Six teams in the Pac-12 were ranked in the National Fastpitch Coaches Association preseason top-25 poll, but Arizona softball was not one of them.
Washington is ranked No. 3, ASU No. 7, Oregon No. 8, UCLA No. 16, Stanford No. 22 and Cal No. 24. Arizona was in the receiving votes category though, along with Oregon State.
There are nine Pac-12 schools that field softball teams.
Last season Arizona won 33 games, its lowest since it went 27-13-1 in head coach Mike Candrea’s first year, 1986.
The Wildcats also fell out of the ESPN/USA Today Softball Collegiate Top 25 rankings for the first time in program history last season.
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