April 3 National Softball Rankings

by Chelsey Chamberlain
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April 3 National Softball Rankings

BATON ROUGE – In this week’s national polls, the LSU softball team comes in at No. 14 in both the NFCA Coaches Poll and ESPN.com/USA Softball poll.

The Tigers, who are 29-6 on the year, earned 397 total points in the poll from the coaches, while earning 251 points in the USA Softball rankings. LSU has been ranked every week since the end of the 2014 season.

LSU is on the road Tuesday, playing a midweek contest at McNeese. The Tigers return home this weekend, playing host to Ole Miss Friday through Saturday. For tickets, click here.

USA Today/NFCA Division I Coaches Poll – April 3
Rank, Team, Points, 2018 Record, Last Poll
1. Washington (29), 796, 35-2, 1
2. Oklahoma (2), 764, 31-2, 2
3. UCLA (1), 739, 31-2, 3
4. Florida, 691, 32-4, 4
5. Oregon, 655, 27-6, 5
6. Georgia, 645, 31-4, 6
7. Arizona State, 612, 31-4, 8
8. Tennessee, 557, 31-5, 7
9. Arizona, 521, 27-6, 11
10. Texas A&M, 488, 32-8, 12
11. Auburn, 476, 33-7, 10
12. South Carolina, 452, 30-6, 9
13. Florida State, 415, 29-6, 14
14. LSU, 397, 29-6, 13
15. Alabama, 329, 24-9, 16
16. Baylor, 310, 20-9, 15
17. Michigan, 290, 28-7, 17
18. Long Beach State, 269, 29-7, 18
19. Louisiana, 204, 23-7, 21
20. Arkansas, 179, 28-6, 23
21. Kentucky, 162, 20-11, 19
22. Mississippi State, 98, 28-9, 20
23. Ohio State, 80, 21-8, 24
24. California, 72, 24-11, 22
25. Texas State, 54, 25-8, RV

New to Poll: No. 25 Texas State
Dropped Out: No. 25 Oklahoma State (25-10)
Receiving Votes: Hofstra (28), Oklahoma State (24), Kennesaw State (17), Wichita State (13), Nebraska (13), Ole Miss (13), James Madison (12), Oregon State (11), Northwestern (7), FGCU (2), UNCG (2), San Jose State (1).

ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 – April 3
Rank, Team, Record, Points, Previous Ranking
1. Washington (16), 35-2, 496, 1
2. Oklahoma (2), 31-2, 472, 3
3. UCLA (1), 31-2, 460, 4
4. Oregon (1), 27-6, 438, 2
5. Georgia, 31-4, 405, 6
6. Florida, 32-4, 398, 5
7. Arizona State, 31-4, 396, 7
8. Arizona, 27-6, 351, 9
9. Florida State, 29-6, 321, 11
10. Texas A&M, 32-8, 307, 12
11. South Carolina, 30-6, 300, 8
12. Tennessee, 31-5, 285, 10
13. Auburn, 33-7, 264, 13
14. LSU, 29-6, 251, 14
15. Alabama, 24-9, 218, 16
16. Michigan, 28-7, 191, 17
17. Baylor, 20-9, 172, 15
18. Louisiana, 23-7, 143, 20
19. Long Beach State, 29-7, 138, 22
20. Kentucky, 20-11, 109, 19
21. Arkansas, 28-6, 81, RV
22. Mississippi State, 28-9, 77, 18
23. California, 24-11, 45, 21
24. Ohio State, 21-8, 44, 24
25. Oregon State, 20-15, 37, 25

Dropped Out: Oklahoma State (23)
New to Poll: Arkansas (RV)
Others receiving votes: Oklahoma State (33), Texas State (24), Hofstra (8), Northwestern (8), South Florida (6), Memphis (5), Nebraska (5), Wichita State (5), Louisville (4), Minnesota (2), Ole Miss (2), James Madison (1), San Jose State (1)

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