Alabama, with one first-place vote, starts out the 2010 campaign with a second-place ranking, after finishing last season with a 54-11 record.The Crimson Tide softball team opens the season at number two, behind the reigning NCAA Champion Washington Huskies. It looks to be a tough schedule for the Tide this year as they will have games against ten teams ranked in the preseason Top 25, including no. 3 Michigan, no. 5 Florida, no. 8 Georgia, and no. 9 Missouri. The Tide will open the season with a three-game series against Missouri on the 13th and 14th of February.