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MSU baseball ranked No. 6 in USA Today Baseball Poll

Head coach Chris Lemonis at MSU Baseball Media Day (Courtesy: MSU Athletics)
Head coach Chris Lemonis at MSU Baseball Media Day (Courtesy: MSU Athletics)(WTOK)
Published: Jan. 25, 2020 at 11:23 PM CST
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The MSU baseball team has been ranked No. 6 in the 2020 USA Today preseason baseball coaches poll.

MSU will begin the year among the top 10 teams in the nation after being ranked No. 15 in last year's USA Today preseason poll. In other preseason polls released over the past few weeks, MSU is ranked No. 6 by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper, No. 10 by D1 Baseball and No. 9 by Baseball America.

MSU is one of nine Southeastern Conference teams appearing in the USA Today 2020 preseason Top 25, along with No. 1 Vanderbilt, No. 4 Georgia, No. 5 Arkansas, No. 9 Auburn, No. 10 Florida, No. 12 LSU, No. 21 Texas A&M and No. 23 Ole Miss.

Here is the full USA Today 2020 Preseason Coaches Poll:

Rank School (2019 record)

1. Vanderbilt (59-12)

2. Louisville (51-18)

3. Texas Tech (46-20)

4. Georgia (46-17)

5. Arkansas (46-20)

6. Mississippi State (52-15)

7. Miami (Fla.) (41-20)

8. UCLA (52-11)

9. Auburn (38-28)

10. Florida (34-26)

11. Michigan (50-22)

12. LSU (40-26)

13. Arizona State (38-19)

14. Florida State (42-23)

15. Stanford (45-14)

16. North Carolina (46-19)

17. Oklahoma State (40-21)

18. North Carolina State (42-18)

19. East Carolina (47-18)

20. Duke (35-27)

21. Texas A&M (39-23)

22. Georgia Tech (43-19)

23. Mississippi (41-27)

24. Wake Forest (31-26)

25. Oregon State (36-20)

The Diamond Dawgs held Media Day on Saturday inside Dudy Noble Field. Head coach Chris Lemonis discussed the starting rotation, depth in the bullpen and filling the void left by graduation and the MLB Draft after the 2019 run to the College World Series.

MSU baseball will host Cowbell Yell at The Dude on Wednesday, Feb. 5 before holding Fan Day at the Palmeiro Center on Saturday, Feb. 8.

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