2-26-2012 Top 25 Week 3 in Review

ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 Poll

HOW THE TOP 25 FARED

Week 3 – February 20-26, 2012

 

1.        California (12-0)

@ Cathedral City Classic in Palm Springs, Calif.

2/24       Fordham                              W, 5-0

2/25       New Mexico State           W, 2-0

                Cal Poly                                                W, 4-1

2/26       Cal State Northridge       W, 7-0

                Last Week

@ Louisville Slugger Desert Classic in Las Vegas, Nev.

2/17       DePaul                                  W, 2-0  

2/18       San Jose State                   W, 7-0

                UC Riverdale                      W, 10-0 (5)

2/19       LSU                                        W, 14-3 (5)

 

2.        Alabama (13-0)

2/21       UAB                                       W, 8-1           

                Host of Easton Bama Bash in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

2/24       East Carolina                      W, 4-2

                North Dakota State         W, 9-4

2/25       East Carolina                      W, 9-4

                North Dakota State         W, 3-2

2/26       So. Illinois – Edwardsville    W, 8-0 (5)

                Last Week

                @ SEC/ACC/Big XII Challenge in Auburn, Ala.

2/17       No. 20 Georgia Tech       W, 12-9                

2/18       Virginia Tech                      W, 7-3

                No. 4 Oklahoma                                Cancelled

2/19       No. 18 Oklahoma State  W, 3-1

 

3.        Florida (13-1)

@ Cathedral City Classic in Palm Springs, Calif.

2/23       No. 14 Texas A&M           W, 6-4

                No. 7 Washington            L, 5-2

2/24       BYU                                        W, 3-0

                No. 8 Texas                         W, 5-1

2/25       Boise State                         W, 3-0

                Last Week

2/15       Jacksonville                        W, 10-2 (6)

2/17       Michigan State                  W, 8-0 (5)

2/18       Michigan State                  W, 11-1 (5)

2/19       Michigan State                  W, 15-4 (5)

 

4.        Arizona State (14-2)

2/24       Central Connecticut        W, 8-0 (5)

2/25       Central Connecticut        W, 10-0 (5)

                Central Connecticut        W, 11-1 (5)

2/26       Central Connecticut        W, 14-2 (5)

                Last Week

                Host of Littlewood Classic in Tempe, Ariz.

2/17       Central Michigan              W, 7-0

                Iowa                                      W, 5-2

2/18       Minnesota                          W, 12-0 (6)

                Iowa State                          W, 9-0 (5)

2/19       Illinois State                        W, 14-3 (5)

 

5.        UCLA (11-4)

@ Cathedral City Classic in Palm Springs, Calif.

2/24       No. 13 Georgia                  L, 13-4 (5)

2/25       Fresno State                      L, 6-3

                No. 8 Texas                         L, 5-4

2/26       No. 11 Missouri                 L, 7-5 (6) – called due to flight rule

                Syracuse                              W, 6-3

                Last Week

2/14       Loyola Marymount          W, 24-2 (5)

2/15       Cal State Fullerton           Cancelled

                @ Campbell/Cartier Classic in San Diego, Calif.

2/17       UC Davis                              W, 7-1

                Boise State                         W, 4-1

2/18       UCF                                        W, 3-1

2/19       UC Santa Barbara             W, 8-0 (6)

                San Diego State                                W, 1-0

 

6.        Oklahoma (9-3)

@ Cathedral City Classic in Palm Springs, Calif.

2/23       San Diego State                                W, 5-0

                UC Davis                              W, 10-5 (5)

2/24       No. 15 Stanford                                L, 5-0 (5)

                Boise State                         W, 9-0 (5)

2/25       No. 13 Georgia                  L, 3-2

                Last Week

                @ SEC/ACC/Big XII Challenge in Auburn, Ala.

2/17       Virginia Tech                      W, 10-0 (5)

                No. 20 Georgia Tech       L, 1-0

2/18       No. 2 Alabama                   Cancelled

                Auburn                                 Cancelled

 

7.        Washington (14-1)

@ Cathedral City Classic in Palm Springs, Calif.

2/23       No. 3 Florida                       W, 5-2

2/24       No. 14 Texas A&M           W, 8-2

                No. 13 Georgia                  W, 7-5

2/25       No. 11 Missouri                 L, 2-0

2/26       No. 22 Nebraska               W, 6-3

                Last Week

                @ Campbell/Cartier Classic in San Diego, Calif.

2/17       UCF                                        W, 1-0 (10)

                San Diego                            W, 5-0

2/18       UC Santa Barbara             W, 9-0 (5)

                Boise State                         W, 7-4

2/19       UC Davis                              W, 11-3 (5)

 

8.        Texas (12-1)

@ Cathedral City Classic in Palm Springs, Calif.

2/23       Cal  State Northridge      W, 4-0

                San Diego State                                W, 2-1

2/24       No. 3 Florida                       L, 5-1

2/25       No. 5 UCLA                         W, 5-4

2/26       No. 22 Nebraska               W, 3-0

                Last Week

2/15       Texas A&M CC                  W, 6-5

                Host of Tim Warner Classic in Austin, Tex.

2/18       Pittsburgh                           W, 7-2  

                Illinois                                   Cancelled

2/19       No. 7 Tennessee              W, 3-2 (9)

                Illinois                                   Cancelled

 

9.        Tennessee (10-3)

                @ NFCA Leadoff Classic in Clearwater, Fla.

2/24       Winthrop                             L, 2-1

                No. 17 Georgia Tech       W, 9-0

2/25       Illinois State                        W, 6-0

                Hofstra                                 W, 3-2

2/26       UMass                                  W, 5-0

                Last Week

                @ Time Warner Classic in Austin, Tex.

2/17       Illinois                                   W, 10-7

2/18       Pittsburgh                           Cancelled

2/19       No. 13 Texas                      L, 3-2 (9)

 

10.      Baylor (12-2)

2/21       Northwestern State       W, 3-0

                Northwestern State       W, 3-0

                Host of Fairfield Inn North Texas Shootout in Waco, Texas

2/24       UTEP                                     W, 11-1 (5)

                Stephen F.  Austin           W, 6-3

2/25       Texas State                         L, 1-0

                North Texas                       W, 3-2

2/26       North Texas                       W, 2-1

                Last Week

2/19       Texas A&M CC                  W, 6-1

                Texas A&M CC                  W, 3-0

 

11.      Missouri (6-3)

@ Cathedral City Classic in Palm Springs, Calif.

2/24       UC Davis                              W, 8-0 (5)

2/25       No. 22 Nebraska               L, 6-4

                No. 7 Washington            W, 2-0

2/26       Northwestern                   L, 7-1

                No. 5 UCLA                         W, 7-5 (6) – called due to flight rule

                Last Week

@ Quality Inn Classic in Troy, Ala.

2/17       Ball State                             W, 3-2

                Troy                                       W, 4-0

2/18       Eastern Kentucky             L, 6-5 (10)

2/19       ETSU                                      W, 9-3

 

12.      Michigan (11-3)

@ NFCA Leadoff Classic in Clearwater, Fla.

2/24       Illinois State                        W, 3-1

                UMass                                  L, 1-0

2/25       Hofstra                                 W, 3-2

                No. 18 ULL                           L, 10-7

2/26       Mississippi State               W, 3-1

                Last Week

                @ Florida Atlantic Kickoff Classic in Boca Raton, Fla.

2/17       Maryland                             L, 7-3

                Long Island                         W, 4-0

2/18       No. 24 Kentucky               W, 3-0

                Florida Atlantic                  W, 2-0

2/19       Wright State                       W, 4-0

 

13.      Georgia (12-2)

@ Cathedral City Classic in Palm Springs, Calif.

2/23       No. 16 Arizona                   W, 3-0

                Cal State Fullerton           W, 12-5

2/24       No. 7 Washington            L, 7-5

                No. 5 UCLA                         W, 13-4

2/25       No. 6 Oklahoma                                W, 3-2

                Last Week

                Host of Georgia Softball Classic in Athens, Ga.

2/17       Connecticut                        W, 8-1

                Tennessee Tech                               W, 6-1

2/18       Western Illinois                 W, 2-0

                Buffalo                                 W, 8-0 (5)

2/19       Winthrop                             Cancelled

 

14.      Texas A&M (9-6)

@ Cathedral City Classic in Palm Springs, Calif.

2/23       No. 3 Florida                       L, 6-4

                New Mexico                      L, 15-3 (6)

2/24       No. 7 Washington            L, 8-2

                BYU                                        W, 14-8 (8)

2/25       Pacific                                   L, 2-0

                Last Week

2/15       Sam Houston State         W, 7-4  

                Host of the Aggie Classic in College Station, Tex.

2/17       North Carolina State       W, 1-0

                Tulsa                                      Cancelled

2/18       North Carolina State       W, 3-2

2/19       Tulsa                                      W, 5-1

                UTSA                                     W, 3-1

 

15.      Stanford (13-3)

@ Cathedral City Classic in Palm Springs, Calif.

2/24       Long Island                         W, 3-0

                No. 6 Oklahoma                                W, 5-0

2/25       Long Beach State             W, 3-0

2/26       New Mexico State           W, 5-2

                San Diego State                                W, 8-3

                Last Week

2/15       @ UC Davis                         L, 2-1

                Host of Stanford Nike Invitational in Stanford, Calif.

2/17       Pacific                                   W, 5-0

                Bradley                                 W, 3-2

2/18       Nevada                                                L, 11-3 (5)

                Nevada                                                W, 8-2

2/19       Bradley                                 W, 3-0

 

16.      Arizona (13-4)

@ Cathedral City Classic in Palm Springs, Calif.

2/23       Fresno State                      W, 9-0 (6)

                No. 13 Georgia                  L, 3-0

2/24       Oklahoma State                                W, 8-0 (6)

2/25       Fordham                              W, 3-2

                Syracuse                              W, 5-0

2/26       Long Beach State             W, 4-0

                Last Week

                Host of Hillenbrand Invitational in Tucson, Ariz.

2/17       UAB                                       W, 7-0

                North Dakota                     W, 14-2 (5)

2/18       Western Kentucky          W, 6-4

                Southern Utah                  W, 9-1 (5)

2/19       Southern Utah                  W, 8-0 (5)

 

17.      Georgia Tech (8-7)

@ NFCA Leadoff Classic in Clearwater, Fla.

2/24       DePaul                                  L, 4-2

                No. 9 Tennessee              L, 9-0

2/25       UMass                                  L, 1-0

                Mississippi State               L, 5-3

2/26       Illinois State                        W, 6-0

                Last Week

2/15       Furman                                                W, 4-2

                Furman                                                W, 8-2  

                @ SEC/ACC/Big XII Challenge in Auburn, Ala.

2/17       No. 2 Alabama                   L, 12-9

                No. 4 Oklahoma                                W, 1-0

2/18       No. 18 Oklahoma State  Cancelled

2/19       Auburn                                 L, 12-5

 

18.      Louisiana-Lafayette (12-0)

@ NFCA Leadoff Classic in Clearwater, Fla.

2/24       Mississippi State               W, 6-3

                Hofstra                                 W, 5-4

2/25       Boston University            W, 5-1

                No. 12 Michigan                W, 10-7

2/26       Winthrop                             W, 6-1

                Last Week

                Host of Mardi Gras Invitational in Lafayette, La.

2/17       UTEP                                     W, 11-1 (5)

                Northwestern                   W, 6-4

2/18       No. 25 North Carolina     Cancelled

                Northwestern State       Cancelled

2/19       Louisiana Tech                   W, 9-0 (6)

                Northwestern                   W, 10-0 (6)

 

19.      Auburn (13-0)

                @ Florida Atlantic Tournament in Boca Raton, Fla.

2/24       Florida A&M                       W, 9-0 (5)

                Florida Atlantic                  W, 6-1

2/25       Michigan State                  W, 4-1

                Florida International       W, 2-1

2/26       Loyola Marymount          W, 10-2

            Last Week

                Host of SEC/ACC/Big XII Challenge in Auburn, Ala.

2/17       No. 18 Oklahoma State  W, 8-0 (5)

2/18       No. 4 Oklahoma                                Cancelled                           

2/19       Virginia Tech                      W, 1-0

                No. 20 Georgia Tech       W, 12-5

 

20.      Louisville (12-0)

2/24       Creighton                            W, 8-0 (6)

2/25       Creighton                            W, 7-0

                Creighton                            W, 4-0

                Last Week

                @ East Carolina University Tournament in Greenville, N.C.

2/17       Virginia                                 W, 2-1

                East Carolina                      W, 5-0

2/18       UNC Greensboro             W, 5-4

                Hofstra                                 W, 7-6 (9)

2/19       Fordham                              Cancelled

 

21.      Oregon (8-2)

@ Cathedral City Classic in Palm Springs, Calif.

2/24       No. 22 Nebraska               W, 4-3

2/25       Oklahoma State                                W, 8-0

                Northwestern                   W, 10-6

2/26       New Mexico State           W, 7-1

                Cal Poly                                                W, 11-1 (6)

                Last Week

                Did not play

 

22.      Nebraska (9-7)

@ Cathedral City Classic in Palm Springs, Calif.

2/24       No. 21 Oregon                   L, 4-3

2/25       Cal Poly                                                L, 14-7

                No. 11 Missouri                 W, 6-4

2/26       No. 8 Texas                         L, 3-0

                No. 7 Washington            L, 6-3

                Last Week

@ Troy Cox Classic in Las Cruces, N.M.

2/17       Colorado State                  W, 10-2 (6)

                New Mexico State           W, 15-2

2/18       Weber State                      W, 12-4 (5)

                Stephen F. Austin            W, 9-0 (5)           

2/19       New Mexico State           W, 10-2 (5)

 

23.      Houston (9-5)

                @ UC Santa Barbara Tournament in Santa Barbara, Calif.

2/23       UC Santa Barbara             L, 6-1

                UC Santa Barbara             L, 5-3

2/24       San Diego                            L, 3-1

2/25       UNLV                                    W, 11-7

                Nevada                                                W, 2-1

                Last Week

                Host of Hilton Houston Plaza Classic in Houston, Texas

2/18       Louisiana-Monroe           W, 9-0 (5)

                McNeese State                 L, 6-5

2/19       Louisiana-Monroe           W, 13-0 (5)

                McNeese State                 L, 5-4

 

24. North Carolina (11-2)

2/22       Longwood                           W, 16-0

                Longwood                           W, 10-5

                Host of Carolina Classic in Chapel Hill, N.C.

2/25       Notre Dame                       L, 6-5

                Minnesota                          W, 1-0

2/26       Notre Dame                       L, 9-3

                Penn State                          W, 11-3

                Last Week

            @ Mardi Gras Invitational in Lafayette, La.

2/17       UTEP                                     W, 7-6

                Northwestern State       W, 1-0  

2/19       Northwestern                   W, 5-0

 

25.      Florida State (15-0)

            @ Citrus Classic in Orlando, Fla.

2/24       St. John’s                             W, 5-1

                Wisconsin                            W, 6-2

2/25       Southern Illinois               W, 2-0

                Marshall                               W, 4-1

2/26       Wisconsin                            W, 2-1

            Last Week

2/15       LSU                                        Cancelled

                Host of Seminole Classic in Tallahassee, Fla.

2/17       Western Carolina             W, 9-1 (5)

2/18       Coastal Carolina                W, 6-1

                North Dakota State         W, 2-1

2/19       Mercer                                 W, 3-0

 

RECEIVING VOTES

 

RV       Hawaii (12-0)

            Did not play

            Last Week

2/13       UMKC                                   W, 1-0

                @ Louisville Slugger Desert Classic in Las Vegas, Nev.

2/16       Memphis                             W, 9-1 (6)

2/17       Portland State                   W, 11-3

                UC Riverside                      W, 8-0 (5)

2/18       CSU Northridge                                W, 8-0 (6)

                Idaho State                         W, 14-0 (5)

2/19       UNLV                                    W, 12-2 (5)

 

RV       Oklahoma State (6-7)

@ Cathedral City Classic in Palm Springs, Calif.

2/23       Pacific                                   L, 5-0

                BYU                                        W, 3-2

2/24       Northwestern                   W, 4-3

                No. 16 Arizona                   L, 8-0 (6)

2/25       Oregon                                 L, 8-0

                Last Week

@ SEC/ACC/Big XII Challenge in Auburn, Ala.

2/17       Virginia Tech                      L, 3-0

                Auburn                                 L, 8-0 (5)

2/18       No. 20 Georgia Tech       Cancelled

2/19       No. 2 Alabama                   L, 3-1

 

RV       South Florida (10-2)

                @ NFCA Leadoff Classic in Clearwater, Fla.

2/24       Illinois                                   W, 8-0

                Mississippi State               W, 1-0

2/25       Boston University            L, 5-3

                Illinois State                        W, 6-3

2/26       Illinois State                        W, 1-0

Last Week

Host of USF Invitational in Tampa, Fla.

2/17       Drake                                    Cancelled

2/18       Wisconsin                            W, 5-0

                Arkansas                              W, 7-6

2/19       Georgia Southern            W, 2-0

 

RV       BYU (9-6)

@ Cathedral City Classic in Palm Springs, Calif.

2/23       Oklahoma State                                L, 3-2

                Pacific                                   W, 3-2

2/24       No. 3 Florida                       L, 3-0

                No. 14 Texas A&M           L, 14-8 (8)

2/25       LIU Brooklyn                      W, 11-4

            Last Week

@ Louisville Slugger Desert Classic in Las Vegas, Nev.

2/16       Portland State                   W, 4-1

2/17       Cal State Northridge       W, 11-1 (6)

                Memphis                             W, 14-8

2/18       Indiana                                 W, 8-7

                DePaul                                  L, 8-2

 

RV       San Diego State (9-8)

@ Cathedral City Classic in Palm Springs, Calif.

2/23       No. 6 Oklahoma                                L, 5-0

                No. 8 Texas                         L, 2-1

2/24       New Mexico State           W, 6-0

2/25       Iowa State                          L, 6-4

2/26       No. 15 Stanford                                L, 8-3

                Cal State Northridge       W, 7-1

            Last Week

                Host of Campbell/Cartier Classic in San Diego, Calif.

2/17       Notre Dame                       W, 8-3

                Oregon State                     W, 7-6

2/18       UCF                                        W, 3-2

                UC Davis                              W, 3-0

2/19       No. 8 UCLA                         L, 1-0

 

RV       Maryland (10-2)

2/22       Oakland                               W, 7-3

                Oakland                               W, 10-2 (5)

@ Citrus Classic in Orlando, Fla.

2/24       Southern Illinois               W, 12-8

                Marshall                               W, 10-2

2/25       Wisconsin                            W, 4-3

                St. John’s                             L, 11-3

2/26       Marshall                               W, 2-1

                Last Week

                Did not receive votes

 

RV       Syracuse (5-5)

@ Cathedral City Classic in Palm Springs, Calif.

2/24       Pacific                                   L, 5-2

                Northwestern                   W, 9-3

2/25       UC Davis                              W, 5-3

                No. 16 Arizona                   L, 5-0

2/26       No. 5 UCLA                         L, 6-3

            Last Week

Did not play

 

RV       McNeese State (11-6)

2/21       Houston Baptist                                W, 4-0

                Houston Baptist                                W, 3-2 (8)

            @ LSU Tiger Invitational in Baton Rouge, La.

2/25       LSU                                        L, 2-0

                Alcorn State                       W, 8-0 (5)

2/26       South Alabama                 L, 3-0

                Alcorn State                       W, 11-0 (5)

                Last Week

                Did not receive votes

 

RV       Mississippi State (8-5)

                @ NFCA Leadoff Classic in Clearwater, Fla.

2/24       Louisiana                             L, 6-3

                South Florida                     L, 1-0

2/25       No. 17 Georgia Tech       W, 5-3

                DePaul                                  L, 3-2

2/26       No. 12 Michigan                L, 3-1

            Last Week

2/14       @ Samford                         W, 6-3

Host of Bulldog Round Robin in Starkville, Miss.

2/17       SIU-Edwardsville              L, 5-4

2/18       Mississippi Valley State Cancelled

2/19       SIU-Edwardsville              W, 5-0

                Mississippi Valley State W, 3-2

 

RV       Kentucky (7-6)

                @ Georgia Southern Invitational in Statesboro, Ga.

2/24       North Florida                     W, 8-3

                Jacksonville State             W, 2-1

2/25       Radford                                                W, 9-5

                Georgia Southern            L, 2-1 (8)

                Last Week

                @ Florida Atlantic Kickoff Classic in Boca Raton, Fla.

2/17       Wright State                       W, 3-0

                Florida Atlantic                  W, 6-3

2/18       Long Island                         W, 2-1

                No. 11 Michigan                L, 3-0

2/19       Maryland                             L, 2-1 (9)

 

RV       UMass (5-5)

                @ NFCA Leadoff Classic in Clearwater, Fla.

2/24       DePaul                                  L, 8-0 (5)

                No. 12 Michigan                W, 1-0

2/25       No. 17 Georgia Tech       W, 1-0

                Illinois                                   L, 4-2

2/26       No. 9 Tennessee              L, 5-0

                Last Week

                Did not receive votes

 

RV       Arkansas (11-2)

                Host of Arkansas Softball Tournament in Fayetteville, Ark.

2/24       Northwestern State       W, 10-7

                Tennessee State              W, 7-0

2/25       Jackson State                     W, 5-4

                Northwestern State       W, 6-0

2/26       Jackson State                     W, 4-3 (8)

                Last Week

                Did not receive votes

 

RV       Virginia Tech (9-6)

            @ College of Charleston Cougar Classic in Mt. Pleasant, S.C.

2/24       Lipscomb                             L, 2-0

                Wagner                                                W, 8-0 (5)

2/25       Louisiana-Monroe           L, 2-1 (8)

                College of Charleston     W, 3-1

2/26       Middle Tennessee State     L, 7-4

            Last Week

2/14       Radford                                                W, 9-1 (5)           

                @ SEC/ACC/Big XII Challenge in Auburn, Ala.

2/17       No. 18 Oklahoma State  W, 3-0

                No. 4 Oklahoma                                L, 10-0 (5)

2/18       No. 2 Alabama                   L, 7-3

2/19       Auburn                                 L, 1-0

 

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