Softball Remains in Top 10 of National Rankings

by Chelsey Chamberlain
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Softball Remains in Top 10 of National Rankings

BATON ROUGE –The LSU softball team remains in the Top 10 of both national polls this week, checking in at No. 10 in the USA Today/NFCA Division I Coaches Poll and No. 9 in the ESPN.com/USA Softball poll.  

LSU has been ranked every week since the end of the 2014 season.The Tigers earned a total of 480 points in the NFCA poll. In the ESPN/USA Softball poll, the Tigers picked up 326 points.

The Tigers are on the road for the next four games, taking on Northwestern St. Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. before traveling to Texas A&M to open SEC play this weekend.

Single-game tickets for the 2019 LSU softball season are now on sale through the LSU Ticket Office and online at LSUtix.net. For more information on the 2019 softball schedule, click here.

For all of the latest news and information on Tiger softball, visit www.lsusports.net/softball. Fans can also follow the program on its social media outlets at www.Facebook.com/lsusoftball along with @lsusoftball and @BethTorina on Twitter and @lsusoftball on Instagram.

2019 USA Today / NFCA Division I
Top 25 Coaches Poll – March 5

Rank, School (First-Place Votes), Points, 2019 Record, Prev. Ranking
Rank, Team (First-Place Votes), Record, Points, Previous
1, Florida State (32), 21-0, 800, 1
2, UCLA, 17-1, 764, 2
3, Oklahoma, 15-2, 720, 4
4, Florida, 21-2, 711, 3
5, Alabama, 20-0, 650, 6
6, Washington, 16-3, 646, 5
7, Tennessee, 16-2, 601, 7
8, Georgia, 18-2, 546, 8
9, Texas, 16-3, 525, 9
10, LSU, 18-4, 480, 10
11, Louisiana, 15-3, 449, 11
12, Arizona, 14-5, 431, 12
13, South Carolina, 17-2, 423, 13
14, Arkansas, 18-3, 396, 14
15, Texas Tech, 17-1, 319, 18
16, Arizona State, 15-6, 287, 15
17, Indiana, 17-2, 271, 16
18, Kentucky, 12-7, 247, 17
19, Oklahoma State, 14-5, 207, 21
20, Auburn, 16-4, 199, 22
21, James Madison, 7-4, 163, 19
22, Minnesota, 11-6, 113, 23
23, Wisconsin, 17-2, 86, 
24, Oregon, 11-7, 72, 20
25, Michigan, 9-8, 51

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES:
Northwestern (32), Oregon State (31), Stanford (26), Illinois (25), Boise State (23), Mississippi State (22), Virginia Tech (13), Ohio State (12), Notre Dame (12), Texas A&M (8), Baylor (7), North Carolina (4), Louisiana Tech (4), Drake (3), UCF (2).

DROPPED OUT:
No. 24 Baylor, No. 25 Oregon State

The 2019 USA Today / NFCA Division I Top 25 Coaches Poll is voted on by 32 NCAA Division I head coaches with one representing each of the NCAA’s Division I Conferences.

2019 ESPN.com / USA Softball
Top 25 Coaches Poll – March 5

Rank, School (First-Place Votes), 2019 Record, Prev. Ranking, Points
1. Florida State (18), 21-0, 1, 496
2. UCLA (2), 17-1, 2, 479
3. Oklahoma, 15-2, 4, 443
4. Florida, 21-2, 3, 439
5. Alabama, 20-0, 5, 431
6. Washington, 16-3, 6, 395
7. Tennessee, 16-2, 7, 385
8. Georgia, 18-2, 8, 327
9. LSU, 18-4, 9, 326
10. Texas, 16-3, 10, 286
11. South Carolina, 17-2, 13, 280
12. UL-Lafayette, 15-3, 11, 272
13. Arizona, 15-5, 12, 252
14. Texas Tech, 17-1, 16, 241
15. Arkansas, 18-3, 14, 230
16. Indiana, 17-2, 15, 205
17. Arizona State, 15-6, 17, 165
18. Oklahoma State, 14-5, 18, 155
19. Auburn, 16-4, 21, 136
20. Wisconsin, 17-2, RV, 89
21. James Madison, 7-4, 19, 81
22. Kentucky, 12-7, 22, 72
23. Michigan, 9-8, -, 64
24. Oregon, 11-7, 20, 49
25. Northwestern, 14-4, T23, 47

*Records reflect play through March 3

Parenthesis denotes first place votes.

Dropped Out: Oregon State (T23), Illinois (25)

Others receiving vote