March 27 National Softball Rankings

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March 27 National Softball Rankings

BATON ROUGE – After a 3-1 weekend in the LSU Round Robin, the LSU softball team moved to No. 13 in the NFCA Coaches Poll and No. 14 in the ESPN.com/USA Softball Poll.

The Tigers, who are 26-5 on the year, earned 458 total points in the poll from the coaches, while earning 277 points in the USA Softball rankings. LSU has been ranked every week since the end of the 2014 season.

LSU finishes up a five-game home stand Tuesday, hosting Southern Miss at 6 p.m. CT. The Tigers return to SEC action this weekend, traveling to Missouri for a doubleheader on Friday and a single game on Saturday.

USA Today/NFCA Division I Coaches Poll – March 27
Rank, Team, Points, 2018 Record, Last Poll
1. Washington (25), 786, 32-2, 1
2. Oklahoma (6), 762, 28-2, 3
3. UCLA (1), 734, 27-2, 4
4. Florida, 689, 26-3, 6
5. Oregon, 679, 25-5, 5
6. Georgia, 620, 29-3, 7
7. Tennessee, 565, 30-4, 2
8. Arizona State, 548, 27-4, 12
9. South Carolina, 516, 28-4, 16
10. Auburn, 505, 31-6, 11
11. Arizona, 485, 24-6, 9
12. Texas A&M, 465, 29-6, 8
13. LSU, 458, 26-5, 10
14. Florida State, 397, 26-6, 14
15. Baylor, 342, 20-6, 13
16. Alabama, 330, 22-8, 15
17. Michigan, 253, 24-7, 17
18. Long Beach State, 217, 26-7, 22
19. Kentucky, 186, 19-9, 19
20. Mississippi State, 180, 27-6, 23
21. Louisiana, 162, 20-7, 21
22. California, 134, 24-8, 20
23. Arkansas, 100, 25-6, RV
24. Ohio State, 65, 19-7, 18
25. Oklahoma State, 61, 23-8, 24

New to Poll: No. 23 Arkansas
Dropped Out: No. 25 Texas State (22-8)
Receiving Votes: Texas State (27), Hofstra (24), Nebraska (22), Ole Miss (20), Memphis (20), Oregon State (11), Kennesaw State (11), Northwestern (8), Louisville (6), Notre Dame (4), FGCU (3), James Madison (2), BYU (1) North Dakota State (1), Wichita State (1).

ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 – March 27
Rank, Team, Record, Points, Previous Ranking
1. Washington (14), 32-2, 493, 1
2. Oregon (2), 25-5, 458, 3
3. Oklahoma (3), 28-2, 453, 5
4. UCLA (1), 27-2, 449, 4
5. Florida, 26-3, 439, 6
6. Georgia, 29-3, 396, 7
7. Arizona State, 27-4, 359, 10
8. South Carolina, 28-4, 326, 15
9. Arizona, 24-6, 315, 9
10. Tennessee, 30-4, 313, 2
11. Florida State, 26-6, 292, 12
12. Texas A&M, 29-6, 291, 8
13. Auburn, 31-6, 284,m 13
14. LSU, 26-5, 277, 11
15. Baylor, 20-6, 212, 14
16. Alabama, 22-8, 211, 16
17. Michigan, 24-7, 165, 17
18. Mississippi State, 27-6, 132, 21
19. Kentucky, 19-9, 113, 18
20. Louisiana, 20-7, 97, 22
21. California, 24-8, 96, 20
22. Long Beach State, 26-7, 82, 25
23. Oklahoma State, 23-8, 50, 23
24. Ohio State, 19-7, 43, 19
25. Oregon State, 19-12, 39, 24

Others receiving votes: Arkansas (24), Northwestern (23), Nebraska (16), Hofstra (7), Ole Miss (6), James Madison (5), Louisville (5), Texas State (5), USC Upstate (5), Florida Gulf Coast (4), Memphis (1), Minnesota (1), South Florida (1), Texas (1), Wichita State (1)

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