Days away from beginning its preseason practices and scrimmages, South Carolina baseball was ranked in the top 5 of another preseason ranking.
The Gamecocks were picked No. 5 in Baseball America’s preseason poll, the final of the four major baseball polls — all of which have the Gamecocks in the top 5.
TCU checked in at No. 1 in Baseball America’s rankings, followed by Florida State, Florida and LSU. Four SEC teams appeared in the Top 25, as Vanderbilt joined South Carolina, Florida and LSU.
The Gamecocks open the season against UNC Greensboro on Feb. 17 at Founders Park. The team starts preseason scrimmages on Jan. 27.