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. Continue reading
The LSU Tigers are the top ranked team in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll that was released today. LSU recieved 14 out of the 30 first place votes. The Tigers made the College World Series before being eliminated by North Carolina. The Tar Heels are the number 2 team in the country after going 54-14 last season while competing in the College World Series. They received 12 first place votes from the coaches. The Rice Owls are ranked third in the poll receiving a single first place vote. The Georgia Bulldogs are in the fourth spot while the Texas A&M Aggies received two first place votes while being voted fifth. The Stanford Cardinal picked up the only other first place vote as they came in sixth. Continue reading
USAToday.com has put out a list of the top 5 home runs in College World Series history. I think most of my readers will know what comes in at number 1 but the other four homers are a little bit more under the radar. The full list is available here.
We love how every organization puts out a Top 25 poll. The latest is the USA Today/ESPN Preseason Coaches poll with Arizona State taking the top spot. North Carolina, South Carolina, Rice, and Arizona round out the Top 5. The USA Today poll makes more sense as FSU is ranked 12th and Baseball America has them unranked. The full USA Today poll is available here with a breakdown of each squad.
USA Today has released their first Top 25 for the season. They have Rice leading the poll with 22 first place votes out of a possible 31 first place ballots. Clemson comes in at number 2 with 4 first place votes. Miami, South Carolina, and North Carolina all round out the Top 5. The University of Texas picked up a first place vote but finished 6th in the poll. Oregon State, the defending national champions picked up 4 first place votes but ended up in 15th position in the poll.