Texas begins the 2022 season at the top of the college baseball world. The Longhorns return the bulk of a team that finished the 2021 season with a loss to eventual champion, Mississippi State, in a winner-take-all bracket final at the College World Series. Just behind Texas is #2 Vanderbilt, the national runner-up from a year ago.
After winning its first team national championship in school history, Mississippi State will begin its title defense starting at number three in the College Baseball Nation Top 50. Arkansas and Stanford finish off the top five. The Razorbacks have three players ranked in the '22 MLB Draft College Top 50.
LSU and Tennessee are sixth and seventh respectively, and Georgia Tech is ranked eighth, representing the highest ranked team from the ACC. Ole Miss checks in at nine overall and as the sixth representative from the SEC. Florida State starts the year at ten.
The ACC and SEC each have ten teams ranked in the top 50, followed by the Pac-12 with six teams. Five of the nine teams in the Big 12 cracked the rankings. Both the Big West and Conference USA have four teams, while each of the Big Ten and American have two. The ASUN, Big South, Colonial, MAC, Sun Belt, WCC, and Missouri Valley have a single team in the top 50.
The full top 50 can be found below.