The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association has joined in with everyone else and named Texas as its pre-season number one team. The NCBWA top five also contains Florida, Oregon State, Rice and Nebraska.
No Big Ten institution made the NCBWA's top thirty, although Ohio State and Minnesota did garner some votes. I'm a bit surprised Purdue didn't get an honorable mention, but only a tiny bit. The Boilermakers and the rest of the Big Ten will have to win their way into national recognition during the season.