#3 Hoosiers a Consensus Top-10 Choice in National Rankings
January 28, 2014INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana University Baseball is unanimously ranked in the preseason top-10 by three major collegiate baseball national polls, ascending as high as No. 3 in the Baseball America preseason Top-25. Perfect Game slots the Hoosiers No. 5 while the Collegiate Baseball newspaper tabbed IU as No. 7 nationally to start the 2014 season.
Coming off the Big Ten's first College World Series appearance in 29 years, Indiana is the conference's highest Baseball America preseason ranked squad since the 1988 Michigan Wolverines were also slotted No. 3. Baseball America has never ranked a B1G team higher than No. 3 in the preseason.
The second week of the season potentially showcases a top-5 matchup between IU and Oregon State. The Beavers, ranked in the top-5 of all three major polls released, face off with Indiana on Feb. 23 in Surprise, Ariz., during the Pac-12/Big Ten Challenge. Louisville, slotted as high as No. 8, and Kentucky (receiving votes in all polls) are also on the '14 slate for Indiana.