Tuesday, January 24, 2012

San Diego State, UNLV get poll recognition

San Diego State received Top 25 votes in a pair of preseason polls out this morning, while UNLV was recognized in one.

Both teams are listed outside the Top 25 but received votes.

The Aztecs are No. 34 in the NFCA/USA Today Top 25 coaches poll. San Diego State is 31st in the ESPN.com/USA Softball rankings, while UNLV is at No. 41.

How much thought went into these national rankings? Painfully little. All 25 teams in last year's final ESPN.com poll are in the Top 25 again. In the NFCA poll, only one team was replaced. DePaul, at No. 25 last year, fell a single spot to No. 26.