SI Ranks Razorbacks No. 17 In Preseason Baseball Poll

by Chris Bahn  on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010 5:12 pm  

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Sports Illustrated is the latest in the line of publications to release a baseball top 25 preseason poll with Arkansas ranked in the top 25. Coming in at number 17, the Razorbacks are ahead of the likes of North Carolina, UCLA, Ole Miss and Oregon State.

The poll says Arkansas's middle of the order hitters are a big part of their anticipated success.

17. Arkansas 2009 Record: 41-24 Final 2009 rank: 7
The Razorbacks boast the nation's premier power-hitting trio in preseason All-Americans Zack Cox, Brett Eibner and Andy Wilkins. Eibner has first-round talent as a powerful outfielder and as a hard-throwing right-hander off the mound.
Texas, Virginia and national champion LSU round out the top three in the poll.



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