D1 Baseball released their top 25 preseason rankings Tuesday. The Big 12 has four teams ranked, one in the top five with TCU coming in at No. 5. The Wildcats make an entrance to the rankings, sneaking in at No. 24.
The Wildcats finished their season 35-24 with an exit in the semifinals versus TCU in the semifinals. The Wildcats took down No. 20 and one-seed Texas in an elimination game after losing to TCU in the first round. K-State then took down their rival Kansas to make it to the semifinals meeting TCU once again.
The Wildcats are set to take on three teams ranked in the preseason rankings for a total of five games. They will play Tennessee, Clemson, and TCU, which will be a three-game series in Fort Worth, Texas.
Kansas State will play all four newcomers to the Big 12 in their 2024 season. They will play BYU and Cincinnati at home in Manhattan and will travel to Houston, Texas, and Orlando, Florida to take on Houston and UCF.
K-State had two players taken in the 2023 MLB Draft. They welcomed newcomer Chuck Ingram, whom D1 Baseball ranked No. 55 in their Impact Transfers list. The six-foot-one outfielder comes moves across the state from Witchita State after three years with the Shockers. Ingram was a First Team All-American Athletic Conference selection twice in his tenure in Shockers.
Kansas State baseball will open the season at the MLB Desert Invitational in Scottsdale, Arizona against Cal On February 16.