The annual preseason college baseball rankings are here, and they are led by a Florida team which returns to the No. 1 spot for the fifth time in 11 years. Florida, which finished last season tied for the best record in the country, opens the 2021 season ranked No. 1 in the Baseball America Top 25. The Gators went 16-1 in 2020 and were ranked No. 1 when the season was halted. They return most of that team, including eight regulars in the lineup and every pitcher who made an appearance. It is the fifth time in 11 years Florida has ranked No. 1 in the preseason Top 25. In each of the four previous times the Gators have been ranked No. 1 entering the season, they have advanced to the College World Series. Only Texas with six times has been ranked preseason No. 1 more times in the 40-year h
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