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ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25

Preseason Poll - January 27, 2009


Rank
Team  2008 Record  Points PVS
1.  Florida (18) 70-5 497 3
2.  Alabama 58-8 466 4
3.  Arizona State (1) 66-3  432 1
4. UCLA (1) 51-9 428
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5.  Michigan 52-8 384 9
6. Oklahoma 47-14 378 10
7. Arizona 41-19 369 7
8. ULL 52-15 364 6
9. Stanford 49-15 321 13
10. Texas A&M 57-10 309 2
11. Northwestern 40-16 295 11
12. Fresno State 54-13 252 15
13. Tennessee 50-16 230 17
14. California 43-27 203 14
15. Washington 30-25-1 200 RV
16. Houston 54-11 188 12
17. LSU
44-18 179 19
18. DePaul 51-18 166 21
19. Missouri
47-17 165 16
20. Long Beach State 42-16 120 22
21. North Carolina 50-12-1 107 25
22. Nevada 44-18 95 20
23. Georgia 46-24 89 18
24. UMass 42-12 86 23
25. Virginia Tech 49-19 55 8

Parenthesis denotes first place votes.

Dropped Out from 2008 Postseason Poll:  San Diego State

Others receiving votes:  Mississippi State (20), San Diego State (19), Iowa (13), South Florida (12), Hawaii (10), Purdue (7), Oregon State (5), Kansas (4), Nebraska (4), Notre Dame (4), Texas (4), Creighton (3), Georgia Tech (3), Hofstra (3), Baylor (2), East Carolina (2), Jacksonville State (2), Oklahoma State (2), Oregon (2) and BYU (1).