For the third time four years, the Missouri Baseball team will open the season with a top-10 ranking. The Tigers are No. 10 in Baseball America’s Preseason Rankings, Mizzou was ranked sixth prior to last season and was No. 10 in 2006.

Texas A&M is number one in  this season’s preseason poll, followed by LSU and North Carolina. Five Big 12 teams are ranked in the Top-25, including four in the Top-10. Texas (4th) and Baylor (8th) join A&M and Missouri as Big 12 teams in the Top-10, with Oklahoma coming in 16th.

The Tigers will open the 2009 season on Feb. 20 against Nevada in the Grand Canyon Classic in Phoenix, Arizona.  

1. Texas A&M
2. Louisiana State
3. North Carolina
4. Texas
5. Cal State Fullerton
6. Mississippi
7. Rice
8. Baylor
9. UC Irvine
11. San Diego
12. UCLA
13. Arizona State
14. Georgia
15. Stanford
16. Oklahoma
17. Pepperdine
18. Kent State
19. Clemson
20. Georgia Tech
21. Alabama
22. Arkansas
23. Louisville
24. Florida State
25. Oregon State