Week Five Softball National Rankings

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Week Five Softball National Rankings

BATON ROUGE, La. – The LSU softball team moves up to No. 18 in the ESPN.com/USA Softball Top 25 Poll and No. 20 in the USA Today/NFCA DI Coaches’ Poll and

The Tigers have been ranked in the national polls for 114 consecutive weeks dating back to 2014. LSU is coming off a huge 2-1 series win over No. 2 Alabama to open its SEC slate.

The Tigers tallied 227 points in the ESPN.com/USA Softball poll and 226 points in the NFCA poll.

LSU will host Southeastern Louisiana today at 6 p.m. on SECN+ for its first midweek game of the 2022 season. This upcoming weekend, the Fighting Tigers will begin their journey of six road games over a seven-game stretch beginning with a three-game series at Texas March 18-19.

2022 ESPN.com / USA Softball

Top 25 Coaches Poll – March 15 (Week 5)

Rank, School (First-Place Votes), Points, 2022 Record, Prev. Ranking

  1. Oklahoma (24), 624 pts, 20-0, No. 1
  2. Florida State, 590 pts, 23-1, No. 3
  3. UCLA (1), 562 pts, 22-3, No. 5
  4. Alabama, 552 pts, 21-2, No. 2
  5. Virginia Tech, 522 pts, 18-3, No. 6
  6. Florida, 517 pts, 22-2, No. 4
  7. Washington, 448 pts, 19-5, No. 7
  8. Duke, 429 pts, 21-3, No. 9
  9. Oklahoma State, 394 pts, 16-5, No. 10
  10. Arkansas, 376 pts, 17-4, No. 11
  11. Kentucky, 348 pts, 19-2, No. 12
  12. Northwestern, 341 pts, 15-4, No. 13
  13. Oregon, 321 pts, 19-3, No. 14
  14. Tennessee, 289 pts, 18-6, No. 18
  15. Clemson, 240 pts, 16-6, No. 15
  16. Arizona, 238 pts, 19-4, No. 16
  17. Missouri, 233 pts, 16-6, No. 8
  18. LSU, 227 pts, 19-7, No. 21
  19. Michigan, 213 pts, 15-6, No. 17
  20. Auburn, 204 pts, 24-1, No. 20
  21. Georgia, 138 pts, 22-3, No. 19
  22. Arizona State, 101 pts, 18-5, No. 23
  23. USF, 85 pts, 22-4, No. 22
  24. Oregon State, 50 pts, 22-4, 24
  25. UCF, 31 pts, 22-7, RV

Receiving Votes: Texas (24), Stanford (8), Texas A&M (5), San Diego State (4), Louisiana (3), Mississippi State (3), Ohio State (3), Boise State (1), Ole Miss (1), USC Upstate (1).

2022 USA Today / NFCA Division I

Top 25 Coaches Poll – March 15 (Week 5)

Rank, School (First-Place Votes), Points, 2022 Record, Prev. Ranking

1 Oklahoma (32), 800 pts, 20-0, No. 1

2 Florida State, 753 pts, 23-1, No. 3

3 Alabama, 718 pts, 21-2, No. 2

4 UCLA, 709 pts, 22-3, No. 5

5 Florida, 676 pts, 22-2, No. 4

6 Virginia Tech, 648 pts, 18-3, No. 6

7 Washington, 596 pts, 19-5, No. 7

8 Kentucky, 533 pts, 19-2, No. 9

9 Arizona, 521 pts, 19-4, No. 8

10 Oklahoma State, 513 pts, 16-5, No. 10

11 Oregon, 472 pts, 19-3, No. 11

12 Arkansas, 440 pts, 17-4, No. 12

13 Duke, 432 pts, 21-3, No. 13

14 Northwestern, 336 pts, 15-4, No. 16

15 Tennessee, 328 pts, 18-6, No. 18

16 Georgia, 325 pts, 22-3, No. 15

17 Clemson, 286 pts, 16-6 No. 17

18 Missouri, 282 pts, 16-6, No. 14

19 Auburn, 247 pts, 24-1, No. 20

20 LSU, 226 pts, 19-7, No. 21

21 Michigan, 218 pts, 15-6, No. 19

22 Arizona State, 112 pts, 18-5, No. 23

23 UL-Lafayette, 68 pts, 15-5, No. 22

24 UCF, 63 pts, 22-7, RV

25 USF, 39 pts, 22-4, RV

Receiving Votes: Stanford (20), Notre Dame (12), Texas (9), Charlotte (6), Oregon State (6), Boise State (2), Ohio State (1), USC Upstate (1), Western Kentucky (1).

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