Cal State Fullerton, UC Irvine, UCLA in baseball rankings
If it's Christmas time, it's almost college baseball season, and Collegiate Baseball has come out with its preseason top 40 that includes Cal State Fullerton at No. 4, UC Irvine at No. 8 and UCLA at No. 20.
Texas is ranked No. 1, followed by Louisiana State and Virginia.
UCLA sophomore pitchers Gerrit Cole and Trevor Bauer were selected to the preseason third-team All-American team.
-- Eric Sondheimer