UCLA Baseball Ranked No. 20 in Collegiate Baseball's Preseason Poll
Dec. 21, 2009
TUCSON, Ariz. - UCLA has been ranked No. 20 in Collegiate Baseball's preseason top-40 poll, the weekly national baseball newspaper announced Monday. The Bruins will play 45 of their 56 regular-season games against teams either ranked in Collegiate Baseball's top-40 or receiving votes in the preseason poll.
UCLA is one of four Pac-10 programs rated in the preseason poll's top-40, and five other Pac-10 teams have been listed as also receiving votes.
Arizona State and Oregon represent the Pac-10 in the poll's top-10 at the No. 5 and No. 10 spots, respectively. Following UCLA at No. 20, Stanford checks in at No. 26. Arizona, Oregon, California, USC and Washington State have also received votes in Collegiate Baseball's preseason poll.
The Bruins will play 17 games against teams ranked in the top-40 - additionally, 28 games will feature opponents also receiving votes in Collegiate Baseball's preseason poll.
The Bruins open their 2010 season in the third annual Urban Invitational, hosting Southern University on Friday, Feb. 19. Game time at Steele Field at Jackie Robinson Stadium is 6 p.m.
COLLEGIATE BASEBALL'S 2010 TOP-40 PRESEASON POLL
|Rank||Team||2009 Record ||Points|
|4||Cal State Fullerton||47-16||492|
|37||Middle Tennessee State||44-18||407|
|38||Florida Gulf Coast||36-18||402|
Also receiving votes: Cal Poly, Arizona, Oregon, Long Beach State, California, Missouri, Michigan, Nebraska, Baylor, Oklahoma State, Central Florida, Mississippi State, Alabama, Auburn, James Madison, Tulane, Kentucky, Tennessee, New Mexico State, Ball State, Bowling Green, Hawaii, Houston, Kent State, Missouri State, Creighton, Western Kentucky, N.C. State, Boston College, Illinois, Jacksonville, Washington, USC, Washington State, Troy, San Diego State, College of Charleston, Georgia Southern, St. John's, Wagner, New Mexico, Eastern Illinois, Kennesaw State, Florida International, West Virginia, Elon, Texas State, Southeastern Louisiana, Stetson, Oral Roberts, Winthrop, UNC-Wilmington, Georgia State, Dartmouth, Wright State, Bethune-Cookman, Liberty, Dayton, Rhode Island, Southern.