FSU softball opens at No. 6 in preseason softball poll

The Florida State softball team opened up at No. 6 in the D1softball.com preseason rankings, which were released on Wednesday.

FSU is the highest ranked ACC school after reaching the Women’s College World Series championship round in 2021, losing to Oklahoma.

The Sooners are in the top spot, followed by Alabama, Oklahoma State, UCLA and Florida. Virginia Tech is 11th, with No. 13 Duke and No. 14 Clemson among the ranked ACC programs. The full rankings can be viewed here.

FSU, which returns the core of the roster with veterans like Sydney Sherrill and ace Kathryn Sandercock, opens the season in the JoAnne Graf Classic on Feb. 11 against Mercer at 3 p.m. and Kennesaw State at 5:30 p.m. The Seminoles will also face ranked teams like Alabama, UCLA, Florida, Texas, Michigan and Tennessee.

The full FSU softball schedule can be viewed here.