Softball Week Three Rankings

by Chelsey Chamberlain | Assistant Communications Director
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Softball Week Three Rankings

BATON ROUGE – After 3-2 weekend, the LSU softball team moves to No. 13 in the USA Today/NFCA DI Coaches Poll and No. 12 in the ESPN.com/USA Softball poll.

LSU, who has been ranked every week since the end of the 2014 season, went 3-2 over the weekend. The Tigers claimed two wins over previously No. 9 in-state rival ULL and a win over Buffalo.

The Tigers earned a total of 432 points in the NFCA poll and 262 points in the ESPN.com/USA Softball poll.

The Tigers face Southern Miss Tuesday in a single game, starting at 6 p.m. The game will stream live on SEC Network+. Friday and Saturday, the Tigers will host No. 7 Texas for a three-game series.

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.

2021 USA Today / NFCA Division I
Top 25 Coaches Poll – March 2 (Week 3)

Rank, School (First-Place Votes), Points, 2021 Record, Previous Ranking
1. Oklahoma (7), 792, 12-0, 2
2. Arizona, 736, 10-0, 3
3. Alabama (3), 732, 14-0, 4
4. UCLA (2), 730, 6-1, 1
5. Florida, 664, 12-0, 6
6. Oregon, 636, 9-0, 8
7. Texas, 598, 8-0, 7
8. Washington, 576, 13-2, 5
9. Oklahoma State, 549, 13-1, 10
10. Kentucky, 475, 14-0, 12
11. Arizona State, 445, 10-1, 13
12. ULL, 441, 9-3, 9
13. LSU, 432, 10-5, 11
14. Duke, 356, 12-1, 16
15. Virginia Tech, 355, 7-2, 14
16. Florida State, 336, 10-3, 15
17. South Carolina, 244, 8-2, 18
18. Missouri, 243, 12-2, 20
19. Georgia, 204, 9-2, 19
20. Arkansas, 191, 11-2, 21
21. Michigan, 149, 4-2, 17
22. UCF, 127, 9-2, 22
23. Iowa State, 110, 13-2, 25
24. Auburn, 82, 10-1, RV
25. Tennessee, 49, 12-1, RV

Receiving Votes: Clemson (31), Illinois (25), Northwestern (24), Baylor (22), Southern Illinois (11), Stanford (7), James Madison (5), Liberty (4), Ole Miss (4), Mississippi State (4), Utah (4), Minnesota (3), Notre Dame (3), Troy (1).

The 2021 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 (Week 3)

Rank, Team (First-Place Votes), 2021 Record, Points, Previous Ranking
1. Oklahoma (12), 12-0, 498, 2
2. Alabama (5), 14-0, 475, 3
3. Arizona (1), 10-0, 445, 4
4. UCLA (2), 6-1, 441, 1
5. Florida, 12-0, 404, 5
6. Oregon, 9-0, 393, 10
7. Texas, 8-0, 383, 7
8. Oklahoma State, 13-1, 374, 8
9. Washington, 13-2, 317, 6
10. Arizona State, 10-1, 311, 11
11. Kentucky, 14-0, 299, 12
12. LSU, 10-5, 262, 13
13. ULL, 9-3, 257, 9
14. Virginia Tech, 7-2, 234, 14
15. Duke, 12-1, 224, 16
16. Florida State, 10-3, 210, 15
17. Missouri, 12-2, 154, 19
18. South Carolina, 8-2, 128, 18
19. Tennessee, 12-1, 96, 23
20. Arkansas, 11-2, 95, 24
21. Georgia, 9-2, 94, 20
22. Michigan, 4-2, 83, 17
T23. Auburn, 10-1, 55, RV
T23. UCF, 9-2, 55, RV
25. Northwestern, 6-0, 46, RV

Others receiving votes: Baylor (39), Iowa State (31), Illinois (25), Clemson (24), Mississippi State (15), Oregon State (14), Minnesota (13), Texas State (5), Texas A&M (3), Stanford (2), NC State (2), James Madison (1), Liberty (1), Troy (1). 

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.