Softball Feb. 26 National Rankings

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Softball Feb. 26 National Rankings

BATON ROUGE – After a 4-1 weekend in the LSU invitational, the LSU softball team remains in the Top 10 of both national polls this week, checking in at No. 10 in the USA Today/NFCA Division I Coaches Poll and No. 9 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 501 points in the NFCA poll. In the ESPN/USA Softball poll, the Tigers picked up 344 points.

The Tigers are back at Tiger Park for a midweek matchup against Kent St. Tuesday at 5 p.m. CT.

All six of LSU’s games this week will be streamed online through SEC Network+ and WatchESPN with Lyn Rollins and Yvette Girouard. 

The Tigers picked up victories over Michigan, CSUN and Memphis last weekend. Shelbi Sunseri picked up two victories in the circle and also contributed at the plate, hitting .500 and tallying six RBI, 14 total bases and two home runs.

Freshmen Shelby Wickersham and Ali Kilponen both tossed shutout victories. Wickersham shutout and faced the minimum number of batters against Michigan, while Kilponen recorded her second win on the year, a five-inning shutout over CSUN.

Aliyah Andrews led the Tigers at the plate with a .538 batting average. She tallied seven hits and five stolen bases. She now has 13 stolen bases on the season. 

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. 26

Rank, School (First-Place Votes), Points, 2019 Record, Prev. Ranking
1, Florida State (28), 794, 17-0, 1
2, UCLA (4), 771, 14-0, 2
3, Florida, 773, 18-0, 3
4, Oklahoma, 689, 13-2, 4
5, Washington, 681, 14-1, 5
6, Alabama, 648, 15-0, 6
7, Tennessee, 582, 11-2, 7
8, Georgia, 568, 14-1, 8
9, Texas, 528, 12-1, 11
10, LSU, 501, 13-3, 9
11, ULL, 449, 14-2, 10
12, Arizona, 417, 9-5, 14
13, South Carolina, 374, 11-2, 15
14, Arkansas, 367, 12-3, 12
15, Arizona State, 348, 12-4, 13
16, Indiana, 308, 14-0, 19
17, Kentucky, 267, 9-7, 16
18, Texas Tech, 238, 13-1, 23
19, James Madison, 223, 5-2, 18
20, Oregon, 179, 11-4, 17
21, Oklahoma State, 170, 10-5, 20
22, Auburn, 145, 13-3, 22
23, Minnesota, 84, 7-5, 24
24, Baylor, 75, 9-7, 21
25, Oregon State, 65, 12-2, RV

Others receiving votes:
Illinois (49), Northwestern (41), Mississippi State (24), Wisconsin (14), Ohio State (13), Boise State (12), Texas A&M (11), Stanford (10), Drake (9), Louisiana Tech (5), Notre Dame (4), Michigan (2), Southern Illinois (2), North Texas (1).

Dropped out:
No. 25 Illinois.

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.

2019 ESPN.com / USA Softball
Top 25 Coaches Poll – Feb. 26

Rank, School (First-Place Votes), Points, 2019 Record, Prev. Ranking
1. Florida State (11), 17-0, 489, 1
2. UCLA (8), 14-0, 488, 2
3. Florida, 18-0, 457, 3
4. Oklahoma, 13-2, 416, 4
5. Alabama, 15-0, 415, 6
6. Washington (1), 14-1, 410, 5
7. Tennessee, 13-2, 353, 8
8. Georgia, 14-1, 345, 9
9. LSU, 13-3, 344, 7
10. Texas, 12-1, 338, 10
11. UL-Lafayette, 14-2, 260, 11
12. Arizona, 9-5, 256, 13
13. South Carolina, 11-2, 251, 14
14. Arkansas, 12-3, 224, 12
15. Indiana, 14-0, 200, 19
16. Texas Tech, 13-1, 178, 25
17. Arizona State, 12-4, 167, 15
18. Oklahoma State, 10-5, 156, 16
19. James Madison, 5-2, 146, 18
20. Oregon, 11-4, 127, 17
21. Auburn, 13-3, 109, 21
22. Kentucky, 9-7, 81, 20
T23. Northwestern, 11-3, 55, RV
T23. Oregon State, 12-2, 55, RV
25. Illinois, 10-3, 41, 24

*Records reflect play through February 24

Dropped Out: Baylor (22), Texas A&M (23)
New to Poll: Northwestern (RV), Oregon State (RV)
Others receiving votes: Wisconsin (34), Texas A&M (17), Minnesota (14), Ohio State (11), Virginia Tech (11), Baylor (10), Louisiana Tech (3), Mississippi State (3), Texas State (3), Cal State Fullerton (2), Drake (2), Notre Dame (2), California (1), Coastal Carolina (1)