Janesville Craig repeated as Big Eight Conference champion last season, which is no small feat in one of the state's powerhouse leagues that sent three teams to the state quarterfinals last year. However, like their conference counterparts, Craig went out in the first game at state, ending hopes of a second straight Division 1 title.
The Cougars are the early favorite in a once again loaded Division 1 field however, picked #1 in the Baseball Wisconsin Preseason D1 Rankings.
The rest of the top five consists of Kenosha Indian Trail, Kimberly, defending champion Burlington, and Eau Claire North.
Below are the preseason spring baseball rankings courtesy of the Baseball Wisconsin Yearbook. The 2017 book is the 25th edition, 256 pages in length and in full color. Written and edited by Joe Waite and Chris Lavold, it features a season breakdown for every high school and college program in the state.
|2||Kenosha Indian Trail|
|5||Eau Claire North|
|7||Green Bay Preble|
|16||West De Pere|