The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association has released their 2008 pre-season poll. The University of Michigan finds itself checking in at number fifteen in the land. Coach Rich Maloney's team is the only Big Ten side in the NCBWA's Top 35. However, both Penn State and Minnesota garnered votes.
Sitting atop the initial poll of the year is Arizona State. The Sun Devils are followed, in order, by North Carolina, Rice, South Carolina and Arizona. Rounding out the top ten is Texas, Mississippi, Vanderbilt, San Diego and Wichita State. Two-time defending national champion Oregon State is in at number eleven.
Unfortunately, the NCBWA hasn't put the poll up on their website as of yet, so I can't provide a link.
(A note to the NCBWA: My check will be in the mail by Monday.)