Collegiate Baseball Newspaper 2016 Preseason Top 40

HuskerSoCal

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It's early, but clearly no love for the Huskers... Can't wait till the first weekend against CoC...

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Team (2015 Final Record) Points
1. Florida (52-18) 495
2. Louisville (47-18) 492
3. Vanderbilt (51-21) 489
4. Miami, Fla. (50-17) 487
5. Texas A&M (50-14) 484
6. Louisiana-Lafayette (42-23) 483
7. Louisiana St. (54-12) 481
8. Oregon St. (39-18-1) 480
9. Virginia (44-24) 475
10. UCLA (45-16) 473
11. Mississippi St. (24-30) 469
12. Cal. St. Fullerton (39-25) 467
13. California (36-21) 466
14. Oregon (38-25) 463
15. Texas Christian (51-15) 461
16. Florida St. (44-21) 460
17. Missouri St. (49-12) 457
18. Houston (43-20) 455
19. Tulane (35-25) 453
20. Rice (37-22) 451
21. Georgia Tech. (32-23) 449
22. North Carolina (34-24) 446
23. Michigan (39-25) 444
24. Arkansas (40-25) 443
25. Oklahoma St. (38-20) 438
26. Stony Brook (35-16-1) 436
27. Notre Dame (37-23) 434
28. Maryland (42-24) 432
29. Kentucky (30-25) 430
30. Pepperdine (32-29) 427
31. Dallas Baptist (46-15) 425
32. College of Charleston (45-15) 423
33. Coastal Carolina (39-21) 421
34. Missouri (30-28) 419
35. South Carolina (32-25) 417
36. San Diego St. (41-23) 414
37. South Alabama (37-20) 411
38. Winthrop (40-19) 409
39. Texas Tech. (31-24) 407
40. Texas (30-27) 405

Other Teams Receiving Votes:
Southern California (39-21), Southeastern Louisiana (42-17), Arizona St. (35-23), Florida Atlantic (42-19), Arizona (31-24), Oklahoma (34-27), Stanford (24-32), Auburn (36-26), Mississippi (30-28), Tennessee (24-26), Alabama (32-28), Georgia (26-28), San Diego (33-22), Iowa (41-18), Clemson (32-29), U.C. Irvine (33-23), Long Beach St. (28-26), U.C. Santa Barbara (40-17-1), Kent St. (31-22), Creighton (32-19), North Florida (45-16), Southern Mississippi (36-18-1), Nevada (41-15), Illinois (50-10-1), East Carolina (40-22), Wichita St. (26-33), New Mexico (32-27), Grand Canyon (32-22), Gonzaga (24-28), Loyola Marymount (33-21-1), Troy (30-25), Texas St. (24-32-1), Oral Roberts (41-16), Sam Houston St. (31-28), Wofford (39-22), Mercer (35-22), Samford (32-26), Central Florida (31-27), South Florida (34-26-1), Southeast Missouri (36-23), Bryant (29-25), Fresno St. (31-28), Central Michigan (35-22), Ball St. (33-25), Wright St. (43-17), N.C. Wilmington (41-18), Indiana (35-24), Radford (45-16), Liberty (33-23), St. John’s (41-16), Seton Hall (25-25), St. Louis (35-21), Stetson (29-30), Florida Gulf Coast (30-26-1), Lipscomb (39-20), Wake Forest (27-26), N.C. State (36-23), Connecticut (35-25).
 

gunNrun

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Cool.
Preseason rankings but...

Nebraska's first series of the year @ #32 College of Charleston

8 of the next 11 opponents are either ranked or receiving votes
- Arizona
- #19 Tulane
- #29 Kentucky
- UCSB
- #36 San Diego St
- Long Beach St
- Loyola Marymount (home series)
- Wichita St (home series)

4 of the next 14 opponents are ranked or receiving votes
- Creighton (1 home, 2 away)
- Illinois (home series)
- #23 Michigan
- Indiana (home series)

13 of 26 opponents are preseason ranked or receiving votes
The only preseason ranked (receiving votes) B1G teams not on Nebraska's schedule are #28 Maryland and Iowa.
Less than 2 months until the start of the season Eek
 
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RobsterMobster

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We are somewhat lost in the shuffle and for good reason. I'd rather this team not be ranked to start the year.
 
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HuskerSoCal

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Probably a good idea to start the season with a chip on their shoulders. I do think there is potential to improve if the pitching comes through. Should have better team speed and perhaps a defensive upgrade at a few positions. Pitching and chemistry will be the difference.
 
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huskerbaseball13

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Probably a good idea to start the season with a chip on their shoulders. I do think there is potential to improve if the pitching comes through. Should have better team speed and perhaps a defensive upgrade at a few positions. Pitching and chemistry will be the difference.
Boy, I would sure hope so. 5 games under .500 in the Big Ten...finishing 8th in a weak conference....hopefully year 5 over the Erstad ERA we see dramatic improvement.
 

R2guy

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So USC is 13 in one POLL and not in the top 40 of another POLL...I guess that's why you don't mail in the results...
 

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