Here is Baseball America’s 2011 Preseason Poll. The Florida Gators come in at number 1 after finishing last season with a 47-17 record and a 2010 ranking of seventh. UCLA who finished last season as the CWS runner-up comes in at number two with CWS semifinalist TCU coming in at number 3. Vanderbilt and Oklahoma round out the Top 5 respectively at 4th and 5th. You can check out the rest of the Top 25 below. Continue reading
Collegiate Baseball Newspaper has released their 2011 Preseason Division 3 Poll. This year Heidelberg (OH) takes the top spot in the poll after going 42-8 last season where they appeared in the Division 3 College World Series. Coming in at number 2 is SUNY-Cortland who went 40-10-1 last season as they played in the Division 3 title game in 2010. The Top 5 is rounded out by Wisconsin-Stevens Point at number 3, Kean, NJ at number 4, and defending national champion Illinois Wesleyan checking in at number 5. You can check out the rest of the poll below. Continue reading
Collegiate Baseball Newspaper recently released their 2011 Preseason Division 2 Baseball Poll. Leading the poll to start the season is 2010 defending national champion Southern Indiana who finished last season with a 52-14 overall record. UC-San Diego comes in at number 2 after going 54-8. Rounding out the top five is Central Missouri at number 3, Georgia College and St. at number 4, and perennial power Tampa checking in at number 5. You can check out the full poll below.
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The Horned Frogs finished third at the College World Series last season and return a deep and experienced ball club for 2011. Seven position player starters are back along with three Louisville Slugger Pre-Season All-American starting pitchers in LHP Matt Purke (16-0, 3.02 ERA, 142 K, 34 BB), RHP Kyle Winkler (12-3, 3.39 ERA, 92 K, 36 BB), and RHP Steven Maxwell (11-2, 2.70 ERA, 93 K, 34 BB). Continue reading