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Chomping at Bits: Florida baseball tops Baseball America preseason poll

The Gators get their fourth No. 1 ranking in a preseason poll.

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Florida baseball checks in at No. 1 in Baseball America preseason poll: The Gators were also selected for the top spot in polls from, Collegiate Baseball, and Perfect Game. Florida has been ranked in Baseball America’s preseason top 25 for nine straight years under head coach Kevin O’Sullivan, including seven times in the top 10. (Daniel Apple, Florida Gators; Teddy Cahill, Baseball America)

Recruits note Gators’ new vibe: Florida is building some enthusiasm on the trail. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)

Ja’Juan Seider’s departure’s impact on 2018 class: It’ll probably be more of a long term recruiting loss than a short term one. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)

Four-star CB Noah Boykin decommits from Maryland: Boykin visited Gainesville last weekend and has been high on the Gators as of late. (Blake Alderman, 247Sports)

Duke Dawson and Johnny Townsend participating in Senior Bowl: The two will play on the North team. The Senior Bowl airs on the NFL Network this Saturday at 2:30 p.m.(Dustin Ciraco, Florida Gators)

On South Carolina’s upset of Florida: The Gamecocks gashed the Gators last night. (Ryan Young, SEC Country; Chris Harry, Florida Gators)

UF women’s basketball facing No. 2 Mississippi State: The Gators are on the road against the undefeated Bulldogs tonight. Florida is beginning a brutal nine-game stretch featuring eight match-ups with teams currently ranked in the top-25 (the Gators will play ranked teams Mississippi State and Georgia twice during that period). (Kathy Cafazzo, Florida Gators)

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