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Top 25 Breakdown: No. 10 Ole Miss

2018 Record: 48-17. RPI: 4. Coach (Record at school): Mike Bianco (710-412-1, 18 seasons). Ballpark: Swayze Field (10,715). Postseason History: 22 regionals (active streak: 1), 5 CWS trips (last in 2014), 0 national titles. More: Fall Report on Ole Miss. Schedule, Stats, Team News: Follow the Rebels all season long at our Ole Miss Team Page.

Ole Miss' Projected Lineup

CCooper Johnson, Jr..235/.329/.3242110
1BCole Zabowski, Jr..300/.370/.48110440
2BAnthony Servideo, So..226/.314/.306171
3BTyler Keenan, So..301/.391/.5209381
SSGrae Kessinger, Jr..300/.389/.4738378
LFThomas Dillard, Jr..310/.439/.563135917
CFRyan Olenek, Sr..350/.388/.4643299
RFCarl Gindl, So.(6 at-bats)
DHChase Cockrell, Sr..317/.376/.5399381
RHPWill Ethridge, Jr.3-13.9150.253143
RHPHouston Roth, Jr.5-14.4452.268251
RHPGunnar Hoglund, Fr.HS — Hudson, Fla.
RPParker Caracci, R-Jr.5-22.2548731410

Grading The Rebels

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.

Hitting: 70

Ole Miss outfielder Thomas Dillard (Shotgun Spratling)

Ole Miss might have the best lineup in college baseball this season. Seven everyday regulars return from an offense that led the SEC in batting (.300, 16th nationally) and ranked inside the national top 25 in scoring, doubles and slugging. The current juniors are extremely talented — they ranked as the No. 1 recruiting class in the nation when they arrived on campus — and now they have two years of playing time under their belts, making them poised to do big things in 2019.
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