Softball Remains in Top 10 of National Polls

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Softball Remains in Top 10 of National Polls

BATON ROUGE, La. – After a 3-2 weekend at the St. Pete/Clearwater Elite Invitational, the LSU softball team remains in the Top 10 of both national polls this week, checking in at No. 9 in the USA Today/NFCA Division I Coaches Poll and 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 536 points in the NFCA poll. In the ESPN/USA Softball poll, the Tigers picked up 359 points.

The Tigers picked up three wins on the weekend, starting off with a 3-1 victory over Oklahoma State. The Tigers dominated then-No. 11/12 Texas, downing the Longhorns 7-1. The final win of the weekend came on Saturday over Ohio State, defeating the Buckeyes, 7-2.

Senior Amanda Sanchez led the Tigers on the weekend, hitting .462 with a home run and five RBI. Freshman Shelby Wickersham picked up two victories in the circle. Senior Shemiah Sanchez and sophomore Shelbi Sunseri each had two home runs on the weekend.

The Tigers return home this weekend, playing host to the LSU Invitational which includes, Stanford, Memphis, Michigan and Cal State Northridge. The Tigers open the weekend on Thursday at 6 p.m. with Stanford.  

Single-game tickets for the 2019 LSU softball season are now 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 – Feb. 19

Rank, School (First-Place Votes), 2019 Record, Points, Prev. Ranking
1, Florida State (29), 11-0, 793, 1
2, UCLA (2), 9-0, 767, 2
3, Florida, 11-0, 721, 4
4, Oklahoma, 9-1, 708, 3
5, Washington (1), 676, 676, 5
6, Alabama, 10-0, 614, 7
7, Tennessee, 8-2, 561, 6
8, Georgia, 9-1, 544, 10
9, LSU, 9-2, 536, 8
10, ULL, 11-0, 511, 13
11, Texas, 7-1, 485, 11
12, Arkansas, 8-1, 461, 12
13, Arizona State, 8-1, 404, 14
14, Arizona, 6-4, 393, 9
15, South Carolina, 7-2, 366, 15
16, Kentucky, 6-5, 269, 18
17, Oregon, 7-2, 242, 19
18, James Madison, 3-2, 227, 23
19, Indiana, 9-0, 209, 24
20, Oklahoma State, 7-3, 176, 20
21, Baylor, 7-4, 144, 16
22, Auburn, 7-3, 120, 21
23, Texas Tech, 10-0, 89, NR
24, Minnesota, 4-3, 57, NR
25, Illinois, 7-2, 52, NR

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES:
Michigan (44), Texas A&M (44), Oregon State (35), Mississippi State (26), Louisiana Tech (23), North Carolina (23), Notre Dame (12), Northwestern (10), Ohio State (10), Boise State (9), Loyola Marymount (7), Nebraska (6), Ole Miss (6), Liberty (4), Missouri (4), NC State (4), New Mexico State (3), Southern Illinois (2), Virginia Tech (2), California (1).

DROPPED OUT:
No. 17 Michigan (4-5), No. 22 Texas A&M (8-3), No. 25 Mississippi State (6-3).

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.

ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25

Rank, Team (First-Place Votes), 2019 Record, Points, Prev. Ranking
1. Florida State (12), 11-0, 492, 2
2. UCLA (8), 9-0, 487, 1
3. Florida, 11-0, 455, 4
4. Oklahoma, 9-1, 434, 3
5. Washington, 8-1, 415, 5
6. Alabama, 10-0, 405, 8
7. LSU, 9-2, 359, 7
8. Tennessee, 8-2, 345, 6
9. Georgia, 9-1, 333, T9
10. Texas, 7-1, 307, 12
11. UL-Lafayette, 11-0, 303, 13
12. Arkansas, 8-1, 296, 11
13. Arizona, 6-4, 247, T9
14. South Carolina, 7-2, 228, 14
15. Arizona State, 8-2, 201, 16
16. Oklahoma State, 7-3, 164, 17
17. Oregon, 7-2, 144, 22
18. James Madison, 3-2, 124, 25
19. Indiana, 9-0, 103, NR
20. Kentucky, 6-5, 98, 21
21. Auburn, 7-3, 90, 20
22. Baylor, 7-4, 87, 18
23. Texas A&M, 8-3, 67, 19
24. Illinois, 7-2, 47, NR
25. Texas Tech, 10-0, 39, NR

Dropped Out: Michigan (15), Ohio State (23), Notre Dame (24)

New to Poll: Indiana (RV), Illinois (RV), Texas Tech

Others receiving votes: Virginia Tech (38), Michigan (33), Oregon State (32), North Carolina (26), Northwestern (20), Ole Miss (18), Texas State (10), Mississippi State (9), Ohio State (8), Minnesota (7), Wisconsin (6), Cal State Fullerton (5), Notre Dame (5), Coastal Carolina (4), Missouri (4), New Mexico (3), California (2), Nebraska (2),