May 1 National Softball Rankings

by Chelsey Chamberlain
Inside LSU Softball - Episode 4 +0
May 1 National Softball Rankings

BATON ROUGE – In this week’s national polls, the LSU softball team remained at No. 13 in the NFCA Coaches Poll and No. 14 in the ESPN.com/USA Softball poll.

The Tigers, who are 37-13 on the year, earned 417 total points in the poll from the coaches, while earning 247 points in the USA Softball rankings. LSU has been ranked every week since the end of the 2014 season.

LSU wraps up regular season action this weekend, playing host to Arkansas. The Tigers will celebrate the careers of four seniors in Carley Hoover, Emily Griggs, Sydney Loupe and Allie Walljasper.

USA Today/NFCA Division I Coaches Poll – May 1
Rank, Team, Points, 2018 Record, Last Poll
1, UCLA (30), 797, 44-3, 1
2, Oregon (1), 768, 41-7, 2
3, Oklahoma (1), 737, 44-3, 3
4, Florida, 692, 44-8, 5
5, Georgia, 648, 42-8, 6
6, Washington, 642, 41-8, 4
7, Tennessee, 587, 42-10, 6
8, Arizona State, 550, 38-9, 9
9, Texas A&M, 510, 40-12, 11
10, Arizona, 505, 35-13, 10
11, Florida State, 500, 41-10, 8
12, South Carolina, 430, 41-11, 14
13, LSU, 417, 37-13, 13
14, Michigan, 358, 40-8, 15
15, Auburn, 348, 38-14, 12
16, Arkansas, 336, 36-11, 16
17, Long Beach State, 278, 38-10, 17
18, Alabama, 261, 29-17, 18
19, Baylor, 203, 33-14, 19
20, Kentucky, 181, 29-17, 20
21, Louisiana, 122, 33-13, 22
22, James Madison, 103, 37-10, RV
23, Texas State, 93, 37-12, 21
24, California, 58, 33-13, RV
24, Mississippi State, 58, 34-18, 23

New to Poll: No. 22 James Madison, No. 24 California
Dropped Out: No. 24 Hofstra, No. 25 Oklahoma State

Receiving Votes: Oklahoma State (41), Ohio State (39), Drake (29), Minnesota (29), Hofstra (21), Kennesaw State (15), Boise State (14), Ole Miss (10), Northwestern (5), USF (5), Wichita State (5), Mercer (4), UNCG (1).

ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 – May 1
Rank, Team, Record, Points, Previous Ranking
1, UCLA (12), 44-3, 491, 1
2, Oregon (8), 41-7, 488, 2
3, Oklahoma, 44-3, 461, 3
4, Florida, 44-8, 439, 5
5, Washington, 41-8, 409, 4
6, Georgia, 42-8, 390, 8
7, Arizona State, 38-9, 364, 9
8, Tennessee, 42-10, 354, 7
9, Florida State, 41-10, 336, 6
10, Texas A&M, 40-12, 301, 12
11, Arizona, 35-13, 295, 11
T12, Michigan, 40-8, 281, 10
T12, South Carolina, 41-11, 281, 13
14, LSU 37-13, 240, 14
15, Arkansas, 36-11, 209, 16
16, Auburn, 38-14, 174, 15
17, Alabama, 29-17, 167, 17
18, Bayor, 33-14, 144, 20
19, Kentucky, 29-17, 138, 18
20, Long Beach State, 38-10, 110, 19
21, Minnesota, 32-14, 74, RV
22, Oklahoma State, 36-16, 71, 21
23, Louisiana, 33-13, 59, 22
24, James Madison, 37-10, 49, RV
25, Texas State, 37-12, 36, 23

Dropped Out: Hofstra (24), Mississippi State (25)
New to Poll: Minnesota (RV), James Madison (RV)

Others receiving votes: California (35), Ohio State (20), Mississippi State (18), Wichita State (16), Hofstra (14), Northwestern (12), Drake (7), Oregon State (7), Boise State (4), Missouri (2), Ohio (2), Indiana (1), Texas Tech (1)

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