Kansas Baseball Ranked in Two Preseason Polls
Feb. 1, 2010
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
The Kansas baseball team has earned a national ranking in both the Rivals college baseball preseason top 25, as well as the National Collegiate Baseball Writers’ Association (NCBWA) preseason poll. The Jayhawks check in at No. 25 in the Rivals poll, and are just one of two Big 12 teams ranked in the top 25 (Texas No. 1).
KU is ranked in the No. 33 spot in the NCBWA poll, behind Big 12 foes Texas (No. 1), Oklahoma (No. 25) and Texas A&M (No. 28).
Kansas will carry a national ranking into the regular season for the first time since 1995, when the team was ranked 22nd. During the 2009 season, the Jayhawks were ranked as high as No. 23 in the Baseball America national poll on May 4.
Kansas is looking to qualify for the NCAA Tournament in back-to-back seasons for the first time since 1993-94, and just the second time in school history. Last year the Jayhawks finished with a record of 39-24 and advanced to the Chapel Hill Region finals, falling to eventual College World Series participant, North Carolina.
Kansas opens the 2010 season against Eastern Michigan on Feb. 19 at Hoglund Ballpark.