Team 27 is ranked No. 6 in the 2023 D1Softball Preseason Poll that was released on Tuesday morning.

Nine SEC teams made the rankings, only one sitting ahead of the Crimson Tide. Joining Alabama in the poll is Florida at No. 5, Arkansas at No. 9, Georgia at No. 10, Tennessee at No. 12, Kentucky at No. 16, LSU at No. 17, Auburn at No. 19, and Ole Miss at No. 25.

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Last season, Alabama went 44-13 overall, 16-8 in conference play, made an appearance in the 2022 SEC Softball Tournament, and competed in the Tuscaloosa Regional where the Tide went 3-2. The team finished the season at No. 18.

The Crimson Tide is set to play five series and six non-conference games against top 25 opponents.

To see the full rankings, click here. 

The Alabama Crimson Tide softball team kicks off its season against Lehigh on Friday, February 10, 2023, at 3:30 p.m. CT. Coverage will be on Me-TV 97.5 FM or the Me-TV 97.5 app which is free to download in the App Store.

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