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Cougar softball players cheer on one of their teammates at the plate. BYU is ranked No. 19 in the USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Preseason Coaches Poll and No. 22 in the ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 Poll.

BYU softball sits in the top 25 in both the USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Preseason Coaches Poll and the ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 Poll, the organizations announced Tuesday.

The Cougars are ranked No. 19 in the USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Preseason Coaches Poll and No. 22 in the ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 Poll.

BYU comes off a very successful 2017 campaign, having tied the program record for wins and losses with a 46-13 record. The Cougars have also been extremely consistent through the years, winning nine conference titles in nine years across four different conferences. In 13-straight NCAA Regional appearances, BYU has won at least one postseason game in all but one year (2013), including the program’s lone Super Regional appearance in 2010.

The 2018 season begins with the Kajikawa Classic in Tempe, Arizona, on Thursday, Feb. 8. The Cougars open against Stanford at 2:30 p.m. MST, which will be televised live on the Pac-12 Network.