The baseball team was picked to win the Sun Belt Conference’s West division in the annual Preseason Coaches Poll, the league announced Thursday.
Additionally, the University of South Alabama was tabbed as the favorite for the East division.
UTA finished its 2018-19 season with a 32-26 overall record, going 17-12 in conference play.
Opening weekend for the Mavericks will kick off Feb. 14 to 16 with a three-game series against Texas A&M University Corpus Christi.
First pitch is slated for 6:30 p.m. Feb. 14 at Clay Gould Ballpark.