Gamecocks No. 7 in two preseason baseball polls
01/27/2014 9:44 AM
01/27/2014 9:49 AM
South Carolina is ranked No. 7 in the Baseball America Preseason Top 25 and Perfect Game Preseason College Top 25 announced on Monday.
The Gamecocks begin the 2014 season on Friday, Feb. 14 in the first game of a three-game series at Carolina Stadium.
In the Baseball America poll, USC is one of eight SEC schools to be ranked in the preseason poll, and the highest ranked of all the SEC squads.
In the Perfect Game rankings, Mississippi State is one spot ahead of the Gamecocks.
USC was ranked No. 14 in the Collegiate Baseball preseason poll that was released in December.
Baseball America Preseason Top 25
|Team||2013 Record||2013 Rank|
|2. Oregon State||52-13||4|
|4. Cal State Fullerton||51-10||10|
|5. North Carolina State||50-16||6|
|6. Florida State||47-17||12|
|7. South Carolina||43-20||14|
|8. Mississippi State||51-20||2|
|9. Louisiana State||57-11||5|
|17. North Carolina||59-12||3|
|19. Texas Christian||29-28||NR|
|22. Kansas State||45-19||13|
|24. Texas A&M||34-19||NR|
Perfect Game Preseason College Top 25
|Team||Final 2013 record||Final 2013 ranking|
|2. Cal State Fullerton||51-10||8|
|3. Oregon State||52-13||4|
|4. Florida State||47-17||10|
|6. Mississippi State||51-20||2|
|7. South Carolina||43-20||13|
|10. North Carolina State||50-16||7|
|12. Louisiana State||57-11||5|
|13. North Carolina||59-12||3|
|18. Arizona State||37-22||21|
|19. Texas A&M||34-29||NR|
|20. Miami (Fla.)||37-25||NR|
|22. Kansas State||45-19||14|
|23. Oklahoma State||41-19||23|
|24. Florida Atlantic||42-22||20|
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