High school baseball is once again just around the corner. Schools around the state began practice on Friday, including some area teams with big expectations.

The Calallen Wildcats, who are no strangers to expectation, were voted No. 13 by the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association's preseason poll. Calallen was the No. 1-ranked team in last year's preseason.

The Wildcats' season ended in the Region IV semifinals last year after falling to Alamo Heights 6-5 in nine innings. 

Another team from Corpus Christi will experience the preseason No. 1 tag this year. Moody enters the season at the top spot in Class 4A after finishing as state runner-up. 

Robstown will be in a district with a state-ranked team after Sinton was voted No. 5 by the THSBCA. Expect some good showdowns in 30-3A this season.

The following are the complete rankings.

Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association

2014 Preseason Polls

January 22nd, 2014

5A:

1. Cy Ranch

2. Round Rock

3. Flower Mound

4. Laredo Alexander

5. Pearland

6. Rockwall

7. Arlington Martin

8. Corpus Christi Carroll

9. Southlake Carroll

10. Eagle Pass

Others receiving votes: San Antonio O’Conner, The Woodlands, Klein Collins, Houston Jersey Village, Mission Sharyland, and San Antonio Churchill

4A:

1. Corpus Christi Moody

2. Mt. Belvieu Barber Hill

3. Whitehouse

4. Cleburne

5. Medina Valley

6. Richmond Foster

7. Hallesville

8. Aledo

9. Georgetown

10. Frisco Liberty

Others receiving votes: Brenham, Amarillo Wylie, Calallen, Victoria East, and Canyon

3A:

1. College Station

2. Caldwell

3. Pleasant Grove

4. Melissa

5. Sinton

6. Silsbee

7. Argyle

8. Carthage

9. Bridge City

10. La Vernia

2A:

1. Sunnyvale

2. Holliday

3. Grandview

4. Danbury

5. Salado

6. Central Heights

7. Wall

8. Hallettsville

9. Schulenburg

10. Bushland

1A:

1. Douglass

2. Bosqueville

3. Anson

4. West Sabine

5. Flatonia

6. Stamford

7. Price Carlisle

8. Weimar

9. Trenton

10. Center Point