The Louisiana Ragin' Cajun softball team is picked to finish in second place in this year's Sun Belt Conference race.

The Texas St. Bobcats were picked to win the league in the Preseason Coaches' Poll.

Texas St., who features Randi Rupp, the Preseason Sun Belt Conference Pitcher of the Year, and Ariel Ortiz, the Preseason Player of the Year, received 6 of a possible 10 first-place votes, and 95 total points.

Louisiana received the other 4 first-place votes, and are picked second in the league, with 92 total points.

Georgia St. is picked third, followed by South Alabama, ULM, and UTA, with Coastal Coastal Carolina and Georgia Southern tied for 7th.

Troy and Appalachian St are picked at the bottom of the poll.

View the complete preseason poll here.

Meanwhile, four members of 22nd-ranked Louisiana were selected to the 2018 Preseason All-Sun Belt Conference team.

the Cajuns are represented by senior Kelli Martinez, juniors Lexie Comeaux and Kara Gremillion and sophomore transfer Alissa Dalton.

Louisiana was one of five Sun Belt schools to place multiple selections on the list, leading the way with a conference-high four picks. The Preseason All-SBC team is voted on by the conference's 10 head coaches and consists of 15 players.

View the complete 2018 Preseason All-Sun Belt Conference team, below:

2018 Preseason All-Sun Belt Team
Randi Rupp (Texas State, SP, Sr.)
Devin Brown (South Alabama, SP, Sr.)
Lexie Comeaux (Louisiana, C, Jr.)
Ivie Drake (Georgia State, C, Sr.)
Aileen Garcia (UTA, 1B/C, So.)
Sandra Mendoza (UTA, 2B, Sr.)
Kaleigh Todd (South Alabama, 2B, Sr.)
Kristian Foster (South Alabama, SS, Sr.)
Ariel Ortiz (Texas State, SS, Sr.)
Alissa Dalton (Louisiana, SS, So.)
Kara Gremillion (Louisiana, 3B, Jr.)
Mekhia Freeman (Georgia Southern, OF, So.)
Kelli Martinez (Louisiana, OF, Sr.)
Krista Rude (UTA, OF, Jr.)
Megan Litumbe (Georgia State, DP, RSr.)

2018 Preseason Player of the Year
Ariel Ortiz (Texas State, SS, Sr.)

2018 Preseason Pitcher of the Year
Randi Rupp (Texas State, SP, Sr.)


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