San Jose, Calif. - By a vote of the head coaches of the Mountain West’s nine softball playing schools, the San José State Spartans have been selected to finish in fifth place in the conference’s preseason poll. The announcement was made on Tuesday in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Fresno State was picked to win the 2015 Mountain West softball title after receiving seven first-place votes and 63 total points. Three-time defending champion San Diego State was second with 54 points and one first-place vote. UNLV received the other first-place vote and is third with 44 points.
Colorado State is fourth with 43 points, followed by the Spartans who received 34 points. Boise State (33 points), Nevada (26 points), Utah State (18) and New Mexico (9) round out the poll.
San José State completed the 2014 season with an overall record of 30-24, 13-11 in Mountain West action and in fifth place in the conference standings.
The Spartans open the 2015 season on Thursday, February 5, in the Kajikawa Classic in Tempe, Ariz. The team will play six games over four days starting on Thursday with two contests, Ole Miss at 3:30 p.m. and then BYU at 7:00 p.m.
2015 Mountain West Softball Preseason Poll
|Pl||Team (1st Place Votes)||Pts|
|1||Fresno State (7)||63|
|2||San Diego State (1)||54|
|5||San José State||34|