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2022 College Preseason Top 25



Texas, coming off a season that saw it win the Big 12 title and reach the bracket finals of the College World Series, opens the 2022 season ranked No. 1 in the Baseball America Top 25. Texas went 50-17 in 2021 and went 3-2 in Omaha, losing a pair of one-run games to eventual national champion Mississippi State.

The Longhorns return much of that team, combining impressive talent and experience around the diamond. Texas enters the season as the top-ranked team in the country for the first time since 2010. It is the seventh time in the 42-year history of BA Top 25 that the Longhorns rank No. 1 in the preseason.

Vanderbilt and Mississippi State, who met in last year’s CWS finals, follow Texas at Nos. 2 and 3. Notre Dame and Virginia round out the top five. It is the Fighting Irish’s highest-ever appearance in the Preseason Top 25, while the Cavaliers enter the season ranked No. 5 for the second year in a row.

Led by Vanderbilt and Mississippi State, the SEC has eight teams in the Preseason Top 25, the most of any conference. The ACC follows with six ranked teams.

The staff of Baseball America determines the Top 25 rankings.

25 Matches
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    Texas

    Big 12
    Notes:

    Last Season: 50-17 (17-7 in Big 12); reached College World Series
    Final Ranking: No. 3

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    Vanderbilt

    SEC
    Notes:

    Last season: 49-18 (19-10 in SEC), College World Series runner-up
    Final ranking: No. 2

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    Mississippi State

    SEC
    Notes:

    Last season: 50-18 (20-10 in SEC); won national championship
    Final Ranking: No. 1

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    Notre Dame

    ACC
    Notes:

    Last season: 34-13 (25-10 in ACC); reached super regionals
    Final ranking: No. 10

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    Virginia

    ACC
    Notes:

    Last season: 36-27 (18-18 in ACC); reached College World Series
    Final Ranking: No. 6

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    Florida

    SEC
    Notes:

    Last season: 38-22 (17-13 in SEC), reached regionals
    Final ranking: No. 19

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    Stanford

    Pac-12
    Notes:

    Last season: 39-17 (17-10 in Pac-12); reached College World Series
    Final Ranking: No. 7

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    Arkansas

    SEC
    Notes:

    Last season: 50-13 (22-8 in SEC), reached super regionals
    Final ranking: No. 5

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    Mississippi

    SEC
    Notes:

    Last season: 45-22 (18-12 in SEC); reached super regionals
    Final Ranking: No. 12

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    Louisiana State

    SEC
    Notes:

    Last season: 38-25 (13-17 in SEC), reached super regionals
    Final ranking: No. 21

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    Oregon State

    Pac-12
    Notes:

    Last season: 37-24 (16-14 in Pac-12); reached regionals
    Final Ranking: NR

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    Florida State

    ACC
    Notes:

    Last season: 31-24 (20-16 in ACC), reached regionals
    Final ranking: NR

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    Arizona

    Pac-12
    Notes:

    Last season: 45-18 (21-9 in Pac-12); reached College World Series
    Final Ranking: No. 9

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    Georgia

    SEC
    Notes:

    Last season: 31-25 (13-17 in SEC); missed NCAA Tournament
    Final ranking: NR

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    East Carolina

    AAC
    Notes:

    Last season: 44-17 (20-8 in AAC); reached super regionals
    Final Ranking: No. 13

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    North Carolina State

    ACC
    Notes:

    Last season: 37-19 (19-14 in ACC); reached College World Series
    Final Ranking: No. 4

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    Tennessee

    SEC
    Notes:

    Last season: 50-18 (20-10 in SEC), reached College World Series
    Final ranking: No. 8

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    UC Irvine

    Big West
    Notes:

    Last season: 43-18 (32-8 in Big West); reached regionals
    Final ranking: No. 18

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    Oklahoma State

    Big 12
    Notes:

    Last season: 36-19-1 (12-12 in Big 12); reached regionals
    Final Ranking: NR

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    Nebraska

    Big Ten
    Notes:

    Last season: 34-14 (31-12 in Big Ten), reached regionals
    Final ranking: No. 20

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    Georgia Tech

    ACC
    Notes:

    Last season: 31-25 (21-15 in ACC); reached regionals
    Final Ranking: NR

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    UCLA

    Pac-12
    Notes:

    Last season: 37-20 (18-12 in Pac-12); reached regionals
    Final Ranking: No. 24

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    Texas Tech

    Big 12
    Notes:

    Last season: 39-17 (14-10 in Big 12); reached super regionals
    Final Ranking: No. 11

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    Old Dominion

    Conference USA
    Notes:

    Last season: 44-16 (22-10 in Conference USA); reached regionals
    Final Ranking: No. 16

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    Miami

    ACC
    Notes:

    Last season: 33-21 (20-15 in ACC); reached regionals
    Final Ranking: NR

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