Florida Consolidates Lead Atop Softball Polls After Week 11

Florida Consolidates Lead Atop Softball Polls After Week 11

The Florida Gators had a strong week on the diamond, which helped them gain a bigger stranglehold on the top spot in both polls. Florida took 30 of 32 first place votes in the Coaches Poll (up from 26 last week) and received 17 of 20 first place votes in the ESPN.com/USA Softball Poll (up from 15 last week).

In the Coaches Poll, Florida is followed by Florida State and Arizona (one first place vote) with neither team moving from their spot last week. Minnesota (one first place vote) swaps places with Texas A&M with the Gophers in fourth and the Aggies sliding a spot to fifth.

Oregon stays at sixth despite losing two of three at Arizona. Oklahoma is up a spot after taking two of three from Baylor and Washington also moves up a spot to eighth. Auburn falls two spots to ninth place while Utah (no change) rounds out the top 10.

Tennessee stays at 11th after taking two of three at LSU, UCLA is up a spot to 12th, and Alabama falls one place to 13th after losing to back-to-back games at home to Washington. James Madison and Baylor remain at fourteenth and fifteenth respectively.

Louisiana-Lafayette sits at 16th, LSU is 17th, Kentucky is 18th, Michigan is 19th, and Ole Miss is 20th. The next four teams remain in the same spot as last week: BYU in 21st, Georgia in 22nd, Arizona State in 23rd, and Arkansas in 24th. In 25th is Marshall, a newcomer to the poll, as they replace Illinois. The entire Coaches Poll can be seen below.

RankSchool (1st place votes)PointsRecordLast Week's
Rank
1Florida (30)79844-31
2Florida State75443-3-12
3Arizona (1)74145-43
4Minnesota (1)69443-35
5Texas A&M68540-54
6Oregon62338-66
7Oklahoma58441-88
8Washington57234-109
9Auburn54239-87
10Utah51030-910
11Tennessee49841-611
12UCLA43733-1213
13Alabama40937-1112
14James Madison38239-614
15Baylor35636-915
16Louisiana32736-617
17LSU28634-1416
18Kentucky23830-1320
19Michigan22334-10-119
20Ole Miss19131-1618
21BYU17532-1021
22Georgia9930-1822
23Arizona State8327-1423
24Arkansas4628-1724
25Marshall3835-7Not
Ranked

In the ESPN.com/USA Softball Poll, Florida is trailed by Arizona (one first place vote), Florida State, Texas A&M (one first place vote), and Minnesota (one first place vote). None of the teams in the top five changed positions from last week.

Oregon remains sixth while Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Washington all moved up a spot to seventh, eighth, and ninth respectively. Auburn, which was hurt by off the field issues on Thursday, fell to tenth from seventh.

Utah is still 11th, UCLA is up two spots to 12th, Baylor remains in 13th, Alabama is down two places to 14th, and James Madison stays at 15th. Louisiana-Lafayette moves up two spots to 16th, Michigan stays in 17th, and LSU falls two spots to 18th. Kentucky rises two spots to 19th and BYU is down a spot to 20th.

Ole Miss falls one spot to 21st, Illinois went from unranked to 22nd, and Arizona State is up a place to 23rd. California falls two spots to 24th and Georgia does the same to 25th. There were changes in the USA Softball Poll in terms of teams coming and going. The entire poll can be seen below.

RankSchool (1st place votes)RecordLast Week's
Rank
1Florida (17)44-31
2Arizona (1)45-42
3Florida State44-3-13
4Texas A&M (1)40-54
5Minnesota (1)43-35
6Oregon38-66
7Oklahoma41-88
8Tennessee41-69
9Washington34-1010
10Auburn39-87
11Utah30-911
12UCLA3-1214
13Baylor6-913
14Alabama37-1112
15James Madison39-615
16Louisiana-Lafayette36-618
17Michigan34-10-117
18LSU34-1416
19Kentucky30-1321
20BYU32-1019
21Ole Miss31-1620
22Illinois34-11Not
Ranked
23Arizona State27-1424
24California26-1622
25Georgia30-1823

Previous Polls

Below are the polls from earlier in the season.

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After Week 7 Polls

After Week 8 Polls

After Week 9 Polls

After Week 10 Polls

Weekly Reviews

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Week Five Review

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Week Eight Review

Week Nine Review

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