Big Ten Softball in the Polls

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In the final polls of the 2014 season, three Big Ten teams appeared among the top 25 of the NFCA Coaches poll, while four conference squads received top 25 nods in the USA Softball ballot. In the coaches' poll, Michigan checked in at No. 10, followed by No. 15 Minnesota and No. 16 Nebraska. Northwestern and Wisconsin also received votes. In the USA Softball ballot, Michigan led the way at No. 10, followed by No. 14 Minnesota, No. 17 Nebraska and No. 24 Wisconsin. Northwestern also received votes.

The Wolverines finished the season with a 47-15 record, won their seventh consecutive Big Ten title and qualified for the NCAA Tournament for the 20th consecutive season. The Golden Gophers advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the ninth time in program history and finished the season with a 44-12 mark. The Cornhuskers earned a share of the Big Ten title, posted the seventh 40-win regular season in school history and won an NCAA Regional title for the eighth time in program history. The Badgers finished the season with 36 wins, just the second-highest total in school history, and won a pair of NCAA Tournament games for just the second time. The Wildcats concluded their season with a 35-18 overall record after advancing to their sixth NCAA Regional championship game in the last 10 years.

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