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CANES RANKED No. 6 BY BASEBALL AMERICA IN PRESEASON TOP 25

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The Miami Hurricanes baseball team picked up its third top-10 ranking of 2016 Monday, checking in at No. 6 in Baseball America’s preseason top-25 rankings. The Hurricanes were ranked No. 4 in Collegiate Baseball Newspaper’s top 25 released in December, marking Miami’s highest preseason ranking from that publication since 2005. Miami was also ranked No. 6 by D1Baseball.com in its first top 25 released in early January. The Hurricanes’ preseason ranking of No. 6 is its highest from Baseball America since 2007, when they were ranked No. 2. Miami was No. 9 in last year’s Baseball America preseason rankings. To view the entire 2016 Baseball America Preseason Top 25, click HERE. The Hurricanes’ 2016 schedule includes series against four teams ranked in the Baseball America top 25, including home series against three of the top five teams (No. 1 Florida, No. 2 Louisville and No. 4 Virginia). Miami returns 18 letterwinners from a 2015 team that won a second straight ACC Coastal Division title and qualified for the College World Series for the 24th time in program history. The Hurricanes ended the 2015 season ranked No. 6 by D1Baseball, Collegiate Baseball Newspaper, Baseball America, Perfect Game and USA TODAY in year-end polls. The Hurricanes, who earned the No. 5 national seed entering last year’s postseason run, won 50 games and extended their own college baseball record by qualifying for the NCAA postseason for the 43rd straight year; Miami has not missed the NCAA postseason since 1972. Two Hurricanes – juniors Zack Collins and Bryan Garcia – have earned preseason All-America recognition from both Louisville Slugger and Perfect Game.

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