LSU ranked No. 4 in Baseball America preseason poll

By TIGER RAG NEWS SERVICES

BATON ROUGE, La. — LSU is No. 4 in the 2017 Baseball America preseason poll released Monday, marking the Tigers’ fourth Top 5 preseason ranking. LSU is No. 2 in the Collegiate Baseball and Perfect Game preseason polls, and the Tigers are No. 5 in the D1 Baseball preseason ranking.

LSU is one of three Southeastern Conference teams appearing in the 2017 Baseball America preseason Top 10, along with No. 3 Florida and No. 5 South Carolina. SEC representative Vanderbilt also appears in the Top 25 at No. 11.

TCU, which LSU will face on March 3 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, is No. 1 in the Baseball America poll. LSU’s other non-conference opponents appearing in the poll are No. 13 Louisiana-Lafayette, No. 24 Maryland and No. 25 Texas Tech. 

The Tigers begin preseason practice Friday at 3:15 p.m. in Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field. LSU opens the 2017 season at 7 p.m. on Friday, February 17 when the Tigers play host to Air Force.

2017 Baseball America Preseason Poll

1.        TCU                 

2.        Florida State                     

3.        Florida                               

4.        LSU

5.        South Carolina                  

6.        East Carolina                    

7.        Louisville                           

8.        Cal State Fullerton            

9.        Oregon State                    

10.      Clemson                              

11.      Vanderbilt                           

12.      Washington                       

13.      Louisiana-Lafayette          

14.      North Carolina State         

15.      Coastal Carolina               

16.      Virginia                              

17.      North Carolina                  

18.      Oklahoma State               

19.      UC Santa Barbara           

20.      Long Beach State            

21.      Georgia Tech                   

22.      Arizona                            

23.      Stanford                           

24.      Maryland                          

25.      Texas Tech                       

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