Top 25 - 2023 Season

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  1. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts

    Here's an early poll:

    College Baseball Top 25 Rankings

    We're #23

    LSU is #1 (no kidding--they've portalled in a college all-star team to Baton Rouge).

    Tennessee is #2

    aTm is #13 (I don't like them, but they deserve it)

    TCU is #15 :confused::confused::confused::confused:

    Okla St is #16 -- about right

    Arkansas is #7
     
  2. Chop

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  3. Chop

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    The write up on #15 TCU

    College Baseball Top 25 Rankings

    "Notes:

    Projected key returners: 1B David Bishop, SP Cam Brown, C Kurtis Byrne, OF Elijah Nunuez, RP River Ridings, RP Luke Savage, 3B Brayden Taylor, RP Garrett Wright
    Projected key departures: SP Riley Cornelio, SP Austin Krob, SP Marcelo Perez, SS Tommy Sacco, SP Brett Walker
    Projected key newcomers: OF Austin Davis (West Virginia), RHP Hunter Hodges (UNC Wilmington), LHP Chase Hoover (No. 163), SS Fisher Ingersoll (No. 333), RHP Kade Morris (Nevada), INF Tre Richardson (Baylor), SS Anthony Silva, RHP Sam Stoutenborough (California)

    TCU this spring won the Big 12 in Kirk Saarloos’ first season as head coach and the Horned Frogs are poised to again contend in 2023. TCU will have to replace its rotation and leading hitter Tommy Sacco, but it still has a talented roster. The Horned Frogs will need their transfer portal additions to step up on the mound, but with the likes of Cam Brown, Kade Morris and a stout bullpen, they have a chance to have the best pitching staff in the conference. Offensively, third baseman Brayden Taylor will anchor the lineup and Elijah Nunez provides speed at the top of the order, but TCU will need someone to step up to fill Sacco’s big shoes."
     
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  4. Chop

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    The write up on #16 Okla State

    College Baseball Top 25 Rankings

    "Notes:

    Projected key returners: SS Marcus Brown, OF Zach Ehrhard, RP/3B Nolan McLean, 1B David Mendham, 2B Roc Riggio
    Projected key departures: SP Justin Campbell, DH Griffin Doersching, RP Trevor Martin, SP Victor Mederos, SP Bryce Osmond, RP Roman Phansalkar, OF Jake Thompson, OF Caden Trenkle
    Projected key newcomers: RHP Will Carsten (No. 419), RHP Gabe Davis (No. 199), RHP Janzen Keisel (Brigham Young), LHP Brennan Phillips (No. 194), OF Nolan Schubart (No. 380), LHP Trenton Shaw (No. 314), RHP Juaron Watts-Brown (Long Beach State)

    Oklahoma State has a lot of turnover coming out of this season with players like Justin Campbell and Victor Mederos on their way to pro ball, but the Cowboys still have a strong foundation. Marcus Brown was steady all season at shortstop and Roc Riggio came on strong in the second half, earning Freshman All-America honors. Oklahoma State unexpectedly got back two-way star Nolan McLean after he didn’t sign as a third-round pick. It also picked up one of the best pitchers in the transfer portal in righthander Juaron Watts-Brown, two moves that will be important as it rebuilds its pitching staff. Getting its new-look pitching staff to gel will be critical to the Cowboys’ success in 2023."
     
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  5. Chop

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    The write up on our #23 Texas Longhorns!!!

    College Baseball Top 25 Rankings

    "Notes:

    Projected key returners: OF Dylan Campbell, 2B Mitchell Daly, RP Andre Duplantier II, SP Lucas Gordon, RP Luke Harrison, OF Eric Kennedy, SP Tanner Witt
    Projected key departures: C Silas Ardoin, SS Trey Faltine, SP Pete Hansen, OF Douglas Hodo III, 1B Ivan Melendez, 3B Skyler Messinger, RP Aaron Nixon, OF Murphy Stehly, SP Tristan Stevens, RP Joshua Stewart, OF Austin Todd
    Projected key newcomers: OF Max Belyeu (No. 168), OF Porter Brown (TCU), SS Jalin Flores (No. 89), RHP Pierce George (No. 439), C Garret Guillemette (Southern California), RHP Charlie Hurley (Southern California), RHP Heston Tole (Arkansas)

    Things will look very different in Austin in 2023. The Longhorns stand to lose as much talent as nearly any team in the country, starting with Player of the Year Ivan Melendez. But Texas has recruited at a high level and still has the firepower to contend in the Big 12. The Longhorns look the strongest on the mound, where lefthander Lucas Gordon figures to move to the front of the rotation with the likes of Andre Duplantier II, Luke Harrison and Lebarron Johnson Jr. helping him out. Righthander Tanner Witt could also give the Longhorns a boost, if he is able to make a good recovery from Tommy John surgery. The offense is more of a concern for Texas and it will need some new faces to step up in the lineup."
     
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  6. mchammer

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  7. FWHORN

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    Next year reminds me a lot of 2017 and 2018. The 2023 team will have talent as both of those teams did and with a few breaks could win regional and even challenge for Omaha again if things all broke right. So chances are somewhere between 2018 where that team somehow squeaked into a home regional and then got Tennessee Tech for a home super regional and a surprising trip to Omaha and 2017 where Texas didn't catch as many breaks and got sent to Long Beach for a road regional loss to end the year. Next year is absolutely a rebuilding year but there is possibility and of course eternal hope that with a few breaks the team could find its way back to Omaha for a third straight season.:hookem:
     
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