Softball Stays in Top 5 of National Polls

by Chelsey Chamberlain | Assistant Communications Director
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Softball Stays in Top 5 of National Polls

BATON ROUGE – After a perfect weekend in Tiger Park, the LSU softball team remains at No. 5 in the USA Today/NFCA Division I Poll and No. 4 in the USA Softball/ESPN.com Poll.

LSU, who has been ranked every week since the end of the 2014 season, earned a total of 660 points in the NFCA poll. In the ESPN/USA Softball poll, the Tigers picked up 425 points.

The Tigers are face South Alabama Tuesday night at 6 p.m. inside Tiger Park for some midweek action. The game will stream live on SEC Network+.

2020 USA Today / NFCA Division I
Top 25 Coaches Poll – March 10 (Week 5)

Rank, School (First-Place Votes), Points, 2020 Record, Previous Ranking
1, UCLA (31), 799, 25-1, 1
2, Washington (1), 765, 23-2, 2
3, Texas, 732, 24-3, 3
4, Arizona, 695, 21-3, 4
5, LSU, 660, 20-3, 5
6, Oklahoma, 636, 20-4, 6
7, Florida, 598, 21-4, 7
8, ULL, 536, 16-6, 8
9, Oregon, 500, 21-2, 11
10, Alabama, 491, 14-8, 9
11, Kentucky, 471, 18-4, 10
12, Florida State, 453, 17-6, 12
13, Oklahoma State, 414, 18-5, 14
14, Georgia, 396, 22-5, 13
15, Arizona State, 280, 20-7, 17
16, South Carolina, 275, 15-6, 15
17, Virginia Tech, 267, 19-4, 19
18, Michigan, 256, 15-8, 16
19, Minnesota, 176, 14-9-1, 18
20, Arkansas, 162, 17-6, 20
21, Mississippi State, 149, 23-3, 24
22, UCF, 137, 19-5-1, 22
23, Missour, 135, 19-6, 23
24, Baylor, 134, 17-5, 21
25, Fresno State, 106, 21-4, 25

Receiving Votes: Stanford (36), North Texas (23), San Jose State (23), Utah (23), Duke (21), Texas Tech (14), Houston (12), Wisconsin (8), Clemson (6), Cal State Fullerton (5), James Madison (5), North Carolina State (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 (15), 19-1, 495, 1
2, Texas (4), 24-3, 471, 2
3, Washington, 23-2, 467, 3
4, Arizona, 21-3, 425, 5
4, LSU, 20-3, 425, 4
6, Oklahoma, 20-4, 389, 6
7, Florida, 21-4, 369, 8
8, ULL, 16-6, 339, 7
9, Oregon, 20-2, 334, 9
10, Florida State, 17-6, 289, 11
11, Kentucky, 18-3, 294, 10
11, Oklahoma State, 18-5, 294, 12
13, Alabama, 14-8, 258, 13
14, Georgia, 22-5, 232, 14
15, Arizona State, 19-7, 195, 15
16, South Carolina, 15-6, 166, 17
17, Michigan, 15-8, 162, 16
18, Baylor, 17-5, 145, 18
19, Minnesota, 14-9-1, 116, 19
20, Arkansas, 17-5, 112, 20
21, Virginia Tech, 19-4, 110, 21
22, Mississippi State, 24-3, 93, T22
23, UCF, 19-5-1, 60, T22
24, Missouri, 19-6, 58, 24
25, Fresno State, 21-4, 43, RV

Others receiving votes: Utah (35), Stanford (27), San Jose State (20), North Texas (19), Duke (17), Cal State Fullerton (12), South Florida (5), Houston (4), Texas A&M (4), Wisconsin (4), Oregon State (1), Tennessee (1), Wichita State (1)