On Monday, Collegiate Baseball released its preseason Fabulous 40 poll for the 2016 season. One of six recognized polls in college baseball, Collegiate Baseball continued its history of being the first publication to release a preseason poll.
Following a 2015 season where the Big Ten produced a conference-record five NCAA Tournament teams, for a second consecutive preseason Collegiate Baseball has ranked multiple Big Ten teams.
After Maryland, Nebraska and Illinois opened the 2015 season as Collegiate Baseball’s No. 37, 38 and 40 clubs, respectively, Michigan leads the way heading into the 2016 season ranked No. 23, followed by the Terrapins at No. 28.