April 5 Softball National Rankings

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April 5 Softball National Rankings

BATON ROUGE, La. – Coming off of a big road series win last weekend the LSU softball team remained in the top 10 in both of the national polls released on Tuesday, coming in at No. 8 in the NFCA poll and No. 9 in the USA Softball poll. The Tigers took two of three at No. 10 Georgia, and go into this weekend hosting Southern Miss Wednesday at 6 p.m., before a Saturday, Sunday and Monday SEC series against No. 16 Kentucky this weekend at Tiger Park. Times for those games are 2 p.m., 6 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Overall Record: 28-9 [5-7 SEC]
NFCA/USA Softball Ranking: 8/9

Last Week: 2-1
April 1 – at No. 10 Georgia [W, 5-4]
April 2 – at No. 10 Georgia [W, 5-1]
April 3 – at No. 10 Georgia [L, 3-1]

This Week:
April 6 – vs. Southern Miss [6 p.m. CT; SEC Network+ – http://es.pn/1RAMrSe; Radio: Talk 107.3 FM and in the Geaux Zone]
April 9 – vs. No. 16 Kentucky [2 p.m. CT; ESPN – http://es.pn/1UPTDhb; Radio: Talk 107.3 FM and in the Geaux Zone]
April 10 – vs. No. 16 Kentucky [6 p.m. CT; SEC Network – http://es.pn/21UAmd1; Radio: Talk 107.3 FM and in the Geaux Zone]
April 11 – vs. No. 16 Kentucky [6 p.m. CT; SEC Network – http://es.pn/1ME1XOb; Radio: Talk 107.3 FM and in the Geaux Zone]

NFCA Top 25 – April 5
Rank, Team, Points, 2016 Record, Last Poll
1, Michigan (17), 781, 27-3, 2
2, Florida (10), 765, 34-3, 1
3, Auburn (2), 731, 33-4, 3
4, Alabama (2), 712, 31-7, 6
5, Louisiana-Lafayette, 656, 29-3, 5
6, Oregon, 622, 27-6, 4
7, James Madison (1), 611, 30-2, 7
8, LSU, 591, 28-9, 8
9, Florida State, 524, 27-4, 9
10, Georgia, 492, 31-7, 10
11, Texas A&M, 470, 30-6, 12
12, Washington, 458, 22-8, 11
13, UCLA, 408, 22-11-1, 16
14, Oklahoma, 396, 26-7, 13
15, Missouri, 347, 26-7, 15
16, Kentucky, 301, 31-8, 14
17, Tennessee, 295, 27-10, 17
18, Arizona, 275, 23-11, 18
19, Baylor, 256, 31-7, 19
t20, Notre Dame, 172, 26-6, 22
t20, Arizona State, 172, 27-10, 20
22, Minnesota, 124, 24-10, 21
23, Fresno State, 76, 24-9-1, 25
24, Florida Atlantic, 61, 30-7, 23
25, USF, 42, 31-10, 24

Dropped Out: None
New to Poll: None

Receiving Votes: Cal State Fullerton (15), Nebraska (14), Tulsa (9), Ohio State (5), California (3), South Alabama (3), Utah (3), BYU (2), UCF (2), South Carolina (2), McNeese State (1), Mississippi (1), Texas (1).

USA Softball Top 25 – April 5
Rank, Team, 2016 Record, Points, Previous Ranking
1., Michigan (9), 27-3, 488, 2
2., Auburn (3), 33-4, 468, 3
3., Florida (5), 34-3, 467, 1
4., Alabama (1), 31-7, 430, 7
5., Louisiana-Lafayette (1), 29-3, 426, 4
6., James Madison (1), 30-2, 411, 6
7., Oregon, 27-6, 361, 5
8., Florida State, 27-4, 359, 8
9., LSU, 28-9, 340, 10
10., Texas A&M, 30-6, 314, 11
11., Georgia, 31-7, 308, 9
T12., Oklahoma, 26-7, 253, 14
T12., Washington, 22-8, 253, 13
14., Missouri, 26-7, 231, 15
T15., Kentucky, 31-8, 206, 12
T15., UCLA, 22-11-1, 206, 18
17., Arizona, 22-8, 184, 17
18., Baylor, 31-7, 179, 19
19., Tennessee, 27-10, 165, 16
20., Notre Dame, 26-6, 106, 20
21., Arizona State, 27-10, 100, 21
22., Minnesota, 24-10, 85, 22
23., South Florida, 31-10, 49, 23
24., Ohio State, 19-8-1, 39, 24
25., Fresno State, 24-9, 29, RV

Dropped Out: Louisville (25)
New to Poll: Fresno State (RV)

Others receiving votes: Louisville (10), Tulsa (8), Oregon State (7), Nebraska (6), FAU (4), Cal State Fullerton (3), Texas (2), Utah (2), Ole Miss (1)