Vandy #1 in NCBWA preseason poll: UVA left out

baseball

(© Sean Gladwell – stock.adobe.com)

Vanderbilt is the preseason favorite to win the 2020 college baseball national title, ranked #1 in the preseason poll of the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.

Louisville, at #2, leads eight ACC teams in the Top 35. Virginia is not among that group.

The SEC placed six programs in the Top 10 and eight overall in the Top 35

Miami is the biggest mover in the poll, going from #24 in the final poll of 2019 to preseason #5.

Wake Forest and Oklahoma jump into the poll at #23 and #24, respectively, after not being represented in the final poll of 2019.

NCBWA Poll

Current Ranking, School, Conference, Record, Final 2019 Rank

  1. Vanderbilt
  2. Louisville
  3. Texas Tech
  4. Georgia
  5. Miami (FL)
  6. Arkansas
  7. Arizona State
  8. Florida
  9. Mississippi State
  10. Auburn
  11. UCLA
  12. Michigan
  13. LSU
  14. Florida State
  15. Duke
  16. Stanford
  17. NC State
  18. Oklahoma State
  19. North Carolina
  20. East Carolina
  21. Texas A&M
  22. Georgia Tech
  23. Wake Forest
  24. Oklahoma
  25. Ole Miss
  26. Arizona
  27. Dallas Baptist
  28. TCU
  29. Oregon State
  30. Texas
  31. Southern Miss
  32. Ohio State
  33. Miami (Ohio)
  34. UC Santa Barbara
  35. West Virginia


augusta free press
augusta free press news

UVA Basketball Fans!

uva basketball team of destiny
Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, by Jerry Ratcliffe and Chris Graham, is available for $25. The book, with additional reporting by Zach Pereles, Scott Ratcliffe, and Scott German, will take you from the aftermath of the stunning first-round loss to UMBC in 2018 through to the thrilling overtime win over Texas Tech to win the 2019 national title, the first in school history.

Dick Vitale on Team of Destiny: “This is a hoops story you will LOVE! Jerry and Chris capture the sensational and dramatic championship journey by Tony Bennett and his tenacious Cavalier team. UVA was Awesome Baby and so is this book!”

Ralph Sampson on Team of Destiny: “Jerry and Chris have lived and seen it all, even before my time. I highly recommend this book to every basketball fan across the globe. This story translates to all who know defeat and how to overcome it!”

Buy here.

AFP Business

As professional consultants, Augusta Free Press LLC provides clients in the Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia and beyond with marketing and PR solutions including website design, SEO, TV/radio, video work, branding and logos, social media and overall marketing campaign design and implementation. Augusta Free Press LLC was founded in 2002.

Web Design

Augusta Free Press has designed more than 800 websites for clients in the Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia. We take care of all facets of web design – visual design, layout design, content development and SEO. Short on staff? We’ll work with you to update your AFP-designed website in a timely manner or train your staff to make changes.

Marketing/Social Media Management

Augusta Free Press manages advertising campaigns for small- and medium-sized businesses across Virginia. You don’t need to hire a full-time marketing coordinator. Bring the experience of the Augusta Free Press team to work for you – for a fraction of the cost.

Graphic Design

Augusta Free Press will help you take your vision to the next level. From branding and logos to print materials, our team will work with you to develop products to showcase your business. From brochures and rack cards to full-color magazines or print/digital ads, we’ve got you covered.

Event Planning/Fundraising

Augusta Free Press will help you plan the best event for your organization. From an open house or anniversary to a 5K or Pay Per View, we can handle it all. Looking for training for your sales staff? We can help energize your employees or board. Need ideas to raise more money? Let us help you plan a successful event. Want to hold a news conference or need help with a press release? We can do that too.

Click here for more.