Week Eight National Softball Rankings

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

BATON ROUGE – The LSU softball team (21-12, 6-6 SEC) is No. 15 in the ESPN.com/USA Softball poll and No. 17 in the USA Today/NFCAD1 Coaches poll. 

LSU has been ranked every week since the end of the 2014 season. The Tigers took their SEC weekend series over Ole Miss with a 1-0 win in eight innings on Thursday and 4-3 victory on Friday. 

LSU earned a total of 301 points in the NFCA poll and 214 points in the ESPN.com/USA Softball poll. 

The squad returns to action at 5 p.m. CT Tuesday against Louisiana Tech and then travels to face No. 19 Missouri in Columbia over the weekend. 

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 – April 6 (Week 8)
Rank School Points Record Last Week
1 Oklahoma (32) 800 28-0 1
2 UCLA 762 19-1 2
3 Oregon 721 26-2 3
4 Alabama 698 29-4 4
5 Florida 658 26-4 5
6 Washington 640 28-4 6
7 Texas 581 27-3 7
8 Arizona 580 22-5 9
9 Florida State 531 24-6 10
t10 Arkansas 474 31-3 13
t10 Kentucky 474 27-6 8
12 Oklahoma State 472 29-5 11
13 Arizona State 370 21-9 14
14 ULL 343 25-6 16
15 Virginia Tech 322 23-6 19
16 Duke 304 27-6 12
17 LSU 301 21-12 15
18 Clemson 288 26-4 18
19 Missouri 287 28-7 17
20 Georgia 198 23-6 20
21 Tennessee 193 28-6 21
22 Northwestern 113 18-2 24
23 Michigan 101 13-3 23
24 UCF 48 25-9 22
25 Texas State 42 24-3 RV

New to Poll: No. 25 Texas State.

Dropped Out: No. 25 Baylor.

Receiving Votes: Wichita State (19), Texas A&M (18), James Madison (13), Fresno State (9), Auburn (8), Baylor (8), Minnesota (7), Tulsa (6), Western Kentucky (3), BYU (2), Miami (Ohio) (2), Ole Miss (2), Cal State Fullerton (1), 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. Records reflect games played through April 4.

ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 (Week 8)
1. Oklahoma (19), 498 pts
2. UCLA, 479 pts
3. Alabama (1), 442 pts
4. Oregon, 435 pts
5. Florida, 421 pts
6. Washington, 386 pts
7. Arizona, 354 pts
T8. Arkansas, 341 pts
T8. Texas, 341 pts
10. Florida State, 335 pts
11. Kentucky, 304 pts
12. Oklahoma State, 280 pts
13. Virginia Tech, 241 pts
14. Arizona State, 230 pts
15. LSU, 214 pts
16. Tennessee, 190 pts
17. Louisiana, 180 pts
18. Clemson, 153 pts
19. Missouri, 143 pts
20. Duke, 140 pts
21. Northwestern, 102 pts
22. Georgia, 80 pts
23. Texas State, 50 pts
24. Michigan, 37 pts
25. Texas A&M, 33 pts

Dropped Out: Auburn, UCF?New to Poll: Michigan, Texas State

Others receiving votes: James Madison (27), UCF (26), Western Kentucky (11), Minnesota (10), Auburn (7), Ole Miss (7), Boston (4), Tulsa (4), Illinois (3), Notre Dame (3), Southern Illinois (3).