Fresno State opened 2008 with enough veteran talent that Baseball America ranked the Bulldogs among its preseason top 25. But Fresno State stumbled during the early part of the season, tumbled out of the rankings, and bumbled around .500 most of the season before winning its conference tournament and entering the NCAA tournament as a No. 4 seed.
In 2008, the Fresno State Bulldogs came out of nowhere to win the College Worls Series. This season, they started out off the national radar and are working their way up the polls.