Hogs get third Top 5 ranking from Baseball America

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FAYETTEVILLE — With just under a month until first pitch, Arkansas found itself with another preseason top-five ranking.

The Razorbacks will start 2018 at No. 4 according to Baseball America, which released its first national poll of the year this morning.

With Baseball America as the newest of the six polls to release its preseason rankings, Arkansas is ranked No. 6 by Perfect Game, No. 4 by D1Baseball.com, and No. 3 by Collegiate Baseball, its highest preseason ranking since 2013.

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Three of the top-10 teams from the Baseball America poll will be coming to Baum Stadium including No. 5 Texas Tech (April 24-25), No. 8 Kentucky (March 16-18), and No. 10 Texas A&M (May 11-13).

Arkansas will also go on the road to face unanimous No. 1 Florida (March 23-25), as well as No. 16 Ole Miss (March 29-31), No. 17 LSU (May 4-6), and No. 23 Mississippi State (April 20-22).

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Arkansas is scheduled to open the 2018 season against Bucknell on Friday, Feb. 16 with first pitch at 3 p.m. at Baum Stadium.

2018 Opponents In The Rankings

Team D1Baseball.com Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball Baseball America
Florida 1 1 1 1
Arkansas 4 6 3 4
Texas Tech* 3 4 5 4
Kentucky* 8 8 8 8
LSU 16 12 10 17
Ole Miss 9 11 16
Texas A&M* 10 15 10
Mississippi St. 12 25 13 23
Texas* 21 23 14
South Carolina* 19
Missouri St.* 22
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