Week Ten National Softball Rankings

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

BATON ROUGE – The LSU softball team (26-14, 8-7 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 the non-conference series over NC State in Raleigh with wins in the doubleheader on Saturday.   

LSU earned a total of 303 points in the NFCA poll and 211 points in the ESPN.com/USA Softball poll. 

LSU returns to the road to take on No. 14 Kentucky Friday-Sunday in Lexington. Game one on Friday will be on SEC Network+ and the remaining games of the series will be televised on ESPN2. 

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2021 USA Today / NFCA Division I
Top 25 Coaches Poll – April 20 (Week 10)
Rank School Points Record Last Week
1 Oklahoma (32) 800 33-0 1
2 UCLA 768 25-2 2
3 Florida 717 32-6 5
4 Washington 692 34-6 6
5 Alabama 673 33-7 3
6 Oregon 613 28-8 4
7 Florida State 597 31-6 9
8 Arkansas 564 36-5 10
9 Texas 544 31-6 7
10 Arizona 503 27-8 8
11 Oklahoma State 487 35-5 11
12 Arizona State 472 28-11 13
13 Louisiana 371 34-7 14
14 Kentucky 359 30-10 12
15 Virginia Tech 351 28-7 15
16 Clemson 331 32-4 17
17 LSU 303 26-14 16
18 Missouri 243 32-10 18
19 Tennessee 226 32-7 19
20 Michigan 164 21-4 22
21 Georgia 148 27-11 20
22 Duke 117 30-10 21
23 Wichita State 114 32-5-1 25
24 Minnesota 87 22-6 24
t25 James Madison 41 22-1 RV
t25 UCF 41 30-12-1 23

New to Poll: t-No. 25 James Madison

Dropped Out: None.

Receiving Votes: Auburn (23), Fresno State (12), Northwestern (11), Miami University (10), Texas state (9), Liberty (4), BYU (2), Western Kentucky (2), 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. Records reflect games played through April 18.

ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 (Week 10)
1. Oklahoma (20), 500 pts
2. UCLA, 480 pts
3. Florida, 443 pts
4. Washington, 428 pts
5. Alabama, 421 pts
6. Arkansas, 375 pts
T7. Florida State, 365 pts
T7. Oregon, 365 pts
T9. Arizona State, 315 pts
T9. Oklahoma State, 315 pts
11. Arizona, 292 pts
12. Texas, 290 pts
13. Virginia Tech, 241 pts
14. Kentucky, 213 pts
15. LSU, 211 pts
16. Clemson, 184 pts
17. Tennessee, 177 pts
18. Louisiana, 170 pts
19. Missouri, 144 pts
20. Michigan, 107 pts
21. Duke, 81 pts
22. Georgia, 78 pts
23. Wichita State, 71 pts
24. James Madison, 63 pts
25. Minnesota, 52 pts

Parenthesis denotes first place votes.

Dropped Out: UCF
New to Poll: Wichita State

Others receiving votes: Auburn (37), UCF (31), Louisville (16), Northwestern (15), Ole Miss (11), Boston (5), Liberty (2), Southern Illinois (2), Fresno State (1), NC State (1).