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College  | Rankings  | 1/4/2023

Preseason Top 25 Rankings

Vincent Cervino      Craig Cozart     
The first Top 25 of 2023 is upon us and standing atop the rankings at the No. 1 spot are the LSU Tigers. Jay Johnson enters Year 2 in Baton Rouge and when factoring in both transfers and freshmen, this is potentially one of the best recruiting classes ever. Superstars Tommy White and Paul Skenes transfer in after having major Division I success and join an established core of veterans led by Dylan Crews and Tre’ Morgan. The Tigers have an overwhelming amount of talent and we’ll be taking a closer look at LSU’s No. 1 team later this week.

Rounding out the Top 5 are No. 2 Tennessee, No. 3 Stanford, No. 4 Arkansas, and No. 5 Wake Forest. Tennessee was the story of the 2022 season and return the entire starting rotation including SEC Pitcher of the Year Chase Dollander. Stanford has a bevy of returning starters including superstar Braden Montgomery while Arkansas features a ton of Year 2 starters. Wake Forest looks loaded on paper and has two of the top hitters in the country in Brock Wilken and Nick Kurtz.



In total, the SEC looks poised for dominance once again as 7 of the top 11 ranked teams are from the conference. The ACC and the Big 12 look super competitive and deep while the Big 10 gets one representative in the Top 25 in Maryland. Various other teams were in this mix and we will be releasing our teams ranked 26-40 next week. Be sure to stay tuned in as Preseason All-Americans release tomorrow.

 
Ranking Team Conference 2022 Record 2022 Finish
1 LSU SEC (40-22) Hattiesburg Regional
2 Tennessee SEC (57-9) Knoxville Super Regional
3 Stanford Pac 12 (47-18) Omaha
4 Arkansas SEC (46-21) Omaha
5 Wake Forest ACC (41-19-1) College Park Regional
6 Ole Miss SEC (42-23) CWS Champions
7 Louisville ACC (42-21-1) College Station Super Regional
8 Florida SEC (42-24) Gainesville Regional
9 Miami ACC (40-20) Coral Gables Regional
10 Texas A&M SEC (44-20) Omaha
11 Vanderbilt SEC (39-23) Corvallis Regional
12 UCLA Pac 12 (40-24) Auburn Regional
13 North Carolina ACC (42-22) Chapel Hill Super Regional
14 TCU Big 12 (38-22) College Station Regional
15 Virginia Tech ACC (45-14) Blacksburg Super Regional
16 Texas Tech Big 12 (39-22) Statesboro Regional
17 Auburn SEC (43-22) Omaha
18 Oklahoma State Big 12 (42-22) Stillwater Regional
19 Virginia ACC (39-19) Greenville Regional
20 Oregon Pac 12 (36-25) Louisville Regional
21 NC State ACC (36-21) No Postseason
22 Maryland Big 10 (48-14) College Park Regional
23 Oregon State Pac 12 (48-18) Corvallis Super Regional
24 Texas Big 12 (47-22) Omaha
25 Southern Miss Sun Belt (47-19) Hattiesburg Super Regional