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April 16 Softball National Rankings

Chelsey Chamberlain
Chelsey Chamberlain
Asst. Communications Director

BATON ROUGE –The LSU softball team remains in the Top 10 of the national polls this week, moving to No. 9 in the USA Today/NFCA Division I Coaches Poll and moving to No. 6 in the ESPN.com/USA Softball poll.  

LSU has been ranked every week since the end of the 2014 season. The Tigers earned a total of 560 points in the NFCA poll. In the ESPN/USA Softball poll, the Tigers picked up 397 points.

The Tigers are on the road this week, heading to Fayetteville to take on Arkansas. The series opens on Thursday 6 p.m. CT on SEC Network+.    

Single-game tickets for the 2019 LSU softball season are on sale through the LSU Ticket Office and online at LSUtix.net. For more information on the 2019 softball schedule, click here.

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.

2019 USA Today / NFCA Division I
Top 25 Coaches Poll – April 16

Rank, Team (First-Place Votes), Record, Points, Previous
1 Oklahoma (22) 790 38-2 2
2 UCLA (10) 773 37-2 1
3 Washington 722 35-6 4
4 Florida State 695 38-5 3
5 Alabama 688 41-4 5
6 Florida 609 36-9 6
7 Arizona 600 35-7 8
8 Tennessee 564 32-8 9
9 LSU 560 36-9 7
10 Louisiana 524 37-4 1
11 Texas 477 35-9 11
12 Texas Tech 371 33-8 15
13 Oklahoma State 368 32-11 14
14 Auburn 353 33-10 12
15 South Carolina 350 31-12 16
16 Georgia 330 30-13 13
17 Ole Miss 290 30-11 17
18 Minnesota 248 29-10 1
19 Arkansas 241 31-14 18
20 James Madison 211 31-7 20
21 Virginia Tech 163 37-6 2
22 Michigan 132 29-11 21
23 Northwestern 118 33-7 RV
24 Kentucky 94 26-17 23
25 Colorado State 36 31-6 RV

New to Poll:
No. 23 Northwestern, No. 25 Colorado State.

Dropped Out: No. 24 Arizona State, No. 25 Wisconsin.

Receiving Votes: Stanford (28), Boise State (19), Arizona State (17), Wisconsin (16), Missouri (5), Indiana (3), Mississippi State (2), Drake (1), Louisville (1), Tulsa (1).

The 2019 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.

2019 ESPN.com / USA Softball
Top 25 Coaches Poll – April 16

Rank, School (First-Place Votes), 2019 Record, Prev. Ranking, Points
1. Oklahoma (10), 38-2, 2, 487
2. UCLA (9), 37-2, 1, 486
3. Washington, 35-6, 4, 448
4. Florida State, 38-5, 3, 419
5. Arizona, 35-7, 6, 406
6. LSU, 36-9, 5, 397
7. Alabama, 41-4, 7, 394
8. Tennessee, 32-8, 8, 361
9. Florida, 36-9, 9, 333
10. Texas, 35-9, 11, 305
11. ULL, 37-4, 10, 299
12. Minnesota, 29-10, 13, 274
13. Oklahoma State, 32-11, 14, 227
14. Auburn, 33-10, 12, 208
15. Texas Tech, 33-8, 16, 198
16. Ole Miss, 30-11, 15, 187
17. James Madison, 31-7, 17, 174
18. Northwestern, 33-7, 21, 169
19. Michigan, 29-11, 18, 166
20. Virginia Tech, 37-6, 20, 149
21. South Carolina, 31-12, 22, 116
22. Georgia, 30-13, 19, 66
23. Kentucky, 26-17, 24, 56
24. Stanford, 30-7, 25, 54
25. Arkansas, 31-14, RV, 37

Dropped Out: Arizona State (23)
New to Poll: Arkansas (RV)

Others receiving votes: South Florida (21), Boise State (18), Arizona State (16), Wisconsin (11), Tulsa (8), Louisville (6), Missouri (2), Drake (1), USC Upstate (1)

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