Week Twelve National Softball Rankings

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

BATON ROUGE – The LSU softball team (29-17, 11-10 SEC) moved up one spot to No. 13 in the ESPN.com/USA Softball poll and stayed at No. 16 in the USA Today/NFCAD1 Coaches poll. 

LSU has been ranked every week since the end of the 2014 season. The Tigers own the most difficult strength of schedule in the nation and have won five SEC series this season. 

LSU earned a total of 300 points in the NFCA poll and 244 points in the ESPN.com/USA Softball poll. 

The Tigers return to action for their SEC series finale Friday-Sunday at Tiger Park. LSU will host Auburn at 5:30, 6 and 1 p.m. CT. Tickets for all three games are available at LSUTix.net. Game one will be televised on ESPNU and games two and three 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 – May 4 (Week 12)

Rank School Points Record Last Week
1 Oklahoma (32) 800 39-1 1
2 UCLA 768 32-3 2
3 Alabama 718 39-7 4
4 Florida 705 37-8 3
5 Washington 673 35-9 5
6 Florida State 622 36-8-1 6
7 Arizona 569 33-8 9
8 Arkansas 558 39-7 10
9 Oklahoma State 536 39-6 11
10 Arizona State 518 31-12 12
11 Texas 462 35-9 7
12 Oregon 460 31-13 8
13 Clemson 418 37-4 13
14 Louisiana 387 38-9 14
15 Missouri 324 35-13 15
16 LSU 300 28-16 16
17 Tennessee 296 38-8 18
18 Kentucky 290 35-12 17
19 Michigan 229 28-5 19
20 Virginia Tech 162 32-12 20
21 Duke 159 34-10 22
22 Georgia 126 29-17 21
23 Minnesota 92 25-7 23
24 JMU 86 30-1 24
25 Wichita State 45 37-10-1 RV
 
New to Poll: No. 25 Wichita State
Dropped Out: No. 25 UCF
Receiving Votes: Liberty (32), Ole Miss (27), Notre Dame (13), Fresno State (6), Auburn (4), Miami University (4), Boston University (3), Cal State Fullerton (1), Texas State (1), USF (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 May 2.

ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 (Week 12)
1. Oklahoma (19), 499 pts
2. UCLA (1), 479 pts
3. Alabama, 447 pts
4. Florida, 443 pts
5. Washington, 399 pts
6. Arkansas, 390 pts
7. Oklahoma State, 358 pts
8. Arizona State, 350 pts
9. Florida State, 345 pts
10. Arizona, 296 pts
11. Clemson, 277 pts
12. Oregon, 260 pts
13. LSU, 244 pts
14. Texas, 236 pts
15. Tennessee, 212 pts
16. Missouri, 206 pts
17. Kentucky, 188 pts
18. Louisiana, 167 pts
19. Michigan, 139 pts
20. Virginia Tech, 112 pts
21. Duke, 97 pts
22. James Madison, 74 pts
23. Minnesota, 60 pts
24. Georgia, 56 pts
25. Ole Miss, 46 pts

Parenthesis denotes first place votes.
Dropped Out: UCF?New to Poll: Ole Miss
Others receiving votes: Fresno State (25), Notre Dame (24), Wichita State (19), Boston (18), Liberty (17), Northwestern (6), Illinois (5), UCF (4), USF (1).