Clemson Ranked #4 in Collegiate Baseball Preseason Poll


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Clemson is ranked #4 in Collegiate Baseball’s 2011 preseason poll, released on Monday. It marks the 23rd consecutive season that Clemson has earned a preseason top-25 ranking by one of the three major polls. TCU is atop the Collegiate Baseball poll, followed by #2 Florida, #3 UCLA, #4 Clemson, and #5 Vanderbilt. Clemson’s #4 ranking is its highest in the preseason since 2007, when the Tigers were ranked #2 in the country by Collegiate Baseball in the preseason.


Other ACC teams ranked in the top 25 include #13 Florida State, #17 Virginia, #18 Miami (FL), and #19 Georgia Tech, meaning five of the top-19 teams are from the ACC. No other conference has more than four teams ranked in the top 19 of the preseason poll.


The Tigers had a 45-25 overall record and 18-12 ACC regular-season mark in 2010. Clemson won the ACC Atlantic Division title before capturing championships in the Auburn Regional and Clemson Super Regional. The Tigers went 2-2 in the College World Series and finished tied for third in the nation.


Clemson returns 20 lettermen, including preseason All-Americans John Hinson (3B), Brad Miller (SS), and Jeff Schaus (OF). The Tigers will open the 2011 season on February 18 against Eastern Michigan at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.


Collegiate Baseball Newspaper's
NCAA Div. I Pre-Season Poll
(As of Dec. 20, 2010)
Rank School ('10 Final Record) Points
1. Texas Christian (54-14)  495
2. Florida (47-17)   494
3. UCLA (51-17)    493
4. Clemson (45-25)   489
5. Vanderbilt (46-20)   486
6. Oklahoma (50-18)   483
7. Texas (50-13)    481
8. Texas A&M (43-21-1)   480
9. Oregon (40-24)    479
10. Stanford (31-25)   474

11. Arizona St. (52-10)   473
12. Cal. St. Fullerton (46-18) 470
13. Florida St. (48-20)   469
14. South Carolina (54-16)  467
15. Louisiana St. (41-22)  465
16. Connecticut (48-16)   462
17. Virginia (51-14)   457
18. Miami, Fla. (43-20)   455
19. Georgia Tech. (47-15)  454
20. Louisville (50-14)   451

21. Rice (40-23)    450
22. Arizona (34-24)   445
23. Wichita St. (41-19)   443
24. Coastal Carolina (55-10)  440
25. Auburn (43-21)   437
26. St. John's (43-20)   435
27. North Carolina (38-32)  434
28. San Diego (37-22)   427
29. Fresno St. (38-25)   426
30. Pittsburgh (38-18)   425

31. Washington St. (37-22)  422
32. Arkansas (43-21)   418
33. California (29-25)   417
34. U.C. Irvine (39-21)   414
35. College of Charleston (44-19) 412
36. Florida Atlantic (37-24)  409
37. Kansas St. (37-22)   407
38. Hawaii (35-28)   402
39. Baylor (36-24)   401
40. Kent St. (39-25)   398

Other Teams Receiving Votes: Florida International, U.C. Riverside, N.C.
State, Oregon St., Mississippi, Kentucky, Southern California, Washington,
Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi St., Oklahoma St., Missouri, South
Florida, Nebraska, Cal Poly, Long Beach St., U.C. Santa Barbara, Florida
Gulf Coast, Liberty, Minnesota, Michigan, James Madison, Southern
Mississippi, East Carolina, Central Florida, Central Michigan,
Bethune-Cookman, Illinois St., San Diego St., Tennessee Tech., The Citadel,
Texas St., Northwestern St., Oral Roberts, Louisiana Lafayette, Western
Kentucky, Lamar, Portland, Pepperdine, Gonzaga, Nevada, New Mexico St., San
Jose St., Charlotte, Mercer, East Tennessee St., Jacksonville, Georgia St.,
Tulane, Utah Valley St., New Mexico, Stony Brook, Iowa, Wisc.-Milwaukee,
Canisius, Bryant, Jacksonville St., Dallas Baptist, Le Moyne.

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