Record: 35-21 (15-7)
Coach: Bridget Orchard, helped team earn first at-large invite to NCAA Championships in 2010
Last trip to NCAA Tournament: 2011, lost in regional
Keys to the season: Won Atlantic 10 Championship
Player to watch: Sophomore Michele Daubman is a three-time Atlantic 10 Pitcher of the Week and was named Most Outstanding Player at JMU Invitational.
Record: 34-18 (12-10)
Coach: Mike Larabee, took team to first regional final in program history in 2012
Last trip to NCAA Tournament: 2012, lost in regional finals to California
Keys to the season: Won third place in Arkansas Invitational and Woo Pig Classic, swept conference foes Georgia and Auburn
Player to watch: Sophomore pitcher Kimmy Beasley named to All-SEC second team and collected wins over then-No. 2 Tennessee, No. 8 Missouri and No. 19 Kentucky.
Record: 30-24 (10-6)
Coach: Joe Ausanio, used to be the pitching coach for Marist
Last trip to NCAA Tournament: 2006, lost in Regional
Keys to the season: Compiled a six-game winning streak and won the MAAC Championship
Player to watch: Senior pitcher Emily Osterhaus, the MAAC Tournament Most Outstanding Player who is 14-9 with a 2.29 ERA this season.
Record: 47-4 (15-2)
Coach: Patty Gasso, named Big 12 Coach of the Year
Last trip to NCAA Tournament: 2012, lost in WCWS championship series to Alabama
Keys to the season: Held consensus No. 1 ranking for nine weeks
Player to watch: Sophomore first baseman Lauren Chamberlain, named Big 12 Freshman of the Year last season after hitting 30 home runs. Has hit 25 this season and produced 12 multi-home run games in her Sooner career.