College baseball rankings: Baseball America releases preseason Top 25 poll

Jun 25, 2013; Omaha, NE, USA; UCLA Bruins second baseman Cody Regis (left) and starting pitcher Nick Vander Tuig (right) address the media in a press conference after game 2 of the College World Series finals against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at TD Ameritrade Park. UCLA defeated Mississippi State 8-0. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

With spring rapidly approaching, so is the 2014 college baseball season, and the folks over at Baseball America have released their preseason Top 25 rankings.

For the first time in the program’s history, the Virginia Cavaliers are the number one team in the country. Winning over 50 games in the last three seasons, the Cavaliers return eight starters on this year’s squad and are certainly the favorite at the moment to take home the College World Series trophy.

Also notable, the defending national champion UCLA Bruins come in this season ranked 12th in the nation after losing some significant starters from that championship-winning bunch.

Here’s a look at the full preseason Top 25 for the 2014 college baseball season.

Team 2013 Record 2013 Rank
virginia  1. Virginia 50-12 11
oregonstate2. Oregon State 52-13 4
Indiana3. Indiana 49-16 7
calstatefullerton4. Cal State Fullerton 51-10 10
ncstate5. North Carolina State 50-16 6
floridastate6. Florida State 47-17 12
southcarolina7. South Carolina 43-20 14
Mississippistate8. Mississippi State 51-20 2
lsu9. Louisiana State 57-11 5
vanderbilt10. Vanderbilt 54-12 9
oregon11. Oregon 48-16 17
UCLA12. UCLA 49-17 1
clemson13. Clemson 40-22 NR
louisianalafayette14. Louisiana-Lafayette 43-20 NR
rice15. Rice 44-20 16
miami16. Miami 37-25 NR
northcarolina17. North Carolina 59-12 3
texas18. Texas 27-24 NR
texaschristian19. Texas Christian 29-28 NR
louisville20. Louisville 51-14 8
alabama21. Alabama 35-28 NR
kansasstate22. Kansas State 45-19 13
florida23. Florida 29-30 NR
texasaandm24. Texas A&M 34-29 NR
arkansas25. Arkansas 39-22 18

 

Topics: College Baseball

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