Arizona baseball is ranked 19th to start the season by d1baseball.com, which was released on Tuesday. The Wildcats are coming off a runner-up appearance to Coastal Carolina in the College World Series finals.
Top-ranked TCU headlines the D1Baseball Preseason Top 25. The Horned Frogs are coming off three consecutive College World Series appearances, and they bring back eight everyday regulars, two weekend starters and the closer from a club that reached the national semifinals in 2016.
No. 2 Florida enters the season ranked in the top two for the third consecutive year. The Gators backed up last year's preseason No. 1 ranking by earning the No. 1 national seed for the NCAA tournament and reaching Omaha.
Including the Frogs and Gators, seven of the eight participants in the 2016 CWS are ranked in the preseason Top 25. The SEC leads all conferences with four teams in the top 10: No. 2 Florida, No. 4 South Carolina, No. 5 LSU and No. 7 Vanderbilt.
Arizona opens its season at home on February 17th, against Eastern Kentucky.