UAM baseball to open season nationally ranked

The American Baseball Coaches Association released its NCAA Division II Preseason Baseball Poll and Arkansas-Monticello is ranked in the top 40.

The Weevils are in the 2017 preseason poll at No. 31.

UAM finished last season with a school record 40 wins (40-16) and won the Great American Conference postseason tournament.

Henderson State also received votes in the poll.

Here is the entire poll:

Rank Team (2016 Final Record) Points
  1. Nova Southeastern (44-16) 629
  2. Tampa (41-10) 626
  3. Central Missouri (43-15) 622
  4. Southern New Hampshire (50-7) 619
  5. Millersville (53-7) 616
  6. Cal. Poly Pomona (42-19) 612
  7. Franklin Pierce (48-9) 610
  8. Angelo St. (39-22) 607
  9. Mercyhurst (43-14) 605
10. S.C. Aiken (40-18) 601
11. St. Edward’s (46-12) 600
12. Colorado Mesa (43-13) 597
13. Indianapolis (38-21) 593
14. California Baptist (42-13) 590
15. Dixie St. (40-14) 587
16. Minnesota St. (36-18) 585
17. St. Cloud St. (43-10) 582
18. Belmont Abbey (39-16-1) 579
19. West Florida (36-17) 575
20. Florida Southern (32-17) 573
21. Catawba (34-21) 570
22. Quincy (39-18) 568
23. Southern Indiana (38-21) 565
24. U.C. San Diego (31-21) 562
25. Grand Valley St. (36-18-1) 559
26. West Georgia (42-16) 556
27. North Georgia (32-20) 552
28. Lander (44-16) 548
29. Ashland (33-22) 545
30. Emporia St. (39-19) 543
31. Arkansas-Monticello (40-16) 539
32. West Chester (37-14) 535
33. Mount Olive (33-21) 531
34. West Alabama (36-15) 528
35. Missouri S&T (39-16) 526
36. St. Thomas Aquinas (37-17) 524
37. Chico St. (35-22) 520
38. Seton Hill (40-18) 518
39. Lubbock Christian (37-19) 515
40. Point Loma Nazarene (32-16) 513


Receiving Votes:
 Missouri-St. Louis, Oklahoma Christian, St. Mary’s (TX), East Stroudsburg, Delta St., N.C. Pembroke, Colorado-Pueblo, Texas A&M-Kingsville, Washburn, Augustana, Alabama-Huntsville, Lynn, Valdosta St., Oklahoma Baptist, Lee, Shepherd, Southern Arkansas, Minnesota-Duluth, Lenoir-Rhyne, Azusa Pacific, Carson-Newman, Northwest Nazarene, Western Oregon, Sonoma St., Cal. St. Monterey Bay, Flagler, Rockhurst, Drury, Trevecca Nazarene, Lewis, Missouri Western St., Henderson St., Nebraska-Kearney, Florida Tech., Slippery Rock, West Virginia St., Shippensburg, California (PA), North Greenville, Erskine, Tusculum, Columbus St., Felician, Molloy, Merrimack, Bridgeport, LeMoyne, Stonehill, Pace, West Texas A&M, Colorado School of Mines.

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