Tuesday, January 24, 2012

ESPN.com college softball writer Graham Hays is previewing what he considers the top 20 teams of the upcoming season, with a new article in countdown fashion each day. You can click here to see his piece on No. 20 Syracuse. Adjacent to this article, you'll see a box in which you can click links to his articles on the No. 19, No. 18, etc., teams. As of now he is up to the No. 14 team (Michigan).

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Missouri, which has one foot out the door en route to the SEC, is a narrow favorite to win this year's Big 12 championship, according to the league's preseason coaches' poll. Oklahoma is only slightly below Mizzou. Here are the full poll results:

Team (first-place votes) Points

1. Missouri (3) 59
2. Oklahoma (4) 56
3. Texas (1) 50
4. Baylor 45
5. Texas A&M 37
6. Oklahoma State 32
7. Texas Tech 22
8. Kansas 13
9. Iowa State 10