The preseason softball poll is out, and it looks like MGoSoftball & myself aren't the only ones with high expectations for the team this season! The owners of six straight Big Ten Championships clock in at #5 in the preseason poll and are the highest-rated Big Ten team. Nebraska is the only other ranked Big Ten team at #9 in the country. Obviously preseason rankings never mean a whole lot, but it is nice to see the ladies ranked so highly. Hopefully they live up to the expectations!
Season opens in about two and a half weeks with games against #4 Florida and #25 USF. I'm working on a full season preview, which I will post once we get a little closer to first pitch.