Going 12 – 4 down in Tucson, Arizona, the Central softball team dipped a few spots in the most recent National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division III poll. The Dutch were ranked fourth going into Arizona, but fell to 12th after taking four losses to some tough opponents. Two fellow Iowa Conference foes, Luther and Coe, are both above the Dutch, coming in at seventh and ninth, respectively. The Central men’s track and field team opened up their outdoor season in the top ten in the preseason polls. The team placed 22nd at the NCAA Division III National Outdoor Championships last year, and were tenth at this year’s indoor meet. The only other Iowa Conference school in the top 25 is Wartburg who is right behind Central at number 11. Central’s track teams begin their outdoor seasons this weekend in St. Louis.