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Softball Finishes Year Ranked in Top 10

Chelsey Chamberlain
Chelsey Chamberlain
Asst. Communications Director

BATON ROUGE – After going 45-17 in the 2018 season, the LSU softball team finishes the year ranked in the top 10 of both national polls, coming in at No. 9 in the USA Today/NFCA poll and in the ESPN.com/USA Softball poll.

The Tigers have finished the last four season ranked in the Top 10, which leads the SEC. They have been ranked in the Top 10 the last five out of seven seasons and ranked in the Top 25 every week since the end of the 2014 season.

The Tigers earned 523 total points in the poll from the coaches, while earning 305 points in the USA Softball rankings.

LSU finished the season in the Super Regional round, falling to National Champion Florida State. The Tigers went 45-17 on the year and 35-4 in Tiger Park, the second most home wins in program history.

USA Today/NFCA Division I Coaches Poll – June 12
Rank, Team, Points, 2018 Record, Last Poll
1, Florida State (30), 797, 58-12, 8
2, Washington, (1), 769, 52-10, 5
3, UCLA, 729, 58-7, 2
4, Oklahoma, 694, 57-5, 3
5, Florida, 674, 56-11, 4
6, Oregon (1), 657, 53-10, 1
7, Arizona State, 605, 48-13, 6
8, Georgia, 579, 48-13, 9
9, LSU, 523, 45-17, 12
10, Tennessee, 486, 48-14, 7
11, Arizona, 469, 43-16, 10
12, South Carolina, 447, 49-17, 11
13, Texas A&M, 430, 44-18, 14
14, Alabama, 393, 36-20, 13
15, Kentucky, 363, 35-21, 19
16, Arkansas, 322, 42-17, 15
17, Auburn, 258, 41-17, 16
18, Louisiana, 219, 41-16, 21
19, Baylor, 202, 38-18, 18
20, Long Beach State, 161, 43-14, 20
21, Minnesota, 137, 41-17, 25
22, Michigan, 121, 44-13, 17
23, Mississippi State, 93, 38-23, RV
24, Hofstra, 76, 41-14, 24
25, Texas State, 54, 43-16, 22

New to Poll: No. 23 Mississippi State
Dropped Out: No. 23 James Madison
Receiving Votes: James Madison (20), Drake (19), California (17), Liberty (17), Cal State Fullerton (15), Ohio State (15), Northwestern (9), Notre Dame (9), Wichita State (7), Oklahoma State (6), Kennesaw State (4), Boise State (2), McNeese State (1), Tulsa (1).

ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 – June 12
Rank, Team, Record, Points, Previous Ranking
1, Florida State (20), 58-12, 500, 6
2, Washington, 52-10, 480, 5
3, UCLA, 58-7, 452, 3
4, Oklahoma, 57-5, 445, 2
5, Oregon, 53-10, 410, 1
6, Florida, 56-11, 409, 4
7, Arizona State, 48-13, 379, 7
8, Georgia, 45-17, 365, 12
9, LSU, 45-17, 305, 11
10, Tennessee, 48-14, 300, 8
11, Texas A&M, 44-18, 287, 14
T12, Arizona, 43-16, 277, 9
T12, South Carolina, 49-17, 277, 10
14, Alabama, 36-20, 258, 13
15, Kentucky, 36-20, 226, 19
16, Arkansas, 42-17, 216, 15
17, Minnesota, 41-17, 133, 20
18, Baylor, 36-18, 127, 16
19, ULL, 41-16, 113, 22
20, Auburn, 41-17, 111, 18
21, Michigan, 44-13, 99, 17
22, Long Beach State, 43-14, 55, 21
23, Texas State, 43-16, 39, 23
T24, Ohio State, 36-16, 33, RV
T25, Northwestern, 38-19, 33, RV

Dropped Out: Hofstra (24), James Madison (25)
New to Poll: Ohio State (RV), Northwestern (RV)
Others receiving votes: Mississippi State (31), Drake (27), Hofstra (27), Cal State Fullerton (25), Oregon State (14), Notre Dame (12), Oklahoma State (11), Ole Miss (8), James Madison (5), Boise State (2), Liberty (2), Tulsa (2), Wichita State (2), California (1), Houston (1), Kennesaw State (1)

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.

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