Bulldogs ranked 17th by Perfect Game

John Cohen's club received its third preseason top 20 ranking on Wednesday.  (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

John Cohen’s club received its third preseason top 20 ranking on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

Mississippi State received its third preseason top 20 ranking on Wednesday as Perfect Game picked the Diamond Dogs No. 17 in its poll.

MSU was also ranked 11th by Collegiate Baseball and 15th by D1Baseball.com.

The Bulldogs were one of six Southeastern Conference programs in Perfect Game’s top 25 joining top-ranked Florida, No. 3 Texas A&M, No. 4 Vanderbilt, No. 5 LSU and No. 15 Missouri.

State was the only team among the Perfect Game 25 to not make the postseason last year. John Cohen‘s club is coming off a 24-30 campaign last spring and finished last in the conference with an 8-22 mark.

Rk Team ’15 Record ’15 Rk 2015 Finish
1
Florida
52-18 3 CWS third-place finish
2
Louisville
47-18 8 Louisville Super Regional
3
Texas A&M
50-14 12 Fort Worth Super Regional
4
Vanderbilt
51-21 2 CWS Runner-up
5
Louisiana State
54-12 4 CWS fifth-place finish
6
Oregon State
39-19-1 18 Dallas Regional
7
Oklahoma State
38-20 20 Stillwater Regional
8
California
36-21 NR College Station Regional
9
Virginia
44-24 1 CWS Champions
10
Louisiana
42-23 24 Baton Rouge Super Regional
11
Miami
50-17 6 CWS sixth-place finish
12
Oregon
38-25 NR Springfield (Mo.) Regional
13
NC State
36-23 NR Fort Worth Regional
14
UCLA
45-16 9 Los Angeles Regional
15
Missouri
30-28 NR SEC Tournament
16
Houston
43-20 17 Houston Regional
17
Mississippi State
24-30 NR Did not make postseason
18
Texas Christian
51-15 5 CWS fourth-place finish
19
Oklahoma
34-27 NR Big 12 Championship
20
Florida State
44-21 13 Gainesville Super Regional
21
Coastal Carolina
39-20 NR College Station Regional
22
North Carolina
34-24 NR ACC Championship
23
Michigan
39-25 NR Louisville Regional
24
Notre Dame
37-23 NR Champaign Regional
25
Texas Tech
31-24 NR Big 12 Championship

Others receiving consideration: Maryland, Rice

I have covered Mississippi State in some capacity since 2004 and joined the Daily Journal staff in 2013. I enjoy short walks on the beach, performing concerts in my car and watching professional wrestling.

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