The University of Hawaii baseball team was picked to finish tied with UC Riverside for seventh out of nine teams in the Big West preseason baseball poll released Thursday.
UH, which finished tied for last with Cal State Northridge with a 6-18 mark in 2014, was seventh out of 10 teams in its inaugural season in the BWC in 2013.
Cal State Fullerton, which finished fourth in the conference last year, earned the top spot in the poll, beating defending champion Cal Poly by a single point.
UC Santa Barbara, which received one first-place vote, UC Irvine and Long Beach State rounded out the top five. The Matadors finished sixth with UC Davis taking the bottom spot.
The Big West sent four teams to the NCAA tournament last year with the Anteaters advancing to the College World Series.
Collegiate Baseball has Cal Poly (13), UCSB (16), Fullerton (17) and UCI (39) ranked in its preseason top 40.
Hawaii has 18 newcomers this season and could start as many as six new position players when the season opens Feb. 13 against Oregon.