Arizona State Tops Rivals.com Preseason Poll
Feb. 4, 2008
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. -- Hoping to take home the Pac-10's third consecutive national title, Arizona State tops the Rivals.com Top 25 Rankings.
The Sun Devils have some offensive contributors to replace, but welcome back All-American infielder Brett Wallace and veteran pitcher Josh Satow, among others.
While Arizona State tops our rankings, defending champion Oregon State comes in at No. 11. Other Pac-10 teams in the rankings include No. 3 UCLA and No. 8 Arizona.
After finishing last season unranked, Miami comes in at No. 2. Meanwhile, No. 4 Rice and No. 5 San Diego round out the top five.
Five teams in the preseason rankings were not ranked at the end of last season: No. 2 Miami, No. 8 Arizona, No. 17 Long Beach State, No. 20 Baylor and No. 25 St. John's.
Here are the conference breakdowns: Pac-10 (4), SEC (4), ACC (4), Big 12 (4), Big West (3), Big East (2), WCC (1), Missouri Valley (1), Conference USA (1), Big Ten (1).
The Rivals.com Top 25 Baseball Rankings will be unveiled every Monday morning during the season.
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RIVALS.COM TOP 25 RANKINGS (PRESEASON)
1. Arizona State
5. San Diego
9. North Carolina
10. South Carolina
11. Oregon State
16. Cal State Fullerton
17. Long Beach State
18. Wichita State
19. Mississippi State
21. Florida State
23. UC Irvine
24. Texas A&M
25. St. John's
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