Georgia Tech Ranked 12th in Collegiate Baseball Preseason Poll

Dec. 29, 2008

ATLANTA – Georgia Tech is ranked 12th in Collegiate Baseball’s 2009 preseason poll, and the Yellow Jackets are one of four Atlantic Coast Conference schools to appear in the publication’s top-25, as announced earlier this month.

The Yellow Jackets return eight starters in the field and six of their top 10 pitchers from last year’s team that went 41-21 and advanced to the finals of the NCAA Athens Regional.

North Carolina is the ACC’s highest-ranked team in the preseason listing, appearing at No. 2 in the rankings, while Florida State joins the Tar Heels in the top-10 with a No. 7 ranking. Tech (12) and Miami (18) round out the ACC schools appearing in the top-25 while Clemson, at No. 26, also appears in Collegiate Baseball newspaper’s Fabulous 40 preseason NCAA Division I baseball poll.

Collegiate Baseball Newspaper'sNCAA Div. I Pre-Season Poll(As of Dec. 22, 2008)

Rank School (’08 Final Record) Points 1. Louisiana St. (49-19-1) 495 2. North Carolina (54-14) 494 3. Rice (47-15) 489 4. Georgia (45-25-1) 486 5. Stanford (41-24-2) 484 6. Arizona St. (49-13) 482 7. Florida St. (54-14) 479 8. Louisville (41-21) 476 9. Texas A&M (46-19) 473 10. Texas (39-22) 470

11. Mississippi (39-25) 467 12. Georgia Tech. (41-21) 465 13. Cal. St. Fullerton (41-22) 462 14. Oklahoma St. (44-18) 459 15. Baylor (32-26) 457 16. Fresno St. (47-31) 456 17. San Diego (44-17) 453 18. Miami, Fla. (53-11) 451 19. Kentucky (44-19) 448 20. U.C. Irvine (42-18) 445

21. UCLA (33-27) 443 22. Missouri (39-21) 440 23. Pepperdine (38-21) 439 24. Southern California (28-28) 436 25. Florida (34-24) 435 26. Clemson (31-27-1) 432 27. Notre Dame (33-21-1) 430 28. Coastal Carolina (50-14) 428 29. Michigan (46-14) 425 30. U.C. Santa Barbara (35-21) 423

31. East Carolina (42-21) 422 32. Missouri St. (40-17) 420 33. Southern Mississippi (42-22)417 34. Tulane (39-22-1) 415 35. Arizona (42-19) 414 36. Wichita St. (48-17) 410 37. Texas Christian (44-19) 409 38. Oregon St. (28-24) 406 39. California (33-21-2) 402 40. Alabama (35-28) 398

OTHER TEAMS RECEIVING VOTES: Vanderbilt, South Carolina, Arkansas, Auburn, Long Beach St., Oregon, Virginia, North Carolina St., Houston, Kent St., Santa Clara, U.C. Riverside, Oral Roberts, Nebraska, Kennesaw St., Ohio St., Oklahoma, San Diego St., Tennessee, Mississippi St., New Mexico, Jacksonville St., Elon, Western Kentucky, Dallas Baptist, N.C. Charlotte, South Florida, St. John’s, Winthrop, Purdue, James Madison, Marshall, Central Florida, Washington, Washington St., Georgia Southern, Northwestern St., Lamar, Texas-San Antonio, Southern, Louisiana-Monroe, New Orleans, Hawaii, San Jose St., San Francisco.

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