Collegiate Baseball releases 2014 preseason college baseball poll

Collegiate Baseball has released it’s Fabulous 40 NCAA Division I preseason poll for the 2014 college baseball season. Topping the rankings is Cal State Fullerton.

The poll is comprised of a handful of factors:

The pre-season poll factors in voting by NCAA Division I coaches across the nation, how a team finished last season nationally, returning position player starters and pitchers, potential draft picks along with the quality of its recruiting class last fall.

Cal State is followed by No. 2 Mississippi State, No. 3 LSU, No. 4 Oregon State and No. 5 Florida State.

The 2013 College World Series champion, UCLA, is ranked No. 15 to start the season.

Following is Collegiate Baseball’s top 40 teams entering the season:

1. Cal State Fullerton
2. Mississippi State
3. LSU
4. Oregon State
5. Florida State
6. Oregon
7. Indiana
8. Louisville
9. Vanderbilt
10. N.C. State
11. North Carolina
12. Virginia
13. Miami
14. South Carolina
15. UCLA
16. Florida
17. Rice
18. Oklahoma State
19. TCU
20. Texas
21. Clemson
22. Arizona State
23. La.-Lafayette
24. Arizona
25. Texas A&M
26. Stanford
27. Cal Poly
28. Kansas State
29. Alabama
30. Ole Miss
31. Western Carolina
32. Oklahoma
33. San Diego
34. Wichita State
35. Liberty
36. Tennessee Tech
37. New Mexico
38. East Carolina
39. UC-Santa Barbara
40. Coastal Carolina

Other Teams Receiving Votes: Arkansas, UNLV, Auburn, San Diego St., Fresno St., Southern California, Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, South Alabama, San Francisco, Loyola Marymount, Brigham Young, Seton Hall, Georgia Tech., Mercer, U.C. Irvine, Missouri St., Pepperdine, Troy, Sam Houston St., Austin Peay St., Bryant, Florida Atlantic, N.C. Wilmington, Houston, Central Florida, St. Louis, Creighton, Campbell, Nebraska, Gonzaga, Sacramento St., New Mexico St., St. John’s, Cal. St. Bakersfield, Ohio St., Michigan, Southern Mississippi, Kent St., Illinois St., Appalachian St., The Citadel, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Southeastern Louisiana, California, Washington, Washington St., West Virginia, Baylor, Minnesota, Stony Brook, Dallas Baptist, UT Arlington, Texas St., Maine, South Florida, Connecticut, Virginia Tech., Pittsburgh, Missouri, Notre Dame, North Florida, East Tennessee St., Florida Gulf Coast, Virginia Commonwealth, Rhode Island, Charlotte.

  • Oakley Comeaux

    I’m pretty sure Lafayette isn’t ranked…But Louisiana-Lafayette is. #DoResearch