Tennessee takes top spot in preseason
Tennessee holds the No. 1 spot in the preseason ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25, the Amateur Softball Association of America and USA Softball announced Tuesday.
Tennessee got six of the 20 first-place votes. Oklahoma (five first-place votes), is ranked No. 2.
Florida matched Tennessee's six first-place votes and is ranked third. Michigan (coming off a 51-13 season) and Washington (which received two first-place votes) round out the top five.
All eight teams that competed in the 2013 Women's College World Series start the season in the top 10.
Alabama is No. 6. Arizona State, in the No. 7 spot, received one first-place vote. Oregon came in at No. 8, with the remaining spots going to No. 9 Nebraska and No. 10 Texas.