In the latest college baseball preseason poll, this one from D1Baseball, LSU landed at No. 12.
D1Baseball, which recently ranked LSU's incoming class of players No. 2 in the country, released its poll Monday morning. Three national college baseball reporters determined the top 25.
Florida was No. 1 in the rankings, opening the 2021 season where it finished the 2020 campaign. In a season shortened by the coronavirus pandemic, the Gators went 16-1. They return most of their roster.
Two-sport athlete Nick Storz will focus solely on playing football, leaving behind the sport that brought him to LSU: baseball.
The Southeastern Conference had four other teams in the top 10: No. 4 Vanderbilt, No. 6 Ole Miss, No. 7 Mississippi State and No. 8 Arkansas. The conference put nine of its 14 teams in the top 25.
Currently in the midst of individual workouts, LSU begins preseason practice Jan. 29, three weeks before its scheduled season opener against Notre Dame. The Tigers were ranked No. 7 in Collegiate Baseball Newspaper's preseason poll.
Southeastern Conference athletic directors approved a normal structure to baseball season this spring, opting to play a 56-game schedule with …
See D1Baseball's full preseason rankings below:
3. Texas Tech
6. Ole Miss
7. Mississippi State
11. UC Santa Barbara
13. NC State
14. West Virginia
15. Georgia Tech
17. Wake Forest
18. South Carolina
20. Oklahoma State
24. Florida State
25. East Carolina