RUSSELLVILLE, AR -- The Lady Storm and Lady Tiger softball programs have high expectations for this spring.
Southeastern tops the GAC's preseason poll after their regular season and tournament titles.
They'd go 45-9 last season nabbing their seventh NCAA tournament bid. They also return both their starting pitchers.
East Central is right behind them at No. 2, the same spot they'd finish 2013.
They have to replace player of the year Shelby Simmons though.
Both teams will get started Feb. 1 at the St. Mary's NCAA Division II College Classic.
You can find the full poll here: http://www.greatamericanconference.com/news/2014/1/14/SB_0114140505.aspx