Georgia is ranked No. 18 nationally in the 2012 Collegiate Baseball Preseason Top 40, released Monday.
The Bulldogs are one of six SEC schools to be ranked in the preseason poll: Florida (No. 1), South Carolina (No. 2), Arkansas (No. 8), LSU (No. 12), and Vanderbilt (No. 23).
Georgia welcomes back 22 lettermen from last year’s squad that posted a 33-32 mark and advanced to the NCAA Corvallis (Ore.) Regional final.
The Bulldogs open the 2012 season on Friday, Feb. 17 by playing host to Presbyterian.