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Preseason softball polls
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2018 USA TODAY / NFCA DI TOP 25 PRESEASON COACHES POLL
The 2018 USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Poll is voted on by 32 NCAA Division I head coaches, one representing each conference. The first regular season poll will be published on Feb. 13.

RANKINGS
Rank Team Record Points Previous
1 Oklahoma (31) 61-9 799
2 Florida (1) 58-10 762
3 Oregon 54-8 719
4 Washington 50-14 674
5 UCLA 48-15 645
6 Texas A&M 47-13 571
7 Arizona 52-9 555
8 LSU 48-22 550
9 Florida State 55-8-1 545
10 Baylor 48-15 530
11 Alabama 46-18 484
12 Tennessee 48-12 452
13 Auburn 49-12 411
14 Ole Miss 43-20 361
15 Utah 37-16 323
16 Minnesota 56-5 311
17 Kentucky 39-19 300
18 Michigan 43-13-1 252
19 BYU 46-13 196
20 Tulsa 41-17 165
21 James Madison 52-8 159
22 Louisiana 47-8 121
23 Arizona State 31-22 107
24 Oklahoma State 38-25 77
25 Georgia 35-23 71
OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES:
Receiving Votes: Texas State (35), California (30), South Carolina (29), Mississippi State (17), Marshall (17), Missouri (15), North Dakota State (14), Florida International (14), Illinois (13), San Diego State (12), Notre Dame (12), Ohio State (9), St. Francis (Pa.) (7), North Carolina (4), Arkansas (2), Wisconsin (2), McNeese State (2), USC Upstate (1), Texas (1), Cal State Fullerton (1), Louisiana Tech (1), Fresno State (1).
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RE: Preseason softball polls
https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Softball/Col...p-25-Polls

ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25

2018 Season – Pre-season – January 30, 2018

Click here to download the Preseason Top 25 Poll


1. Oklahoma (18)
Big 12
Record: 61-9
2017 Rank: 1
Points: 496

2. Florida
SEC
Record: 58-10
2017 Rank: 2
Points: 469

3. Oregon
Pac-12
Record: 54-8
2017 Rank: 3
Points: 463

4. UCLA
Pac-12
Record: 48-15
2017 Rank: 5
Points: 410

5. Washington
Pac-12
Record: 50-14
2017 Rank: 4
Points: 403

6. Florida State
ACC
Record: 55-8-1
2017 Rank: 10
Points: 387

7. Arizona
Pac-12
Record: 52-9
2017 Rank: 9
Points: 359

8. LSU
SEC
Record: 48-22
2017 Rank: 6
Points: 345

9. Texas A&M
SEC
Record: 47-13
2017 Rank: 8
Points: 334

10. Alabama
SEC
Record: 46-18
2017 Rank: 11
Points: 316

11. Tennessee
SEC
Record: 48-12
2017 Rank: 12
Points: 311

12. Baylor
Big 12
Record: 48-15
2017 Rank: 7
Points: 306

13. Kentucky
SEC
Record: 39-19
2017 Rank: 17
Points: 305

14. Auburn
SEC
Record: 49-12
2017 Rank: 13
Points: 233

15. Ole Miss
SEC
Record: 43-20
2017 Rank: 15
Points: 223

T16. Michigan
Big Ten
Record: 43-13-1
2017 Rank: 20
Points: 192

T16. Utah
Pac-12
Record: 37-16
2017 Rank: 16
Points: 192

18. Minnesota
Big Ten
Record: 56-5
2017 Rank: 14
Points: 166

19. Arizona State
Pac-12
Record: 31-22
2017 Rank: 23
Points: 94

20. Tulsa
AAC
Record: 41-17
2017 Rank: 22
Points: 90

21. Oklahoma State
Big 12
Record: 38-25
2017 Rank: 25
Points: 82

22. BYU
West Coast
Record: 46-13
2017 Rank: 21
Points: 68

23. James Madison
CAA
Record: 52-8
2017 Rank: 18
Points: 63

24. Louisiana
Sun Belt
Record: 47-8
2017 Rank: 19
Points: 50

25. Georgia
SEC
Record: 35-23
2017 Rank: RV
Points: 35

Parenthesis denotes first place votes.

Others receiving votes: Ohio State (34), Notre Dame (29), North Carolina (22), South Carolina (18), Wisconsin (17), Arkansas (15), California (15), Illinois (14), Texas State (12), Texas (10), Northwestern (9), Nebraska (8), USC Upstate (8), Missouri (6), Florida International (2)
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RE: Preseason softball polls
I like that we are still considered being ranked in the polls, but losing two first team All Americans (SS & CF) and your top returning pitcher to transfer, along with the senior starters (1B, 2B, RF, DH), makes me somewhat leery of early rankings. I'd like to see how the season plays out a little. I do know we have a great coaching staff in place, but time will tell if we can show it on the field.

I think Coach Glasco is OK with the current roster, but has mentioned in an interview that it will take 3-4 years to bring in his tyhpe of recruits. He mentioned when he signed that he had received about 400 inquiries. We have received a few top 100 national commitments in the last couple of weeks, but you never know if they'll be there in three years.
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(01-30-2018 05:11 PM)CajunAmos Wrote:  I like that we are still considered being ranked in the polls, but losing two first team All Americans (SS & CF) and your top returning pitcher to transfer, along with the senior starters (1B, 2B, RF, DH), makes me somewhat leery of early rankings. I'd like to see how the season plays out a little. I do know we have a great coaching staff in place, but time will tell if we can show it on the field.

I think Coach Glasco is OK with the current roster, but has mentioned in an interview that it will take 3-4 years to bring in his tyhpe of recruits. He mentioned when he signed that he had received about 400 inquiries. We have received a few top 100 national commitments in the last couple of weeks, but you never know if they'll be there in three years.

There are 2 things working in the Cajuns favor this season, they are also 2 things working against them. 1. The only players that any Cajun opponents have a scouting report on are Kara Gremillion, Kelli Martinez and Lexie Comeaux (Kylee Jo Trahan to a small degree). The crux of the production will come from new ball players. 2. With the exception of the transfers, these are all Michael Lotief recruits. He only recruited players who he felt he could teach his system, which should mean they are coachable and they have some ability. If Michael Lotief can, Gerry Glasco should be able to also.
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RE: Preseason softball polls
Sun Belt is well represented.

I wish Troy could get back to the days when they were winning 40+ games and in the Top 25 conversation...
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RE: Preseason softball polls
USA faces quite a few teams that are ranked/receiving votes this year... Alabama, LSU, Florida State, Tennessee, Minnesota, Mississippi State, South Carolina, Louisiana, Texas State, and McNeese State. Hopefully we can get back to where we were a few years ago and find ourselves back in the rankings as well.
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Not a total shocker. Rupp will keep teams at bay. Cajuns do have some question marks; more so due to transfers out than the actual coaching change. We need to see who develops as the #1 pitcher. But we have very good depth. Regardless, the Sun Belt has been getting better and better in softball.
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(02-01-2018 12:32 PM)CatMom Wrote:  [Image: DU9sB4YU8AA_Bw7.jpg]

That's how I would have voted it, but the Cajuns have historically done pretty well against Rupp. The Cajuns host the Bobcats this year at Lamson in mid-April during the regular season and also host the conference tournament. I'm hoping all the inexperience will be worked out by that time.
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RE: Preseason softball polls
Our top pitcher left for South Carolina in the off-season. Going to be a rough season.
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2018 Sun Belt Conference Softball Preseason All-Conference Team
Randi Rupp (Texas State, Senior, P)
Devin Brown (South Alabama, Senior, P)
Ivie Drake (Georgia State, Senior, C)
Lexie Comeaux (Louisiana, Junior, C)
Aileen Garcia (UTA, Sophomore, 1B/C)
Kaleigh Todd (South Alabama, Senior, 2B)
Sandra Mendoza (UTA, Senior, 2B)
Ariel Ortiz (Texas State, Senior, SS)
Kristian Foster (South Alabama, Senior, SS)
Alissa Dalton (Louisiana, Sophomore, SS)
Kara Gremillion (Louisiana, Junior, 3B)
Krista Rude (UTA, Junior, OF)
Mekhia Freeman (Georgia Southern, Sophomore, OF)
Kelli Martinez (Louisiana, Senior, OF)
Megan Litumbe (Georgia State, Senior, DP)

Preseason Player of the Year
Ariel Ortiz (Texas State, Senior, SS)

Preseason Pitcher of the Year
Randi Rupp (Texas State, Senior)
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Really excited to have Rupp for one more year
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(02-02-2018 06:36 PM)slycat Wrote:  Really excited to have Rupp for one more year

Yeah, I believe our other pitchers are a Jr transfer and 2 freshmen. Gives Osterman a year to work with the yungins'
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(02-01-2018 02:33 PM)CatMom Wrote:  2018 Sun Belt Conference Softball Preseason All-Conference Team
Randi Rupp (Texas State, Senior, P)
Devin Brown (South Alabama, Senior, P)
Ivie Drake (Georgia State, Senior, C)
Lexie Comeaux (Louisiana, Junior, C)
Aileen Garcia (UTA, Sophomore, 1B/C)
Kaleigh Todd (South Alabama, Senior, 2B)
Sandra Mendoza (UTA, Senior, 2B)
Ariel Ortiz (Texas State, Senior, SS)
Kristian Foster (South Alabama, Senior, SS)
Alissa Dalton (Louisiana, Sophomore, SS)
Kara Gremillion (Louisiana, Junior, 3B)
Krista Rude (UTA, Junior, OF)
Mekhia Freeman (Georgia Southern, Sophomore, OF)
Kelli Martinez (Louisiana, Senior, OF)
Megan Litumbe (Georgia State, Senior, DP)

Preseason Player of the Year
Ariel Ortiz (Texas State, Senior, SS)

Preseason Pitcher of the Year
Randi Rupp (Texas State, Senior)

We didn't have one player on here. Figures!
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(02-02-2018 09:58 PM)OsageJ Wrote:  
(02-01-2018 02:33 PM)CatMom Wrote:  2018 Sun Belt Conference Softball Preseason All-Conference Team
Randi Rupp (Texas State, Senior, P)
Devin Brown (South Alabama, Senior, P)
Ivie Drake (Georgia State, Senior, C)
Lexie Comeaux (Louisiana, Junior, C)
Aileen Garcia (UTA, Sophomore, 1B/C)
Kaleigh Todd (South Alabama, Senior, 2B)
Sandra Mendoza (UTA, Senior, 2B)
Ariel Ortiz (Texas State, Senior, SS)
Kristian Foster (South Alabama, Senior, SS)
Alissa Dalton (Louisiana, Sophomore, SS)
Kara Gremillion (Louisiana, Junior, 3B)
Krista Rude (UTA, Junior, OF)
Mekhia Freeman (Georgia Southern, Sophomore, OF)
Kelli Martinez (Louisiana, Senior, OF)
Megan Litumbe (Georgia State, Senior, DP)

Preseason Player of the Year
Ariel Ortiz (Texas State, Senior, SS)

Preseason Pitcher of the Year
Randi Rupp (Texas State, Senior)

We didn't have one player on here. Figures!

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We will obtain fresh air and exercise this spring.
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(02-01-2018 02:13 PM)EigenEagle Wrote:  Our top pitcher left for South Carolina in the off-season. Going to be a rough season.

we got you beat. our coach left for unlv and our pitcher went to oklahoma state. hard to tell what kind of team we are going to have. we have one of the best infields in the country but new pitching staff.
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(02-03-2018 08:07 AM)runamuck Wrote:  
(02-01-2018 02:13 PM)EigenEagle Wrote:  Our top pitcher left for South Carolina in the off-season. Going to be a rough season.

we got you beat. our coach left for unlv and our pitcher went to oklahoma state. hard to tell what kind of team we are going to have. we have one of the best infields in the country but new pitching staff.
All according to what your new coach has been able to accomplish in the offseason. She's going to be a good one. Hated losing her. Her asst is from the pro fast pitch league. Give them some time.
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Wait...at least one coach didn't vote App State last?
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Preseason Softball Top 25 Rankings
Tue, 01/09/2018


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