament.
Pac-12 Conference Baseball Standings – Final Season Rankings
1. Stanford Cardinal – 23-7
The Stanford Cardinal finished the season in first place with an impressive record of 23 wins and 7 losses. Their outstanding performance earned them a high seed in the NCAA Baseball Tournament, where they will host a regional event in early June.
2. Oregon State Beavers – 18-12
The Oregon State Beavers secured the second spot in the standings, boasting the highest number of wins in the Pac-12 with 39 victories. Their strong performance throughout the season makes them a formidable contender in the upcoming tournament.
3. Washington Huskies – 17-12
The Washington Huskies clinched the third position in the standings, ensuring their exemption from playing on Tuesday during the Pac-12 Tournament. Finishing in the top three is a testament to their solid performance and secures them a favorable position moving forward.
4. USC Trojans – 17-13
The USC Trojans, initially predicted to finish 10th, surprised everyone with their exceptional performance, securing the fourth position in the Pac-12 baseball standings. Coach Andy Stankiewicz deserves recognition for his remarkable coaching job. If the Trojans can secure a win during the Pac-12 Tournament, their chances of qualifying for the NCAA Tournament will be significantly enhanced. Two wins would make their position a certainty.
5. Arizona State Sun Devils – 16-13
The Arizona State Sun Devils, although playing the Pac-12 Tournament near their home campus, will be competing in Scottsdale Stadium instead of their usual home field at Phoenix Municipal Stadium. This change in venue may pose some challenges for the team.
6. Oregon Ducks – 16-14
The Oregon Ducks’ season was marked by a record of 16 wins and 14 losses. Fans can follow Ducks Wire for comprehensive coverage of the team’s journey during the Pac-12 Tournament and beyond.
7. UCLA Bruins – 12-16-1
The UCLA Bruins will face off against the USC Trojans on the opening day of the Pac-12 Tournament, scheduled for May 23. The game will be televised on Pac-12 Network, with a 2:30 p.m. start time.
8. Arizona Wildcats – 12-18
The Arizona Wildcats will go head-to-head against the Arizona State Sun Devils in the first game of the Pac-12 Tournament. This matchup is set to take place in Scottsdale at 10 a.m. local time.
9. California Golden Bears – 12-18
The California Golden Bears secured the final spot in the Pac-12 Tournament, edging out the 10th-place Washington State Cougars and Utah Utes, whose seasons have come to an end.
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The 2023 Pac-12 baseball season witnessed several surprising outcomes, with the USC Trojans emerging as a prominent force despite low expectations. As the season concluded, the Stanford Cardinal claimed the top spot, followed by the Oregon State Beavers and the Washington Huskies. The upcoming Pac-12 Tournament promises to be an exciting event, featuring the top nine teams from the conference. Stay tuned for all the latest updates and coverage of the tournament.