Cal Checks In at No. 24 in ESPN.com/USA Softball Preseason Top 25
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Cal Checks In at No. 24 in ESPN.com/USA Softball Preseason Top 25

The Bears are the NFCA and USA Softball consensus No. 24 team
By Cal Athletics on Tue, January 28, 2014

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The University of California softball team checks in at No. 24 in the ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 Preseason Poll, matching the preseason ranking released last Tuesday by the NFCA. Tennessee, Oklahoma and Florida claim the top three rankings.

 

As in the NFCA poll, the Bears are one of six Pac-12 teams ranked in the top 25, with three conference teams in the top 10. Washington checks in at No. 5, followed by Arizona State (7), Oregon (8), UCLA (13) and Stanford (20). Arizona and Oregon State received votes toward the poll.

Cal’s preseason opponents Texas A&M (No. 11) and Baylor (16) were also ranked in the top 25.

ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 Preseason Poll

Rank

Team

2013 Record

Points

Final 2013 Ranking

1.

Tennessee (6)

52-12

459

2

2.

Oklahoma (5)

57-4

456

1

3.

Florida (6)

58-9

448

5

4.

Michigan

51-13

411

6

5.

Washington (2)

45-17

409

4

6.

Alabama

45-15

398

10

7.

Arizona State (1)

50-12

387

7

8.

Oregon

50-11

326

9

9.

Nebraska

45-16

297

8

10.

Texas

51-10

273

3

11.

Texas A&M

42-18

262

13

12.

Florida State

44-19

246

14

13.

UCLA

40-20

226

19

14.

Kentucky

41-21

218

12

15.

Louisiana-Lafayette

47-15

216

15

16.

Baylor

42-17

202

20

17.

Missouri

38-14

177

11

18.

Louisville

48-13

162

23

19.

LSU

42-16

150

16

20.

Stanford

39-21

124

21

21.

Georgia

40-21

118

22

22.

South Alabama

48-9

95

18

23.

South Florida

45-16

81

RV

24.

California

38-19

67

24

25.

UAB

40-19

66

17

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