Tennessee softball is ranked sixth in a newly released USA Today/NFCA preseason poll.
Spots one through five were claimed by Alabama, Oklahoma, California, Arizona State and Oregon.
Within the SEC, Tennessee was the second-highest team, with SEC teams claiming five spots in the top 10.
The team has been ranked in the top 16 each year since 2005. This year is the fifth time Tennessee has ranked in the top 10 of this particular poll.