April 17 National Softball Rankings

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April 17 National Softball Rankings

BATON ROUGE – In this week’s national polls, the LSU softball team moves to No. 15 in both the NFCA Coaches Poll and ESPN.com/USA Softball poll.

The Tigers, who are 32-10 on the year, earned 361 total points in the poll from the coaches, while earning 206 points in the USA Softball rankings. LSU has been ranked every week since the end of the 2014 season.

LSU faces Northwestern State Tuesday night at 6 p.m. CT before taking on Texas A&M this weekend.

USA Today/NFCA Division I Coaches Poll – April 17
Rank, Team, Points, 2018 Record, Last Poll
1 Washington (31) 799 41-2 1
2 Oklahoma (1) 768 38-2 2
3 UCLA 730 37-3 4
4 Oregon 708 34-7 3
5 Florida 661 37-7 6
6 Georgia 627 37-6 5
7 Tennessee 581 37-8 10
8 Arizona State 576 34-7 7
9 Texas A&M 551 36-10 9
10 Florida State 490 36-8 13
11 Auburn 449 36-10 8
12 South Carolina 426 34-10 11
13 Arizona 404 27-12 12
14 Michigan 371 35-7 17
15 LSU 361 32-10 14
16 Arkansas 325 33-9 19
17 Alabama 273 26-13 15
18 Long Beach State 185 33-9 18
19 Mississippi State 175 32-11 23
20 Kentucky 170 26-13 20
21 Baylor 157 25-13 16
22 Louisiana 143 27-11 21
23 Texas State 123 31-9 24
24 Oklahoma State 90 32-12 RV
25 Hofstra 68 28-8 RV

New to Poll: No. 24 Oklahoma State, No. 25 Hofstra
Dropped Out: No. 22 Ohio State (26-10), No. 25 California (26-13)
Receiving Votes: California (47), Ohio State (46), James Madison (42), Kennesaw State (22), Oregon State (12), Mercer (10), USF (5), Northwestern (2), Drake (1), Nebraska (1).

ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 – April 17
Rank, Team, Record, Points, Previous Ranking
1 Washington (17), 41-2, 497, 1
2 Oklahoma (3), 38-2, 480, 2
3 UCLA, 37-3, 456, 4
4 Oregon, 34-7, 446, 3
5 Florida, 37-7, 398, 7
6 Arizona State, 34-7, 392, 6
7 Georgia, 37-6, 375, 5
8 Florida State, 36-8, 364, 8
9 Texas A&M, 36-10, 342, 9
10 Tennessee, 37-8, 327, 13
11 Michigan, 35-7, 269, 16
12 South Carolina, 34-10, 261, 12
13 Auburn, 256, 36-10, 10
14 Arizona, 27-12, 246, 11
15 LSU, 32-10, 206, 14
16 Arkansas, 33-9, 194, 20
17 Alabama, 26-13, 125, 19
18 Kentucky, 26-13, 125, 19
19 Oklahoma State, 32-12, 102, RV
20 Long Beach State, 32-9, 96, 18
21 Baylor, 25-13, 93, 17
22 Mississippi State, 32-11, 80, 24
23 Louisiana, 27-11, 74, 21
24 Texas State, 31-9, 69, 25
25 Hofstra Colonial, 28-8, 41, RV

Dropped Out: Ohio State (22), California (23)
New to Poll: Oklahoma State (RV), Hofstra (RV)
Others receiving votes: Oregon State (33), James Madison (29), Ohio State (20), Drake (16), California (11), Northwestern (7), Minnesota (6), Wichita State (6), UCF (4), Kennesaw State (3), Nebraska (3), Mercer (2), Missouri (1), South Florida (1)

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