Collegiate Baseball Div. I Poll (12-20-22)

TIGERS LOADED WITH INCREDIBLE TALENT

TUCSON, Ariz. — Louisiana St. is ranked No. 1 in Collegiate Baseball’s Fabulous 50 NCAA Div. I Pre-Season Poll presented by Big League Chew bubble gum.

The Tigers, winners of six national titles, will field its best ball club since capturing the College World Series in 2009 — 14 seasons ago.

The collection of talent is extraordinary with three first team CB pre-season All-Americans, including:

  • CF Dylan Crews (CB’s projected 2023 National Player of The Year, projected No. 1 overall pick in the 2023 MLB Draft, 2022 CB first team All-American in 2022, .349, 22 HR, 11 2B, 72 RBI).
  • RHP/DH Paul Skenes (transfer from Air Force, 1st team CB All-American in 2022, 100 mph FB, 10-3, 2.73 ERA, 96 K, 30 BB, .314 BA, 13 HR, 10 2B, 38 RBI).
  • 3B Tommy White (transfer from N.C. State, 1st team CB All-American in 2022, .362, 27 HR, 74 RBI).

That’s just the start of the talent pool.

The Tigers return CB second team pre-season All-American 1B Tre’ Morgan (.324, 5 HR, 18 2B, 54 RBI), DH Brayden Jobert (.246, 18 HR, 10 2B, 58 RBI) and RHP Ty Floyd (5-4, 3.77 ERA, 70 K, 23 BB).

Last fall, LSU captured CB’s national recruiting championship for the sixth time.

LSU brought in a star-studded class that features 21 newcomers and includes 14 high school, five high-profile NCAA Div. I transfers and two junior college transfers.

The Tigers’ pitching staff is expected to be much stronger than last season.

Poll Note: The Southeastern Conference led all leagues with six teams in the top 10 and 12 teams in the top 50.

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Collegiate Baseball’s
2023 Pre-Season
NCAA Div. I Baseball Poll
(As of Dec. 20, 2022)

Presented Bywww.bigleaguechew.com

Rank Team (2022 Final Record) Points
  1. Louisiana St. (40-22) 498
  2. Florida (42-24) 495
  3. Stanford (47-18) 491
  4. Texas A&M (44-20) 489
  5. Tennessee (57-9) 485
  6. Louisville (42-21-1) 482
  7. Arkansas (46-21) 479
  8. Miami, Fla. (40-20) 476
  9. Vanderbilt (39-23) 475
10. Wake Forest (41-19-1) 472
11. North Carolina (44-22) 470
12. Oklahoma St. (42-22) 467
13. UCLA (40-24) 465
14. U.C. Santa Barbara (44-14) 463
15. Texas Christian (38-22) 460
16. Virginia (39-19) 457
17. Texas Tech. (39-22) 454
18. Southern Miss. (47-19) 452
19. Oregon (36-25) 450
20. East Carolina (46-21) 449
21. Maryland (48-14) 447
22. Mississippi St. (26-30) 444
23. Georgia Tech. (36-24) 440
24. Mississippi (42-23) 438
25. Texas (47-22) 435
26. Central Michigan (43-19) 433
27. Oregon St. (48-18) 432
28. Virginia Tech. (45-14) 430
29. Rutgers (44-15) 428
30. N.C. State (36-21) 425
31. Connecticut (50-16) 422
32. Florida St. (34-25) 420
33. Arizona (39-25) 417
34. Houston (37-24) 415
35. Georgia Southern (41-20) 412
36. Grand Canyon (41-21) 409
37. Auburn (43-22) 407
38. Gonzaga (37-19) 404
39. Georgia (36-23) 400
40. Louisiana Tech. (43-21) 397
41. Dallas Baptist (34-24-1) 394
42. Clemson (35-23) 392
43. Oklahoma (45-24) 389
44. Michigan (34-28) 386
45. Davidson (43-13) 382
46. Eastern Kentucky (38-20) 379
47. South Carolina (27-28) 375
48. San Diego (37-20) 372
49. Alabama (31-27) 368
50. Brigham Young (33-21) 364


Other Teams Receiving Votes:
Washington (30-26), Arizona St. (26-32), Notre Dame (41-17), Long Beach St. (29-27), Cal. St. Fullerton (22-33), Cal. Poly (37-21), U.C. Irvine (32-24), Florida Atlantic (35-23), Southern California (25-28), California (29-27), Coastal Carolina (39-20-1), Texas St. (47-14), Ball St. (40-19), Kent St. (24-29), Louisiana (37-23), California Baptist (36-20), Sam Houston St. (31-25), Texas Rio Grande Valley (33-25), Central Florida (35-25), Wichita St. (21-36), Tulane (33-26-1), Binghamton (22-30), Iowa (36-19), Illinois (31-22), Indiana (27-32), Campbell (41-19), S.C. Upstate (35-22-1), Creighton (31-18), Coll. of Charleston (37-20), Stony Brook (27-25), N.C. Wilmington (31-24), Canisius (29-25), Fairfield (31-21), Rider (28-26), Southern Illinois (44-16), Missouri St. (31-29), Indiana St. (26-22-1), UNLV (36-22), San Diego St. (18-38), Fresno St. (27-28), S.E. Missouri St. (37-22), Morehead St. (27-27), Tennessee Tech. (30-27), McNeese St. (34-23), Southeastern Louisiana (30-31), Virginia Commonwealth (42-20), Dayton (23-27), Lipscomb (35-23), Liberty (37-23), Wright St. (30-27), Pennsylvania (33-15), Central Connecticut (29-18), Coppin St. (24-30), Wofford (42-16-1), Samford (28-29), Mercer (40-18), Army (31-25), Oral Roberts (38-20), North Dakota St. (31-19), Alabama St. (34-25), Southern (27-31).

Source: Collegiate Baseball