Stanford Picked Third In Pac-10 Preseason Poll

Jan. 29, 2007

Walnut Creek, Calif. - Stanford has been picked to finish third in the Pac-10 in the conference's 2007 preseason poll, according of the league's head coaches and released on Monday. Arizona State edged defending national champion Oregon State, winners of the Pac-10 in each of the last two seasons, by two points. The Sun Devils received four of the nine first-place votes, while Oregon State picked up three and Stanford received the remaining two.

UCLA, Arizona, USC, California, Washington State and Washington rounded out the poll.

Stanford is in the midst of preparing for the 2007 season, which begins at No. 14 Cal State Fullerton with a three-game series Friday-Sunday, February 2-4 (7 pm, 6 pm, 12 pm, PT). Stanford will welcome Fresno State to Sunken Diamond for its first home series of the season the following Friday-Sunday, February 9-11 (5 pm, 1 pm, 1 pm, PT).

Stanford garnered a pair of Top 25 national rankings in 2007 preseason polls from Collegiate Baseball (No. 23), NCBWA (No. 24) and USA Today/ESPN. Baseball America tabbed Stanford as the No. 31 team in the nation in its 2007 preseason Top 50, while the Cardinal is among teams considered in the poll.

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