MESA, Ariz. - The Shenandoah University baseball team is among a host of teams receiving pre-season ranking consideration in a poll released recently by Collegiate Baseball.
Shenandoah, coming off of a best-ever 37-7 season that included a USA South Conference regular season title, is one of 28 teams in the 'Other Top Teams' category of the pre-season Top 30 poll.
Marietta (Ohio), the 2011 Division III champion, is the pre-season No. 1.
SU plays five teams appearing in the pre-season poll including No. 4 Christopher Newport and No. 5 Cortland (N.Y.) State.
Shenandoah opens the 2012 campaign on February 17 against the fifth-ranked Red Dragons before hosting Misericordia in a doubleheader the following day.