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Tech Ranked No. 17 in Preseason Collegiate Baseball Poll

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 THE FLATS – Georgia Tech baseball started out the preseason polling season strong, ranking No. 17 in the country in the Collegiate Baseball Preseason Division I Poll, it announced on Tuesday.

The 17th-ranked Yellow Jackets are one of just eight Atlantic Coast Conference teams to earn a spot on the top-40 poll and are the fifth-highest ranked team, listed behind No. 8 North Carolina, No. 9 Louisville, No. 10 Florida State and No. 15 Clemson. Also ranking from the ACC are No. 20 Duke, No. 22 NC State and No. 33 Miami.

The ACC’s seven teams among the top 25 are tied for the most of any conference.

Collegiate Baseball Preseason Poll’s Top 25 (Last season’s record)

  1. LSU (39-27)
  2. Vanderbilt (35-27)
  3. UCLA (38-21)
  4. Texas Tech (45-20)
  5. Stanford (46-12)
  6. Florida (49-21)
  7. Oregon St. (55-12-1)
  8. North Carolina (44-20)
  9. Louisville (45-19)
  10. Florida St. (43-19)
  11. Ole Miss (48-17)
  12. Coastal Carolina (43-19)
  13. Georgia (39-21)
  14. Texas (42-23)
  15. Clemson (47-16)
  16. Oklahoma St. (31-26-1)
  17. Georgia Tech (31-21)
  18. Cal. St. Fullerton (36-25)
  19. TCU (33-23)
  20. Duke (45-18)
  21. Baylor (37-21)
  22. N.C. State (42-18)
  23. Auburn (43-23)
  24. Missouri St. (40-17)
  25. Arkansas (48-21)
    * ACC teams italicized

The Yellow Jackets return seven starters from last season and boast one of the strongest pitching staffs in the nation heading into the 2019 campaign.

Chase Murray, Oscar Serratos and Kyle McCann help return 70 percent of Tech’s run production in an offense that led the ACC regular season in both hitting and hits. Xzavion Curry, Connor Thomas and Tristan English are just three of the highly talented arms on a staff that only bolstered its depth after leading the ACC in walks/9.0 innings and strikeout-to-walk ratio last year.

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