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Baseball America Preseason Poll
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: January 22, 2008
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Baseball America's Top 25 Preseason Poll?

????????????TUCSON, Ariz. -?The Arizona baseball team, the preseason No. 1 team in a pair of polls, has been named the No. 2 club in the nation by Baseball America. The 2008 ranking equals the historical preseason highwater mark by the publication, matching UAˇ?s 1989 preseason No. 2 spot by BA.


????????????Pac-10 foe UCLA has been tabbed by the publication as the team to beat at No. 1, while conference rivals Oregon State (No. 7) and Arizona State (No. 9) hands the league four of the top 10 teams in this particular poll.


????????????ˇ?Obviously the expectations are pretty high not only for us, but the league as well,ˇ± head coach Andy Lopez said. ˇ?Weˇ?re eager to eventually get out and start playing some games.ˇ±


Baseball America?Preseason Top 25 Poll


2. Arizona

3. Vanderbilt

4. Mississippi

5. North Carolina

6. Missouri

7. Oregon State

8. Michigan

9. Arizona State

10. Miami

11. San Diego

12. South Carolina

13. Long Beach State

14. Rice

15. Baylor

16. Texas

17. Virginia

18. Fresno State

19. Louisiana-Lafayette

20. Wichita State

21. Texas A&M

22. Tulane

23. Clemson

24. East Carolina

25. Old Dominion

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