JACKSON, Tenn. - 11/17/2009 - The 2010 TranSouth Conference Preseason Baseball Poll has been released. The poll, as voted by the coaches, tabs Cumberland (Tenn.) University as the favorite to win the league. Cumberland received five first place votes, with Union (Tenn.) University coming in second with three first place votes.
On Tuesday, the NAIA also released their preseason rankings. Four TranSouth teams were listed among the nation’s best. Cumberland is No. 19, while Union, Trevecca Nazarene (Tenn.) University and Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) University are all receiving votes in the national rankings.
Finishing off the TranSouth preseason poll is Trevecca Nazarene No. 3, Freed-Hardeman No. 4, Martin Methodist (Tenn.) College and Lyon (Ark.) College are tied at No. 5, Bethel (Tenn.) University is No. 7 and Mid-Continent (Ky.) University is No. 8.
In 2009, Cumberland won the TranSouth regular season title, while Union claimed the tournament championship. Both Union and Cumberland advanced to the NAIA National Tournament opening round with both teams posting 1-2 records.
No. School - Points (1st Place Votes)
1. Cumberland - 59 (5)
2. Union - 56 (3)
3. Trevecca Nazarene - 53
4. Freed-Hardeman - 32
5. Martin Methodist - 28
5. Lyon - 28
7. Bethel - 19
8. Mid-Continent - 13
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