NEW ORLEANS (Press Release) – With the 20th season of Sun Belt Conference softball just around the corner, Louisiana is listed among the top 25 teams in the national preseason polls.
The Ragin’ Cajuns are ranked 15th in the USA Today/NFCA Top 25 and 18th in the ESPN.com/USA Softball Top 25, both released on Tuesday. Defending Sun Belt regular-season and tournament champion Texas State appeared in both polls among the teams receiving votes.
Louisiana is ranked in the USA Today/NFCA preseason poll for the 16th straight season (2004-19). The Ragin’ Cajuns have been ranked in every preseason ESPN.com/USA Softball poll, which debuted in 2006.
The Sun Belt softball season gets underway on Thursday, Feb. 7 with all 10 teams in action over the opening weekend. The 2019 Sun Belt Softball Championship is set for May 8-11 at the Bobcat Softball Field in San Marcos, Texas.