2013 College Baseball: Hogs Preseason No. 2 in Perfect Game Rankings


Jun 22, 2012; Omaha, NE, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks head coach Dave Van Horn talks with pitcher Colby Suggs (34) and first baseman Dominic Ficociello (25) during the seventh inning against the South Carolina Gamecocks during game thirteen of the 2012 College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park. Mandatory Credit: Matt Ryerson-USA TODAY Sports

With 23 days remaining until the first pitch of the 2013 college baseball season for the Arkansas Razorbacks, the Hogs will take a preseason No. 2 ranking into the season by the publication Perfect Game as announced on Tuesday.

Arkansas is one of eight SEC teams to make the Top 25, the most out of all Division-I conferences, followed by No. 3 Vanderbilt, No. 5 LSU, No. 7 Florida, No. 11 South Carolina, No. 13 Kentucky, No. 16 Mississippi State, and No. 19 Ole Miss.

The Pac-12 had six teams listed in the Top 25 followed by four from the ACC, three from the Big 12, and one team each from the Big East, Big West, Conference USA, and WCC.

The Hogs while unlucky to have seven of the Top 25 teams on their schedule (Arizona State, South Carolina, Mississippi State, LSU, Oklahoma, Kentucky, and Ole Miss) they do miss out on playing top SEC East teams Vanderbilt and Florida during the 2013 college baseball regular season.

2013 Perfect Game Preseason Rankings

No. 1 North Carolina

No. 2 Arkansas

No. 3 Vanderbilt

No. 4 Stanford

No. 5 Louisiana State

No. 6 UCLA

No. 7 Florida

No. 8 Oregon State

No. 9 N.C. State

No. 10 Oregon

No. 11 South Carolina

No. 12 Georgia Tech

No. 13 Kentucky

No. 14 Texas Christian

No. 15 Louisville

No. 16 Mississippi State

No. 17 Florida State

No. 18 San Diego

No. 19 Mississippi

No. 20 Oklahoma

No. 21 Rice

No. 22 Arizona

No. 23 Cal State Fullerton

No. 24 Texas

No. 25 Arizona State