The St. Pete/Clearwater Elite Invitational is an early season softball tournament that is presented by ESPN Events. This year was the inaugural season for the tournament. The Invitational featured 16 teams. The teams were (Coaches Poll ranks in parentheses): (1) Florida State, (3) Oklahoma, (6) Tennessee, (8) LSU, (11) Texas, (18) Kentucky, (19) Oregon, (20) Oklahoma State, (23) James Madison, (27) Minnesota, (29) California, (31) Notre Dame, (32) Ohio State, (34) Hofstra, (38) Utah, and Florida Atlantic. As you can see the field was stacked.
The Invitational just ended on Sunday but by all indications it was a big success.