Three Big Ten softball teams appear in the latest national rankings released by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association and USA Softball on Tuesday. Michigan climbs to No. 12 in both polls this week and leads the Big Ten contingent in the rankings. Nebraska also rose in the rankings, climbing two spots to No. 22 in the NFCA poll, while holding steady at 19th in the USA Softball standings. Wisconsin makes its first appearance in the national rankings since 2002, checking in at No. 23 in the USA Softball poll and No. 25 in the NFCA standings. Iowa is among the squads also receiving votes in the USA Softball rankings.