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Friday, December 23, 2005

And They're Off....Dirtbags 16th In Collegiate Baseball Pre-Season Rankings

Collegiate Baseball Newspaper is the 1st out of the gates with their NCAA Division I baseball pre-season rankings. The Dirtbags, who finished 18th in the final Collegiate Baseball poll last season, get the nod at 16th in the 2006 pre-season list. Here's the rankings, with Big West Conference schools in italics:
Rank School ('05 Final Record)  Final '05 Rank
1. Texas (56-16) 1
2. Florida (48-23) 2
3. Oregon St. (46-12) 7
4. Nebraska (57-15) 6
5. Rice (45-19) 16
6. Clemson (43-23) 13
7. North Carolina (41-19-1) 21
8. Florida St. (53-20) 15
9. Cal. St. Fullerton (46-18) 9
10. Georgia Tech. (45-19) 10
11. Miami, Fla. (41-19-1) 14
12. Arizona St. (42-25) 3
13. Pepperdine (41-23) 23
14. Missouri (40-23) NR
15. Louisiana St. (40-22) 19
16. Long Beach St. (37-22) 18
17. South Carolina (41-23) 26
18. Florida Atlantic (37-24) NR
19. Tennessee (46-21) 8
20. Mississippi (48-20) 11
21. Southern California (41-22) 17
22. Notre Dame (38-24-1) NR
23. Baylor (46-24) 4
24. Tulane (56-12) 5
25. Stanford (34-25) NR
26. Wichita St. (51-24) 27
27. Texas Christian (41-20) 29
28. Winthrop (44-22) NR
29. Oklahoma (35-26) NR
30. Southern Miss. (41-21) NR
31. Arizona (39-21) 12
32. Houston (29-30) NR
33. Arkansas (39-22) NR
34. Mississippi St. (42-22) NR
35. San Francisco (38-18) NR
36. San Diego (30-27-1) NR
37. Stetson (35-28) NR
38. Washington (33-22) NR
39. Georgia (30-25) NR
40. Fresno St. (30-29) NR
And here are the other teams that following, in decending rank: Cal Poly SLO, Vanderbilt, Alabama, Auburn, California, UCLA, Ohio St., North Carolina St., Coastal Carolina, Louisville, U.C. Irvine, Virginia Commonwealth, Miami (Ohio), Oral Roberts, Central Florida, East Carolina, Central Michigan, Southern Illinois, Nevada-Las Vegas, San Diego St., Maine, Birmingham Southern, Jacksonville St., South Alabama, Louisiana-Lafayette, Troy, Florida International, Loyola Marymouht, Army, College of Charleston, Georgia Southern, N.C. Charlotte, Richmond, Western Carolina, Northwestern St., Lamar, Southern.

posted on 12/23/2005 by Jeff Agnew

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