Florida Gators Get Back To Top Of Polls After Week 10

Florida Gators Get Back To Top Of Polls After Week 10

The Florida Gators are back as the number one ranked team in both the USA Today/NFCA Coaches Poll and the ESPN.com/USA Softball Poll. The Gators were ranked third in both polls last week and moved up after a hectic week that saw upsets throughout the top 25.

In the Coaches Poll, Florida received 26 of 32 first place votes while pushing rival Florida State, a team they beat 1-0 on Wednesday, down to second. The Seminoles received 2 first place votes with Arizona (1 first place vote) dropping from second to third. Texas A&M and Minnesota (2 first place votes) move up one spot to fourth and fifth respectively.

Oregon drops two spots to sixth and Auburn remains in seventh. Oklahoma moves up two spots to eighth, Washington moves up three spots to ninth after taking two of three from Oregon, and Utah is up four spots. The Utes garnered one first place vote after winning the final two games of a three game set over Arizona at home.

Tennessee also makes a big move up the rankings going from 16th to 11th after winning two games against Alabama. The Vols are currently sporting an 18 game winning streak. Speaking of the Tide, they sit one spot behind Tennessee is 12th, which represents a three spot drop. UCLA is 13th after being ranked 8th last week as the Bruins lost two of three against Oregon State. James Madison (up one spot) is 14th and Baylor (down two spots) is 15th.

LSU fell from 11th to 16th after being swept by Ole Miss as Louisiana-Lafayette stays at 17th. The Rebels are up to 18th from 22nd, Michigan is down a spot to 19th, and Kentucky moves from 21st to 20th.

BYU is 21st after being 20th last week, Georgia is 22nd (down three spots), and the duo of Arizona State and Arkansas stay at 23rd and 24th respectively. The final spot belongs to Illinois after being unranked last week. They replace fellow Big 10 team Ohio State in the rankings. The entire Coaches Poll can be seen below.

RankSchool (1st place votes)PointsRecordLast Week's
Rank
1Florida (26)79140-33
2Florida State (2)74739-3-11
3Arizona (1)73041-32
4Texas A&M68937-45
5Minnesota (2)66438-36
6Oregon64637-44
7Auburn59136-77
8Oklahoma54438-710
9Washington53231-1012
10Utah (1)52128-814
11Tennessee49539-516
12Alabama43536-99
13UCLA42929-128
14James Madison36437-615
15Baylor36235-713
16LSU31532-1211
17Louisiana26632-617
18Mississippi25730-1322
19Michigan21531-9-118
20Kentucky18926-1321
21BYU18531-1020
22Georgia10429-1519
23Arizona State10126-1223
24Arkansas6726-1624
25Illinois2531-10Not
Ranked

Over in the ESPN.com/USA Softball Poll, the Gators took 15 of the 18 first place votes. Arizona, down a spot, is second as they took the final 3 first place votes. Florida State is third after being second last week, Texas A&M is fourth (up one spot), and Minnesota is fifth (up one spot).

Oregon drops two spots to sixth as Auburn and Oklahoma stay in place at seventh and eighth respectively. Tennessee moves up five spots to ninth and Washington is up three spots to tenth.

Utah also moves up five spots to 11th, Alabama is 12th (down two spots), and Baylor drops one place to 13th. UCLA is down five places to 14th while James Madison stays at 15th.

LSU drops five spots from 11th to 16th, Michigan stays at 17th, Louisiana-Lafayette stays at 18th, BYU moves up two spots to 19th, and Ole Miss moves up five spaces to 20th. Kentucky is 21st (up one), California is 22nd (up one), Georgia drops four spots to 23rd, Arizona State stays at 24th, and Ohio State is down four spots to 25th.

No teams fell out of the USA Softball Top 25, which can be seen below.

RankSchool (1st place votes)PointsRecordLast Week's
Rank
1Florida (15)49340-33
2Arizona (3)45941-31
3Florida State45539-3-12
4Texas A&M44037-45
5Minnesota42238-36
6Oregon39437-44
7Auburn37436-77
8Oklahoma36238-78
9Tennessee33739-514
10Washington31031-1013
11Utah29228-816
12Alabama26236-910
13Baylor25835-712
14UCLA25229-129
15James Madison23137-615
16LSU19832-1211
17Michigan17031-9-117
18Louisiana16532-618
19BYU11731-1020
20Mississippi10430-1325
21Kentucky9326-1322
22California5625-1323
23Georgia5429-1519
24Arizona State4826-1224
25Ohio State4126-1121

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

After Week 4 Polls

After Week 5 Polls

After Week 6 Polls

After Week 7 Polls

After Week 8 Polls

After Week 9 Polls

Weekly Reviews

Week One Review

Week Two Review

Week Three Review

Week Four Review

Week Five Review

Week Six Review

Week Seven Review

Week Eight Review

Week Nine Review

Week Ten Review

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