DALLAS, Texas – The Coastal Carolina University baseball team is ranked 22nd in the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) preseason top-35 poll, it was announced recently. The Chanticleers will face three teams ranked in the top-35, including top-ranked North Carolina Feb. 24 in Chapel Hill, N.C. Coastal Carolina also will face #23 Kentucky Feb. 21 and 22 at the Caravelle Resort Tournament at Watson Stadium/Vrooman Field and play #26 Clemson April 21 in Clemson, S.C. The Chanticleers finished 2008 ranked 13th in the final NCBWA poll. Coastal Carolina was ranked in every NCBWA poll last year, peaking at ninth in the June 3 poll. The Chanticleers return six starters and nine pitchers from last year’s 50-14 team that advanced to the Super Regionals for the first time in school history.