With UHV Jaguar Softball set to get going this month, the team has been voted as the ones to beat with a recent poll picking them to win the Red River Athletic Conference.

In the 2018 pr4eseason poll, the Jags got 5 first-place votes and 77 points, beating LSU-Alexandria, despite the fact that the LSU team are 3-time defending champs.

The scoring comes from votes by the conference's 9 head coaches.

Last season the Jaguars finished 33-19, 22-6 in the conference.

This Friday, the Jags play in the Cowtown Classic Tournament.