Vanderbilt coach Tim Corbin figured last year was his baseball program's best chance to win its first national championship. The 2014 team is the one that got the job done.
The Commodores finished 51-21 with an everyday lineup that featured four sophomores, two freshmen and a young pitching staff. They beat Virginia in a three-game College World Series finals.
Second baseman Dansby Swanson was the CWS Most Outstanding Player after being limited to 11 games as a freshman because of injuries.
The title came a year after the Commodores set an SEC record with 26 conference wins and were the No. 2 national seed. But that team lost in super regionals to Louisville.