College baseball: TCU tops D1Baseball.com's preseason poll
FORT WORTH – The TCU baseball team has earned D1Baseball.com's preseason No. 1 ranking prior to the start of the 2017 season.
RANKING: D1Baseball.com Top 25
TCU has also been the No. 1 team in the Louisville Slugger Collegiate Baseball poll as well as the Perfect Game poll. It marks the second time in program history (2011) the TCU baseball team will open the season as the No. 1 team in the country. It’s also the eighth straight season that the Frogs will be ranked entering the season.
The honors have extended to individuals as well as five Frogs have earned preseason All-American honors from various publications. Luken Baker, Elliott Barzilli, Durbin Feltman, Brian Howard and Evan Skoug have all been honored by various publications.
The Frogs are one of two Big 12 schools to be ranked as Texas Tech checks in at No. 14. TCU’s schedule features three other schools ranked in the Top 25 in No. 5 LSU, No. 20 Texas A&M and No. 23 Rice.
TCU opens up the 2017 schedule on Feb. 17 when it hosts Penn State for a three game set.