Cal State Fullerton will open the year as the No. 1 team followed by Southeastern Conference teams Mississippi State and LSU at second and third, respectively. Other SEC teams in the poll include Vanderbilt at 9, South Carolina at 14, Texas A&M at 25, Alabama at 29 and Ole Miss at 30.
The Gators return 18 letter winners from last year's NCAA Tournament team combined with the nation's top class of freshmen. The 100th season of Florida baseball begins on February 14 as the Gators host Maryland.