Dec. 22, 2006
TEMPE, Ariz. - The Arizona State Sun Devil baseball team has been ranked #14 in the Collegiate Baseball "Fabulous 40" preseason poll, the publication announced today. ASU, who opens the season February 2nd against Southern Utah, will face seven teams ranked in the Pre-Season poll this season.
The Sun Devils, coming off a 37-21 mark last year, are one of the five teams ranked in the Top 40. ASU is the highest ranked team in the conference. Stanford (#23), USC (#25), UCLA (#26) and Arizona (#27) are the other Pac-10 schools in the poll. The Devils will also face #8 Vanderbilt (Feb. 10), #30 Long Beach State (March 9-11) and #33 Houston (Feb. 11). The Rice Owls, who Arizona State defeated last season, top the Collegiate Baseball poll.