Baseball Picked Fourth In Collegiate Baseball Preseason Poll

Dec. 19, 2001

TUCSON, Ariz. -- The USC baseball team was selected fourth in the Fabulous 40 Preseason Poll, released today by Collegiate Baseball. The Trojans are behind top-ranked Stanford, Florida State and Tulane.

USC finished 45-19 overall last year and won the Pac-10 Conference championship with an 18-6 mark. The Trojans made its 21st appearance at the College World Series, going 1-2 in Omaha. It was the first time that the Trojans made back-to-back trips to Omaha since 1973 and 1974.

Collegiate Baseball also named junior pitcher Anthony Reyes as a first team preseason All-American selection while junior catcher Alberto Concepcion earned third team honors.

The 2002 schedule will begin on Feb. 8 with a three-game series at Long Beach State, beginning at 6:05 p.m.

Rank School1. Stanford (51-17)2. Florida State (47-19)3. Tulane (56-13)4. Southern California (45-19)5. Louisiana State (44-22-1)6. Clemson (41-22)7. Miami, Fla. (53-12)8. South Carolina (49-20)9. Wichita State (42-24)10. Oklahoma State (42-22)11. Fresno St. (41-25)12. Rice (47-20)13. Nebraska (50-16)14. Mississippi (39-23-1)15. Texas (36-26)16. Wake Forest (44-18)17. Cal. State Fullerton (48-18)18. Baylor (37-24)19. Notre Dame (49-13-1)20. Arizona State (37-20-1)21. Florida (35-27)22. Georgia Tech. (41-20)23. Mississippi State (39-24)24. Ohio State (43-18)25. Rutgers (42-17)26. Texas Tech. (43-20-1)27. Purdue (32-24)28. Ball State (34-23)29. East Carolina (47-13)30. Texas A&M (33-27)31. Oral Roberts (48-13)32. Georgia Southern (42-20)33. Cal. State Northridge (34-22)34. Louisiana-Lafayette (28-28)35. Nevada-Reno (30-26)36. Winthrop (48-16)37. Long Beach State (35-23)38. California (34-25)39. Stetson (43-17)40. Central Florida (51-14)   
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