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UT softball ranked No. 25 in EPSN/USA poll

Posted January 27th, 2015

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The Texas softball team got a little preseason recognition Tuesday.

The Longhorns were ranked No. 25 in the annual preseason ESPN.com/USA Softball college rankings. Texas has been included in the preseason poll in 12 of the 13 years the poll has been active.

Texas is one of three teams from the Big 12 in the rankings as defending conference champions Oklahoma came in at No. 3 and Baylor was No. 11.

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The Longhorns will face-off against 11 teams that are ranked or receiving votes in the Top 25 including No. 2 Oregon, Oklahoma, No. 6 UCLA, No. 10 Georgia, Baylor, No. 16 Arizona State, No. 17 Missouri, No. 21 Notre Dame, Northwestern, Stanford and North Carolina.

The Longhorns opens the 2015 season against UC-Santa Barbara at 5:15 p.m. on Feb. 6 at the Kajikawa Classic in Tempe, Ariz.

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