USA Today/ESPN Top 25 Coaches Poll

USAToday USA Today/ESPN finish the Preseason rankings today with as they release their Top 25 which is led by Texas coming in at number 1 receiving 18 out of 31 first place votes. Texas finished last season with a second place finish in the College World Series. LSU defeated the Longhorns in the College World Series to bring home the title and come in at number 2 in the poll. Cal-State Fullerton checks in at number 3 while Virginia and Florida State round out the Top 25. You can check out the full poll below.

Rank
School (first-place votes)
Record
Points
Final 2009 rank
1
Texas (18)
50-16-1
760
2
2
LSU (10)
56-17
721
1
3
Cal State-Fullerton (2)
47-16
671
7
4
Virginia (1)
49-15-1
665
5
5
Florida State
45-18
575
10
6
Rice
43-18
547
9
7
UC Irvine
45-15
534
16
8
Arizona State
51-14
497
3
9
Florida
42-22
489
13
10
Georgia Tech
38-19-1
484
18
11
North Carolina
48-18
456
4
12
TCU
40-18
367
12
13
Miami (Fla.)
38-22
355
20
14
Oregon State
37-19
350
NR
15
Clemson
44-22
334
14
16
Arkansas
41-24
289
6
17
Mississippi
44-20
249
11
18
East Carolina
46-20
224
15
19
Coastal Carolina
47-16
203
23
20
Louisville
47-18
192
17
21
Ohio State
42-19
131
NR
22
Oklahoma
43-20
127
19
23
San Diego
29-25
95
NR
24
Southern Mississippi
40-26
94
8
25
Stanford
30-25
79
NR

Others receiving votes: South Carolina (40-23) 75; Vanderbilt (37-27) 75; UCLA (27-29) 73; Texas A&M (37-24) 51; Georgia (38-24) 48; Minnesota (40-19) 48; Arizona (30-25) 33; Kansas (39-24) 24; Kansas State (43-18-1) 19; Wichita State (30-27) 19; Oral Roberts (33-15) 18; Pepperdine (31-23) 15; Middle Tennessee (44-18) 13; Fresno State (32-30) 9; Missouri (35-27) 9; Oklahoma State (34-24) 9; Alabama (37-21) 6; North Carolina-Wilmington (31-23) 6; Boston College (34-26) 5; Florida Gulf Coast (36-18) 5; James Madison (30-24) 5; Kentucky (28-26) 4; Long Beach State (25-29) 4; Cal Poly (37-21) 3; Gonzaga (36-18) 3; St. John’s (30-22) 3; Florida International (34-23) 2; Jacksonville (37-22) 1; Nebraska (25-28) 1; Western Kentucky (42-20) 1.

The USA TODAY/ESPN Board of Coaches is made up of 31 coaches at Division I institutions. All are members of the American Baseball Coaches Association.

The 2010 board: The USA TODAY/ESPN Board of Coaches is made up of 31 coaches at Division I institutions. All are members of the American Baseball Coaches Association. The board for the 2010 season: Terry Alexander, Jacksonville; John Anderson, Minnesota; Ed Blankmeyer, St. John’s; Rob Cooper, Wright State; Sherman Corbett, Texas-San Antonio; Tim Corbin, Vanderbilt; David Eldredge, Southern Utah; Mike Gaski, North Carolina-Greensboro; Nino Giarratano, San Francisco; Gary Gilmore, Coastal Carolina; Keith Guttin, Missouri State; Danny Hall, Georgia Tech; Daniel Heefner, Dallas Baptist; Loren Hibbs, Charlotte; Charlie Hickey, Central Connecticut State; George Horton, Oregon; Steve Jaksa, Central Michigan; Omar Johnson, Jackson State; Rick Jones, Tulane; Steve Kittrell, South Alabama; Paul Kostacopoulos, Navy; Kevin Leighton, Manhattan; Gary McClure, Austin Peay; Mervyl Melendez, Bethune-Cookman; Gary Powers, Nevada; Mark Scalf, North Carolina-Wilmington; Jim Schlossnagle, TCU; Matt Senk, Stony Brook; Doug Smith, UC-Riverside; Steve Smith, Baylor; Bob Whalen, Dartmouth.