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TCU baseball reaches No. 1 for a third time in three rankings

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For the third time in three polls, TCU is No. 1.

The Horned Frogs sit atop the D1Baseball.com rankings released Tuesday, the third list to have them at No. 1.

In December, Collegiate Baseball put TCU at No. 1. Last week, Perfect Game did the same.

TCU returns its entire weekend rotation, its closer, and eight position starters, including designated hitter Luken Baker, who led the Big 12 in hitting and runs batted in as a freshman, from its national semifinalist team in 2016, plus a top-10 ranked recruiting class.

“This is a team I’m pretty bullish on,” site editor Kendall Rogers said in a podcast. “They have everything.”

Two other rankings remain to be released — the USA Today Coaches Poll and the National College Baseball Writers Association poll.

TCU’s season opener is at home on Feb. 17 against Penn State, the start of a three-game series.

Carlos Mendez: 817-390-7760, @calexmendez

BASEBALL

2017 D1BASEBALL PRESEASON TOP 25

 

Rank

Team

2016 rec.

Last rank

1

TCU

49-18

3

2

Florida

52-16

6

3

Florida State

41-22

14

4

South Carolina

46-18

13

5

LSU

45-21

12

6

North Carolina St.

38-22

17

7

Vanderbilt

43-19

22

8

Oregon State

35-19

NR

9

North Carolina

34-21

NR

10

East Carolina

38-23

16

11

Coastal Carolina

55-18

1

12

Louisville

50-14

11

13

La.-Lafayette

43-21

24

14

Texas Tech

47-20

4

15

Clemson

44-20

18

16

Cal St Fullerton

36-23

NR

17

Virginia

38-22

21

18

Stanford

31-23

NR

19

Arizona

49-24

2

20

Texas A&M

49-16

9

21

Miami

50-14

7

22

Maryland

30-27

NR

23

Rice

38-24

20

24

UNC Wilmington

41-19

NR

25

UC Santa Barbara

43-20

8

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