Gamecocks No. 7 in two preseason baseball polls

GoGamecocks staff reportsJanuary 27, 2014 

Sammy Esposito, South Carolina assistant coach, talks to the team during practice at Carolina Stadium, Friday, January 24, 2014.

GERRY MELENDEZ — gmelendez@thestate.com

South Carolina is ranked No. 7 in the Baseball America Preseason Top 25 and Perfect Game Preseason College Top 25 announced on Monday.

The Gamecocks begin the 2014 season on Friday, Feb. 14 in the first game of a three-game series at Carolina Stadium.

In the Baseball America poll, USC is one of eight SEC schools to be ranked in the preseason poll, and the highest ranked of all the SEC squads.

In the Perfect Game rankings, Mississippi State is one spot ahead of the Gamecocks.

USC was ranked No. 14 in the Collegiate Baseball preseason poll that was released in December.

Baseball America Preseason Top 25

Team2013 Record2013 Rank
1. Virginia50-1211
2. Oregon State52-134
3. Indiana49-167
4. Cal State Fullerton51-1010
5. North Carolina State50-166
6. Florida State47-1712
7. South Carolina43-2014
8. Mississippi State51-202
9. Louisiana State57-115
10. Vanderbilt54-129
11. Oregon48-1617
12. UCLA49-171
13. Clemson40-22NR
14. Louisiana-Lafayette43-20NR
15. Rice44-2016
16. Miami37-25NR
17. North Carolina59-123
18. Texas27-24NR
19. Texas Christian29-28NR
20. Louisville51-148
21. Alabama35-28NR
22. Kansas State45-1913
23. Florida29-30NR
24. Texas A&M34-19NR
25. Arkansas39-2218

Perfect Game Preseason College Top 25

TeamFinal 2013 recordFinal 2013 ranking
1. Virginia50-1211
2. Cal State Fullerton51-108
3. Oregon State52-134
4. Florida State47-1710
5. Indiana49-168
6. Mississippi State51-202
7. South Carolina43-2013
8. UCLA49-171
9. Oregon48-1617
10. North Carolina State50-167
11. Vanderbilt54-1210
12. Louisiana State57-115
13. North Carolina59-123
14. Clemson40-22NR
15. Florida29-30NR
16. Louisville51-149
17. Rice44-2016
18. Arizona State37-2221
19. Texas A&M34-29NR
20. Miami (Fla.)37-25NR
21. Alabama35-28NR
22. Kansas State45-1914
23. Oklahoma State41-1923
24. Florida Atlantic42-2220
25. Texas27-24NR

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