Welcome to ScarletKnights.com
    • iPad/iPhone App
    • Find us on Facebook
    • Twitter
    • RSS Feed
    • Get Text Alerts
Softball Tabbed Fifth in American Preseason Coaches’ Poll
Scarlet Knights receive 23 points in the voting
  • Posted on January 31, 2014 11:21:44 AM
  • Increase Font SizeDecrease Font Size
  • RSS Feed
  • Subscribe
  • PISCATAWAY, N.J. (Jan. 31, 2014) – The Rutgers softball team was selected to finish fifth in the 2014 American Athletic Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll, the league announced Friday. The Scarlet Knights received 23 points in the voting to finish just behind fourth-place UCF, which garnered 29 points.

    No. 19/18 Louisville and No. 25/23 USF finished first and second, respectively, in the voting. Louisville earned six first-place votes and earned 48 points, while USF received one first place vote and earned 44 points. Houston rounded out the top-three with 37 points.

    Head coach Jay Nelson will lead RU in its only year in the American Athletic Conference, returning six starters and 11 letterwinners. The Scarlet Knights posted a 30-26 record last season and fell just short of qualifying for the BIG EAST Championships. The 30-win season was the fourth in the program’s 38-year history and first of Nelson’s tenure “On the Banks.”

     

    2014 American Athletic Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll

    School (First Place Votes) Points
    1. Louisville (6) 48
    2. USF (2)

    44

    3. Houston 37
    4. UCF 29
    5. Rutgers 23
    T-6. UConn

    15

    T-6. Memphis 15
    8. Temple  13

     

    Follow Rutgers Athletics on Facebook (www.facebook.com/RutgersAthletics) and Twitter (@RUAthletics) for all of the latest news and updates. For specific updates regarding Rutgers softball, follow the program on Twitter (@RUSoftball). Fans can receive timely information, including special offers and giveaways throughout the year on our social media outlets along with www.ScarletKnights.com.

    -RU-

                                                            

    Next Game
    There are no online events today.
     
    RutgersShop.com
    Rutgers Auctions
    AT&T Text Alerts
    Fan I Am
    New Jersey Audi Dealers
    Join the Jr. Knights Club
    Ask Tom Luicci



    • Millers Rental
    • Acme Nissan








    • Rutgers Center of Management Development
    • NJ National Guard
    • University Pain Medicine Center
    BIG EAST Conference