Baseball America has ranked Southern Miss No. 21 and Ole Miss No. 24 in the preseason rankings.
Defending champion LSU is No. 3. Texas and Virginia are Nos. 1 and 2, respectively.
Southern Miss, which breaks into the preseason poll for only the second time in school history, finished 2009 with a 40-26 record. The Golden Eagles started the 2001 season at No. 25.
Ole Miss finished the season at 44-20, giving the Southeastern Conference six teams in the Top 25.
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The Golden Eagles begin practice for the 2010 season on Friday. Ole Miss opens its season on Feb. 19 against Louisiana-Monroe.