LSU baseball earns No. 1 preseason ranking

LSU baseball earns No. 1 preseason ranking
LSU baseball defeated MSU on Saturday, March 31 to win the series (Source: WAFB)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - LSU has earned the No. 1 ranking in Collegiate Baseball’s Fabulous 40 NCAA Division I preseason poll.

The Tigers are set for another run at the College World Series, returning five starters and six pitchers to a team that fell just short of a National Championship last season.

LSU will have pitcher Eric Walker and shortstop Josh Smith back from season ending injuries in 2018, as well as, the nation’s No. 1 recruiting class.

The Top 5: (1) LSU, (2) Vanderbilt, (3) UCLA, (4) Texas Tech and (5) Stanford.

Other SEC teams:

(6) Florida

(11) Ole Miss

(13) Georgia

(23) Auburn

(25) Arkansas

(27) Miss. State

(29) Texas A&M

LSU opens the season at The Box against UL-Monroe, Friday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m.

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