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Razorback Baseball Team Ranked No. 4 in Collegiate Baseball?s Pre-Season Poll

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Razorback Baseball Team Ranked No. 4 in Collegiate Baseball?s Pre-Season Poll

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas is ranked No. 4 in the nation in Collegiate Baseball’s 2007 pre-season poll, which was released on Friday.

The Razorbacks are behind only Rice, Clemson and South Carolina in the rankings. The rest of the top 10 includes North Carolina, Miami (Fla.), Texas, Vanderbilt, Nebraska and Virginia.

Head coach Dave Van Horn’s squad was 39-22 last season and finished second in the Southeastern Conference’s Western Division. Van Horn has six starters returning from 2006, including infielder Danny Hamblin, who hit 17 home runs; pitcher Nick Schmidt, the SEC’s Pitcher of the Year after going 9-3 with 145 strikeouts; and pitcher Shaun Seibert, who was 4-0 with a 2.79 earned run average.

Collegiate Baseball Newspaper’s

NCAA Div. I Pre-Season Poll (As of Dec. 22, 2006)

www.baseballnews.com

Rank School (’06 Final Record)

Points

Final ’06 Rank

1. Rice (57-13)

497

3

2. Clemson (53-16)

492

5

3. South Carolina (41-25)

490

12

4. Arkansas (39-21)

488

25

5. North Carolina (54-15)

487

2

6. Miami, Fla. (42-24)

483

6

7. Texas (41-21)

482

17

8. Vanderbilt (38-27)

479

9. Nebraska (42-17)

477

22

10. Virginia (47-15)

474

20

11. Georgia Tech. (50-18)

472

8

12. Cal. St. Fullerton (50-15)

469

4

13. Florida St. (42-21)

467

24

14. Arizona St. (37-21)

464

15. Texas Christian (39-23)

462

16. Tulane (43-21)

459

27

17. Wichita St. (46-22)

456

18. Tennessee (31-24)

453

19. Pepperdine (42-21)

450

30

20. Mississippi (44-22)

448

11

21. Baylor (37-26)

447

26

22. Georgia (47-23)

444

7

23. Stanford (33-27)

441

15

24. Oklahoma St. (41-20)

438

23

25. Southern California (25-33)

435



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