Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Composite of six major DI preseason polls, Jan. 31

Each week during the regular season, CollegeBaseballInsider.com posts a composite poll of five national NCAA Division I rankings. In the table below, I've added PerfectGame.org to the mix for a six-ranking composite.

Here are the six preseason polls. TCU is No. 1 in all six polls.

South Carolina is fifth, Clemson 12th and defending national champion Coastal Carolina 15th.

There are seven ACC teams and six SEC teams in the preseason ranking. Most teams begin their season Feb. 17.

2.Florida 242324232422140
4.Florida State222421172323130
5.S. Carolina212122222221129
6.Oregon State191719211819113
9.East Carolina172016131616 98
10.Cal St. Fullerton12181516101182
11.N. Carolina14913111714  78
12.Clemson13161414117 75
13.(tie) La. Lafay.111310121313  72
13.(tie) N.C. State16121202012 72
15.C. Carolina1511177152  67
16.Arizona104111971 52
17.Virginia71081090 44
18.Miami8091850 40
19.(tie) Stanford3352810 31
19.(tie) Okla. State484001531
21.Texas Tech917012029
23.(tie) Mississippi002401824
23.(tie) San Barbara57381024
23.(tie) Texas A&M60666024

     26. Long Beach State 15; 27. Rice 11; 28. Maryland 10; 29. Texas 9; 30. Houston 6; 31. Georgia Tech 5; 32. Cal Poly 4; 33. Sam Houston State 3; 34. UNC Wilmington 2; 35. Arizona State 1.

   Poll key: NCBWA -- National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association; BBA -- Baseball America; USAT -- USA TODAY coaches; CB -- Collegiate Baseball; D1 -- D1Baseball.com; PG -- PerfectGame.org

   Points are awarded on a descending scale, from 25 points for a first-place vote to 1 for a 25th-place vote. Some polls ranked more than 25 teams, but I kept it at the top 25 for consistency's sake. In the event of ties, the points are divided evenly among the tied teams.

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