College Baseball Central Top 25 Preview and Analysis – Teams #6-10

2014 Top 25 College BaseballAfter nearly eight months since the last out of the College World Series in Omaha, the start of the college baseball season is just two days away.

With that being said, College Baseball Central brings to you a detailed version of our Top 25 rankings for the 2014 season, wherein we preview the projected starting lineups and pitching staffs, as well as offer analysis on the respective hitting, pitching, and overall outlook for each of our ranked teams.

For each team preview, we include the statistical quantities known as RPI (Rating Percentage Index), NPI (Nolan Power Index), and SOS (Strength of Schedule). All three devise a ranking of teams based on winning percentage and respective strength of schedule, wherein including each is necessary to provide fair comparison and commonality.

Each day leading up to opening day on Friday, February 14, we will be posting a set of five team previews in descending order according to our rankings – so be sure to check back each day for updates!

Without further ado, here are teams ranked 6-10 in the College Baseball Central Top 25, each with complete preview analysis for the 2014 season.

About the Author

Josh Vadeboncoeur
Follow Josh on Twitter @vadeboncoeurCBC Josh is currently a student at the University of Florida pursuing a Master of Science degree in Sport Management. He’s an avid fan and scholar of the game, who although has a place in his heart for his Gators, is as objective as they come. Josh is a member of the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, giving him official votes in the Dick Howser Trophy, Regional Players of the Year, and NCBWA All-America voting. Josh’s knowledge of the game of baseball ranges from the post-Civil War baseball boom to the current modern era, covering topics such as business and politics of the game to the minor leagues to negro league baseball and even international expansion. But most of all, a strong passion lies in his heart for college baseball.