Week Six National Softball Rankings

by Brandon Berrio | Assoc. Director of Creative and Digital Content
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Week Six National Softball Rankings

BATON ROUGE – The LSU softball team (18-8, 4-2 SEC) moved up to No. 11 in the ESPN.com/USA Softball poll and to No. 13 in the USA Today/NFCA D1 Coaches poll. 

LSU, who has been ranked every week since the end of the 2014 season, took two from Texas A&M at Tiger Park this weekend. After dropping the opening game of the series, 2-1, LSU came back to take the series with 6-1 and 4-1 wins. 

The Tigers earned a total of 440 points in the NFCA poll and 293 points in the ESPN.com/USA Softball poll. 

This week, the Tigers take the road for a midweek matchup against South Alabama at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Mobile. The game will be streamed on ESPN+. LSU will then continue its SEC schedule against No. 5 Florida Friday-Sunday. The game on Saturday will be televised on ESPN with Friday and Sunday’s meetings streamed on SEC Network+. 

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 23 (Week 6)
Rank, School (First-Place Votes), Points, 2021 Record, Previous Ranking

1 Oklahoma (32) 800 22-0 1
2 UCLA 765 19-1 2
3 Oregon 710 20-1 4
4 Alabama 690 24-2 3
5 Florida 678 21-2 5
6 Washington 653 22-2 6
7 Kentucky 573 23-2 9
8 Texas 532 20-3 10
9 Arizona 493 14-5 7
10 Oklahoma State 480 23-4 8
11 Duke 475 24-1 14
12 Florida State 472 16-6 13
13 LSU 440 17-8 12
14 Arizona State 410 17-6 11
15 Arkansas 337 23-3 17
16 Louisiana 317 16-6 15
17 Georgia 316 22-3 19
18 Missouri 249 20-6 16
19 Virginia Tech 224 15-4 18
20 Clemson 176 20-2 23
21 Tennessee 164 21-5 21
22 UCF 96 19-6 20
23 South Carolina 89 17-7 24
24 Auburn 61 18-6 22
25 Michigan 54 9-3 25
 
Receiving Votes: Northwestern (41), Iowa State (22), Baylor (19), Illinois (12), Liberty (12), Southern Illinois (9), James Madison (7), Texas State (6), Wichita State (6), South Alabama (5), Texas A&M (4), Fresno State (3).
 
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. Records reflect games played through March 21.

ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 (Week 6)
Rank, Team, Record, Points, Previous Ranking 

1. Oklahoma (20), 22-0, 500, 1
2. UCLA, 19-1, 476, 3
3. Alabama, 24-2, 446, 2
4. Oregon, 20-1, 418, 4
5. Florida, 21-2, 417, 5
6. Washington, 22-2, 405, 7
7. Kentucky, 23-2, 327, 10
8. Arizona, 14-5, 310, 8
9. Oklahoma State, 23-4, 306, 6
10. Texas, 20-3, 302, 11
11. LSU, 17-8, 293, 12
12. Duke, 24-1, 270, 14
13. Florida State, 16-6, 252, 13
14. Arizona State, 17-6, 246, 9
15. Arkansas, 23-3, 232, 17
16. Virginia Tech, 15-4, 180, 16
17. Louisiana, 16-6, 172, 15
18. Georgia, 21-3, 166, 20
19. Tennessee, 21-5, 158, 19
20. Missouri, 20-6, 109, 18
21. Clemson, 20-2, 85, 25
22. Northwestern, 11-1, 77, 22
23. South Carolina, 17-7, 66, 24
24. UCF, 19-6, 37, 21
25. Auburn, 18-6, 36, 23

Others receiving votes: Texas A&M (34), James Madison (31), Illinois (25), Baylor (21), Texas State (20), Stanford (17), Iowa State (16), Michigan (14), Virginia (10), Mississippi State (10), Southern Illinois (10), Minnesota (5), Western Kentucky (1).