Saturday, December 3, 2022

Diamond Rebels Ranked No. 24 in National Preseason Poll

Brady Bramlett Photo by Joshua McCoy/Ole Miss Athletics
Brady Bramlett
Photo by Joshua McCoy/Ole Miss Athletics

Heading into the 2016 season, the Ole Miss baseball team will be nationally ranked once again. The Rebels found themselves at No. 24 in Baseball America’s Top 25, as the baseball publication released its preseason ranking Monday morning.

Ole Miss returns a veteran squad to the field for the upcoming season, featuring six position starters and one starting pitcher. First baseman Sikes Orvis and catcher Austin Knight are the only position starters lost to graduation. The Rebels also welcome in 16 newcomers, featuring 13 freshmen and three junior college transfers.

After playing the nation’s toughest schedule last season, the 2016 Rebels will face six teams ranked in the Baseball America Preseason Top 25, including No. 2 Louisville traveling to Oxford for a weekend series, Feb. 26-28. Ole Miss will battle ranked foes Texas A&M, Mississippi State and Coastal Carolina on the road, while hosting LSU and Kentucky for conference series.

Ole Miss will kick off the 2016 season at home versus Florida International, Feb. 19. First pitch of the three-game series is set for 4 p.m. and can be seen on SECN+.

Season tickets for the 2016 Ole Miss baseball season are on sale at OleMissTix.com.

For the latest news and updates involving Ole Miss Baseball, follow the Rebels on Twitter at @OleMissBSB, on Facebook at Ole Miss Baseball and on Instagram at olemissbsb.

2016 Baseball America Preseason Top 25 Rankings

1.         Florida

2.         Louisville

3.         Texas A&M

4.         Virginia                      

5.         Oregon State

6.         Miami                         

7.         Vanderbilt                    

8.         California

9.         Oklahoma State

10.       UCLA                          

11.       LSU                           

12.       Houston                       

13.       Louisiana-Lafayette

14.       Oregon                        

15.       Michigan                      

16.       USC                           

17.       Florida State

18.       TCU                           

19.       North Carolina State

20.       Mississippi State

21.       Oklahoma

22.       Cal State Fullerton

23.       Coastal Carolina

24.       Ole Miss                          

25.       Kentucky

Courtesy of Ole Miss Sports Information

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