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FAU Baseball ranked 28th in the South East

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FAU Baseball ranked 28th in the South East

With a strong starting pitching staff, Florida Atlantic looks for the eighth NCAA trip in Kevin Cooney era as they transition from the Atlantic Sun to the Sun Belt. The Owls have been good, and last season's subpar season has them primed to return to their normal place among the south's top teams.

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FAU Baseball ranked 28th in the South East

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FAU Baseball ranked 28th in the South East

Here is the Baseball America pre-season Top 50:

1. Rice (57-13): If healthy, LHP/1B Joe Savery gives Owls an ace to go with deep staff, dangerous lineup
2. Miami (42-24): 2B Jemile Weeks (.361-6-40), 1B Yonder Alonso (.295-10-69) lead potent offense
3. Clemson (53-16): Tigers lost entire weekend rotation, but will plug in other veterans without missing a beat
4. Texas (41-21): ?Horns have pitching depth to overcome elbow injury to RHP Kenn Kasparek
5. North Carolina (54-15): With fi rst-rounders Andrew Miller, Daniel Bard gone, Heels will lean on deep, versatile lineup
6. South Carolina (41-25): Offense is fearsome, but Tommy John surgery will sideline ace Arik Hempy until March
7. Arkansas (39-21): JC transfers Jess Todd, Duke Welker could be nation?s two most important newcomers
8. Vanderbilt (38-27): LHP David Price and 3B Pedro Alvarez could both vie for national player of year honors
9. Virginia (47-15): LHP/1B Sean Doolittle (11-2, 2.38; .324-4-57) leads one of nation?s best pitching staffs
10. Wichita State (46-22): As good as Damon Sublett (.395-10-45) is at the plate, he?s allowed 0 ER in 31 career IP
11. Tennessee (31-24): C J.P. Arencibia, CF Julio Borbon and LHP James Adkins could all be fi rst-rounders
12. Georgia Tech (50-18): Will mash as usual, but LHP David Duncan and co. need to take steps forward on mound
13. UCLA (33-25): Young Bruins will play defense with the best and rely on stud freshmen in rotation
14. Cal State Fullerton (50-15): Fr. SS Nate Bridges and OF Khris Davis have big shoes to fi ll, but Titans will pitch
15. Tulane (43-21): Despite losing Mark Hamilton?s power bat, Tulane should score enough to support power arms
16. Oregon State (50-16): Mike Stutes, Daniel Turpen must repeat CWS heroics to replace departed stalwarts
17. Nebraska (42-17): Lucky for Huskers, SS Ryan Wehrle and LHP Tony Watson didn?t sign as eligible sophs
18. Florida State (44-21): Sr. RHPs Bryan Henry, Michael Hyde, Luke Tucker know their way around harsh ACC
19. Pepperdine (42-21): With slugging C Chad Tracy gone, pitching will carry Waves, led by ace Barry Enright
20. Arizona State (37-21): JC transfer Brian Flores steps into Friday starter spot; will enjoy plenty of run support
21. Evansville (43-22): Elite freshmen Wade Kapteyn, Jared Baehl bolster experienced Aces, fresh off MVC title
22. Oklahoma State (41-20): Power-hitting Fr. Dylan Brown joins brother Corey to lead scary-good Cowboy offense
23. Winthrop (46-18): RHP Alex Wilson (13-3, 3.78), coming off All-Freshman season, leads balanced Eagles
24. Texas Christian (39-23): All-American RHP Jake Arrieta (14-4, 2.35) is difference-maker atop strong staff
25. Mississippi (44-22): Rebels seek third straight super-regional; SS Zack Cozart, RHP Cody Satterwhite will be key

26. UC Riverside
27. Georgia
28. North Carolina State
29. Southern California
30. Kentucky
31. Stanford
32. San Francisco
33. San Diego State
34. Oral Roberts
35. Oklahoma
36. Auburn
37. Baylor
38. UC Irvine
39. Louisiana-Lafayette
40. Michigan
41. Texas Tech
42. Central Michigan
43. Delaware
44. Elon
45. Notre Dame
46. San Diego
47. Ohio State
48. Miami (Ohio)
49. Texas A&M
50. Louisiana State


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FAU Baseball ranked 28th in the South East

Here is Collegiate Baseball's pre-season poll:

1. Rice (57-13) 497 3
2. Clemson (53-16) 492 5
3. South Carolina (41-25) 490 12
4. Arkansas (39-21) 488 25
5. North Carolina (54-15) 487 2
6. Miami, Fla. (42-24) 483 6
7. Texas (41-21) 482 17
8. Vanderbilt (38-27) 479 ?
9. Nebraska (42-17) 477 22
10. Virginia (47-15) 474 20
11. Georgia Tech. (50-18) 472 8
12. Cal. St. Fullerton (50-15) 469 4
13. Florida St. (42-21) 467 24
14. Arizona St. (37-21) 464 ?
15. Texas Christian (39-23) 462 ?
16. Tulane (43-21) 459 27
17. Wichita St. (46-22) 456 ?
18. Tennessee (31-24) 453 ?
19. Pepperdine (42-21) 450 30
20. Mississippi (44-22) 448 11
21. Baylor (37-26) 447 26
22. Georgia (47-23) 444 7
23. Stanford (33-27) 441 15
24. Oklahoma St. (41-20) 438 23
25. Southern California (25-33) 435 ?
26. UCLA (33-25) 433 ?
27. Arizona (27-28) 431 ?
28. Evansville (43-22) 429 19
29. Oral Roberts (41-16) 426 14
30. Long Beach St. (29-27) 424 ?
31. Louisiana St. (35-24) 421 ?
32. Mississippi St. (37-23) 420 ?
33. Houston (39-22) 417 21
34. Oklahoma (45-22) 414 10
35. Troy (47-16) 412 ?
36. San Francisco (39-23) 409 ?
37. Winthrop (46-18) 407 ?
38. Michigan (43-21) 406 ?
39. Notre Dame (45-17-1) 403 ?
40. Ohio St. (37-21) 401 ?
Other Teams Receiving Votes: Oregon St., Kentucky, Florida, Alabama, Auburn, Hawaii, McNeese St., Missouri St., Jacksonville, Maine, North Carolina St., Wake Forest, U.C. Irvine, Fresno St., San Jose St., Texas Tech, Texas A&M, Missouri, San Diego, Loyola Marymount, Santa Clara, Florida Atlantic, Louisiana-Lafayette, South Alabama, Stetson, North Florida, Washington, Washington St., California, Western Carolina, College of Charleston, Rhode Island, Louisville, Minnesota, Cal. Poly-SLO, U.C. Riverside, Old Dominion, Southern Mississippi, East Carolina, Memphis, Central Michigan, Kent St., Ball St., Creighton, San Diego St., Samford, Army.


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FAU Baseball ranked 28th in the South East

How does the Belt compare to the A-sun in the RPI...anyone know??
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