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LSU ranked No. 7 in preseason baseball poll

LSU head coach Paul Mainieri LSU head coach Paul Mainieri
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

The 2016 LSU Tigers are ranked No. 7 in D1 Baseball's Preseason Top 25 Poll.

The SEC has seven teams in the poll. Florida is ranked No. 1, followed by Vanderbilt (3), Texas A&M (4), LSU (7), Miss. State (15), South Carolina (17) and Arkansas (25).

Louisiana-Lafayette will start the season at No. 18, after finishing 2015 with a 42-23 record and a No. 16 ranking.

The Tigers season opener against Cincinnati is Friday, Feb. 19, at 7:00 p.m. in Alex Box Stadium.

LSU starting pitcher Alex Lange was named to Perfect Game's 2016 Collegiate Preseason All-American team on Monday.

D1 Baseball Preseason Poll:
1.    Florida     
2.    Louisville     
3.    Vanderbilt     
4.    Texas A&M     
5.    Oregon State    
6.    Miami    
7.    LSU
8.    Oklahoma State    
9.    California    
10.    N.C. State    
11.    UCLA    
12.    Southern California    
13.    Virginia    
14.    Oregon    
15.    Mississippi State    
16.    North Carolina    
17.    South Carolina    
18.    Louisiana-Lafayette
19.    TCU    
20.    Florida State    
21.    Cal State Fullerton    
22.    Houston    
23.    Texas    
24.    Coastal Carolina    
25.    Arkansas   

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