UCLA Baseball Continues to Earn Preseason Accolades

Jan. 10, 2007

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. - The UCLA baseball team has been ranked No. 16 in the Rivals.com preseason top-25 poll, the website announced Wednesday. The announcement comes less than one week after Baseball America slotted the Bruins as the No. 13 team in its preseason top-25 poll.

UCLA will play 20 games against teams featured in the Rivals.com top-25 poll - including road trips to No. 5 Miami, No. 8 Arizona State and No. 11 Mississippi and home series versus No. 14 Oregon State and No. 25 Winthrop. The Bruins will also play a three-game series against No. 12 Cal State Fullerton (Friday road game, Saturday and Sunday home contests) as well as one home game and one road contest against No. 19 Pepperdine.

Rice has earned the top spot in the "Rivals.com 2007 Preseason Baseball Top 25" as North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Miami round out the top five. The Pac-10 Conference places three teams in the preseason poll - UCLA, Arizona State and defending national champion Oregon State.

UCLA has also been ranked No. 26 by Collegiate Baseball newspaper. This marks the Bruins' highest preseason selection by the publication since 2000, when UCLA entered the season ranked fourth.

The Bruins open the 2007 season Friday, Feb. 2 at Jackie Robinson Stadium against Winthrop, ranked 23rd by Baseball America and 25th by Rivals.com. Game time is 6 p.m.

RIVALS.COM PRESEASON TOP-25 POLL

Rank Team 2006 Record
1 Rice 57-13
2 North Carolina 54-15
3 South Carolina 41-25
4 Virginia 47-15
5 Miami 54-15
6 Texas 41-21
7 Vanderbilt 38-27
8 Arizona State 37-21
9 Arkansas 39-21
10 Clemson 53-16
11 Mississippi 44-22
12 Cal State Fullerton 50-18
13 Georgia Tech 50-18
14 Oregon State 50-16
15 Oklahoma State 41-20
16 UCLA 33-25
17 Nebraska 42-17
18 Wichita State 46-22
19 Pepperdine 42-21
20 Tulane 37-21
21 N.C. State 40-23
22 Georgia 47-23
23 Kentucky 44-17
24 Alabama 44-21
25 Winthrop 46-18

records do not include ties
bold indicates UCLA opponent


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Friday, Mar 04
vs. Mississippi State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 1
Saturday, Mar 05
vs. Oklahoma
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 2
Sunday, Mar 06
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 3 (14)
Tuesday, Mar 08
at CSUN
Northridge, CA
L, 12 - 20
Friday, Mar 11
vs. Texas
Los Angeles, CA
L, 5 - 7
Saturday, Mar 12
vs. Texas
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 4
Sunday, Mar 13
vs. Texas
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 3
Friday, Mar 18
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 2
Saturday, Mar 19
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 5 (12)
Sunday, Mar 20
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 11 - 2
Thursday, Mar 24
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
L, 1 - 6
Friday, Mar 25
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
W, 4 - 3
Saturday, Mar 26
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
L, 5 - 6
Tuesday, Mar 29
vs. Cal State Fullerton
Los Angeles, CA
L, 7 - 14
Friday, Apr 01
at California
Berkeley, CA
L, 1 - 9
Saturday, Apr 02
at California
Berkeley, CA
L, 2 - 8
Sunday, Apr 03
at California
Berkeley, CA
L, 3 - 5
Tuesday, Apr 05
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 4
Thursday, Apr 07
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 4
Friday, Apr 08
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 5
Saturday, Apr 09
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
L, 2 - 8
Tuesday, Apr 12
vs. Loyola Marymount
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 5
Friday, Apr 15
at Washington
Seattle, WA
W, 1 - 0
Saturday, Apr 16
at Washington
Seattle, WA
L, 7 - 8
Sunday, Apr 17
at Washington
Seattle, WA
L, 4 - 7
Tuesday, Apr 19
at Pepperdine
Malibu, CA
W, 10 - 6
Thursday, Apr 21
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 3
Friday, Apr 22
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 2
Saturday, Apr 23
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
W, 13 - 1
Tuesday, Apr 26
at Cal State Fullerton
Fullerton, CA
L, 7 - 10
Friday, Apr 29
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
L, 4 - 6
Saturday, Apr 30
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
L, 4 - 9
Sunday, May 01
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
W, 10 - 3
Tuesday, May 03
at Long Beach State
Long Beach, CA
W, 11 - 10
Friday, May 06
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
L, 2 - 4
Saturday, May 07
at UC Irvine
Irvine, CA
W, 4 - 1
Sunday, May 08
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 1
Tuesday, May 10
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 4
Friday, May 13
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 3 - 5
Saturday, May 14
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 3
Sunday, May 15
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 0 - 9
Tuesday, May 17
vs. UC Santa Barbara
Los Angeles, CA
L, 3 - 4
Friday, May 20
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
L, 4 - 12
Saturday, May 21
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 13 - 2
Sunday, May 22
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
L, 4 - 10
Friday, May 27
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
L, 0 - 1
Saturday, May 28
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
L, 0 - 3
Sunday, May 29
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
L, 0 - 6
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