LSU goes into the NCAA Tournament with a No. 12/11 ranking in the national polls this week.
Emily Johnson

May 15 National Softball Rankings

Chelsey Chamberlain
Chelsey Chamberlain
Asst. Communications Director

BATON ROUGE – The LSU softball team goes into the NCAA Tournament with a No. 12 ranking in the NFCA Coaches Poll and stays at No. 11 in the ESPN.com/USA Softball poll.

The Tigers, who are 41-14 on the year, earned 460 total points in the poll from the coaches, while earning 297 points in the USA Softball rankings. LSU has been ranked every week since the end of the 2014 season.

LSU will open up the Baton Rouge Regional this weekend with Fordham at 5:30 p.m. CT in Tiger Park on Friday. The game will air live on ESPN3 and through the Watch ESPN app. For more information on the Baton Rouge Regional, click here.

USA Today/NFCA Division I Coaches Poll – May 15
Rank, Team, Points, 2018 Record, Last Poll
1, Oregon (21), 788, 47-7, 2
2, UCLA (10), 765, 50-4, 1
3, Oklahoma (1), 741, 50-3, 3
4, Florida, 713, 50-8, 4
5, Washington, 668, 44-8, 5
6, Arizona State, 617, 43-11, 6
7, Tennessee, 593, 45-12, 7
8, Florida State, 572, 47-10, 10
9, Georgia, 528, 43-11, 8
10, Arizona, 514, 40-14, 9
11, South Carolina, 480, 45-14, 12
12, LSU, 460, 41-14, 11
13, Alabama, 402, 33-18, 13
14, Texas A&M, 353, 40-16, 14
15, Arkansas, 337, 39-15, 18
16, Auburn, 311, 40-15, 15
17, Michigan, 256, 43-11, 16
18, Baylor, 247, 36-16, 17
19, Kentucky, 211, 31-19, 19
20, Long Beach State, 190, 42-12, 20
21, Louisiana, 135, 38-14, 21
22, Texas State, 119, 42-14, 23
23, James Madison, 82, 42-12, 22
24, Hofstra, 68, 40-12, RV
25, Minnesota, 61, 39-15, RV

New to Poll: No. 24 Hofstra, No. 25 Minnesota
Dropped Out: No. 24 California, t-No. 25 Mississippi State, t-No. 25 Oklahoma State
Receiving Votes: Mississippi State (44), Drake (36), Kennesaw State (21), California (19), Ohio State (11), Oklahoma State (9), Tulsa (9), Liberty (7), USF (6), Houston (2).

ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 – May 15
Rank, Team, Record, Points, Previous Ranking
1, Oregon (17), 47-7, 497, 2
2, Oklahoma (1), 50-3, 465, 3
3, UCLA (2), 50-4, 464, 1
4, Florida, 50-8, 450, 4
5, Washington, 44-8, 423, 5
6, Florida State, 47-10, 386, 7
7, Arizona State, 43-11, 384, 6
8, Tennessee, 45-12, 360, 8
9, Arizona, 40-14, 316, 10
10, South Carolina, 45-14, 312, 14
11, LSU, 41-14, 297, 11
12, Georgia, 43-11, 288, 9
13, Alabama, 33-18, 263, 15
14, Texas A&M, 40-16, 212, 13
15, Arkansas, 39-15, 204, 19
16, Baylor, 36-16, 171, 16
17, Michigan, 43-11, 169, 12
18, Auburn, 40-15, 165, 17
19, Kentucky, 31-19, 149, 18
20, Minnesota, 39-15, 111, 23
21, Long Beach State, 42-12, 99, 20
22, Louisiana-Lafayette, 38-14, 71, 21
23, Texas State, 42-14, 55, RV
24, Hofstra, 40-12, 45, RV
25, James Madison, 42-12, 34

Dropped Out: Oklahoma State (24), Ohio State (25)
New to Poll: Texas State (RV), Hofstra (RV)
Others receiving votes: Oklahoma State (31), Drake (26), Ohio State (14), Mississippi State (10), Oregon State (10), Boise State (8), California (7), Kennesaw State (2), Northwestern (2), Tulsa (1)

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