Alabama State Baseball Receives Votes in Preseason National Poll

Alabama State University baseball team has received votes in the NCAA Division I Preseason Top 35 Rankings compiled by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) on Tuesday, February 2nd.

Since the hiring of head coach Jose’ Vazquez, the Hornets baseball program, for the third straight season, finds itself garnering national attention as an HBCU baseball powerhouse. Vazquez has led the team to a raised profile since his hiring of July 2016.

In 2020, Alabama State was crowned Black College Nines’ HBCU Baseball Large School Nation Champion.

The ballclub opens the 2021 campaign in the MLB Andre Dawson Classic February 19th against the University of New Orleans. The game will be played at the Maestri Field in New Orelans. They will also face SWAC conference foes Grambling State University and Prairie View A&M University Feb., 20-21 to close out the tournament. The Hornets are looking to climb the ladder into the Top 30 NCBWA NCAA Division I poll.

The 2021 poll voters come from among 40 college baseball writers and related media persons from throughout the nation. After a preseason Top 35 listing, the remainder of the polls will feature a national Top 30 beginning with the Feb. 22 NCBWA DI regular season poll.

The 2021 season will feature 298 NCAA Division I baseball-playing schools.

Rk. School Conference Record Pvs.
1. Florida SEC 0-0 1
2. UCLA Pac-12 0-0 2
3. Vanderbilt SEC 0-0 8
4. Texas Tech Big 12 0-0 5
5. Ole Miss SEC 0-0 4
6. Louisville ACC 0-0 6
7. Mississippi State SEC 0-0 12
8. Arkansas SEC 0-0 15
9. Texas Big 12 0-0 29
10. Miami ACC 0-0 3
11. N.C. State ACC 0-0 11
11. TCU Big 12 0-0 28
13. LSU SEC 0-0 19
14. UC Santa Barbara Big West 0-0 RV
15. Virginia ACC 0-0 RV
16. Florida State ACC 0-0 13
17. Arizona Pac-12 0-0 RV
18. Georgia Tech ACC 0-0 RV
19. East Carolina American Athletic 0-0 18
20. Tennessee SEC 0-0 23
21. West Virginia Big 12 0-0 RV
22. Oklahoma Big 12 0-0 10
23. South Carolina SEC 0-0
24. Georgia SEC 0-0 7
25. Auburn SEC 0-0 21
26. Oklahoma State Big 12 0-0 27
27. Duke ACC 0-0 16
28. UCF American Athletic 0-0 14
29. Arizona State Pac-12 0-0 9
30. Alabama SEC 0-0 21
30. Wake Forest ACC 0-0
32. Clemson ACC 0-0 20
33. Texas A&M SEC 0-0 17
34. Michigan Big Ten 0-0 RV
35. Dallas Baptist Missouri Valley 0-0 24
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Alabama State (0-0), Baylor (0-0), Belmont (0-0), Cal State Fullerton (0-0), California (0-0), Coastal Carolina (0-0), Connecticut (0-0), Florida Atlantic (0-0), Georgia Southern (0-0), Indiana (0-0), Kansas State (0-0), Long Beach State (0-0), Louisiana (0-0), Minnesota (0-0), Notre Dame (0-0), Oregon (0-0), Oregon State (0-0), Pepperdine (0-0), Sacramento State (0-0), San Diego (0-0), San Diego State (0-0), South Alabama (0-0), Southern Miss (0-0), Stanford (0-0), Stetson (0-0), Texas State (0-0), Tulane (0-0), UC Irvine (0-0), UNCW (0-0), USC (0-0), Washington (0-0), Washington State (0-0), Wichita State (0-0).
By conference: SEC 12, ACC 9, Big 12 6, Pac-12 3, American Athletic 2, Big Ten 1, Big West 1, Missouri Valley 1.

 

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