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Softball Heads into SEC Tournament with Top 10 Ranking

Chelsey Chamberlain
Chelsey Chamberlain
Asst. Communications Director

BATON ROUGE –The LSU softball team goes into the SEC Tournament ranked in the top 10 of the national polls, moving to No. 10 in the USA Today/NFCA Division I Coaches Poll and moving to No. 10 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 500 points in the NFCA poll. In the ESPN/USA Softball poll, the Tigers picked up 327 points.

The Tigers head out to the 2019 SEC Tournament this week and will face the winner of the Florida/South Carolina matchup. The Tigers will play Thursday, May 9, at 11 a.m. on SEC Network.

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 – May 7

Rank, Team (First-Place Votes), Record, Points, Previous
1, Oklahoma (32), 800, 48-2, 1

2, Washington, 745, 42-7, 3

3, UCLA, 741, 45-3, 2

4, Alabama, 712, 50-6, 4

5, Florida State, 666, 48-8, 5

6, Arizona, 610, 41-10, 6

7, Louisiana, 584, 47-4, 8

8, Texas, 558, 41-12, 10

9, Florida, 506, 40-15, 7

10, LSU, 496, 40-15, 9

11, Tennessee, 483, 39-13, 11

12, Minnesota, 444, 39-11, 13

13, Georgia, 408, 39-16, 14

14, Oklahoma State, 401, 37-14, 12

15, Texas Tech, 339, 37-12, 17

16, James Madison, 311, 44-7, 18

17, Ole Miss, 292, 36-16, 15

18, Northwestern, 227, 42-9, 19

19, Arkansas, 220, 38-17, 20

20, South Carolina, 218, 36-16, 16

21, Michigan, 201, 37-11, 22

22, Virginia Tech, 135, 45-8, 24

23, Kentucky, 122, 32-21, 21

24, Auburn, 55, 35-18, 23

25, Drake, 42, 40-14, RV


New to Poll: No. 25 Drake

 

Dropped Out: No. 25 Colorado State

 

Receiving Votes: Boise State (17), Colorado State (17), Wisconsin (16), Ohio State (12), Stanford (5), North Carolina (4), UNLV (4), Mississippi State (3), Tulsa (3), Missouri (2), USC Upstate (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. Record reflect games played through April 28, 2019.

 

2019 ESPN.com / USA Softball
Top 25 Coaches Poll – May 7

Rank, School (First-Place Votes), 2019 Record, Prev. Ranking, Points
1. Oklahoma (17), 48-2, 497, 1

2. UCLA (2), 45-3, 474, 2

3. Washington (1), 42-7, 463, 3

4. Alabama, 50-6, 440, 5

5. Florida State, 48-8, 410, 6

6. Arizona, 40-11, 397, 4

7. Minnesota, 39-11, 368, 8

8. ULL, 47-4, 340, 10

9. Texas, 41-12, 331, 11

10. LSU, 40-15, 327, 7

11. Florida, 40-15, 278, 9

12. Tennessee, 39-13, 265, 12

13. Michigan, 40-11, 246, 16

14. Oklahoma State, 37-14, 232, 13

15. James Madison, 44-7, 228, 17

16. Northwestern, 42-9, 213, 14

17. Georgia, 39-16, 186, 19

18. Texas Tech, 38-13, 160, 20

19. Ole Miss, 36-16, 142, 15

20. Virginia Tech, 45-8, 110, T22

21. Arkansas, 38-17, 98, 24

21. Kentucky, 32-21, 98, 18

23. South Carolina, 36-16, 52, 21

24. Auburn, 35-18, 26, T22

25. Drake, 40-14, 25, RV
 

Dropped Out: South Florida (25)
New to Poll: Drake (RV)

Others receiving votes: South Florida (17), Stanford (16), Ohio State (15), Tulsa (14), Mississippi State (13), Wisconsin (10), Missouri (6), Arizona State (3), North Carolina (3), UNLV (3), Boise (2)

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