Jan. 29, 2010
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – As the Florida State Baseball team hits the field for the first day of practice on Friday, January 29, the Seminoles will carry with them a pair of top 10 preseason rankings.
The USA Today/ESPN Coaches’ poll and Baseball America top 25 rank Florida State No. 5 and No. 9, respectively, heading in to opening day which begins across the nation on Friday, February 19.
FSU returns 17 letterwinners from last year’s squad that exceeded expectations serving as host to both the Regional and Super Regional rounds of the NCAA Tournament.
Of this year’s returning student-athletes, the Seminoles welcome back seven position starters and eight pitchers including all three arms from last year’s weekend rotation.
Earlier this year, Florida State earned its first top 10 ranking of the preseason sitting at No. 7 by Collegiate Baseball.