MANHATTAN, Kan. -

After reaching the super-regionals in 2013, the Kansas State Wildcats are now in the preseason top 25 for the first time in school history.  Here is the full release from Kansas State:

For the first time in program history, the K-State baseball team has been ranked in the Perfect Game and Baseball Americapreseason Top 25 polls. The Wildcats are ranked No. 22 in both polls, which is the highest K-State has ever been ranked in any preseason rankings.

The Wildcats have now been placed in three preseason polls entering the 2014 campaign after coming in at No. 28 in the Collegiate Baseballpreseason Fab 40, which was released in December. The No. 28 ranking by Collegiate Baseball was at the time the best the Wildcats had ever been ranked in a preseason poll.

After winning the Big 12 title and advancing to the program’s first Super Regional, K-State finished the 2013 season No. 13 in Baseball America’sfinal poll and No. 14 in Perfect Game’s final season rankings. The Wildcats return 19 letterwinners from last year’s squad, including five starting position players and eight pitchers.

K-State, one of four different Big 12 teams to be ranked in Baseball America’s or Perfect Game’s preseason rankings, is the highest ranked Big 12 team in the Perfect Game polls. Texas (27-24 record in 2013) is ranked No. 18 and No. 25 by Baseball America and Perfect Game, respectively, while TCU (29-28 in 2013) is No. 19 in the Baseball America poll. Oklahoma State (41-19 in 2013) is ranked No. 23 by Perfect Game.

 

The Wildcats start the 2014 campaign in less than three week when they kick off an eight-game, 10-day road trip with a series at Cal Poly fromFriday, Feb. 14 to Sunday, Feb. 16. K-State’s first home game at Tointon Family Stadium is on Friday, Feb. 28 against Milwaukee at 3 pm. Season tickets are available and can be purchased by calling 1-800-221-CATS, visiting kstatesports.com/tickets, or by going to the K-State Athletics Ticket Office at Bramlage Coliseum.

 

Baseball America preseason Top 25

 

1.       Virginia

2.       Oregon State

3.       Indiana

4.       Cal State Fullerton

5.       North Carolina State

6.       Florida State

7.       South Carolina

8.       Mississippi State

9.       LSU

10.   Vanderbilt

11.   Oregon

12.   UCLA

13.   Clemson

14.   Louisiana-Lafayette

15.   Rice

16.   Miami

17.   North Carolina

18.   Texas

19.   TCU

20.   Louisville

21.   Alabama

22.   K-State

23.   Florida

24.   Texas A&M

25.   Arkansas

 

 

Perfect Game preseason Top 25

 

1.       Virginia

2.       Cal State Fullerton

3.       Oregon State

4.       Florida State

5.       Indiana

6.       Mississippi State

7.       South Carolina

8.       UCLA

9.       Oregon

10.   North Carolina State

11.   Vanderbilt

12.   LSU

13.   North Carolina

14.   Clemson

15.   Florida

16.   Louisville

17.   Rice

18.   Arizona State

19.   Texas A&M

20.   Miami

21.   Alabama

22.   K-State

23.   Oklahoma State

24.   Florida Atlantic

25.   Texas