Florida will begin the 2018 baseball season in the same position the Gators ended the 2017 edition — No. 1 in the nation.
UF is ranked No. 1 in D1Baseball.com’s Preseason Poll released Tuesday. Coach Kevin O’Sullivan’s club had previously been tabbed No. 1 in the preseason polls from Collegiate Baseball and Perfect Game.
D1Baseball.com began rankings prior to the 2015 season and the Gators have ranked in the top two each year during the preseason (2017-No. 2; 2016-No. 1; 2015-No. 2).
The Gators open the 2018 season Feb. 16 against Siena at McKethan Stadium. Season tickets and Flex Passes for the season are on sale and can be purchased online through FloridaGators.com or by calling the Gator Ticket Office at 1-800-34-GATOR from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Last season, Florida won the first national title in program history with a 52-19 record. The Gators have reached the College World Series six times in the past eight years under O’Sullivan. UF is the only program in the country to earn a top-eight national seed for NCAA play for the eighth time in the last nine years.
2018 D1Baseball.com Preseason Top 25
|Rk||Team||’17 Record||’17 Rk|
|17||Cal State Fullerton||39-24||7|
Gators’ 2018 opponents in Bold Italics