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      Beaver Baseball: Highest ranked Pac-12 team

      CORVALLIS, Ore. - The Oregon State baseball team will enter the 2013 ranked No. 6 in the nation by Baseball America, which released its top 25 poll on Thursday. The Beavers are the highest ranked team from the Pac-12 Conference.

      Oregon State, which finished 2012 ranked 24th by Baseball America, trails only No. 1 North Carolina, No. 2 Vanderbilt, No. 3 Arkansas, No. 4 Louisville and No. 5 Mississippi State. From the Pac-12, the Beavers are followed by No. 9 Stanford, No. 12 UCLA, No. 15 Oregon and No. 24 Arizona. San Diego, whom the Beavers will visit to close out the month of March, comes in at No. 25.

      Additionally on Thursday, the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll was released and the Beavers find themselves at No. 14, 21 points behind No. 13 Florida and 22 ahead of No. 15 Kentucky. OSU finished the 2012 season ranked 22nd in the coaches poll, and in 2013, is one of six teams from the Pac-12 in the preseason poll, joining No. 2 UCLA, No. 6 Oregon, No. 7 Stanford, No. 10 Arizona and No. 20 Arizona State.

      Four of the preseason top 25 rankings have been released thus far and the Beavers find themselves in the top 25 in all four and in the top 10 in three - OSU is also No. 8 by Perfect Game and 10th by Collegiate Baseball.

      The staff of Baseball America determines the Top 25 rankings. Last year's records do not include ties.

      Team 2012 Record Final 2012 Ranking
      1. North Carolina 46-16 17
      2. Vanderbilt 35-28 NR
      3. Arkansas 46-22 6
      4. Louisville 41-22 NR
      5. Mississippi State 40-24 22
      6. Oregon State 40-20 24
      7. South Carolina 49-20 2
      8. North Carolina State 43-20 12
      9. Stanford 41-18 13
      10. Louisiana State 47-18 9
      11. Kentucky 45-18 20
      12. UCLA 48-16 5
      13. Mississippi 37-26 NR
      14. Texas Christian 40-22 16
      15. Oregon 49-16 11
      16. Georgia Tech 38-28 NR
      17. Florida 47-20 3
      18. Rice 41-19 18
      19. Oklahoma 42-25 14
      20. Florida State 50-17 4
      21. New Mexico 37-24 NR
      22. Cal State Fullerton 36-21 21
      23. Southern Mississippi 32-24 NR
      24. Arizona 48-17 1
      25. San Diego 40-17 NR

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