On the heels of having three Red Raiders named to Collegiate Baseball Newspaper's Preseason All-American teams, the Texas Tech baseball team has been ranked no. 4 in a preseason poll by the same publication.

It's the second straight season the Red Raiders have received a top 5 preseason ranking from the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper. Overall, it is the fifth straight year that Texas Tech has posted a preseason Top 25 ranking.

The top 5 teams in the nation are:

1. LSU

2. Vanderbilt


5. Stanford

The next closest team in the Big 12 is the team that won the conference last season, the Texas Longhorns, were ranked no. 14 in the nation.

It was also announced on Monday that for the fifth straight year, Texas Tech has sold out of season tickets for the upcoming baseball season.

The Red Raiders will begin the season in Lubbock with Opening Day slated for Friday, Feb. 15, against Oregon at 2 p.m. Texas Tech will host the Ducks for a four-game set, Feb. 15-18, 2019.

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