FOREST, Va. - The No. 17/20 Shenandoah University baseball team is the preseason selection to win it all in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference in poll results released Thursday afternoon by the conference office.
The Hornets, coming off of a 33-11 season that saw the squad earn the No. 1 seed at both the ODAC Tournament and the Demorest Regional, received nine first place votes and 98 points to earn the No. 1 spot in the preseason poll.
SU finished atop the 2014 ODAC regular season standings with a 17-3 league mark before falling to the Eagles in the ODAC Tournament championship.
Voting is done on a 1-10 basis with coaches prohibited from voting for their own teams in the poll.
BC received the remaining two first place votes.
Shenandoah opens up the 2015 season on February 14 with a non-league doubleheader against Misericordia and the ODAC slate on March 7 at Roanoke.
2015 ODAC BASEBALL PRESEASON POLL
(#) Denotes First Place Votes
1. Shenandoah (9) 98 pts.
2. Randolph-Macon 85 pts.
3. Bridgewater (2) 82 pts.
4. Hampden-Sydney 70 pts.
4. Lynchburg 70 pts.
6. Roanoke 54 pts.
7. Washington and Lee 43 pts.
8. Virginia Wesleyan 37 pts.
9. Guilford 31 pts.
10. Eastern Mennonite 22 pts.
11. Emory & Henry 13 pts.