The Oklahoma State baseball team came in 18th in D1Baseball’s preseason poll, the publication announced Monday.
Four other Big 12 teams join the Cowboys in the preseason ranking. at No. 3, Texas Tech is the highest ranked Big 12 squad. Baylor (15), TCU (19) and Texas (23) were the other Big 12 teams mentioned.
UCLA, who OSU will play March 9 in Los Angeles, will enter the season ranked fifth, and Michigan, who the Pokes will play March 10 in Dodgers Stadium, were slotted in one spot above OSU at 17. You can see D1Baseball’s full preseason top 25 here.
The Cowboy start their 2019 schedule on Feb. 15 when they travel to UT-Rio Grande Valley. The last opening day for Allie P. Reynolds Stadium will be Feb. 19, when the Pokes host Arkansas Little Rock.
OSU is also ranked 16th by Collegiate Baseball’s Preseason Fabulous 40 poll which came out in December.