Arizona State Tops Preseason Poll

Feb. 4, 2008

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. -- Hoping to take home the Pac-10's third consecutive national title, Arizona State tops the 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 Top 25 Baseball Rankings will be unveiled every Monday morning during the season.

Also join us for a weekly rankings chat, which will take place each Monday at 2 p.m. (Central) in the National Clubhouse.

1. Arizona State
2. Miami
4. Rice
5. San Diego
6. Texas
7. Vanderbilt
8. Arizona
9. North Carolina
10. South Carolina
11. Oregon State
12. Missouri
13. Michigan
14. Virginia
15. Mississippi
16. Cal State Fullerton
17. Long Beach State
18. Wichita State
19. Mississippi State
20. Baylor
21. Florida State
22. Louisville
23. UC Irvine
24. Texas A&M
25. St. John's

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