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LSU preseason #1 in Collegiate Baseball poll

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  1. GatorChoice

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  2. gatorbogey

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    Blasphemy!

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  3. gatorbogey

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    That’s a pretty tight top 10....top 15....heck, top 25!

    Lots of traditionally powerful college baseball programs and past champs dot that top 25....begs the question: Whatever happened to the likes of southern cal?!

    Top 10 or so....clash of the SEC vs Pac12 vs ACC.

    LSU does sound like they are stacked to the brim...
     
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  4. 74nole

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    bogey—

    But as always, PM is whining about all of their injured arms—

    It’s their conditioning program, right?
     
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    Am I smelling corn dogs?
     
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  6. gatorbogey

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    Corn dogs for everybody!
     
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  7. 74nole

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    With a side of Crawfish Etouffee, right???
     
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  8. GatorLurker

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    Who needs corn dogs with that?
     
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  9. GatorChoice

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    Mmmm, etoufee.
     
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  10. gtj31

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    I am not a believer in Hess. Walker did have a very nice freshman campaign. Do they bring Gilbert back?

    LSU is always talented so it is no surprise they are again this year.

    I think the Gators at 6 is a lot of respect for Sully. UF has talent but there are still some big questions like SS, 3B, and Friday night ace. The pieces exist if they play to talent level!
     
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    "Lsu will field it's best ball club since 2017". Wow , now that's saying something.

    I don't know their roster that well, but I don't recall their starting pitching being championship caliber. I'm sure someone can correct me tho.
     
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    They had an ace in 2017 (Lange? My memory can't recall his name). But after him, they had Poche (good numbers but VERY overrated imo), Walker (solid #3 but couldn't pitch in the CWS Finals) and Johnny Wholestaff. Hess was the closer.

    Their ace had a nasty breaking ball that he couldn't throw for a strike but everyone chased it.
     
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    Greg—

    That was Lange and he threw the “spike” curve ball—and your memory is accurate—that curve ball was filthy but he could not locate it at all—everybody chased it—
     
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    Another chance to steal their candy...
     
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    Lange was good enough that O'Sullivan basically treated game two of the 2017 championship series as an elimination game. He made it pretty clear he didn't like our chances in a game three against Lange.

    As to the rankings...I'm with gt. That's basically a "we trust O'Sullivan to figure everything out" ranking, which is fair enough in a meaningless pre-season poll.
     
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  16. 74nole

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    We will have the Tiggers @ their place this coming spring for a Thurs/Fri/Sat week-end series—Ought to be a good one—looking forward to it!

    Outsiders just get to dream about playing in the SEC—
     
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    It is Easter Weekend too I think. I would love to go but the Thurs-Sat messes me up. My wife and I are booked for Oxford!
     
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  18. TJtheGator

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    We do better as underdogs; just ask the 2017 team.
     
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    That team was preseason Top 3.

    They were also the #3 national seed going into the NCAA tourney. That team's "underdog" status was more internal perception than anything in my opinion.
     
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    The expectations for each of our teams is now so high, that if you’re not ranked #1 then you’re an underdog. Thanks, Sully!
     
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