AUSTIN, Texas — ESPN.com and USA Softball released its preseason top 25 poll and it featured five Big 12 programs, including the Texas Longhorns.
UT was ranked as the sixth best team in the country, according to the poll.
Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech and Baylor also made the list.
Here are where the five teams ranked:
3. Oklahoma (Three first-place votes)
13. Oklahoma State
19. Texas Tech
"Others receiving votes": Baylor
The No. 6 rankings mark the highest for the Longhorns in the preseason since opening the 2006 campaign at No. 4 in both major Top 25 polls, according to UT.
Texas was also ranked at No. 6 by D1Softball, No. 7 by FloSoftball and No. 10 by Softball America in their respective 2020 preseason rankings.
The Longhorns open their 2020 season with the Texas Classic on Feb. 6, against Wichita State at 3:30 p.m. CT.
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