Oregon Joins The Fray Atop Of The Polls After Week 7

Oregon Joins The Fray Atop Of The Polls After Week 7

The Oregon Ducks are the new number one team in the ESPN.com/USA Softball Poll team after week seven while Florida State retains the top spot in the USA Today/NFCA Coaches Poll.

In the Coaches Poll, Florida State received 18 of the 30 first place votes. Florida (6 first place votes) and Oregon (6 first place votes) stay in the same spots at second and third, respectively. Arizona is up to fourth with two first place votes after their impressive sweep of Washington. Auburn dropped one spot to fifth after their series loss to Florida.

Minnesota is sixth (up two spots), Texas A&M stays at seventh, and Washington drops two spots to eighth. Alabama remains in ninth while rival LSU cracks the top 10 after their sweep of Georgia.

James Madison falls a spot to 11th, Oklahoma is 12th, UCLA sits at 13th, Baylor is 14th, and Utah dropped from 11th to 15th after their losses to BYU and Oregon (twice). 16th through 20th belong to Kentucky, Louisiana-Lafayette, Georgia, Tennessee, and Michigan.

The bottom of the Coaches Poll stays relatively calm. Arizona State and Wisconsin remain at 21st and 22nd while Arkansas and Ole Miss switched spots. The Razorbacks are 23rd and the Rebels are at 24th. The last spot changed with BYU re-entering the top 25 and Cal Poly dropping out. The entire Coaches Poll can be seen below.

RankSchool (1st place votes)PointsRecordLast Week's
Rank
1Florida State (18)77832-1-11
2Florida (6)76829-12
3Oregon (6)74529-03
4Arizona (2)71232-15
5Auburn65227-54
6Minnesota62128-28
7Texas A&M61428-37
8Washington58826-66
9Alabama51430-49
10LSU49927-712
11James Madison45726-410
12Oklahoma43928-713
13UCLA38724-815
14Baylor37528-614
15Utah35321-711
16Kentucky29322-618
17Louisiana28323-517
18Georgia27526-716
19Tennessee24926-520
20Michigan24422-7-119
21Arizona State13823-821
22Wisconsin11423-322
23Arkansas5322-924
24Ole Miss4922-923
25BYU4621-9Not
Ranked

The USA Softball Poll is where the biggest change at the top occurred. Oregon jumps two spots from third to first while garnering 8 of the 20 first place votes. Florida dropped to second while also receiving 8 first place votes. Florida State (2 first place votes) and Arizona (2 first place votes) are followed by Texas A&M, who moved up two spots to fifth.

Minnesota sits sixth, Auburn is seventh, and Washington is eighth. The Huskies dropped three spots after the sweep against Arizona. The top 10 is rounded out by Alabama and LSU.

James Madison is down a spot to 11th, Oklahoma stays 12th, Baylor is 13th, UCLA is 14th, and Utah is 15th after being ranked 13th last week. Georgia and Kentucky are tied for 16th while Michigan (18th), Tennessee (19th), and Louisiana-Lafayette (20th) stay in the same spots as last week.

The last five spots are Wisconsin, California, Arizona State, Arkansas, and Ohio State. The Buckeyes make their first appearance this year and replace North Carolina in 25th. The entire USA Softball Poll can be seen below.

RankSchool (1st place votes)PointsRecordLast Week's
Rank
1Oregon (8)47929-03
2Florida (8)47329-11
3Florida State (2)46932-1-12
4Arizona (2)45632-14
5Texas A&M39328-37
6Minnesota38928-28
7Auburn38627-56
8Washington38226-65
9Alabama33530-49
10LSU30527-711
11James Madison29726-410
12Oklahoma27728-712
13Baylor24228-614
14UCLA21524-816
15Utah20721-713
T-16Georgia19726-715
T-16Kentucky19722-617
18Michigan17022-7-118
19Tennessee15326-519
20Louisiana12523-520
21Wisconsin9523-321
22California6519-823
23Arizona State6023-824
24Arkansas2822-922
25Ohio State2518-7NR

 

Previous Polls

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