Diamond Dawgs Rank High in Major Preseason Baseball Polls

Perfect Game and Baseball America released their preseason top 25 today. These are the 2nd and 3rd major polls to come out – Collegiate Baseball rated MSU as the #2 team in America.

Perfect Game Top 10

1. Virginia
2. Cal State Fullerton
3. Oregon State
4. Florida State
5. Indiana
6. Mississippi State
7. South Carolina
9. Oregon
10. North Carolina State

Immediately what jumps off the page is being the top ranked SEC team – the country’s strongest conference. That’s pretty awesome. There are some familiar faces from last June up there too – MSU was a combined 5-0 vs. Virginia, Oregon State and Indiana last year…all in the Super Regionals or College World Series. Defending national champs UCLA fell back to #8.

Baseball America Top 10

1. Virginia
2. Oregon State
3. Indiana
4. Cal State Fullerton
5. North Carolina State
6. Florida State
7. South Carolina
8. Mississippi State
9. LSU
10. Vanderbilt

Here again MSU had major success last year against the teams ranked ahead of us: 8-1 vs. UVA, OSU, IU and South Carolina. Both of the other polls have State much higher this year than they did going into 2013, but Baseball America actually had the Bulldogs #5 nationally in the preseason last year….so we went down a little.

Within a five game span Mississippi State dismantled three of the top 5 teams last year including Virginia who is #1 in both polls.

The season can’t start soon enough. Hail State!


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