The Sooners’ unanimous favorite in the NFCA preseason poll
NORMAN – Oklahoma was selected as the No. 1 unanimously in the 2022 USA Today/NFCA Division I preseason coaches poll, the NFCA announced the poll Tuesday.
Oklahoma’s No. 1 spot in the NFCA poll marks the third time the Sooners have entered a season in first place (2017, 18) and only the second time OU has been the unanimous pick in the coaches’ poll. joining the 2017 team.
OU received 800 total points and all 32 first-place votes to lead No. 2 Alabama (758) and No. 3 UCLA (700). Florida State and Oklahoma State round out the top five.
The full NFCA poll can be seen here.
Additionally, this is the 11th straight year the Sooners have started in the NFCA top 10, good for the longest active streak in the nation. OU has been ranked in the top five of the last 10 years, the most in that time.
Overall, the Sooners rank third with 22 top-10 appearances in the NFCA preseason poll, trailing only Arizona (24) and UCLA (23).
Oklahoma, Michigan, UCLA and Washington are the only programs to be ranked in every NFCA preseason poll, dating back to 1995. OU also extended its streak of being the only ranked program every week during of the 28 years of existence of the NFCA survey.
2022 Team Returns 2021 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year Jocelyn Aloalong with four other All-Americans in Jayda ColemanNFCA freshman of the year 2021 Tiara Jennings, Kinzie Hansen and Grace Lyon.
The Sooners were recently selected as the Big 12 preseason favorite, marking the 10th straight year and 13th in the past 14 seasons that OU has topped the conference preseason poll.
The Sooners open the 2022 season on February 10 in Santa Barbara, Calif. against UC-Santa Barbara.
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