Jaguars ranked No. 24 in preseason poll
Jan. 17, 2018 at 10:12 p.m.
The UHV Jaguars enter the 2018 softball season ranked No. 24 in the NAIA Preseason Softball Coaches' Top 25 Poll.
The ranking is the highest preseason ranking for the Jaguars in their previous eight rankings. Their best preseason ranking was at No. 10 in the 2012 and 2013 seasons.
The Jaguars are one of two Red River Athletic Conference teams ranked in the poll entering the season. LSU-Alexandria, which finished third at the NAIA Softball World Series last year, is ranked No. 20.
Ten-time and defending national champion Oklahoma City is the preseason favorite to repeat its title. OCU received all 19 first-place votes and 529 points in the voting to hold down the No. 1 spot.