The Missouri softball team was ranked No. 17 in the ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 preseason poll. This is the team's seventh consecutive preseason being ranked in the top 25.
Seven other Southeastern Conference teams — No. 1 Tennessee, No. 3 Florida, No. 6 Alabama, No. 11 Texas A&M, No. 14 Kentucky, No. 19 LSU and No. 21 Georgia — join Missouri in the top 25.
The Tigers finished last season 38-14 overall and 15-8 in the SEC and advanced to their sixth consecutive NCAA Super Regional appearance. They were ranked No. 11 by both the ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 poll and the USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 poll at the end of the season.
Missouri kicks off the 2014 season with the Black & Gold Exhibition on Feb. 8 in the Devine Practice Facility.