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2017 College Baseball Pre-Season Top-25

February 4, 2017

Expectations are high for Jim Schlossnagle's squad as TCU is the consensus #1 team in the nation. (photo courtesy of Texas Christian University Athletics & gofrogs.com)

Expectations are high for Jim Schlossnagle’s squad as TCU is the consensus #1 college baseball team in the nation. (photo courtesy of Texas Christian University Athletics & gofrogs.com)

 

1. TCU (49-18, 15-9 Big 12) 2016 – College World Series
2017 Opening Week: (3) vs. Penn State (28-27, 12-12 Big Ten) 2/17-19

2. Florida (52-16, 19-10 SEC-E) 2016 – College World Series
2017 Opening Week: (3) vs. William & Mary (31-31, 14-9 CAA) 2/17-19

3. Oregon State (35-19, 16-14 PAC-12) 2016 – missed post-season
2017 Opening Week: (3) **Sanderson Ford College Baseball Classic – Surprise, AZ** vs. Duke (33-24, 14-15 ACC-C) 2/17, 2/19; vs. Gonzaga (36-21, 18-9 WCC) 2/18

4. South Carolina (46-18, 20-9 SEC-E) 2016 – Columbia Super Regional
2017 Opening Week: (3) vs. UNC Greensboro (38-21, 15-9 Southern) 2/17-19

5. Florida State (41-22, 16-10 ACC-A) 2016 – Gainesville Super Regional
2017 Opening Week: (3) vs. VCU (38-19, 15-7 Atlantic 10) 2/17-19

6. Louisville (50-14, 22-8 ACC-A) 2016 – Louisville Super Regional
2017 Opening Week: (3) **Clearwater Tournament – Clearwater, FL** vs. Alabama State (38-17, 24-0 SWAC-E) 2/17; vs. Maryland (30-27, 13-11 Big Ten) 2/18; vs. Ball State (32-26, 15-9 MAC-W) 2/19

7. LSU (45-21, 19-11 SEC-W) 2016 – Baton Rouge Super Regional
2017 Opening Week: (3) **LSU Tournament – Baton Rouge, LA** vs. Air Force (30-27, 12-18 MWC) 2/17, 2/19; vs. Army (16-32, 6-13 Patriot) 2/18

8. Clemson (44-20, 16-14 ACC-A) 2016 – Clemson Regional
2017 Opening Week: (3) vs. Wright State (46-17, 23-6 Horizon) 2/17-19

9. Vanderbilt (43-19, 18-12 SEC-E) 2016 – Nashville Regional
2017 Opening Week: (3) at San Diego (27-29, 13-14 WCC) 2/17-19

10. Cal State Fullerton (36-23, 17-7 Big West) 2016 – Starkville Regional
2017 Opening Week: (3) vs. Stanford (31-23, 15-15 PAC-12) 2/17-19

11. Sam Houston State (42-22, 24-6 Southland) 2016 – Lafayette Regional
2017 Opening Week: (3) vs. Nevada (37-24, 20-10 MWC) 2/17-19

12. East Carolina (38-23-1, 15-8-1 AAC) 2016 – Lubbock Super Regional
2017 Opening Week: (3) at #22 Mississippi (43-19, 18-12 SEC-W) 2/17-19

13. Coastal Carolina (55-18, 21-3 Big South) 2016 – College World Series Champion
2017 Opening Week: (3) **Caravelle Resort Baseball at the Beach – Conway, SC** vs. Richmond (28-24, 11-13 Atlantic 10) 2/17; vs. Western Carolina (31-31, 15-9 Southern) 2/18; vs. James Madison (24-31, 13-11 CAA) 2/19

14. North Carolina State (38-22, 15-13 ACC-A) 2016 – Raleigh Regional
2017 Opening Week: (3) at Hawai’i (23-30, 12-12 Big West) 2/17-19

15. Arizona (49-24, 16-14 PAC-12) 2016 – College World Series Runner-up
2017 Opening Week: (3) vs. Eastern Kentucky (24-31, 13-17 OVC) 2/17-19

16. Louisiana-Lafayette (43-21, 21-9 Sun Belt) 2016 – Lafayette Regional
2017 Opening Week: (3) **Southeastern Louisiana Tournament – Hammond, LA** at Southeastern Louisiana (40-21, 22-8 Southland) 2/17; vs. Murray State (27-29, 15-15 OVC) 2/18; vs. Hofstra (15-37, 5-18 CAA) 2/19

17. Virginia (38-22, 19-11 ACC-C) 2016 – Charlottesville Regional
2017 Opening Week: (3) **The Citadel Tournament – Charleston, SC** vs. Liberty (31-28, 12-12 Big South) 2/17; at The Citadel (17-42, 6-18 Southern) 2/18; vs. Kansas (20-35-1, 6-17 Big 12) 2/19

18. Long Beach State (38-22, 16-9 Big West) 2016 – Coral Gables Regional
2017 Opening Week: (3) vs. Oklahoma (30-27-1, 11-13 Big 12) 2/17-19

19. Miami-FL (50-14, 21-7 ACC-C) 2016 – College World Series
2017 Opening Week: (3) vs. Rutgers (27-28, 9-15 Big Ten) 2/17-19

20. Texas A&M (49-16, 20-10 SEC-W) 2016 – College Station Super Regional
2017 Opening Week: (3) vs. Bowling Green (17-37, 7-17 MAC-E) 2/17-19

21. UC Santa Barbara (43-20-1, 13-11 Big West) 2016 – College World Series
2017 Opening Week: (3) vs. Loyola Marymount (26-27, 13-14 WCC) 2/17-19

22. Mississippi (43-19, 18-12 SEC-W) 2016 – Oxford Regional
2017 Opening Week (3) vs. #12 East Carolina (38-23-1, 15-8-1 AAC) 2/17-19

23. North Carolina (34-21, 13-17 ACC-C) 2016 – missed post-season
2017 Opening Week: (3) vs. Kentucky (32-25, 15-15 SEC-E) 2/17-19

24. Washington (33-23, 17-13 PAC-12) 2016 – Nashville Regional
2017 Opening Week: (3) at Santa Clara (23-29, 10-17 WCC) 2/17-19

25. Oklahoma State (43-22, 16-8 Big 12) 2016 – College World Series
2017 Opening Week: (3) at Grand Canyon (25-28-1, 13-14 WAC) 2/17-19

Also Receiving Consideration:

Arizona State (36-23, 16-14 PAC-12), Bryant (47-12, 26-4 NEC), California (32-21, 14-16 PAC-12), College of Charleston (31-26-1, 12-12 CAA), Creighton (38-17, 13-5 Big East), Dallas Baptist (44-19, 15-5 MVC), Florida Atlantic (39-19, 21-8 C-USA), Georgia Tech (38-25, 13-16 ACC-C), Gonzaga (36-21, 18-9 WCC), Houston (36-23, 11-12 AAC), Indiana (32-24, 15-9 Big Ten), Kent State (44-14, 20-4 MAC-E), Michigan (36-21, 13-10 Big Ten), Mississippi State (44-18-1, 21-9 SEC-W), Nebraska (37-22, 16-8 Big Ten), Ohio State (44-20-1, 15-9 Big Ten), Rice (38-24, 19-10 C-USA), Southeastern Louisiana (40-21, 22-8 Southland), Southern Mississippi (41-20, 20-10 C-USA), Stanford (31-23, 15-15 PAC-12), Texas (25-32, 10-14 Big 12), Texas Tech (47-20, 19-5 Big 12), Tulane (41-21, 15-7 AAC), UCLA (25-31, 12-18 PAC-12), UNC Wilmington (41-19, 16-6 CAA)

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