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Tigers open 2018 season ranked 13th
<i> The Tigers will begin the season ranked 13th in Mickey Dean's first season at the helm</i>
The Tigers will begin the season ranked 13th in Mickey Dean's first season at the helm
Jan. 30, 2018

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Auburn softball team will begin the 2018 season ranked No. 13 in the USA Today/NFCA Division I Preseason Coaches Poll announced on Tuesday.

The Tigers are one of nine SEC teams featured in the poll including No. 2 Florida, No. 6 Texas A&M, No. 8 LSU, No. 11 Alabama, No. 12 Tennessee, No. 14 Ole Miss, No. 17 Kentucky and No. 25 Georgia.

Auburn will once again face a tough schedule in 2018, battling six teams in the annual preseason poll. The Tigers will host three of those teams at Jane B. Moore Field as Alabama (Mar. 16-18), Kentucky (Mar. 23-25) and Tennessee (Apr. 6-8) are slated to travel to the Plains.

The three remaining ranked meetings are conference-game road tilts with LSU (Mar. 9-11), Ole Miss (Mar. 30-Apr. 1) and Missouri (Apr. 13-15).

Auburn hosts Marshall Feb. 8, in the first of seven-consecutive home games to open the season.

2018 USA Today/NFCA Div. I Top 25 Coaches Poll


Rank

School (1st Place Votes)

Totals

2017 Record

Final 2017 Ranking

1

Oklahoma (31)

799

61-9

1

2

Florida (1)

762

58-10

2

3

Oregon

719

54-8

4

4

Washington

674

50-14

3

5

UCLA

645

48-15

5

6

Texas A&M

571

47-13

8

7

Arizona

555

52-9

9

8

LSU

550

48-22

6

9

Florida State

545

55-8-1

10

10

Baylor

530

48-15

7

11

Alabama

484

46-18

12

12

Tennessee

452

48-12

11

13

Auburn

411

49-12

13

14

Ole Miss

361

43-20

16

15

Utah

323

37-16

14

16

Minnesota

311

56-5

15

17

Kentucky

300

39-19

17

18

Michigan

252

43-13-1

20

19

BYU

196

46-13

21

20

Tulsa

165

41-17

22

21

James Madison

159

52-8

18

22

Louisiana

121

47-8

19

23

Arizona State

107

31-22

23

24

Oklahoma State

77

38-25

RV

25

Georgia

71

35-23

T25


 

 

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