Make that three preseason No. 2 rankings for the Oregon State baseball team.
D1Baseball.com released its top 25 Tuesday morning and like Collegiate Baseball and Perfect Game, the Beavers will find themselves at No. 2 to open 2018 by the online publication, trailing only Florida.
Texas Tech (No. 3), Arkansas and Florida State round out the top five.
Oregon State finished the 2017 season ranked third after advancing to the College World Series, where the Beavers were one of four teams remaining. OSU set a school record with 56 wins — 31 of which came at Goss Stadium — and the pitching staff led the nation with a school-record 1.93 ERA.
2018 opponents for the Beavers who will open the season ranked include No. 11 UCLA (May 24-26), No. 13 Stanford (May 11-13) and No. 17 Cal State Fullerton (March 9-11). All three series will be at Goss Stadium.