TUCSON, Ariz. — The Oregon State baseball team is ranked fourth and Oregon is sixth in the preseason Collegiate Baseball poll released on Friday.
The Beavers received 487 points, just eight behind No. 1 Cal State Fullerton. Second-ranked Mississippi State received 493 points while No. 3 LSU totaled 491. The Beavers are two points ahead of No. 5 Florida State. The Ducks received 483 points.
Indiana, which the Beavers will play in the second week of the season, is ranked seventh to open the year.
Other Oregon State opponents in 2014 that are ranked include Oregon, UCLA, Arizona State, Arizona and Stanford.
The poll finds the Beavers in the exact same spot to finish last season, which OSU finished with a school-record 52 victories.
Oregon will play 21 games against teams ranked in the top 40 of the poll, including three games against top-ranked Cal State Fullerton (Feb. 28-March 2) at PK Park in Eugene. The Ducks also play five games against Oregon State.