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Where Pac-12 softball teams stand in 2022 national preseason rankings

Feb 1, 2022
Aaliyah Jordan

With the 2022 college softball season rapidly approaching, various outlets and organizations have released their national preseason rankings. As usual, the Pac-12 is well-represented, with seven of the Conference's nine programs receiving recognition.

UCLA is a consensus top-5 team, while Washington is consensus top-10. Two polls feature Arizona in the top 10 as well—and every major outlet has UA, Oregon and Arizona State in the top 25.

Stanford and Oregon State aren't too far behind, each receiving votes in at least one poll.

Here's the full breakdown:

USA Today/NFCA Coaches Poll

  • UCLA — 3rd
  • Washington — 7th
  • Arizona — 9th
  • Oregon —18th
  • Arizona State - 21st
  • Stanford - Receiving votes

D1Softball.com Preseason Top 25

  • UCLA — 4th
  • Washington — 7th
  • Arizona — 15th
  • Oregon — 16th
  • Arizona State — 21st

Softball America Preseason Top 25

  • UCLA — 4th
  • Arizona — 7th
  • Washington — 8th
  • Oregon — 17th
  • Arizona State — 21st

ESPN.com/USA Softball Preseason Top 25

  • UCLA — 3rd
  • Washington — 7th
  • Arizona — 11th
  • Oregon — 17th
  • Arizona State — 21st
  • Stanford — Receiving votes
  • Oregon State — Receiving votes