Softball Earsn No. 7 Preseason Ranking

Jan. 24, 2001

With eight of its nine starters returning from last year's squad, the California Golden Bears softball team has garnered a No. 7 preseason ranking in the USA Today/ NFCA Coaches Poll, as announced by Larry Cain of the NFCA. Along with the Bears No. 7 ranking, the seven other Pac-10 schools that sponsor softball also find themselves among the Top-25, with UCLA at No. 1, Arizona (No. 2), Washington (No. 4), Arizona State (No. 6), Stanford (No. 15), Oregon State (No. 16) and Oregon (No. 20).

The Bears completed the 2000 season with a 49-25 overall record and were rated among the nation's Top 10 in the final 13 weeks of the NFCA poll. Cal won its NCAA regional in Fresno, but went 0-2 at the CWS to tie for seventh place, and received a No. 7 final ranking in the USA Today/NFCA Coaches Poll.

The USA Today/NFCA Top-25 is voted on by 27 Division I softball coaches representing all areas of the USA. First place votes are in parentheses. Records are from the 2000 season. LY is the team's ranking in the final 2000 Top-25.

Rnk.	School	        Record	  Points	LY1.	UCLA	        46-12-1	  655	        22.	Oklahoma	66-8	  642	        13.	Arizona	        59-9	  632	        34.	Washington	61-9	  541	        55.	Alabama	        66-14	  535	        66.	Arizona State	43-20	  523	        10 (tie)7.	Califonia	49-25	  484	        78.	LSU	        59-13	  465	        99.	Fresno State	54-14	  455	        10 (tie)10.	DePaul	        40-22	  412	        811.	Michigan	45-16-1	  362	        1312.	Nebraska	52-12	  353	        1413.	Iowa	        46-15	  301	        1514.	CS Fullerton	45-15	  295	        1915.	Stanford	45-18	  270	        1816.	Oregon State	40-21-1	  261           1217.	Florida State	51-27	  210	        1718.	South Carolina	40-28	  169	        22 (tie)19.	Notre Dame	47-14	  157	        2420.	Oregon	        35-29	  145	        1621.	So. Mississippi	63-13	  137	        422.	LB State	39-23	  125	        NR23.	Miss. State	44-27	  108	        2124.	Texas	        30-27-1	  94	        NR25.	Utah	        42-23	  67	        20
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