FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Fresh off their third College World Series look in 4 seasons, the Razorbacks will open the 2023 marketing campaign as D1Baseball’s No. 8 group within the nation.
Last 12 months was a rollercoaster for head coach Dave Van Horn’s squad. The Diamond Hogs rode the common season success of 2021 to a No. 2 rating to start 2022, bouncing across the high 10 for everything of the common 12 months.
Arkansas fell to No. 13 after dropping consecutive collection to complete off the SEC slate, and an 0-2 stint on the convention event value it an opportunity to host a regional. The Razorbacks rode a magical June to the CWS semifinals, ending the season because the No. 4 group behind Texas A&M, Oklahoma and Ole Miss, all of which had been semifinalists.
To start 2023, the Hogs be part of eight different groups from the SEC within the high 25 — No. 1 LSU, No. 2 Tennessee, No. 4 Ole Miss, No. 5 Texas A&M, No. 7 Florida, No. 10 Vanderbilt, No. 20 Alabama and No. 23 South Carolina.
Arkansas was ranked No. 4 in Perfect Game’s preseason high 25 and No. 7 in Collegiate Baseball’s preseason rankings.
Scrimmages are anticipated to renew for Arkansas later this month forward of their journey to Arlington, Texas, for the College Baseball Showdown, which is able to characteristic matchups towards No. 9 Oklahoma State and No. 15 TCU. The first matchup might be Feb. 17 towards Texas.