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Baseball Holds No. 21 Preseason Ranking by Baseball America

Jan. 23, 2018

HATTIESBURG, Miss. - The Southern Miss baseball team earned its second preseason Top 25 accolade by collecting a No. 21 ranking by Baseball America Tuesday morning in a release by the publication.

The Golden Eagles, which finished 50-16 a season ago and captured the Conference USA regular-season crown, ended the 2017 season by the publication with a No. 16 ranking.

Southern Miss holds the only ranking from Conference USA in this preseason poll.

The Golden Eagles open the season Feb. 16, when they play in the Mississippi Farm Bureau Classic, by hosting Mississippi State in a three-game set at Pete Taylor Park/Hill Denson Field.

Tickets for the 2018 home season can be purchased by going online at SouthernMissTickets.com, by calling 1-800-844-TICK (8425) or visiting the Pat Ferlise Ticket Office during normal business hours.

The program also garnered a No. 25 preseason ranking by Collegiate Baseball.

Here is a look at the Baseball America Top 25:

Team | ’17 Record | Final ’17 Rk.
1. Florida | 52-19 | 1
2. Oregon State | 56-6 | 3
3. Florida State | 46-23 | 6
4. Arkansas | 45-19 | 19
5. Texas Tech | 45-17 | 12
6. North Carolina | 49-14 | 11
7. TCU | 50-18 | 3
8. Kentucky | 43-23 | 9
9. Stanford | 42-16 | 15
10. Texas A&M | 41-23 | 10
11. Cal State Fullerton | 39-24 | 7
12. Clemson | 42-21 | 23
13. UCLA | 30-27 | NR
14. Texas | 39-24 | 24
15. Virginia | 43-16 | 12
16. Ole Miss | 32-25 | NR
17. LSU | 52-20 | 2
18. Vanderbilt | 36-25 | 18
19. Louisville | 53-12 | 5
20. Indiana | 34-24 | NR
21. Southern Miss | 50-16 | 16
22. UCF | 40-22 | NR
23. Mississippi State | 40-27 | 14
24. South Alabama | 40-21 | NR
25. St. John’s | 42-13 | NR

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