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LSU ranked No. 2 in Baseball America’s preseason top 25

Baseball America has released its 2024 preseason top 25 and the defending national champions find themselves inside the top five of the initial rankings.

Jay Johnson and the LSU Tigers are ranked as the No. 2 team in the country by Baseball America. That puts the Tigers just behind the Wake Forest Demon Deacons and just ahead of the Arkansas Razorbacks and the Florida Gators.

LSU had to beat all three of those teams en route to their 2023 national championship.

LSU lost two of their star players from the 2023 team as Paul Skenes and Dylan Crews were drafted at No. 1 and No. 2 overall in the 2023 MLB draft. The Tigers lost those two and more impact players but they have a few stars returning.

Tommy White is back at third base, Thatcher Hurd is back on the mound as the Tigers’ ace and Jared Jones is back at first base.

It is going to be another great season to be at Alex Box Stadium.

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