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Oregon Tech Opens 2014 Softball Campaign at No. 25

Jan 21, 2014
Oregon Tech Opens 2014 Softball Campaign at No. 25

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Coming off a 36-17 overall mark in 2013, and being voted second in the most recent Cascade Collegiate Conference Coaches’ Poll, the Oregon Tech softball team will take a No. 25 ranking into the 2014 campaign , as announced by the NAIA national office.

For the 10th-straight time, Concordia (Calif.) holds the No. 1 position in the preseason edition of the 2014 NAIA Softball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll. With 20-of-the-21 first-place votes, Concordia posted 591 total points to earn the top-spot.

The defending national runner-up, Spring Hill (Ala.), sits in the No. 2 spot with 572 total points.

Moving up two spots, No. 3 Oklahoma City holds its highest ranking since No. 2 on May 29, 2012. The Stars stand with 543 total points. No. 4 Williams Baptist (Ark.) tallied 535 total points, while Reinhardt (Ga.) and Saint Xavier (Ill.) tied in the No. 5 position with 499 points.

No. 13 College of Idaho, the 2013 CCC Tournament champions, claimed the most improvement within the Top 25 -- a six-spot leap.

Concordia of Portland came in at No. 18 while Corban, the last CCC team in the poll, received votes.


2014 NAIA Preseason Coaches' Poll

RANK

LAST WEEK^

SCHOOL (1ST PLACE VOTES)

2013 RECORD

TOTAL POINTS

1

1

Concordia (Calif.) (20)

52-3

591

2

2

Spring Hill (Ala.) (1)

49-17

572

3

5

Oklahoma City

51-14

543

4

4

Williams Baptist (Ark.)

46-9

535

T5

6

Reinhardt (Ga.)

45-9

499

T5

7

Saint Xavier (Ill.)

50-9

499

7

8

Auburn Montgomery (Ala.)

45-12

480

8

9

Cal State San Marcos

43-12

468

9

13

Belhaven (Miss.)

38-14

423

10

15

Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)

48-9

390

11

14

Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)

50-10

384

12

11

USC Beaufort (S.C.)

43-6

369

13

19

College of Idaho

36-23

354

14

17

Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.)

32-9

306

T15

NR

Oklahoma Baptist

33-23

298

T15

18

Houston-Victoria (Texas)

32-22

298

17

20

Brenau (Ga.)

34-16

279

18

RV

Concordia (Ore.)

35-23

221

19

16

St. Gregory's (Okla.)

35-17

215

20

22

Bellevue (Neb.)

43-11

209

21

25

William Carey (Miss.)

34-18

189

22

20

Park (Mo.)

31-11

184

23

RV

Central Methodist (Mo.)

35-12

172

24

21

Friends (Kan.)

43-8

167

25

RV

Oregon Tech

37-16

131

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