20-3; SEC regular season champion; CWS runner-up
A much more famous UT sports team made a historic run in 1951, as Tennessee football won the national championship that year. Well, there was a player who was a star on both the Tennessee baseball and football teams in Bert Rechichar. This team also had pitcher and first baseman Sidney Hatfield, who would become the College World Series most outstanding player.
Advancing in the CWS and regular season championships all carry weight, and this team did both of those things. The Vols won the SEC regular season title with a 16-1 league record. They were the only team from the SEC to reach the event in Omaha, Neb. that year.
After losing their first game to the Utah Utes, UT got on a roll, beating the Princeton Tigers, Springfield Maroons and then getting revenge on Utah. They beat the USC Trojans in the semifinals to advance and face the Oklahoma Sooners.
In a close matchup, Oklahoma pulled away for a 3-2 win. Still, a championship and going further than any other team in school history in the CWS was enough for us to put these guys in the top two, and they do have a case to be No. 1. However, there is one more team that slightly takes the cake over them.