Gators will start season at No. 7
This story originally published on
Kevin O'Sullivan Staff
Posted Jan 22, 2013

Despite a historic draft hit that took many key contributors off the roster, Florida will start the 2013 season ranked No. 7 in the country by Perfect Game.

The Gators closed the 2012 season ranked No. 6 by Perfect Game after going two-and-out following the program’s third straight College World Series appearance. Florida will open the 2013 season as the No. 7 team in the country on February 15th by hosting Duke.

The ranking also puts Florida as the fourth-highest ranked Southeastern Conference team with Arkansas at No. 2, Vanderbilt at No. 3 and LSU at No. 5.

The SEC has eight teams ranked in the top 25.

The only non-conference opponent on the list is Florida State at No. 17. North Carolina will start as the No. 1 team in the country.

In the ten teams to watch outside of the top 25, Miami was the only Florida opponent listed by Perfect Game. New SEC member Texas A&M was also in that group.

Perfect Game ranked Florida right-hander Jonathon Crawford a preseason second team All-American on Monday.

Related Stories
Crawford a preseason All-American
 -by  Jan 21, 2013
Rapid Recap: The Start of Gator Baseball
 -by  Jan 25, 2013
Young team calls for fresh leadership
 -by  Jan 25, 2013

Get the 2014 Recruiting Yearbook with an annual Total Access Pass
Sign Up Today!

Upgrade Now!
Free Email Newsletter
Don't miss any news or features from Subscribe to our newsletter to have our newest articles emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis.
Click here for a list of all Team Newsletters.

Add Topics to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite topics. Click link to add to My HotList.
Baseball > Florida
[View My HotList]