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Owls No. 20 in Collegiate Baseball Magazine's Preseason Poll

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Dec. 20, 2012

Collegiate Baseball Magazine

TUCSON, Ariz. - The Rice baseball team is ranked 20th in the country in Collegiate Baseball's preseason rankings for the upcoming 2013 season, the publication announced from its headquarters in Arizona on Thursday (Dec. 20). Collegiate Baseball's full 2013 preseason poll appears below and at the publication's web site (above link).

Last spring the Rice baseball team went 41-19 and advanced to an NCAA Regional for an 18th-straight year. Under the direction of head coach Wayne Graham, who is now in his 22nd season at the helm of the program, the Owls have won at least 40 games in each of the last 18 seasons and have won or shared 17-consecutive conference championships (including regular season and/or conference tournament titles).

Rice returns 18 experienced lettermen to the roster in 2013, including four returning starters in the field and a host of veteran pitchers led by junior right-hander Austin Kubitza. The Owls have a highly-touted group of incoming freshmen players making their Division I debut this spring. Rice opens the 2013 baseball season at home on Feb. 15 against Stanford (ranked No. 9 in the poll) in a three-game weekend series at Reckling Park.

Collegiate Baseball's NCAA Div. I Pre-Season Poll (As of Dec. 20, 2012)
Rank School ('12 Final Record) Points
1. Arkansas (46-22) 496
2. North Carolina (46-16) 495
3. Vanderbilt (35-28) 494
4. Louisiana St. (47-18) 487
5. UCLA (48-16) 484
6. Oregon (46-19) 482
7. South Carolina (49-20) 481
8. Kentucky (45-18) 478
9. Stanford (41-18) 476
10. Oregon St. (40-20) 473
11. N.C. State (43-20) 470
12. San Diego (40-17) 467
13. Mississippi St. (40-24) 464
14. Oklahoma (42-25) 462
15. Texas Christian (40-22) 460
16. Arizona St. (36-20) 458
17. Georgia Tech. (38-26) 456
18. Arizona (48-17) 454
19. Florida St. (50-17) 452
20. Rice (41-19) 450
21. Texas (30-22) 448
22. Louisville (41-22) 446
23. Cal. St. Fullerton (36-21) 445
24. Florida (47-20) 443
25. Mississippi (37-26) 437
26. Texas A&M (43-18) 434
27. Clemson (35-28) 429
28. Miami, Fla. (36-23) 427
29. Georgia (31-26) 423
30. U.C. Irvine (31-25) 420
31. Missouri St. (40-22) 418
32. Wichita St. (35-25) 415
33. New Mexico (37-24) 413
34. Kent St. (47-20) 411
35. Virginia (39-19-1) 408
36. Southern Mississippi (32-24) 405
37. East Carolina (36-24-1) 403
38. Coastal Carolina (42-19) 400
39. Dallas Baptist (41-19) 397
40. Pepperdine (36-23) 395

 

 

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