LSU baseball ranked in the top three of Collegiate Baseball preseason poll

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When the LSU Tigers officially take to the diamond under new baseball coach Jay Johnson, the expectations will be high. After signing the No. 1 recruiting class in the nation, the team is looking for a return to Omaha and the College World Series.

Last season the team finished 38-25 and were in the NCAA regional championship. They missed the College World Series, the Tigers haven’t appeared in the CWS since 2017. They haven’t won the national championship since 2009. Johnson and the Tigers are looking to change that this season. He comes over from Arizona as the new head coach, his old team appears as the No. 22 team in the country while LSU is No. 3.

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It will be tough sledding in the SEC as they have to deal with Vanderbilt and last year’s national champions, Mississippi State in conference play. Six teams from the SEC appear in the top 25 and 10 teams in the top 50.

2022 Preseason Baseball Rankings

Rank

Team

2021 Record

1

Texas

50-17

2

Vanderbilt

49-18

3

LSU

38-25

4

Texas Tech

39-17

5

Stanford

39-17

6

Florida

38-22

7

Oklahoma State

36-19-1

8

East Carolina

44-17

9

Mississippi State

50-18

10

Notre Dame

34-13

11

Georgia Tech

31-25

12

Florida State

31-24

13

TCU

41-19

14

UC Irvine

43-18

15

Louisiana Tech

42-20

16

Central Michigan

42-18

17

UC Santa Barbara

41-20

18

UCLA

37-20

19

Mississippi

45-22

20

Arkansas

50-13

21

Oregon

39-16

22

Arizona

45-18

23

Miami (Fl)

33-21

24

Virginia

36-27

25

North Carolina

28-27

Numbers 26-50:

26. Louisville (28-22)

27. N.C. State (37-19)

28. Duke (33-22)

29. Campbell (37-18)

30. Michigan (27-19)

31. Nebraska (34-14)

32. Dallas Baptist (41-18)

33. Georgia (31-25)

34. Tennessee (50-18)

35. Gonzaga (34-19)

36. South Alabama (36-22)

37. Liberty (41-18)

38. Maryland (30-18)

39. Connecticut (34-19)

40. Alabama (32-26)

41. Fairfield (39-5)

42. Oregon St. (37-24)

43. Arizona St. (33-22)

44. South Carolina (34-23)

45. Oklahoma (27-28)

46. Long Beach St. (24-15)

47. Cal Poly (31-25)

48. Southern Miss (40-21)

49. Old Dominion (44-16)

50. Nevada (25-20)

List

LSU baseball's entire No. 1 ranked 2022 recruiting class

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