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UCF softball has hit a home run as it has earned the first national ranking in program history.

The Knights are now No. 19 in the USA Today/NFCA Top 25 Poll after starting the season 8-0.

The Knights stood in victory against No. 13 Minnesota and No. 18 Missouri, which helped push UCF to into the Top 25.

Along with No. 1 Florida and No. 9 Florida State, UCF is the third state school ranked.

UCF softball will continue playing at the Bank of Hawaii Invitational in Honolulu Friday through Sunday.

The team's first game in the tournament is No. 16 Washington, the first pitch is scheduled for 8:30 p.m..

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Rachel Stuart is a Digital Producer for the Central Florida Future. Follow her on Twitter at @RachSage or email her at RachelS@CentralFloridaFuture.com.

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