Clemson ranked in Baseball America Preseason Poll


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Clemson is ranked #16 in Baseball America's 2012 preseason poll, released on Tuesday. Florida is atop the Baseball America poll, followed by #2 Stanford, #3 South Carolina, #4 Arkansas, and #5 Arizona. Other ACC teams ranked in the top 25 include #9 North Carolina, #12 Georgia Tech, #18 Miami (FL), and #20 Florida State.

It marks the 24th consecutive season that Clemson has earned a preseason top-25 ranking by one of the three major polls. In December, Collegiate Baseball ranked the Tigers #25 in its preseason poll.

Clemson had a 43-20 overall record in 2011 and returns 20 lettermen, including All-ACC players Phil PohlPhil Pohl
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(UT) and Richie ShafferRichie Shaffer
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(3B/1B). The Tigers will open the 2012 season on February 17 against UAB at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.

1. Florida 53-19
2. Stanford 35-22
3. South Carolina 55-14
4. Arkansas 40-22
5. Arizona 39-21
6. Rice 42-21
7. Texas A&M 47-22
8. LSU 36-20
9. North Carolina 51-16
10. Vanderbilt 54-12
11. Georgia 33-22
12. Georgia Tech 42-21
13. Texas 49-19
14. UCLA 35-24
15. TCU 43-19
16. Clemson 43-20
17. Arizona State 43-18
18. Miami 38-23
19. Oklahoma 41-19
20. Florida State 46-19
21. UCF 39-23
22. Mississippi 30-25
23. Oregon State 41-19
24. Louisville 32-29
25. Cal St. Fullerton 41-17

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