Georgia ranked No. 14 In Baseball America preseason Top 25
ATHENS, Ga. – The University of Georgia will open the 2022 campaign with a preseason ranking of No. 14, according to Baseball America, it was announced Monday.
The Bulldogs are one of eight Southeastern Conference (SEC) teams in the top 25. While Texas occupies the top spot, Vanderbilt and Mississippi State are No. 2 and 3 as they squared off in last year’s College World Series Finals. The other league teams in the poll include Florida (No. 6), Arkansas (No. 8), Ole Miss (No. 9), LSU (No. 10), the Bulldogs and Tennessee (No. 17).
This is the second outlet to include Georgia in a preseason top 25 poll. Earlier this month, D1Baseball.com released its top 25, and the Bulldogs claimed the No. 16 spot.
The SEC has the most teams of any conference in the polls. Preseason polls from USA Today and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) have yet to be released.
The Bulldogs, under the direction of Ike Cousins head coach Scott Stricklin, resume team workouts Friday.
The 2022 season opener is Feb. 18 at Foley Field. The Bulldogs will feature 29 returning lettermen, including eight starters around the diamond and 13 pitchers who logged innings a year ago.
The staff of Baseball America determined the Top 25 rankings. For a look at their complete Top 25 preseason poll:
— Courtesy of UGA Sports Communications