Fresno State, which finished fifth at the softball College World Series last season, was picked to win the Pacific Coast Athletic Assn. title this season in a vote of the coaches.
Fresno State, which received eight first-place votes, tied for the conference title with Fullerton last season. Fullerton, which finished third at the World Series last season, received the other two first-place votes and was picked second.
The coaches' poll:
Pos. College (1st-place votes) Points 1. Fresno State (8) 98 2. Cal State Fullerton (2) 91 3. Cal State Long Beach 75 4. Cal Poly Pomona 71 5. Hawaii 56 6. Pacific 44 7. Nevada Las Vegas 42 8. UC Santa Barbara 30 9. San Jose State 28 10. San Diego State 15