O'Fallon and Gibault top BND preseason baseball rankings

News-DemocratMarch 24, 2014 

Class 3A-4A Preseason Large-School Boys Baseball Rankings

Rankings for metro-east teams; voting by area coaches and News-Democrat staff (first-place votes in parentheses, records from last season):

Rank Team W-L

1. O'Fallon (4) 24-13

2. Alton (2) 20-5

3. Edwardsville (1) 27-10

4. (tie) Collinsville 16-11

4. Granite City 16-21

Also receiving votes: Mascoutah (22-15), Belleville West (21-13), Highland (25-9), Belleville East (21-14), Waterloo (24-11), Triad (27-12), Columbia (22-13)

Class 1A-2A Preseason Small-School Boys Baseball Rankings

Rankings for metro-east teams; voting by area coaches and News-Democrat staff (first-place votes in parentheses; records from last season):

Rank Team W-L

1. Gibault (3) 24-6

2. Carlyle (2) 26-8

3. Freeburg (2) 20-15

4. Althoff 14-16

5. Wesclin 20-8

Also receiving votes: Nashville (23-9-1), New Athens (14-14), Central (9-15), Mater Dei (13-12), Red Bud (20-15)

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