Softball and baseball in the conference preseason polls

Photo by Kim Morris

Softball and baseball got underway this weekend – in some places on Friday – and as cold as it still is, there are teams heating it up on the diamonds.

Here’s the breakdown of most of the Oklahoma schools are picked to finish in their respective conferences.

[Team – Preseason rank, Conference – (Last year’s record) – National rank, if applicable]

SOFTBALL
Cameron – Fifth, LSC – (31-21)
Central – Second, MIAA – (41-17)
East Central – Third, GAC – (33-25)
Mid-America Christian – Sixth, SAC – (34-30)
Northeastern State – Sixth, MIAA – (29-30)
Northwestern – Sixth, GAC – (41-15)
Oklahoma – First, Big 12 – (51-13) – No. 4
Oklahoma Baptist – Third, SAC – (45-17) – No. 8
Oklahoma Christian – Third, Heartland – (42-16)
Oklahoma City – First, SAC – (55-13) – No. 5
Oklahoma Panhandle – Ninth, Heartland – (10-37)
Oklahoma State – Fourth, Big 12 – (26-28)
Oklahoma Wesleyan – Not yet available, MCAC – (26-29)
Rogers State – Sixth, Heartland – (18-35)
St. Gregory’s – Second, SAC – (51-12) – No. 6
Southeastern – First, GAC – (45-20) – No. 4
Southern Nazarene – Ninth, GAC – (19-34)
Southwestern – 10th, GAC – (13-39)
Southwestern Christian – Seventh, SAC – (16-36)
Tulsa – Second, American – (53-9) – No. 21
USAO – Fifth, SAC – (37-24)

BASEBALL
Cameron – Sixth, LSC – (19-28)
Central – Third, MIAA – (37-17)
East Central – Tied-sixth, GAC – (26-23)
Mid-America Christian – Seventh, SAC – (14-34)
Northeastern State – Eighth, MIAA – (26-28)
Northwestern – 10th, GAC – (25-25)
Oklahoma – Not yet available, Big 12 – (29-29)
Oklahoma Baptist – First, SAC – (56-9) – No. 4
Oklahoma Christian – Fourth, Heartland – (38-17-1)
Oklahoma City – Second, SAC – (35-19) – No. 16
Oklahoma Panhandle – 10th, Heartland – (12-37)
Oklahoma State – Not yet available, Big 12 – (48-18) – No. 5
Oklahoma Wesleyan – Not yet available, MCAC – (55-8) – No. 3
Oral Roberts – Not yet available, Summit – (30-26)
Rogers State – Ninth, Heartland – (17-28)
St. Gregory’s – Eighth, SAC – (15-31)
Southeastern – Eighth, GAC – (23-21)
Southern Nazarene – 11th, GAC – (16-32)
Southwestern – Fourth, GAC – (25-23)
Southwestern Christian – Ninth, SAC – (8-46)
USAO – Third, SAC (27-22)