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Luther softball tabbed as pre-season favorite in Iowa Conference

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 Luther College has been tabbed as a slim favorite to win the Iowa Conference softball crown in the upcoming season. The Norse received 3 of the 8 first place votes from conference coaches, and were picked no lower than 2nd in the remaining votes. Central, picked to finish second, received 3 first place votes, while Simpson received one.

The Norse finished second in the conference last season, but defeated conference champion Central in the NCAA regionals.

The complete conference poll follows:

1. Luther (3)  52

2. Central (4)  50

T3. Coe  42

T3. Simpson (1)  42

5. Dubuque  33

6. Buena Vista  26

7. Loras  19

8. Wartburg  16

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