2013 NCAA Softball: USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Preseason Poll released

The USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Preseason Poll was released on Tuesday, Jan. 22.

Defending national champion Alabama will enter the season as the favorite to once again win it all. The Crimson Tide received 25 of the possible 31 first place votes.

No. 2 Oklahoma received five first place votes and No. 3 California received one.

  1. Alabama (25)
  2. Oklahoma (5)
  3. California (1)
  4. Arizona State
  5. Oregon
  6. Tennessee
  7. Texas
  8. Missouri
  9. Georgia
  10. LSU
  11. Louisiana Lafayette
  12. USF
  13. Arizona
  14. Florida    
  15. Michigan
  16. Washington
  17. Texas A&M    
  18. Louisville
  19. UCLA
  20. Hofstra
  21. Stanford
  22. North Carolina
  23. Hawai’i
  24. Baylor
  25. Florida State

Others Receiving Votes:  Notre Dame (43), Georgia Tech (29), Syracuse (27), Kentucky (23), Oregon State (22), Texas Tech (12), Virginia Tech (11), DePaul (10), Northwestern (5), BYU (4), Houston (3), Tulsa (2), Mississippi State (2), Illinois State (2), South Alabama (2).

Source: SEC Digital Network

More NCAA: 2013 Collegiate Baseball Newspaper’s NCAA Division I Preseason Poll