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OXFORD, Miss. – Ole Miss baseball is ranked No. 5 in the D1 Baseball Preseason Top 25 that was released Tuesday.
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— Ole Miss Baseball (@OleMissBSB) January 18, 2022
This marks the highest preseason ranking this year for the Rebels and the highest since head coach Mike Bianco’s team was No. 4 in Baseball America’s preseason poll last season.
Joining Ole Miss in the top five are three other Southeastern Conference schools: Arkansas (2), Vanderbilt (3) and Mississippi State (4).
The D1Baseball Preseason Top 25
The Preseason Top 25 Rankings are out with loaded @TexasBaseball at the No. 1 spot.
The Top Five:
— Kendall Rogers (@KendallRogers) January 18, 2022
Thus far for the upcoming season, the Rebels have been ranked No. 19 by Collegiate Baseball and No. 10 by Perfect Game.
Ole Miss, who returns eight of nine positional starters, finished ranked No. 13 in D1Baseball’s final poll for last season. Among the returners is D1Baseball All-American and Freshman of the Year Jacob Gonzalez.
(Feature image credit: Josh McCoy)
Evelyn has covered sports for over two decades, beginning her journalism career as a sports writer for a newspaper in Austin, Texas. She attended Texas A&M and majored in English. Evelyn’s love for Ole Miss began when her daughter Katie attended the university on a volleyball scholarship. Evelyn has covered Rebel sports for numerous outlets. In addition to working for The Rebel Walk, Evelyn is a sports writer for a newspaper in Texas.