Defending national champion Florida is ranked No. 1 in the National Fastpitch Coaches Association preseason poll. The Gators received 20 first-place votes, more than double the number for No. 2 Oregon (8). All eight schools that played in last year's Women's College World Series are in the poll's Top 10: Florida, Oregon, Alabama (3), Oklahoma (4), Florida State (5), Kentucky (6), Louisiana-Lafayette (9), and Baylor (10). The other two Top 10 slots are filled by UCLA (7) and Michigan (8).