TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama enters the 2021 campaign ranked as the No. 25 team in Baseball America’s Preseason Top 25 Poll, the outlet announced on Monday morning.

The No. 25 ranking marks the Crimson Tide’s first appearance in Baseball America’s Preseason Top 25 since 2014 when UA began the season at No. 21. The SEC led all conferences with nine teams in BA’s preseason poll, including Arkansas, LSU, Ole Miss and Mississippi State from the West.

The Tide is one year removed from a 16-1 stretch to start the 2020 season before the pandemic canceled the remainder of the baseball schedule. Alabama returns 21 letterwinners from that team, including six starting position players and 10 pitchers. The 2021 roster also features 13 newcomers.

Alabama returns to the field on Friday, Feb. 19 when the Crimson Tide hosts McNeese state to kick off the 2021 campaign. Fans can check out UA’s complete schedule by clicking here.

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