Week Seven National Softball Rankings

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

BATON ROUGE – The LSU softball team (18-11, 4-5 SEC) moved to No. 15 in both the ESPN.com/USA Softball and USA Today/NFCA D1 Coaches polls. 

LSU has been ranked every week since the end of the 2014 season. The Tigers dropped their road series against No. 5 Florida over the weekend. 

The Tigers earned a total of 350 points in the NFCA poll and 233 points in the ESPN.com/USA Softball poll. 

This week, the Tigers return home to Baton Rouge for four games. LSU will take on ULM  Tuesday then face Ole Miss Thursday-Saturday. All four games will be streamed on SEC Network+ through WatchESPN.com and the app. 

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 30 (Week 7)
Rank School Points Record Last Week

1 Oklahoma (32) 800 25-0 1
2 UCLA 765 19-1 2
3 Oregon 727 23-1 3
4 Alabama 693 26-3 4
5 Florida 690 24-3 5
6 Washington 611 24-4 6
7 Texas 572 24-3 8
8 Kentucky 555 24-4 7
9 Arizona 552 18-5 9
10 Florida State 495 20-6 12
11 Oklahoma State 448 26-5 10
12 Duke 434 26-3 11
13 Arkansas 404 28-3 15
14 Arizona State 403 19-8 14
15 LSU 350 18-11 13
16 ULL 331 20-6 16
17 Missouri 244 24-7 18
18 Clemson 227 22-4 20
19 Virginia Tech 222 19-5 19
20 Georgia 201 22-5 17
21 Tennessee 177 23-5 21
22 UCF 170 24-6 22
23 Michigan 84 13-3 25
24 Northwestern 73 15-1 RV
25 Baylor 38 21-5 RV

New to Poll: No. 24 Northwestern, No. 25 Baylor.

Dropped Out: No. 23 South Carolina, No. 24 Auburn.

Receiving Votes: Texas A&M (34), Auburn (32), South Carolina (26), Liberty (12), Texas State (10), Wichita State (8), James Madison (3), Western Kentucky (3), Minnesota (2), Fresno State (1), Miami (Ohio) (1), Notre Dame (1), Southern Illinois (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. Records reflect games played through March 28.

ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 (Week 5)
1. Oklahoma (19), 499 pts
2. UCLA, 479 pts
3. Oregon, 448 pts
4. Alabama (1), 439 pts
5. Florida, 426 pts
6. Washington, 383 pts
7. Kentucky, 347 pts
8. Arizona, 344 pts
9. Texas, 336 pts
10. Florida State, 293 pts
11. Arkansas, 272 pts
12. Oklahoma State, 264 pts
13. Arizona State, 255 pts
14. Duke, 246 pts
15. LSU, 233 pts
16. Virginia Tech, 201 pts
17. Louisiana, 168 pts
18. Tennessee, 129 pts
19. Clemson, 119 pts
20. Missouri, 118 pts
T21. Northwestern, 87 pts
T21. UCF, 87 pts
23. Georgia, 79 pts
24. Texas A&M, 65 pts
25. Auburn, 32 pts

Parenthesis denotes first place votes.

Dropped Out: South Carolina
New to Poll: Texas A&M

Others receiving votes: Baylor (27), Texas State (22), Michigan (22), James Madison (21), Stanford (17), Liberty (12), South Carolina (10), Minnesota (9), USF (6), Western Kentucky (4), Ole Miss (4), Southern Illinois (1).