Softball moves up to No. 7 in national rankings.
Chris Parent (@chrisparent)

Softball Ranked No. 7 in Week 1 of National Polls

Chelsey Chamberlain
Chelsey Chamberlain
Asst. Communications Director

BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU remained in the top 10 of both national polls on Tuesday, moving up to No. 7 in both the NFCA Poll and USA Softball Poll.

The Tigers (4-0) earned 576 total points in the poll from the coaches, while earning 358 points in the USA Softball rankings.

LSU returns to action on Tuesday evening, hosting ULM at 6 p.m. in Tiger Park. The game will be streamed live on SEC Network+.

USA Today/NFCA Division I Coaches Poll - Feb. 13
Rank, Team, Points , Record, Previous Ranking
1. Oklahoma (31), 799, 5-0, 1
2. Florida (1), 767, 5-0, 2
3. Oregon, 734, 6-0, 3
4. Washington, 693, 5-0, 4
5. UCLA, 653, 5-0, 5
6. Texas A&M, 636, 4-0, 6
7. LSU, 576, 4-0, 8
8. Florida State, 567, 4-0, 9
9. Alabama, 507, 3-0, 11
10. Tennessee, 499, 6-0,12
11. Baylor, 490, 3-0, 10
12. Arizona, 472, 4-1, 7
13. Auburn, 436, 6-0, 13
14. Minnesota, 391, 5-0, 16
15. Ole Miss, 284, 3-1, 14
16. Louisiana, 267, 5-0, 22
17. Georgia, 263, 4-1, 25
18. Arizona State, 247, 5-1, 23
19. Oklahoma State, 222, 4-1, 24
20. Michigan, 202, 3-2, 18
21. Utah, 108, 2-3, 15
22. Ohio State, 104, 5-0, RV
23. California, 89, 4-0, RV
24. McNeese State, 80, 4-0, RV
25. Kentucky, 56, 1-2, 17

Dropped Out: BYU, Tulsa, James Madison

New to Poll: Ohio State, California, McNeese State

Receiving Votes: Mississippi State (46), South Carolina (30), Nebraska (29), Oregon State (20), James Madison (17), Long Beach State (14), Tulsa (14), Lipscomb (12), New Mexico State (11), South Alabama (7), USF (6), Notre Dame (5), Louisville (5), Northwestern (5), Arkansas (5), Fresno State (4), North Carolina (3), BYU (1), Cal State Fullerton (1), Texas State (1), USC Upstate (1).

ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 - Feb. 14
Rank, Team, Record, Points, Previous Ranking
1. Oklahoma (16), 5-0, 493, 1
2. Florida (1), 5-0, 470, 2
3. Oregon (3), 6-0, 463, 3
4. UCLA, 5-0, 422, 4
5. Washington, 5-0, 421, 5
6. Florida State, 4-0, 403, 6
7. LSU, 4-0, 358, 8
8. Texas A&M, 4-0, 357, 9
9. Alabama, 3-0, 340, 10
10. Tennessee, 6-0, 321, 11
11. Arizona, 4-1, 303, 7
12. Baylor, 3-0, 278, 12
13. Auburn, 6-0, 265, 14
14. Minnesota, 5-0, 244, 18
15. Oklahoma State, 4-1, 175, 21
16. Arizona State, 5-1, 174, 19
17. Georgia, 4-1, 164, 25
18. Ole Miss, 3-1, 133, 15
T19. Louisiana, 5-0, 127, 24
T19. Michigan, 3-2, 127, T16
21. Ohio State, 5-0, 92, RV
T22. California, 4-0, 62, RV
T22. Nebraskas, 5-1, 62, RV
24. Utah, 2-3, 60, T16
25. Kentucky, 1-2, 34, 13

Others receiving votes: North Carolina (23), Northwestern (20), Oregon State (18), Lipscomb (15), McNeese State (15), New Mexico State (12), Houston (7), James Madison (7), South Florida (7), Tulsa (7), Mississippi State (6), South Carolina (6), Louisville (5), USC Upstate (3), Colorado State (1) 

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