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USF Baseball Ranked No. 32 in Baseball America Preseason Top-50

Jan. 4, 2007

(San Francisco) - After setting the record for most wins (39) and making their first trip to an NCAA Regional in program history, USF has been ranked 32nd in the Baseball America Preseason Poll. This is the second year in a row that the Dons have been ranked in the top 40 prior to the start of the season and the third time since 1998.

San Francisco plays no fewer than eight teams ranked in the preseason top-50, headlined by a three game stint against 2006 College World Series champion Oregon State. The No. 16 Beavers host the Dons in Corvallis March 16-18. USF hosts No. 26 UC Riverside for three February 16-18, then travels to Palo Alto for a mid-week contest with No. 31 Stanford. The Dons play No. 37 Baylor twice, first at the Pacific Baseball Tournament in Stockton (March 2) and at the Baylor Baseball Tournament in Waco, Texas on March 9. USF will also meet No. 33 San Diego State in the Pacific Tournament on March 3 and No. 23 Winthrop at the Baylor Tournament on March 10.

Two conference foes also made the list. USF will host No. 19 Pepperdine at Benedetti Diamond on April 20-22, and travel south to take on No. 46 San Diego May 4-6.

San Francisco opens the 2007 campaign on Friday, February 2 in Fresno versus the Fresno State Bulldogs.

Baseball America NCAA Div. I Pre-Season Poll1. Rice (57-13)2. Miami (42-24)3. Clemson (53-16)4. Texas (41-21)5. North Carolina (54-15)6. South Carolina (41-25)7. Arkansas (39-21)8. Vanderbilt (38-27)9. Virginia (47-15)10. Wichita State (46-22)11. Tennessee (31-24)12. Georgia Tech (50-18)13. UCLA (33-25)14. Cal State Fullerton (50-15)15. Tulane (43-21)16. Oregon State (50-16)17. Nebraska (42-17)18. Florida State (44-21)19. Pepperdine (42-21)20. Arizona State (37-21)21. Evansville (43-21)22. Oklahoma State (41-20)23. Winthrop (46-18)24. Texas Christian (39-23)25. Mississippi (44-22)---26. UC Riverside27. Georgia28. North Carolina State29. Southern California30. Kentucky31. Stanford32. San Francisco33. San Diego State34. Oral Roberts35. Oklahoma36. Auburn37. Baylor38. UC Irvine39. Louisiana-Lafayette40. Michigan41. Texas Tech42. Central Michigan43. Delaware44. Elon45. Notre Dame46. San Diego47. Ohio State48. Miami (Ohio)49. Texas A&M50. Louisiana State