2016 NCAA Baseball Preseason Top-25 Poll Released

A day after the College Football season ended, the shot of warm weather received today was the release of the Preseason Division I Top-25 Baseball Rankings.

The Florida Gators are the number-one team to start the season. The Gators arguably have four top-10 draft prospects on the roster this season, and figure to be tough all season long.

All eight teams that made the College World Series a season ago find themselves back in the Top-25.

The defending champion Virginia Cavaliers are ranked number 13 to start this season, while the 2014 champions and last year’s runner-up Vanderbilt Commodores find themselves at number three to start.

For the Midwest and Big 10 fans, they will have to wait a few weeks before seeing any team appear in the rankings. The Big 10 is the only Power 5 Conference to not have a team ranked in the preseason poll. Last season saw Missouri State and Illinois as national seeds reach the Super Regionals along with Maryland who defeated the number one national seed UCLA en-route to the Supers. So there is hope for teams from the Midwest and from the Big 10.

The Full Rankings are:
1. Florida Gators
2. Louisville Cardinals
3. Vanderbilt Commodores
4. Texas A&M Aggies
5. Oregon State Beavers
6. Miami Hurricanes
7. LSU Tigers
8. Oklahoma State Cowboys
9. California Golden Bears
10. North Carolina State Wolfpack
11. UCLA Bruins
12. USC Trojans
13. Virginia Cavaliers
14. Oregon Ducks
15. Mississippi State Bulldogs
16. North Carolina Tar Heels
17. South Carolina Gamecocks
18. Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns
19. TCU Horned Frogs
20. Florida State Seminoles
21. Cal State Fullerton Titans
22. Houston Cougars
23. Texas Longhorns
24. Coastal Carolina Chanticleers
25. Arkansas Razorbacks

As always, the ultimate destination is the Road to Omaha and the College World Series which will be held June 18-29 in Omaha, NE.

Who do you think has the best shot at dogpiling this summer? Feel free to post below and enjoy the show this season!

 

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