April 30 National Softball Rankings

by Chelsey Chamberlain
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April 30 National Softball Rankings

BATON ROUGE –The LSU softball team continues in the Top 10 of the national polls this week, moving up to No. 9 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 500 points in the NFCA poll. In the ESPN/USA Softball poll, the Tigers picked up 367 points.

The Tigers finish up the regular season this weekend, taking on No. 4 Alabama. The series opens Friday at 6 p.m. in Tiger Park.      

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2019 USA Today / NFCA Division I
Top 25 Coaches Poll – April 30

Rank, Team (First-Place Votes), Record, Points, Previous
1, Oklahoma (29), 45-2, 797, 1
2, UCLA (3), 43-2, 771, 2
3, Washington, 39-7, 729, 4
4, Alabama, 47-6, 669, 3
5, Florida State, 45-8, 659,
6, Arizona, 40-8, 658,
7, Florida, 39-13, 590,
8, Louisiana, 46-4, 569, 8
9, LSU, 40-12, 500, 10
10, Texas, 39-12, 495, 11
11, Tennessee, 37-12, 475, 9
12, Oklahoma State, 37-11, 459, 12
13, Minnesota, 37-10, 362, 16
14, Georgia, 36-16, 352, 1
15, Ole Miss, 36-13, 332, 17
16, South Carolina, 35-14, 316, 14
17, Texas Tech, 35-12, 290, 13
18, James Madison, 41-7, 247, 20
19, Northwestern, 41-7, 210, 21
20, Arkansas, 35-16, 200, 18
21, Kentucky, 32-19, 191, 23
22, Michigan, 37-11, 159, 22
23, Auburn, 35-15, 156, 19
24, Virginia Tech, 43-8, 115, 24
25, Colorado State, 36-8, 40, 25

Receiving Votes: North Carolina (19), Ohio State (10), Wisconsin (10), Boise State (6), Drake (5), Tulsa (3), Stanford (3), 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. Record reflect games played through April 28, 2019.

2019 ESPN.com / USA Softball
Top 25 Coaches Poll – April 30

Rank, School (First-Place Votes), 2019 Record, Prev. Ranking, Points
1. Oklahoma (14), 45-2, 494, 1
2. UCLA (6), 43-2, 486, 2
3. Washington, 39-7, 435, 5
4. Arizona, 40-8, 433, 4
5. Alabama, 47-6, 415, 3
6. Florida State, 45-8, 392, 6
7. LSU, 40-12, 367, 7
8. Minnesota, 37-10, 327, 11
9. Florida, 39-13, 316, 10
10. ULL, 46-4, 303,
11. Texas, 39-12, 299, 12
12. Tennessee, 37-12, 283, 9
13. Oklahoma State, 36-11, 263, 13
14. Northwestern State, 41-7, 244, 14
15. Ole Miss, 36-13, 212, 18
16. Michigan, 37-11, 202, 17
17. James Madison, 41-7, 195, 15
18. Kentucky, 32-19, 153, 22
19. Georgia, 36-16, 132, 21
20. Texas Tech, 35-12, 115, 16
21. South Carolina, 35-14, 108, 2
T22. Auburn, 35-15, 84, 19
T22. Virginia Tech, 43-8, 84, 23
24. Arkansas, 35-16, 38, 24
25. South Florida, 38-15, 30, RV

Dropped Out: Tulsa (T25), Wisconsin (T25)
New to Poll: South Florida (RV)

Others receiving votes: Tulsa (24), North Carolina (21), Wisconsin (13), Ohio State (12), Arizona State (7), Drake (5), Stanford (3), Colorado State (2), Mississippi State (2)