UCLA Softball Picked Third in USA Today/NFCA Preseason Poll

Jan. 25, 2007

UCLA has been picked third in the NFCA/USA Today pre-season poll of college coaches. The Bruins are scheduled to open their 2007 season under first-year head coach Kelly Inouye-Perez on Friday, February 9, against No. 17 Texas at the Kajikawa Classic in Tempe, Ariz.

The Bruins are scheduled to play eight of the top 10 teams in this poll, a group that includes six Pac-10 teams: No. 1 Arizona, No. 3 UCLA, No. 5 Arizona State, No. 6 Oregon State, No. 8 Stanford and No. 10 California. Washington is ranked 12th and the final Pac-10 softball school, Oregon, is unranked.

Other ranked teams on UCLA's 2007 schedule include No. 2 Tennessee (Palm Springs Classic), No. 4 Northwestern (Palm Springs Classic) and No. 13 Texas A&M (Kajikawa Classic).

The complete poll can be found here

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