Clemson Ranked #19 in Baseball America Preseason Poll

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Clemson is ranked #19 in Baseball America’s 2009 preseason poll, released on Tuesday. It marks the 21st consecutive season that Clemson has earned a top-25 national ranking by one of the three major polls. Texas A&M is atop the Baseball America poll. Other ACC teams ranked include #3 North Carolina, #20 Georgia Tech, and #24 Florida State. The Tigers had a 31-27-1 record in 2008, but they return eight starters in the field and four of their top five starting pitchers in 2009. The Tigers will open the 2009 season on February 20 against Charlotte at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.

The staff of Baseball America determines the Top 25 rankings.

1.         Texas A&M
2.         Louisiana State
3.         North Carolina
4.         Texas
5.         Cal State Fullerton
6.         Mississippi
7.         Rice
8.         Baylor
9.         UC Irvine
10.       Missouri
11.       San Diego
12.       UCLA
13.       Arizona State
14.       Georgia
15.       Stanford
16.       Oklahoma
17.       Pepperdine
18.       Kent State
19.       Clemson
20.       Georgia Tech
21.       Alabama
22.       Arkansas
23.       Louisville
24.       Florida State
25.       Oregon State

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