The defending national champion University of Oklahoma softball team is ranked second in the USA Today/NFCA Division I Preseason Top 25 poll.
OU received 17 first place votes in the poll released Tuesday and is ranked behind No. 1 Tennessee.
Washington is No. 3 in the poll, followed by Florida and Michigan to round out the top five.
OU returns seven starters from last season's national championship team that finished 57-4 overall and 15-2 in the Big 12 to earn its second straight conference title.
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