(Undated) -- Defending national champion Oregon State is ranked third in the coaches' preseason baseball Pac-12 poll. UCLA is the preseason favorite, while Stanford comes in second. The Beavers are ranked in the top 10 in most national polls. They have an elite pitching staff fronted by Kevin Abel and Bryce Fehmel. Catcher Adley Rutschman is projected to be the first overall pick in the June MLB draft. Oregon State will open the season Friday against New Mexico in Surprise, Arizona.