While icy weather hogged the Austin-area headlines on Tuesday, the preseason prospects for Texas’ baseball team heated up.
UT has been ranked 21st in D1Baseball.com’s preseason poll. Last week, Texas checked in at No. 23 in the initial release of the Perfect Game/Rawlings rankings.
The D1Baseball poll, which is regarded as college baseball’s primary ranking, also featured No. 3 Texas Tech, No. 7 TCU and No. 22 West Virginia. In addition to its Big 12 foes, UT will play 11 games this year against No. 4 Arkansas, No. 10 Texas A&M, No. 13 Stanford, No. 16 LSU and No. 24 Houston.
— Texas Baseball (@TexasBaseball) January 16, 2018
Texas, which opens its season in one month, went 39-24 in 2017.
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