|2017 LSU Tigers baseball|
SEC regular season co-champions
2017 SEC Tournament Champions
|2017 record||52-20 (21-9 SEC)|
|Head coach||Paul Mainieri (11th season)|
|Hitting coach||Micah Gibbs (1st season)|
|Pitching coach||Alan Dunn (6th season)|
|Home stadium||Alex Box Stadium|
|2017 Southeastern Conference baseball standings|
|No. 1 Florida x+y||21||-||9||-||0||.700||52||-||19||-||0||.732|
|No. 10 Kentucky y||19||-||11||-||0||.633||43||-||23||-||0||.652|
|No. 15 Vanderbilt y||15||-||13||-||1||.534||36||-||25||-||1||.589|
|No. 2 LSU x+?y||21||-||9||-||0||.700||52||-||20||-||0||.722|
|No. 22 Arkansas y||18||-||11||-||0||.621||45||-||19||-||0||.703|
|No. 8 Texas A&M y||16||-||14||-||0||.533||41||-||23||-||0||.641|
|No. 29 Auburn y||16||-||14||-||0||.533||37||-||26||-||0||.587|
|x - Division champion
+ - Conference champion
? - Tournament champion
y - Invited to the NCAA Tournament
Rankings from Collegiate Baseball
The 2017 LSU Tigers baseball team represents Louisiana State University (LSU) during the 2017 NCAA Division I baseball season. The Tigers play their home games at Alex Box Stadium as a member of the Southeastern Conference. They are led by head coach Paul Mainieri, in his 11th season at LSU. The Tigers would host both the Baton Rouge Regional and Super Regional, before advancing to the 2017 College World Series. The Tigers would eventually lose to Florida in the series.
In 2016, the Tigers finished the season 3rd in the SEC's Western Division with a record of 45-21-0, 19-11-0 in conference play. They qualified for the 2016 Southeastern Conference Baseball Tournament and fell to Florida in the semifinal, 1-0. They qualified for the 2016 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament as an At-large bid, and were selected as the #8 overall national seed. The Tigers were selected as hosts of the Baton Rouge regional, which included Rice, Southeastern Louisiana, and Utah Valley. The Tigers won their first two games of the regional, defeating Utah Valley, 7-1, and Rice, 4-2. In the regional final, LSU was again matched up with Rice. In the first game of the regional final, the Owls defeated the Tigers, 10-6. The Tigers went on to win game two, 5-2, eliminating Rice and advancing to the Baton Rouge Super Regional, where they faced the Coastal Carolina. In game one of the Super Regionals, the Tigers fell 11-8. In Game 2, Coastal Carolina hit a walk-off hit to upset the Fighting Tigers 4-3, moving onto the 2016 College World Series, where the Chanticleers would go on to win the National Championship.
|Paul Mainieri||Head Coach||11||Florida International University (1980)|
|Micah Gibbs||Assistant Coach||1||Louisiana State University (2010)|
|Alan Dunn||Assistant Coach||6||University of Alabama at Birmingham (1991)|
|Bold||LSU team member|
All rankings from Collegiate Baseball.
^ Collegiate Baseball ranks 40 teams in their preseason poll, but only ranks 30 teams weekly during the season.
+ NCBWA ranks 35 teams in their preseason poll, but only ranks 30 teams weekly during the season.
* New poll was not released for this week so for comparison purposes the previous week's ranking is inserted in this week's slot.