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LSU ranked No. 2 in preseason baseball poll

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

LSU will begin the 2017 season ranked No. 2 in Collegiate Baseball's top 40 poll.

The Tigers are one of four SEC teams in the top 10. One spot behind LSU is No. 3 Florida followed by South Carolina at No. 4 and Vanderbilt at No. 6.

Tiger pitcher Alex Lange (first-team) and shortstop Kramer Robertson (second-team) were named to Collegiate Baseball's Preseason All-American teams released on Monday.

LSU opens the season against Air Force on Friday, Feb. 17 in Alex Box Stadium.

Louisiana-Lafayette will start the season at No. 14, Tulane No. 34 and Southeastern Louisiana is No. 36.

COLLEGIATE BASEBALL TOP 40:
1.    Texas Christian (49-18)    
2.    Louisiana St. (45-21)
3.    Florida (52-16)    
4.    South Carolina (46-18)
5.    Oregon St. (35-19)
6.    Vanderbilt (43-19)    
7.    Arizona (49-24)    
8.    Miami, Fla. (50-14)    
9.    Florida St. (41-22)    
10.    Cal. St. Fullerton (36-23)    
11.    Louisville (50-14)    
12.    Clemson (44-20)    
13.    East Carolina (38-23-1)    
14.    Louisiana-Lafayette (43-21)    
15.    North Carolina (34-21)    
16.    Virginia (38-22)    
17.    Long Beach St. (38-22)    
18.    U.C. Santa Barbara (43-20-1)    
19.    Coastal Carolina (55-18)    
20.    Texas A&M (49-16)    
21.    Washington (33-23)    
22.    Mississippi (43-19)    
23.    Sam Houston St. (42-22)    
24.    Stanford (31-23)    
25.    Arizona St. (36-23)    
26.    Dallas Baptist (44-19)    
27.    Rice (38-24)    
28.    Oklahoma St. (43-22)    
29.    Texas Tech. (47-20)    
30.    Texas (25-32)    
31.    N.C. State (38-22)    
32.    Michigan (36-21)    
33.    Nebraska (37-22)    
34.    Tulane (41-21)    
35.    Houston (36-23)
36.    Southeastern La. (40-21)    
37.    Gonzaga (36-21)    401
38.    Georgia Tech. (38-25)    
39.    Kent St. (44-14)    
40.    Florida Atlantic (39-19)    

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