TCU Tops 2011 Collegiate Baseball Preseason Poll

December 20, 2010
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FORT WORTH, Texas ā€“ The TCU baseball program keeps making history as it earned its first-ever No. 1 ranking. The Horned Frogs debuted in the top spot of Collegiate Baseballā€™s preseason rankings released Monday.

TCU returns its entire starting rotation from a year ago and seven starters in the field. All three members of the rotation (Matt Purke, Steven Maxwell and Kyle Winkler) have earned preseason All-American accolades, while Jason Coats represents the hitters as a preseason All-American.

The Frogs finished the 2010 season ranked No. 3 after an historic run through the postseason that saw them come within a win of the championship series.

Collegiate Baseball Newspaper’s
NCAA Div. I Pre-Season Poll
(As of Dec. 20, 2010)
Rank School (’10 Final Record) Points
1. Texas Christian (54-14) 495
2. Florida (47-17) 494
3. UCLA (51-17) 493
4. Clemson (45-25) 489
5. Vanderbilt (46-20) 486
6. Oklahoma (50-18) 483
7. Texas (50-13) 481
8. Texas A&M (43-21-1) 480
9. Oregon (40-24) 479
10. Stanford (31-25) 474
11. Arizona St. (52-10) 473
12. Cal. St. Fullerton (46-18) 470
13. Florida St. (48-20) 469
14. South Carolina (54-16) 467
15. Louisiana St. (41-22) 465
16. Connecticut (48-16) 462
17. Virginia (51-14) 457
18. Miami, Fla. (43-20) 455
19. Georgia Tech. (47-15) 454
20. Louisville (50-14) 451
21. Rice (40-23) 450
22. Arizona (34-24) 445
23. Wichita St. (41-19) 443
24. Coastal Carolina (55-10) 440
25. Auburn (43-21) 437

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