CLEMSON, S.C. - The Tigers were ranked No. 15 in the Collegiate Baseball preseason poll, released Tuesday. Defending national champion Florida is the preseason top-ranked team, followed by Oregon State, Arkansas, Florida State and Texas Tech.
Clemson is the third-highest ranked team in the ACC, behind only No. 4 Florida State and No. 7 North Carolina. Those three join No. 16 Virginia, No. 20 Miami (Fla.), No. 21 Louisville and No. 23 NC State as the ACC's seven schools ranked in the top 25, tied for the most of any conference with the SEC.
The Tigers are also ranked No. 24 in the preseason Perfect Game ranking.
The Tigers had a 42-21 overall record in 2017 and hosted a regional for the second year in a row. Clemson opens the 2018 season against William & Mary on Feb. 16 at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.