In the first FAB 50 national softball rankings compiled by Cal-Hi Sports editor Mark Tennis for the new FullCountSoftball.com web site, Mission Viejo starts the 2015 season as the No. 1 team.
The Diablos, who were No. 1 in the state by Cal-Hi Sports and No. 1 in the nation in the Student Sports FAB 50 after the 2014 season, are in front of No. 2 Deer Park of Texas.
Other California teams grabbing preseason top 10 rankings in the FAB 50 are No. 6 Archbishop Mitty of San Jose and No. 10 Norco.
Other California teams that are included in the FullCountSoftball.com FAB 50 for the preseason are No. 11 Pacifica of Garden Grove, No. 16 Moorpark, No. 19 Vacaville and No. 24 Murrieta Valley of Murrieta.
It does require a subscription to view the full rankings package on FullCountSoftball.com, but here is the link:
Look for the preseason Cal-Hi Sports State Top 25 with 15 more teams ranked in order behind them later this week on this web site.