The defending national champion Oklahoma softball team has been ranked second in the USA Today/NFCA Division I Preseason Top 25, as announced Tuesday.
The Sooners trail only No. 1 Tennessee in the rankings - 729-720 in points. OU received a nation's best 17 first-place votes.
The No. 2 ranking is the best in team history for the Sooners. OU returns seven starters from last year's title-winning team.
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