Collegiate Baseball is the first of the major college baseball media outlets to release a pre-season poll and four teams from South Carolina are ranked among the nation’s top 40 teams.
Clemson leads the Palmetto State quartet with a #4 ranking. The Tigers reached the College World Series last season and return most of their front line players.
USC is ranked 14th. The defending national champions have the bulk of their everyday lineup back and are expected to make a strong run at repeating.
Coastal Carolina is ranked 24th. The Chanticleers made it to the NCAA Super Regionals last season. And the College of Charleston is ranked 35th. The Cougars were 44-19 last season.