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Chomping at Bits: Florida softball at No. 2 in preseason polls

The Gators begin the season on February 9.

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Florida softball at No. 2 in preseason polls: The USA Today/NFCA Division I top-25 coaches’ poll and Softball Collegiate top-25 poll were released yesterday. Defending national champion Oklahoma will start the season atop the rankings. (Herb Brooks, Florida Gators)

Highlights of Scott Stricklin’s Reddit AMA session: You can read the whole thing here. (Ryan Young, SEC Country)

2019 decommitments not cause for concern: Nine 2019 pledges have reopened their recruitment since Jim McElwain’s departure - with four doing so within the last two weeks. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)

Cold shooting dooms Gators down stretch: Florida had an off night and was bested by the Bulldogs in Athens. (Chris Harry, Florida Gators; Kevin Brockway, Gainesville Sun)

Gators at No. 16 in 247Sports Composite recruiting rankings: Florida edged up slightly with the addition of offensive lineman Griffin McDowell. The Gators currently have room for six more additions to their 2018 class. (Luke Stampini, 247Sports)

Recruiting updates: Five-star Nicholas Petit-Frere’s coach discusses his official visits, and Dan Mullen visits 2018 DE Caleb Johnson, and two blue-chip 2019 recruits. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)

Florida gymnasts receive weekly SEC honors: Alex McMurtry is SEC Gymnast of the Week and Alyssa Baumann is SEC Freshman of the Week. (Mary Howard, Florida Gators)

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