The Arizona Wildcats barely avoided slipping out of the softball poll Tuesday for the first time in modern history, tying for No. 25 in the ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25.
The Wildcats and North Carolina tied for the poll’s last spot after the UA went 1-4 last week, including two run-rule losses at Oregon.
The 27-17 Wildcats, who fell three spots from last week, host No. 19 UCLA in a three-game series starting Thursday.