Softball Ranked No. 16 In Softball Preseason Top 25

Jan. 25, 2005

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Oregon State University's softball team enters the 2005 campaign with a No. 16 ranking in the Softball Preseason Top 25 Collegiate Poll.

The Beavers return 12 players from last year's squad that made its sixth consecutive appearance in the NCAA Regional Tournament, falling one victory short of an inaugural trip to the Women's College World Series after dropping the Regional championship game to No. 6 ranked Michigan.

Oregon State is one of seven Pacific-10 Conference teams ranked in the preseason Top 25, with conference foes California, Arizona, and UCLA ranking 1-2-3, respectively.

All-American Vanessa Iapala and Pac-10 honorees Kelly Petersen, Adrienne Alo, and Mia Longfellow lead the Beavers into the 2005 season on Feb. 4, when OSU travels to the UC Santa Barbara Tournament.

Rank	Team1.	California (10)2.	Arizona (8)3.	UCLA (2)4.	Oklahoma5.	Stanford6.	Texas7.	Louisiana Lafayette8.	LSU9.	Washington10.	Georgia11.	Florida State12.	Michigan13.	Tennessee14.	Oregon15.	Alabama16.	Oregon State	     17.	Fresno State18.	Baylor19.	Long Beach State20.	Nebraska21.	Georgia Tech22.	South FloridaT23.	Texas A&MT23.	Southern Illinois25.	Illinois	     
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