Another baseball poll means another top-ten spot for Mississippi State as the Bulldogs will start the 2014 season ranked No. 4 in the USA Today Coaches' Poll released Wednesday.
Cal State Fullerton, who plays out of the Big West Conference, holds the top spot in the polls. The Bulldogs picked up four first place votes, and they were only of three teams, along with the Titans (18) and LSU (6), to receive a first place vote.
The SEC placed five teams in the poll with LSU at No. 2, Vanderbilt at No. 8, South Carolina at No. 14 and Florida at No. 20 joining Mississippi State.
Last year's national champion, UCLA, starts the season at No. 10, and they are joined by four other PAC-12 teams: No. 3 Oregon State, No. 7 Oregon, No. 19 Arizona State and No. 25 Stanford.
The ACC, which has not won a baseball championship since Wake Forest claimed the crown in 1955, placed the most teams in the poll with six members of their conference landing in the Top-25: No. 5 Florida State, No. 6 Virginia, No. 9 North Carolina State, No. 12 North Carolina, No. 16 Clemson, and No. 17 Miami (FL).
Other conferences placed the following teams in the top 25 poll:
American Athletic Conference: One team- No. 13 Louisville
Big 10: One team- No. 11 Indiana
Big 12: Four teams- No. 18 Oklahoma State, No. 21 Kansas State, No. 22 Texas, and No. 23 TCU
Conference USA: One team- No. 15 Rice
Sun Belt: One team- No. 24 Louisiana-Lafayette
|RANK||SCHOOL (FIRST-PLACE VOTES)||2013 RECORD||POINTS||FINAL 2013 RANKING|
|1||Cal State Fullerton (18)||51-10||729||10|
|4||Mississippi State (4)||51-20||632||2|
|9||North Carolina State||50-16||533||5|
Mississippi State starts its season Feb. 14 at home against Hofstra.