Oklahoma softball team has topped the Big 12 Coaches’ Preseason Poll. The Sooners, who were ranked fourth in the USA Today/NFCA Preseason Poll Tuesday, received six of the seven first-place votes. Coaches are not allowed to vote for their own team.
The three-time defending Big 12 champions return five of the six Sooners that earned All-Big 12 honors last season. The team went 16-2 in the Big 12 in 2014 to capture the seventh regular season conference crown in program history and become the first team in league annals to win it three seasons in a row.
Overall, Oklahoma posted a 51-13 record last season and reached the Women’s College World Series for the fourth season in a row, the longest active streak in the country.
The Sooners led their fellow Big 12 teams with 36 points, while Baylor received the seventh first-place vote and ranked second with 30 points. Texas was slotted third by the coaches with 27 points, followed by Oklahoma State (19), Kansas (17) and a tie between Texas Tech and Iowa State with nine points each.
The 2015 season starts for Oklahoma on Thursday, Feb. 5 against No. 25 DePaul at the Oceanic Time Warner Cable Paradise Classic in Honolulu, Hawaii. The Sooners are also scheduled to face St. Mary’s and Hawaii at the tournament.
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