TAMPA - USF will
start its run towards a second straight Women's College World Series with a
solid national ranking.
The Bulls debuted
at No. 12 in the USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 preseason poll that was released
Tuesday. USF will start the season as the highest-ranked team in the state of
Florida, ahead of No. 14 Florida and No. 25 Florida State.
Head coach Ken
Eriksen's squad went 50-14 last season and made the program's first-ever
trip to the Women's College World Series. The Bulls defeated Florida, UCF and
FGCU in the Gainesville Regional before taking two from Hofstra on the final
day of Super Regionals at USF softball stadium.
The Bulls begin
their 2013 season at home on Friday, Feb. 8 when they take on Marshall at 2:30
p.m. Season tickets can be purchased by calling 1-800-GoBulls or by clicking HERE.