January 12, 2016 - by
D1Baseball.com Ranks Florida State 20th in Preseason Polls

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida State baseball team received its second preseason ranking of the 2016 season when D1Baseball.com placed the Seminoles 20th in a poll that was released on Tuesday.

In 2015, Florida State reached the NCAA Tournament for the 38th straight time and 53rd time in program history-both marks sit as the second most nationally-after capturing its sixth ACC Championship with a 6-2 victory over NC State in Durham, NC.

Florida State added nine freshmen, two junior college transfers and two collegiate transfers over the course of the offseason. That earned the Seminoles’ recruiting class high marks from both D1baseball.com and Baseball America where they ranked fifth and sixth, respectively.

These 13 additions came after head coach Mike Martin and his staff witnessed the departure of seven Seminoles in the 2015 MLB First Year Player Draft. Among those included the program’s 22nd first round pick, DJ Stewart, who was selected 25th overall by the Baltimore Orioles.

The 2016 season begins on Friday, Feb. 19 when the Seminoles host Rhode Island for the first of a three-game set that is slated to begin at 4 p.m.

Florida State is one of six ACC programs ranked among the top 25 along with Louisville (2nd), Miami (6th), NC State (10th), Virginia (13th) and North Carolina (16th).  

Seminole fans can always stay up-to-date with the Florida State Baseball team by following the official twitter page of the Seminoles (@FSUBaseball).

D1Baseball.com Ranks Florida State 20th in Preseason Polls

2016 D1Baseball.com Preseason Poll

 

RankTeam

2015 Record

2015 Final Rank

1

Florida

52-18

3

2

Louisville

47-18

8

3

Vanderbilt

51-21

2

4

Texas A&M

50-14

10

5

Oregon State

39-18

23

6

Miami

50-17

6

7

LSU

54-12

5

8

Oklahoma State

38-20

17

9

California

36-21

NR

10

N.C. State

36-23

24

11

UCLA

45-16

12

12

Southern California

39-21

21

13

Virginia

44-24

1

14

Oregon

38-25

NR

15

Mississippi State

24-30

NR

16

North Carolina

34-24

NR

17

South Carolina

32-25

NR

18

Louisiana-Lafayette

42-23

16

19

TCU

51-15

4

20

Florida State

44-21

14

21

Cal State Fullerton

39-25

7

22

Houston

43-20

22

23

Texas

30-27

NR

24

Coastal Carolina

39-21

NR

25

Arkansas

40-25

9

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