Florida State Retains Top Spot While Texas A&M Vaults To 5

Florida State Retains Top Spot While Texas A&M Vaults To 5

The Florida State Seminoles remain at number one in the Coaches Poll and Texas A&M moves from 18th to fifth, a change of 13 spots. Over in the ESPN.com/USA Softball Poll, Florida reclaimed the top spot with Florida State second. Texas A&M is also fifth in that poll.

The Coaches Poll saw Florida State claim 18 of 32 first place votes, Auburn is second with 2 first place votes, and Florida is third with 6 first place votes. Oregon moves up one spot to fourth and the poll’s biggest mover, Texas A&M, is fifth after defeating four ranked opponents. The Aggies were ranked as the number one team on five ballots.

The Aggies defeated #1 Florida State, #21 Arizona State, #23 BYU, and #14 Michigan over last weekend. They allowed just two runs over the previous week and 16 hits over five games in last week.

The top ten is rounded out by Arizona, UCLA, Washington, Oklahoma, and Minnesota. The Golden Gophers received one first place vote. Minnesota has won a program record 14 games to start the season and the number ten ranking is the highest in school history.

The next five teams are Alabama, James Madison, LSU, Michigan, and Tennessee. LSU dropped six spots after losses to UCLA and Utah. Spots 16 through 20 belong to Georgia, Utah, Louisiana-Lafayette, Kentucky, and Arizona State.

The final five spots belong to Pittsburgh, Baylor, California, Missouri, and Ole Miss. Both California and Ole Miss are new to the poll replacing BYU and South Florida. The entire Coaches Poll can be seen below.

RankSchool (1st place votes)PointsRecordLast Week's
Rank
1Florida State (18)78314-1-11
2Auburn (2)73714-22
3Florida (6)71315-13
4Oregon67914-05
5Texas A&M (5)60315-018
6Arizona59615-19
7UCLA58613-36
8Washington56511-28
9Oklahoma5529-44
10Minnesota (1)51914-012
11Alabama49113-210
12James Madison48012-213
13LSU45112-37
14Michigan3869-4-114
15Tennessee34313-215
16Georgia32314-311
17Utah31611-217
18Louisiana-Lafayette28811-416
19Kentucky18610-422
20Arizona State15912-321
21Pittsburgh13812-219
22Baylor12314-324
23California11612-1Not Ranked
24Missouri917-520
25Ole Miss4712-2Not Ranked

The ESPN.com/USA Softball Poll saw a change at the top. Florida moves up from third to first with just 3 of the 20 first place votes. Florida State drops to second from first (7 first place votes) with Auburn also dropping a spot to third (2 first place votes). Oregon is up to fourth from sixth and Texas A&M rounds out the top five. The Aggies received 6 first place votes and also moved 13 spots from last week’s ranking.

Arizona is ranked sixth with a first place vote, Washington is seventh, and UCLA is eighth. The top 10 is rounded out by a tie for ninth between Alabama and Oklahoma. The Sooners have dropped to ninth after starting the season as the top team. The Sooners lost 2-1 versus Tennessee and 5-4 to Notre Dame last week while run ruling the UCLA Bruins 10-1.

Minnesota is ranked 11th and garnered one first place vote after their school record start. The next four teams are LSU, James Madison, Michigan, and Tennessee. Utah, Georgia, California, Louisiana-Lafayette, and Arizona State complete the top 20.

The final five teams are Kentucky, Baylor, Ole Miss, Pittsburgh, and Missouri. Ole Miss is the lone newcomer to this poll after South Florida dropped out. The entire poll can be seen below.

RankSchool (1st place votes)PointsRecordLast Week's
Rank
1Florida (3)46015-13
2Florida State (7)45815-1-11
3Auburn (2)45514-22
4Oregon42514-06
5Texas A&M (6)40615-018
6Arizona (1)37715-19
7Washington36711-27
8UCLA36213-34
T-9Alabama31813-210
T-9Oklahoma3189-45
11Minnesota (1)31014-011
12LSU29612-28
13James Madison27012-215
14Michigan2349-4-114
15Tennessee22613-213
16Utah20211-217
17Georgia17414-312
18California16712-121
19Louisiana-Lafayette16511-416
20Arizona State10812-319
21Kentucky7410-424
22Baylor6014-325
23Ole Miss5612-2Not Ranked
24Pittsburgh5212-220
25Missouri387-522

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