Huskies Picked Sixth In Pac-12 Pre-Season Poll
Jan. 25, 2012
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - The first-ever Pac-12 Pre-Season Coaches Poll has been announced and the defending champion Arizona State was nearly the unanimous No. 1 pick. Cal came in second, followed by Arizona, UCLA, Stanford, Washington, Oregon, Oregon State and Pac-12 newcomer Utah. Colorado does not sponsor a softball team.
UW was picked sixth with 30 total points, just eight points behind No. 5 Stanford.
The Pac-12 has kept records of the coaches poll dating back to 2001. Last season, UW was picked to tie for fourth with Cal and was picked first in 2010 after winning the 2009 national championship.
In 2011, UW posted a 37-16 overall record and a 9-12 Pac-10 record. UW won conference series' last year against Oregon, Oregon State and Cal. The last time the Huskies faced Utah was in 2010 with decisive 8-0 victory.
2012 Pac-12 Softball Preseason Coaches Poll