The University of Arkansas at Monticello baseball team will begin the 2017 season ranked No. 31 as the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Collegiate Baseball Newspaper preseason poll was announced.

The defending Great American Conference Tournament Champions and NCAA D2 Regional Finalists who posted an overall record of 40-16 and a GAC regular season record of 21-9 a season ago, will look to continue to build off that success in 2017.

UAM entered the GAC tournament as the number two seed and ultimately defeated Henderson State for the 2016 tournament crown. Arkansas-Monticello then battled through the NCAA Central Region Tournament to reach to final until falling to Central Missouri, who then advanced to the 2016 NCAA Championship Tournament.

The Weevils will start the 2017 season with a home series against non-conference opponent, the University of Central Oklahoma, February 4-5 at Weevils Field.