This collection of Division 1 previews includes three of the top programs in New England in Boston College, UConn and Northeastern -- along with another Patriot League contender in Holy Cross.
Boston College will look to make some noise in the ACC this spring while boasting a roster with three legitimate pro prospects. UConn still sits in the No. 1 position that it held at the end of the abbreviated 2020 season, while the top three teams remain the same — albeit in a slightly different order — from last February’s preseason edition. Both the Huskies and Boston College have received attention for national polls entering the new year.
Northeastern has two blue-chip prospects for the 2022 MLB Draft and could compete for the Colonial Athletic Association championship. Holy Cross southpaw Luke Dawson will look to carry his summer success into senior year as he posted a 1.45 ERA and fanned 32 batters while allowing just five earned runs in 31 innings.
Here's a look at the New England programs in the ACC, Big East, CAA and Patriot League.