As of May 2021, the Wildcats lead the Sun Devils in all-time baseball series 255-221-1, and both teams have had multiple players chosen into Major League Baseball. Since then, Arizona has won the CWS in 2012, finished second in 2016 and won the Pac-12 Championship (2021).
In 2020, Arizona defeated South Carolina 2-1 to win its first ever NCAA National Championship. The victory also marked the first time that a team from outside the Big Ten, Atlantic Coast Conference, Southeastern Conference, and West Coast Conference has ever done so.
Arizona's Matt Koch was named the MVP of the tournament after he went 3-0 with a 1.50 ERA. He struck out 21 batters while walking just four in 18 innings pitched.
First, let's look at how Arizona has performed over time in the CWS:
Year Team Record WC Finish Final Game Score 2012 Arizona 12-1 Winner 2012
2016 Arizona 10-3 Second 2006 USC 11-2 Winner
The Arizona State Sun Devils and Arizona Wildcats were both on their way to making the NCAA Tournament in 2020 when the coronavirus epidemic canceled it. Both teams appear in various early 2020 tournament projections. According to ESPN's Joe Lunardi, Bobby Hurley's ASU team is ranked No. 16 in his latest update while Sean Miller's Arizona team is listed at No. 22.
In addition to these two schools, other notable Division I programs from the Southwest that were in play for an at-large spot include New Mexico, San Diego State, and UCLA. However, all five of these schools are expected to be outside of the NCAA Tournament this year due to the cancellation of most post-season events caused by the coronavirus outbreak.
ASU and Arizona played each other in Phoenix on December 31st. The game was called off after just 30 minutes because of safety concerns related to the coronavirus pandemic. The next day, the NCAA announced that all remaining games of the season would be postponed until further notice.
The Sun Devils and Wildcats were both slated to make their first appearances in the Big Dance this year. In fact, Arizona was considered a favorite in many people's minds coming into the season. The Wildcats were picked by many to win the Pac-12 title and make their second consecutive trip to the Final Four.
The Arizona State Sun Devils play in 26 NCAA Division I Pac-12 Conference varsity sports and have over 1,100 registered student groups. Women's basketball is the most popular sport with fans following the team on Twitter and Facebook.
In addition to its athletic program, Arizona State has a large club sporting system that includes intramural sports, dance teams, fitness centers, recreational clubs, rugby clubs, sailing clubs, tennis clubs, and volleyball clubs. There are more than 100,000 members in the ASU club system. Club sports at Arizona State include: archery, baseball, basketball, bass fishing, bowling, bridge, camping, golf, hockey, hiking/walking, kickball, mountain biking, paintball, pétanque, ping-pong, pool, racquetball, rock climbing, skiing/snowboarding, softball, soccer, spelunking, swimming, tennis, triathlon, volleyball, weightlifting, and yoga.
ASU's club sports include men's and women's intercollegiate varsity basketball, coed football (partially sponsored), coed ice hockey (completely independent of the university's varsity program), and wrestling.
Following that, the Sun Devils swept the WCWS and beat the Florida Gators in two games to win the 2011 NCAA national title.
Sun Devils of Arizona The sporting teams that represent Arizona State University are known as the Sun Devils. As a member of the Pac-12 Conference, ASU has nine men's and eleven women's varsity teams participating at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I level.
Professional sports organizations
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|Phoenix Suns||Basketball||National Basketball Association|
|Arizona Diamondbacks||Baseball||Major League Baseball|
|Arizona Coyotes||Ice hockey||National Hockey League|
In the sport of American football, the Arizona State Sun Devils football team represents Arizona State University. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Pac-12 Conference. The Sun Devils play their home games at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona.
The team was founded in 1892 and currently competes in the Pacific Division of the Pac-12 Conference. They have won two national championships - 1998 and 2001 - and appeared in three other championship games. In addition to its athletic program, Arizona State also has a basketball team that plays in the West Coast Conference. The men's golf team competes as an independent program; it has never played in any conference.
Arizona State has recruited players from both California and Arizona. They are known for their explosive offense that features quarterback Daniel Jones who was selected second overall by the New York Giants in the 2019 NFL Draft. Other notable players include wide receivers N'Keal Harry and Rashard Higgins and running back Javorius Allen.
Jones is the first Sun Devil player ever drafted into the NFL and the first out-of-state player picked number two overall by a franchise. He replaced Eli Manning who played for the Giants before him.