Top 25 Breakdown: No. 6 Florida
2018 Record: 49-21. RPI: 1.
Coach (Record at school): Kevin O’Sullivan (497-229 in 11 seasons)
Ballpark: McKethan Stadium (5,500)
Postseason History: 34 regionals (active streak: 11), 12 CWS trips (last in 2018), 1 national title (2017).
More: Fall Report on Florida
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Florida's Projected Lineup
|C||Brady Smith, So.||.264/.322/.360||2||15||2|
|1B||Kendrick Calilao, Fr.||HS--Kissimee, Fla. (The First Academy)|
|2B||Blake Reese, Sr.||.253/.375/.416||5||43||14|
|3B||Cory Acton, Fr.||HS--Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (American Heritage)|
|SS||Brady McConnell, So.||.136/.136/.273||1||2||1|
|LF||Austin Langworthy, Jr.||.290/.404/.403||4||29||5|
|CF||Jud Fabian, Fr.||HS--Ocala, Fla. (Trinity Catholic)|
|RF||Wil Dalton, Jr.||.262/.338/.542||19||60||8|
|DH||Nelson Maldonado, Sr.||.273/.359/.413||9||44||6|
|RHP||Tyler Dyson, Jr.||5-3||4.47||50.1||51||28||0|
|RHP||Jack Leftwich, So.||5-5||4.21||81.1||84||26||2|
|RHP||Tommy Mace, So.||5-0||4.16||62.2||45||12||1|
|RP||Hunter Ruth, RS-Fr.||DNP-Injured in 2018|
Grading The Gators
Just as scouts grade prospects using the 20-80 scouting scale, we use a 20-80 scale to evaluate teams in our top 25. A score of 50 in each category is average, relative to a typical NCAA tournament team; 55 is slightly above-average; 60 is above-average (plus); 70 is well above-average (plus-plus); 80 is top of the scale, historically strong. Accordingly, 45 is fringe-average or slightly below-average; 40 is below-average; 30 is well below-average; and 20 is the extreme in that direction.