UCLA Baseball Tabbed No. 21 in USA Today/ESPN Coaches Preseason Poll

Jan. 28, 2007

Los Angeles - The UCLA baseball team has earned a No. 21 ranking in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches preseason top-25 poll. Earlier this month, the Bruins were tabbed No. 13 by Baseball America, No. 16 by Rivals.com and No. 26 by Collegiate Baseball.

UCLA and three other Pac-10 Conference schools were ranked in the top 25 of the USA Today/ESPN Coaches poll - Arizona State (14), Oregon State (15) and Stanford (25). The Bruins will play 38 games versus teams ranked or receiving votes in the coaches poll, including 20 contests against top-25 squads.

Rice earned the top spot in the coaches poll, leading the way with 22 first-place votes (of 31 possible). Clemson (four first-place votes), Miami, South Carolina and North Carolina round out the top five.

UCLA opens the 2007 season at home with a three-game series versus Winthrop on Friday, Feb. 2. Game time is 6 p.m. The Bruins and Eagles square off Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m.

USA TODAY/ESPN COACHES PRESEASON TOP-25 POLL

Rank Team 2006 Record Points
1 Rice 57-13 756
2 Clemson 53-16 656
3 Miami 42-24 632
4 South Carolina 41-25 631
5 North Carolina 54-15 619
6 Texas 41-21 602
7 Arkansas 39-21 537
8 Cal State Fullerton 50-18 515
9 Virginia 47-15 459
10 Vanderbilt 38-27 457
11 Georgia Tech 50-18 427
12 Nebraska 42-17 397
13 Wichita State 46-22 339
14 Arizona State 37-21 338
15 Oregon State 50-16 326
16 Tulane 43-21 304
17 Florida State 44-21 260
18 Mississippi 44-22 219
19 Tennessee 31-24 214
20 Pepperdine 42-21 182
21 UCLA 33-25 172
22 TCU 39-23 169
23 Oklahoma State 41-20 154
24 Baylor 37-26 105
25 Stanford 33-27 95

records do not include ties
bold indicates UCLA opponent


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