On the eve of the 2016 Junior College Baseball season, the NJCAA released its pre-season poll, placing Chattahoochee Valley at number 5 in all of the JUCO world.
The Pirates head down to Panama City Beach this weekend to battle in a pair of double headers on Friday and Saturday versus perennial powerhouses, Gulf Coast State College and Tallahassee Community College.
Additionally, Perfect Game USA released its initial poll earlier in the week and had the Pirates checking in at #9 in the country.
Between the three JUCO polls (Collegiate Baseball News, Perfect Game USA, National Junior College Athletic Association), the Pirates are a top 10 club among all three, #4, #9, and #5, respectively.
Those loft rankings and expectations will immediately be put to the test against the always talented Panhandle opponents of Gulf Coast and Tallahassee.