Gophers are currently ranked #1 in coaches softball poll, won the Big 10, are 54-3 and have won 25 in a row. So for seeding the Top 16 for hosting the NCAA tournament the Gophers are not even given Top 16 and have to play in Alabama as an unseeded invite. NCAA fell all over backwards on the Gophers poor strength of schedule "reason" but their RPI is fine and for god's sake they are ranked #1. I don't think the NCAA wanted to have any of the warm weather favorites to have to travel north. They were ranked #2 at the selection time and I am guess the coaches moved them to #1 because of how bad the NCAA ****** them over. http://www.startribune.com/gophers-softball-team-gets-some-good/422554104/ BTW Gopher freshman catcher Kendyl Lindaman (Big 10 Player of the Year, Big 10 Freshman of the Year) is from Ankeny. If Gophers can be this good so can we.