April 23 National Softball Rankings

by Chelsey Chamberlain
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April 23 National Softball Rankings

BATON ROUGE –The LSU softball team remains in the Top 10 of the national polls this week, moving to No. 10 in the USA Today/NFCA Division I Coaches Poll and moving to No. 7 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 505 points in the NFCA poll. In the ESPN/USA Softball poll, the Tigers picked up 355 points.

The Tigers finish up midweek matchups this evening, Tuesday, taking on ULM at 6 p.m. in Tiger Park.     

Single-game tickets for the 2019 LSU softball season are 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 – April 23

Rank, Team (First-Place Votes), Record, Points, Previous
1, Oklahoma (26), 790, 41-2, 1
2, UCLA (6), 773, 40-2, 2
3, Alabama, 728, 45-4, 5
4, Washington, 705, 38-7, 3
5, Arizona, 662, 38-7, 7
6, Florida State, 622, 41-8, 4
7, Florida, 593, 37-12, 6
8, Louisiana, 567, 42-4, 10
9, Tennessee, 535, 34-10, 8
10, LSU, 505, 37-11, 9
11, Texas, 471, 36-12, 11
12, Oklahoma State, 392, 33-11, 13
13, Texas Tech, 373, 35-9, 12
14, South Carolina, 356, 34-12, 15
15, Georgia, 326, 33-15, 16
16, Minnesota, 304, 32-10, 18
17, Ole Miss, 268, 33-12, 17
18, Arkansas, 259, 34-15, 19
19, Auburn, 250, 34-12, 14
20, James Madison, 239, 36-7, 20
21, Northwestern, 166, 36-7, 23
22, Michigan, 158, 33-11, 22
23, Kentucky, 116, 28-18, 24
24, Virginia Tech, 105, 40-8, 21
25, Colorado State, 36, 33-7, 25

New to Poll:
None.

Dropped Out: None.

Receiving Votes: North Carolina (32), Wisconsin (27), Boise State (18), Drake (10), Missouri (3), Ohio State (3), Louisville (2), Stanford (2), Tulsa (2), UNLV (1), USC Upstate (1).

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 – April 23

Rank, School (First-Place Votes), 2019 Record, Prev. Ranking, Points
1. Oklahoma (16), 41-2, 492, 1
2. UCLA (4), 40-2, 484, 2
3. Alabama, 45-4, 440, 7
4. Arizona, 38-7, 439, 5
5. Washington, 38-7, 431, 3
6. Florida State, 41-8, 380, 4
7. LSU, 37-11, 355, 6
8. ULL, 42-4, 330, 11
9. Tennessee, 34-10, 324, 8
10. Florida, 37-12, 311, 9
11. Minnesota, 32-10, 296, 12
12. Texas, 36-12, 281, 10
13. Oklahoma State, 33-11, 258, 13
14. Northwestern, 36-7, 213, 18
15. James Madison, 36-7, 194, 17
16. Texas Tech, 35-9, 175, 15
17. Michigan, 33-11, 173, 19
18. Ole Miss, 33-12, 163, 16
19. Auburn, 34-12, 159, 14
20. South Carolina, 34-12, 125, 21
21. Georgia, 33-15, 98, 22
22. Kentucky, 28-18, 91, 23
23. Virginia Tech, 40-8, 83, 20
24. Arkansas, 34-15, 71, 25
T25. Tulsa, 31-15, 19, RV
T25. Wisconsin, 33-8, 19, RV

Dropped Out: Stanford (24)
New to Poll: Tulsa (RV), Wisconsin (RV)

Others receiving votes: USF (18), Stanford (17), Louisville (16), Boise State (15), North Carolina (15), Drake (13), Ohio State (3), Missouri (2)