The back-to-back RMAC champion CMU softball team came in at No. 8 in the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division II Preseason Poll.
It's the higest ranking the program has received in four years under head coach Ben Garcia.
The Lady Mavs are also the only RMAC team in the top 25.
The Mavs went 48-8 last season before falling to Angelo St. in the South Central Regionals.
CMU opens the season on February 2nd against Western New Mexico at the CMU Invitational in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.