Softball Remains at No. 12 in National Polls

by Chelsey Chamberlain | Assistant Communications Director
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Softball Remains at No. 12 in National Polls

BATON ROUGE – The LSU softball team remains at No. 12 in both the USA Today/NFCA DI Coaches Poll the ESPN.com/USA Softball poll announced Tuesday.

LSU, who has been ranked every week since the end of the 2014 season, claimed a series victory over No. 19 Tennessee on the road last weekend. The Tigers won game one, 2-1 in eight innings. They fell in game two, 4-3 in eight innings, and claimed the series with a 11-3 five-inning rubber match win.

The Tigers earned a total of 438 points in the NFCA poll and 278 points in the ESPN.com/USA Softball poll.

The Tigers make a short trip to Southeastern Tuesday night for midweek action. The game will start at 6 p.m. and will stream live on ESPN+.  

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 16 (Week 5)

Rank, School (First-Place Votes), Points, 2021 Record, Previous Ranking
1. Oklahoma (32), 800, 22-0, 1
2. UCLA, 761, 15-1, 3
3. Alabama, 734, 22-1, 4
4. Oregon, 691, 16-1, 5
5. Florida, 650, 17-2, 6
6. Washington, 610, 20-2, 8
7. Arizona, 602, 14-3, 2
8. Oklahoma State, 587, 20-2, 7
9. Kentucky, 525, 20-2, 9
10. Texas, 496, 15-2, 10
11. Arizona State, 454, 17-2, 11
12. LSU, 438, 15-7, 12
13. Florida State, 437, 13-5, 15
14. Duke, 431, 19-1, 13
15. Louisiana, 341, 13-4, 14
16. Missouri, 287, 19-4, 17
17. Arkansas, 281, 20-2, 19
18. Virginia Tech, 261, 10-3, 16
19. Georgia, 248, 19-2, 18
20. UCF, 135, 17-3, 24
21. Tennessee, 117, 18-3, 22
22. Auburn, 109, 16-4, 21
23. Clemson, 95, 16-2, 25
24. South Carolina, 87, 13-6, 20
25. Michigan, 76, 9-3, 23 

Receiving Votes: Baylor (62), Northwestern (37), Southern Illinois (13), Iowa State (12), Illinois (11), Liberty (3), South Alabama (3), Texas State (3), Fresno State (1), James Madison (1), Ole Miss (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 5)

Rank, Team (First-Place Votes), 2021 Record, Points, Previous Ranking
1. Oklahoma (2), 22-0, 500, 1
2. Alabama, 22-1, 461, 4
3. UCLA, 15-1, 449, 3
4. Oregon, 16-1, 431, 6
5. Florida, 17-2, 404, 5
6. Oklahoma State, 20-2, 375, 7
7. Washington, 20-2, 364, 8
8. Arizona, 14-3, 358, 2
9. Arizona State, 17-2, 302, 9
10. Kentucky, 20-2, 293, 10
11. Texas, 15-2, 291, 11
12. LSU, 15-7, 278, 12
13. Florida State, 13-5, 269, 16
14. Duke, 19-1, 260, 13
15. ULL, 13-4, 204, 14
16. Virginia Tech, 10-3, 175, 15
17. Arkansas, 20-2, 172, 19
18. Missouri, 19-4, 168, 18
19. Tennessee, 18-3, 141, 17
20. Georgia, 19-2, 127, 21
21. UCF, 17-3, 94, 24
22. Northwestern, 11-1, 73, 23
23. Auburn, 16-4, 63, 22
24. South Carolina, 13-6, 41, 20
25. Clemson, 16-2, 38, RV

Others receiving votes: Baylor (33), Texas A&M (25), Michigan (23), Illinois (18), Texas State (16), Southern Illinois (13), Virginia (11), Stanford (9), Minnesota (7), Mississippi State (7), Iowa State (3), James Madison (1), Ole Miss (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.