Top 25 Breakdown: No. 23 Rice

Analysis

Rice University logo2016 Record: 38-24. RPI: 25.
Coach (Record at school): Wayne Graham (1,114-466 in 25 years).
Ballpark: Reckling Park (Capacity: 6,000).
Postseason History: 22 regionals (active streak: 22), 7 CWS trips (last in 2008), 1 national title.
More: Fall Report on Rice

Rice's Projected Lineup

Pos.Name, Yr.AVG/OBP/SLGHRRBISB
CDominic DiCaprio, So..293/.335/.3390200
1BDane Myers, Jr..264/.358/.3632217
2BTristan Gray, Jr..295/.353/.4625180
3BKendal Jefferies, So..125/.222/.125030
SSFord Proctor, So..336/.428/.4713416
LFDayne Wunderlich, Sr..228/.311/.3334275
CFRyan Chandler, Jr..270/.359/.3702207
RFCharlie Warren, Sr..341/.408/.3790276
DHChace Sarchet, Jr.Transfer—Weatherford (Texas) CC
Pos.Name, Yr.W-LERAIPSOBBSV
RHPRicardo Salinas, Jr.9-23.398264310
RHPDane Myers, Jr.1-26.683123117
RHPWilly Amador, Jr.2-25.364737150
RPGlenn Otto, Jr.9-22.267176308

Grading The Owls

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.


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