Softball Moves Up to No. 6 In NFCA Poll

by Chelsey Chamberlain | Assistant Communications Director
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Softball Moves Up to No. 6 In NFCA Poll

BATON ROUGE – The LSU Softball team continues to rank in the Top 10 of the week polls. This week the Tigers moved to No. 6 in the USA Today/NFCA DI Coaches poll and remained at No. 7 in the ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate poll.

LSU, who has been ranked every week since the end of the 2014 season, earned a total of 613 points in the NFCA poll. In the ESPN/USA Softball poll, the Tigers picked up 377 points. The Tigers are one of three SEC schools in the top 10 and is ranked highest among those teams.

The Tigers are back in action this week, hosting their first midweek of the year against LA Tech Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Tiger Park.

2020 USA Today / NFCA Division I
Top 25 Coaches Poll – Feb. 18 (Week 2)

Rank, School (First-Place Votes), Points, 2019 Record, Final 2019 Ranking
1, UCLA (30), 798, 11-0, 3
2, Washington (1), 756, 10-1, 1
3, Oklahoma, 716, 8-1, 2
4, Texas, 698, 10-0, 6
5, Arizona, 691, 9-1, 4
6, LSU, 613, 8-1, 7
7, Florida, 606, 11-1, 8
8, Michigan (1), 569, 9-0, 11
9, Florida State, 497, 7-4, 5
10, Alabama, 462, 4-5, 9
11, ULL, 441, 7-2, 13
12, Tennessee, 437, 6-2, 12
13, Kentucky, 408, 7-2, 10
14, Oklahoma State, 353, 6-3, 16
15, Oregon, 284, 9-0, 21
16, Arizona State, 280, 10-2, 23
17, Minnesota, 276, 5-4, 14
18, Missouri, 270, 9-2, 19
19, Georgia, 264, 8-3, 15
20, Texas Tech, 214, 7-3, 17
21, James Madison, 181, 2-1, 20
22, South Carolina, 117, 5-3, 18
23, Arkansas, 114, 7-1, 24
24, Virginia Tech, 103, 7-3, RV
25, Northwestern, 72, 4-5, 21

Receiving Votes: Mississippi State (57), Notre Dame (35), Auburn (26), Fresno State (12), Cal State Fullerton (9), Oregon State (9), Baylor (7), Stanford (6), North Carolina (5), Tulsa (4), UCF (2), Wisconsin (2), North Texas (1).

The 2020 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), 2020 Record, Points, Previous Ranking
1, UCLA (19), 11-0, 499, 2
2, Washington, 10-1, 457, 1
3, Oklahoma, 8-1, 440, 3
4, Texas, 10-0, 439, 6
5, Arizona, 9-1, 430, 4
6, Michigan (1), 9-0, 385, 8
7, LSU, 8-1, 377, 7
8, Florida State, 7-4, 328, 5
9, Florida, 11-1, 325, 11
10, ULL, 7-2, 285, 14
11, Kentucky, 7-2, 271, 10
12, Tennessee, 7-2, 267, 12
13, Alabama, 4-5, 257, 9
14, Oklahoma State, 6-3, 250, 16
15, Minnesota, 5-4, 199, 13
16, Arizona State, 9-2, 179, 22
17, Oregon, 9-0, 168, 21
18, Georgia, 8-3, 159, 15
19, Missouri, 9-2, 157, 18
20, Texas Tech, 7-3, 130, 19
21, James Madison, 2-1, 97, 20
22, South Carolina, 5-3, 87, 17
23, Arkansas, 7-1, 71, 24
24, Mississippi State, 9-1, 40, RV
25, Virginia Tech, 7-3, 37, RV

Others receiving votes: Northwestern (36), Notre Dame (23), Baylor (18), Fresno State (18), North Carolina (18), Stanford (13), San Diego State (8), Oregon State (7), South Florida (7), UCF (7), Utah (5), Auburn (3), Duke (3), North Texas (1)