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Dores rank 10th, 11th in new preseason polls

Corbin and the Commodores are ranked high entering the 2014 season.
Corbin and the Commodores are ranked high entering the 2014 season.

Jan. 27, 2014

With Opening Day under three weeks away, two national publications have the Commodores ranked high entering the 2014 season. Baseball America tabbed the Dores 10th overall and Perfect Game has VU at No. 11 in their respective preseason polls.

The Baseball America poll features eight SEC teams with South Carolina (No. 7), Mississippi State (No. 8), LSU (No. 9), Alabama (No. 21), Florida (No. 23), Texas A&M (No. 24) and Arkansas (No. 25) joining Vandy in the poll. The SEC's eight teams lead the way among conferences with the ACC placing six squads in the poll, including top-ranked Virginia.

Virginia also tops the Perfect Game poll with seven teams from the SEC leading all conferences.

Vanderbilt opened preseason practice last Friday in freezing temperatures and return to the field this week in preparation for the season lid lifter at Long Beach State on February 14. Hawkins Field is set to host its first game of 2014 when Lipscomb visits on February 19. The Dores' annual baseball banquet is set for February 8. For ticket information for the banquet and the 2014 season click here.

Baseball America Preseason Poll
1. Virginia
2. Oregon State
3. Indiana
4. Cal State Fullerton
5. North Carolina State
6. Florida State
7. South Carolina
8. Mississippi State
9. Louisiana State
10. Vanderbilt
11. Oregon
12. UCLA
13. Clemson
14. Louisiana-Lafayette
15. Rice
16. Miami
17. North Carolina
18. Texas
19. Texas Christian
20. Louisville
21. Alabama
22. Kansas State
23. Florida
24. Texas A&M
25. Arkansas

Perfect Game Preseason Poll
1. Virginia
2. Cal State Fullerton
3. Oregon State
4. Florida State
5. Indiana
6. Mississippi State
7. South Carolina
8. UCLA
9. Oregon
10. North Carolina State
11. Vanderbilt
12. Louisiana State
13. North Carolina
14. Clemson
15. Florida
16. Louisville
17. Rice
18. Arizona State
19. Texas A&M
20. Miami (Fla.)
21. Alabama
22. Kansas State
23. Oklahoma State
24. Florida Atlantic
25. Texas

 

 

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