Mississippi State received its highest preseason ranking Monday when Baseball America voted the Bulldogs 14th.
It was the third preseason poll to have MSU ranked joining Collegiate Baseball (20th) and Perfect Game (23). D1Baseball.com did not have the Diamond Dogs among its preseason top 25.
State was one of five Southeastern Conference programs ranked by Baseball America joining defending national champion Vanderbilt (1), LSU (2), Florida (6) and South Carolina (13).
John Cohen‘s club finished 2014 with a 39-24 record and open the season at home Feb. 13 against Cincinnati.