AUBURN, Ala. – With the 2020 season opener looming in just over two weeks, Auburn softball will enter the upcoming season ranked No. 22 in the inaugural D1 Softball Top 25 preseason rankings.
The D1 Softball Top 25 rankings are compiled by polling 10 sportswriters, broadcasters, analysts and coaches from across the nation. The poll is headlined by lead writers Rhiannon Potkey and Tara Henry. The Southeastern Conference led all conferences with 10 teams earning a preseason ranking by the publication.
Earlier this month, the Tigers were predicted to finish 11th in the SEC after a vote of the league’s 13 head coaches. Last season, Auburn posted a 39-21 overall record as head coach Mickey Dean led the program to its sixth consecutive NCAA Regional, the 15th in program history.
Auburn opens the season in the NFCA Leadoff Classic at Clearwater, Fla., on Friday, Feb. 7 against Baylor at 11 a.m. CT. The Tigers kick off the home slate at Jane B. Moore Field on Thursday, Feb. 13 against Kennesaw State.
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