Little Change At Top Of NCAA Softball Polls

Little Change At Top Of NCAA Softball Polls

A calm fourth week of the season produced few changes in the two NCAA Softball polls released on Tuesday. Florida State stayed atop the Coaches Poll while rival Florida remained the top team in the ESPN.com/USA Softball Poll.

The Coaches Poll saw the top four stay the same. Florida State (17 first place votes) is followed by Auburn (2 first place votes), Florida (7 first place votes), and Oregon (2 first place votes). The Ducks are off to their best start in school history at 19-0. Arizona is at number five, up one place from last week’s ranking.

Texas A&M (2 first place votes) slipped a spot to six after their first loss to Houston last week, 1-0. Minnesota moved up three spots to seventh and garnered 2 first place votes. The Gophers are undefeated at 18-0, which is the best start in program history. The top ten is rounded out by Washington, Oklahoma, and UCLA.

Alabama, LSU, James Madison, and Tennessee are 11th through 14th. Baylor is the biggest mover going from 22nd to 15th after going 5-0 with wins over then ranked #7 UCLA, #8 Washington, #14 Michigan, and #20 Arizona State.

16 through 20 is occupied by Georgia, Michigan, Louisiana-Lafayette, Kentucky, and Utah. The final five teams in the Coaches Poll are Arizona State, Ole Miss, California, Missouri, and BYU. BYU is back in the top 25 with Pittsburgh dropping out of the rankings. The entire Coaches Poll top 25 can be seen below.

RankSchool (1st place votes)PointsRecordLast Week's
Rank
1Florida State (17)77817-1-11
2Auburn (2)74219-22
3Florida (7)72220-13
4Oregon (2)70719-04
5Arizona64518-16
6Texas A&M (2)63019-15
7Minnesota (2)61018-010
8Washington55315-38
9Oklahoma54815-49
10UCLA16-57
11Alabama48619-211
12LSU42018-413
13James Madison41216-312
14Tennessee36818-215
15Baylor35118-422
16Georgia34119-316
17Michigan31112-6-114
18Louisiana-Lafayette27317-418
19Kentucky21813-419
20Utah18713-417
21Arizona State15015-520
22Ole Miss11517-225
23California9915-323
24Missouri5110-824
25BYU3511-6Not Ranked

Over in the USA Softball Poll, Florida is still number one with 11 first place votes. Florida State (4 first place votes) stays at second with a slight change at third and fourth. Oregon (3 first place votes) moved up to third from fourth while Auburn dropped a spot to fourth. The top five is finished with Texas A&M (1 first place vote) staying in the same place as last week.

Arizona is sixth, Minnesota (1 first place vote) is up to seventh from 11th, and Washington is 8th. Alabama is 9th and Oklahoma is 10th after both teams were tied for 9th last week.

11th through 14th goes to UCLA, LSU, Tennessee, and James Madison. Michigan and Baylor are tied for 15th with the Bears moving up seven spots after last weekend’s big victories. Georgia is 17th, Louisiana-Lafayette is 18th, California is 19th, and Kentucky rounds out the top 20.

The final five teams are Utah at 21, both Arizona State and Ole Miss tied for 22nd, and the two newcomers Arkansas and Wisconsin at 24 and 25, respectively. Pittsburgh and Missouri both fell out of the USA Softball poll. The entire poll can be seen below.

RankSchool (1st place votes)PointsRecordLast Week's
Rank
1Florida (11)48220-11
2Florida State (4)47617-1-12
3Oregon (3)45319-04
4Auburn43419-23
5Texas A&M (1)42019-15
6Arizona40418-16
7Minnesota (1)36618-011
8Washington35415-37
9Alabama33819-2T-9
10Oklahoma31915-4T-9
11UCLA30116-58
12LSU26418-412
13Tennessee25718-215
14James Madison24216-313
T-15Michigan19912-6-114
T-15Baylor19918-422
17Georgia19319-317
18Louisiana15217-419
19California14815-318
20Kentucky10713-421
21Utah9913-416
T-22Arizona State8015-520
T-22Ole Miss8017-223
24Arkansas4417-1NR
25Wisconsin1915-2NR

Previous Polls

Below are the polls from earlier in the season.

Preseason Polls

After Week 1 Polls

After Week 2 Polls

After Week 3 Polls

Weekly Reviews

Week One Review

Week Two Review

Week Three Review

Week Four Review

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