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:
(11) Ole Miss
(27) Miss. State
(29) Texas A&M
LSU opens the season at The Box against UL-Monroe, Friday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m.