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2014 Baseball Preseason Top 40 Polling
And the joke that is Collegiate Baseball is the first one out of the gate and, as usual, they have more wrong than they have right (IMO)...

http://www.collegebaseballdaily.com/2013...t=FaceBook

Rice comes in at #17, which for Collegiate Baseball, is quite high for them. I suspect we'll be just outside the Top 10 in the more reputable polls that undertake considerably more analysis (e.g., Sorenson, Fitt, Rogers, the Writers).

Miss. St #2??? Virginia not in the Top 10 (when most pundits consider them Top 5 preseason along with CSF, Oregon, LSU and FSU)?

Others of note: #19 TCU, #20 Texas, #25 A&M, #26 Stanford, #38 ECU. [/quote]
12-20-2013 05:17 PM
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(12-20-2013 05:17 PM)waltgreenberg Wrote:  And the joke that is Collegiate Baseball is the first one out of the gate and, as usual, they have more wrong than they have right (IMO)...

http://www.collegebaseballdaily.com/2013...t=FaceBook

Rice comes in at #17, which for Collegiate Baseball, is quite high for them. I suspect we'll be just outside the Top 10 in the more reputable polls that undertake considerably more analysis (e.g., Sorenson, Fitt, Rogers, the Writers).

Miss. St #2??? Virginia not in the Top 10 (when most pundits consider them Top 5 preseason along with CSF, Oregon, LSU and FSU)?

Others of note: #19 TCU, #20 Texas, #25 A&M, #26 Stanford, #38 ECU.
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I think it's pretty accurate. Lol. Omadawgs!
12-20-2013 07:07 PM
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MSU fans have been very cordial. I'm happy for them for the #2 ranking.
12-20-2013 07:51 PM
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It would be nice to get a home and home series with MSU but SEC teams rarely travel for their OOC games and certainly not to a school that is constantly in the Top 15.
12-21-2013 09:13 AM
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(12-21-2013 09:13 AM)Tiki Owl Wrote:  It would be nice to get a home and home series with MSU but SEC teams rarely travel for their OOC games and certainly not to a school that is constantly in the Top 15.

Top 15? Rarely to they schedule an OOC game-- home or away-- against a Top 100 program, and when they do it's invariably a mid-week, in-state rivarly game (e.g., MSU or Ole Miss vs. USM, LSU vs. Tulane, Kentucky vs. Louisville, Florida vs. UCF).
12-21-2013 09:23 AM
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Another ranking is out. Who are these guys?
01-08-2014 11:27 AM
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(01-08-2014 11:27 AM)grol Wrote:  Another ranking is out. Who are these guys?

No idea, Guy-- but a quick look at their rankings and the lack of accurate research in their writeup (see the Rice preview) indicates a pretty low knowledge quotent, IMO. Byrd and Ewing saw limitted action in 2013? Hunter K. is currently injured (with questions on whether he'll be ready for the season), and even if healthy, JC Reeves would likely have been our starting catcher. Blake Fox will likely be our Saturday starter (not in the bullpen). McCanna will be either our Sunday or mid-week starter; not in the bullpen. No mention of Duplantier, Warren or Reeves.

He concludes his preview with Rice has every reason to be optimistic for the upcoming season and aim for a return trip to Omaha...but he ranks us #24? North Carolina is ranked ahead of NC State and FSU? How? Mississippi State ranked all the way down at #14? Arkansas at #13 after losing their entire pitching staff (which was their team strength)?

Sorry, I can't believe I'm saying this, but this ranking is worse than Collegiate Baseball....and it's very clear from the previews that he's done little more than look at the current roster and last year's stat pages.
01-08-2014 11:41 AM
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I appreciate more and more guys covering college baseball. Can't hurt. But BA and Sorenson are the real deal. Can't wait until their previews start coming out.

When does practice start?
01-08-2014 03:26 PM
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(01-08-2014 03:26 PM)grol Wrote:  ... When does practice start?

That was the question to ask at 7pm on New Years Eve... 03-banghead

More seriously...

Walt: Thanks for starting the baseball threads after the football game.
01-08-2014 04:17 PM
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Didn't want to start a new thread, but Rice Baseball has a twitter account now. @RiceOwlsBSB
01-09-2014 01:27 PM
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