Softball Moves Up in National Polls

by Chelsey Chamberlain
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Softball Moves Up in National Polls

BATON ROUGE –The LSU softball team is making some moves this week in the national polls, moving up one spot to No. 8 in the USA Today/NFCA Division I Coaches Poll and two spots to No. 6 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 546 points in the NFCA poll. In the ESPN/USA Softball poll, the Tigers picked up 379 points.

The Tigers play at home Wednesday, playing host to Lamar at 6 p.m. inside Tiger Park. They are back on the road over the weekend, returning to SEC play to take on Georgia Friday through Sunday in Athens.  

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 19

Rank, Team (First-Place Votes), Record, Points, Previous
1, UCLA (31), 25-1, 799, 1
2, Oklahoma, 25-2, 760, 2
3, Florida State (1), 27-3, 717, 3
4, Alabama, 31-0, 703, 4
5, Tennessee, 22-4, 662, 6
6, Florida, 24-5, 621, 7
7, Washington, 22-6, 612, 5
8, LSU, 23-6, 546, 9
9, Louisiana, 23-3, 521, 10
10, Texas, 25-6, 506, 11
11, Arizona, 21-7, 459, 12
12, Georgia, 25-6, 417, 8
13, Kentucky, 20-7, 393, 15
14, Texas Tech, 27-2, 383, 13
15, Arkansas, 21-7, 368, 14
16, South Carolina, 21-7, 307, 16
17, Auburn, 26-4, 289, 20
18, Arizona State, 22-8, 257, 17
19, James Madison, 15-5, 173, 22
20, Minnesota, 19-8, 170, 21
21, Oklahoma State, 20-7, 154, 18
22, Indiana, 25-6, 137, 19
23, Wisconsin, 21-3, 130, 23
24, Ole Miss, 21-7, 89, 
25, Michigan, 15-10, 54, 25

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES:
Virginia Tech (42), Northwestern (37), Illinois (21), Boise State (15), Stanford (13), Notre Dame (10), UNLV (9), Colorado State (6), Oregon State (6), Baylor (5), Mississippi State (5), Louisiana Tech (2), Missouri (1), USC Upstate (1).

DROPPED OUT:
No. 24 Boise 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 19

Rank, School (First-Place Votes), 2019 Record, Prev. Ranking, Points
1. UCLA (20), 25-1, 500, 1
2. Oklahoma, 25-2, 471, 2
3. Alabama, 31-0, 451, 4
4. Florida State, 27-3, 445, 3
5. Tennessee, 22-4, 419, 5
6. LSU, 23-6, 379, 8
7. Florida, 24-5, 357, 7
8. Washington, 22-6, 352, 6
9. ULL, 23-3, 321, 11
10. Arizona, 21-7, 314, 12
11. Texas, 25-6, 288, 13
12. Texas Tech, 27-2, 287, 10
13. Auburn, 26-4, 260, 16
14. Kentucky, 20-7, 235, 18
15. Georgia, 25-6, 222, 9
16. Arizona State, 22-8, 157, 19
17. Oklahoma State, 20-7, 134, 14
18. Arkansas, 21-7, 127, 17
19. Minnesota, 19-8, 109, 21
20. Indiana, 25-6, 102, 15
21. James Madison, 15-5, 101, 23
22. Wisconsin, 21-3, 93, 22
23. Ole miss, 21-7, 75, RV
24. Virginia Tech, 21-4, 72, 25
25. Michigan, 15-10, 61, 24

Others receiving votes: South Carolina (60), Northwestern (41), Illinois (22), Boise State (11), Stanford (10), Houston (8), Oregon State (8), USC Upstate (6), Missouri (1), Notre Dame (1), South Florida (1)