3-11-2012 Week 5 in Review

ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 Poll

HOW THE TOP 25 FARED

Week 5 – March 5-11, 2012

 

1.        California (21-0)

3/7         UC Davis                              W, 11-3 (6)

                @ Bayer CropScience Classic in Fresno, Calif.

3/10       San Diego State                                W, 12-0 (5)

                Butler                                    W, 14-1 (5)

3/11       Purdue                                 W, 9-1 (6)

                Fresno State                      W, 8-5

                Last Week

                @ DeMarini Invitational in Fullerton, Calif.

3/2         Florida International       W, 8-1

                Southern Miss                   W, 8-0 (5)

3/3         East Carolina                      W, 11-3 (5)

                Northwestern                   W, 5-1

 

2.        Alabama (21-0, 3-0 SEC)

3/7         Samford                               W, 7-3

3/9         @ Kentucky                        W, 3-1 (9)

3/10       @ Kentucky                        W, 9-1 (5)

3/11       @ Kentucky                        W, 12-2 (6)

                Last Week

                Host of Easton Alabama Invite in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

3/2         Maryland                             W, 19-1 (5)

3/3         Massachusetts                  W, 8-0 (6)

                Maryland                             W, 9-1

3/4         UAB                                       W, 4-1

 

3.        Washington (23-1)

                Host of Husky Softball Classic in Seattle, Wash.

3/10       Seattle University            W, 8-0 (6)

                North Dakota                     W, 4-0

3/11       North Dakota                     W, 12-4 (5)

                Seattle University            W, 4-0

                Last Week

                @ Louisville Slugger Classic in Stockton, Calif.

3/2         Sacramento State            W, 9-0 (5)

                Delaware                             W, 12-0 (5)

3/3         Pacific                                   W, 5-4

                Delaware                             W, 5-0

3/4         Pacific                                   W, 6-4  

 

4.        Florida (23-2, 4-1 SEC)

3/7         @ Mississippi State         W, 1-0

                @ Mississippi State         W, 8-5

3/9         @ No. 9 Tennessee         L, 1-0

3/10       @ No. 9 Tennessee         W, 5-2

3/11       @ No. 9 Tennessee         W, 1-0

Last Week

3/1         Eastern Michigan             W, 2-1 (8)

                Host of Lipton Invitational in Gainesville, Fla.

3/2         Eastern Michigan             W, 16-0 (5)

                Gardner-Webb                 W, 9-0 (5)

3/3         Gardner-Webb                 W, 14-0 (5)

                Tennessee State              W, 8-0 (5)

3/4         Campbell                             W, 4-0

 

5.        Arizona State (25-2)

3/6         Creighton                            W, 12-3 (6)

                Host of Diamond Devil Invitational in Tempe, Ariz.

3/9         Valparaiso                           W, 6-2

                East Carolina                      W, 9-1 (6)

3/10       Pacific                                   W, 7-4

3/11       New Mexico State           W, 13-5 (6)

                Last Week

3/1         Wichita State                     W, 11-0 (5)

                Host of Wilson/DeMarini Invitational in Tempe, Ariz.

3/2         North Dakota State         W, 10-2 (5)

                Boise State                         W, 4-0

3/3         Wichita State                     W, 9-0 (5)

                Howard                                                W, 15-3 (6)         

3/4         Creighton                            W, 3-1 (8)

 

6.        Texas (19-1, 2-0 Big 12)

3/6         Texas Tech                          W, 8-0 (6)

3/7         Texas Tech                          W, 2-1

                Last Week

2/29       Texas State                         W, 5-0

                Texas State                         W, 7-0

3/2         Sam Houston State         W, 5-0

3/3         Sam Houston State         W, 6-2

3/4         Sam Houston State         W, 14-0 (5)         

 

7.        Georgia (21-3, 2-1 SEC)

3/7         Furman                                                W, 8-0 (6)

3/9         @ Mississippi State         L, 5-3

3/10       @ Mississippi State         W, 2-0

3/11       @ Mississippi State         W, 5-0

                Last Week

2/29       Gardner-Webb                 W, 14-1 (5)

                Host of the Bulldog Invitational in Athens, Ga.

3/2         Cleveland State                                W, 4-2

                Rutgers                                                W, 12-1 (5)

3/3         Ohio                                      W, 7-3

                Minnesota                          W, 5-2  

3/4         Mercer                                 W, 2-0

 

8.        Oklahoma (20-3)

3/6         Austin Peay                        W, 8-0 (5)

                Host of Courtyard Norman Oklahoma Spring Festival in Norman, Okla.

3/9         Wichita State                     W, 13-0 (5)

                Indiana                                 W, 14-0 (5)

3/10       Wichita State                     W, 5-0

                Indiana                                 Cancelled

3/11       Indiana                                 W, 4-1

                Indiana                                                 W, 12-1 (5)

                Last Week

2/29       @ North Texas                  W, 4-1

3/2         LSU                                        W, 7-0

                @ The Preview in Oklahoma City, Okla.

3/3         LSU                                        W, 5-0

                Iowa                                      W, 6-3

                In Norman

3/4         Iowa                                      W, 4-2

 

9.        Tennessee (15-5, 1-2 SEC)

3/9         No. 4 Florida                       W, 1-0

3/10       No. 4 Florida                       L, 5-2

3/11       No. 4 Florida                       L, 1-0

                Last Week

2/29       Georgia Southern            Postponed

                Georgia Southern            Postponed

                Host of Tennessee Classic in Knoxville, Tenn.

3/3         Memphis                             W, 7-0

                ETSU                                      W, 8-0 (6)

3/4         Murray State                     W, 8-0 (5)

                Middle Tennessee          W, 6-3  

 

10.      Stanford (25-3)

3/7         @ St. Mary’s                      W, 9-6

                Host of Stanford Louisville Slugger Classic in Stanford, Calif.

3/9         Ole Miss                               W, 13-5

                James Madison                 W, 4-0

3/10       Colorado State                  W, 11-0 (5)

                Ole Miss                               W, 8-4

3/11       Cal Poly                                                W, 10-0 (5)

                San Jose State                   W, 7-2

                Last Week

                @ DeMarini Invitational in Fullerton, Calif.

3/2         Indiana                                 W, 7-3 (8)

                Northwestern                   W, 1-0

3/3         Florida International       W, 10-0 (5)

3/4         Michigan State                  W, 11-0 (5)

                East Carolina                      W, 3-1  

 

11.      Louisiana-Lafayette (21-0, 2-0 Conference USA)

3/7         @ Houston                         W, 12-7 (9)

                @ Houston                         W, 3-2

3/10       North Texas                       W, 7-6 (10)

                North Texas                       W, 5-4 (9)

                North Texas                       W, 11-4

                Last Week

                Host of the Ragin’ Cajuns Invitational in Lafayette, La.

3/2         Texas A&M CC                  W, 3-0

3/3         Kentucky                             W, 5-4

                Nicholls State                     W, 15-1 (5)

3/4         Texas A&M CC                  W, 19-1 (5)

                Stephen F. Austin            W, 14-3

 

12.      Missouri (16-3)

                Host of DeMarini Invitational in Columbia, Mo.

3/9         Alcorn State                       W, 14-1 (5)

                Boise State                         W, 8-0 (5)

3/10       Alcorn State                       W, 9-1 (5)

                Boise State                         W, 8-0 (5)

3/11       Alcorn State                       W, 9-0 (5)

                North Illinois                      W, 8-0 (5)

                Last Week

                @ Missouri Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament in Kansas City, Mo.

3/3         Saint Louis                           W, 10-0 (5)

                SEMO                                    W, 9-0 (5)

3/4         Missouri State                   W, 3-1

                UMKC                                   W, 6-0

 

13.      Arizona (16-4)

3/10       @ No. 16 Baylor                Cancelled

3/11       @ No. 16 Baylor                Cancelled

@ No. 16 Baylor                Cancelled

                Last Week

3/2         College of Charleston     W, 9-0 (5)

3/3         College of Charleston     W, 8-0 (5)

3/4         College of Charleston     W, 5-0

 

14.      Michigan (16-7)

                @ Red and Black Tournament in Louisville, Ky.

3/10       No. 17 Louisville                L, 2-1

                Saint Louis                           W, 6-3

3/11       Illinois State                        L, 5-1    

                Last Week

2/29       @ USF                                   L, 2-0

                @ the Citrus Classic in Orlando, Fla.

3/2         No. 16 UCLA                       W, 5-3

                No. 17 Auburn                   W, 4-0

3/3         Syracuse                              L, 4-2

                Virginia                                 W, 7-1

3/4         Temple                                 W, 4-3

 

15.      Oregon (18-3)

                @ Bayer CropScience Classic in Fresno, Calif.

3/9         Butler                                    W, 6-0

                Fresno State                      W, 5-4

3/10       Connecticut                        W, 9-3

                Purdue                                 W, 9-1

3/11       San Diego State                                W, 6-0

                Last Week

                @ The Citrus Classic in Orlando, Fla.

3/2         Illinois State                        W, 5-2

                No. 11 Baylor                     L, 2-1

3/3         Purdue                                 W, 8-1

                Pittsburgh                           W, 3-2 (8)

3/4         Virginia                                 W, 6-2

                No. 24 North Carolina     W, 5-4

 

16.      Baylor (16-5)

3/6         Louisiana Tech                   W, 3-1

                Louisiana Tech                   W, 3-1

3/10       No. 13 Arizona                   Cancelled

3/11       No. 13 Arizona                   Cancelled

No. 13 Arizona                   Cancelled

                Last Week

                @ the Citrus Classic in Orlando, Fla.

3/2         No. 18 Oregon                   W, 2-1

                No. 24 North Carolina     W, 2-0

3/3         No. 16 UCLA                       L, 10-6

                Illinois State                        L, 6-4

3/4         Syracuse                              L, 2-1

 

17.      Louisville (18-0)

                Host of Red and Black Tournament in Louisville, Ky.

3/10       Saint Louis                           W, 9-0 (5)

                No. 14 Michigan                W, 2-1

3/11       Saint Louis                           W, 9-0 (5)

                Last Week

                @ the Tennessee Classic in Knoxville, Tenn.

3/2         Middle Tennessee          W, 10-1 (5)

3/3         Memphis                             W, 11-0 (6)

3/4         Boston                                  W, 2-0

 

18.      UCLA (20-6)

3/7         Michigan State                  W, 14-3 (5)

                @ Long Beach State Invitational in Lakewood, Calif.

3/9         Eastern Kentucky             W, 9-1 (6)

                Long Beach State             W, 14-0 (5)

3/10       Charleston Southern      W, 9-1 (5)

3/11       Pittsburgh                           W, 5-3

                Utah State                          W, 2-0

                Last Week

                @ the Citrus Classic in Orlando, Fla.

3/2         No. 15 Michigan                L, 5-3

                Fordham                              W, 9-5

3/3         No. 11 Baylor                     W, 10-6

                No. 17 Auburn                   L, 11-1

3/4         Hofstra                                 W, 9-4

 

T19.    Auburn (21-3)

            Host of War Eagle Classic in Auburn, Ala.

3/9         Louisiana Tech                   W, 3-0

                George Washington       W, 3-0

3/10       Drexel                                   W, 13-0 (5)

                Evansville                            W, 3-1

3/11       Presbyterian                      W, 8-0 (5)

Last Week

                @ the Citrus Classic in Orlando, Fla.

3/2         Syracuse                              W, 5-0

                No. 15 Michigan                L, 4-0

3/3         No. 24 North Carolina     L, 1-0 (8)

                No. 16 UCLA                       W, 11-1

3/4         Penn State                          L, 3-2

 

T19.    Hawaii (20-0*)

*Does not include results from 3/11 against Marist

3/6         No. 22 Florida State         Cancelled

                Host of Pepsi Malihini Kipa Aloha Tournament in Honolulu, Hawaii

3/10       SIU                                         W, 7-1

                Radford                                                W, 4-0

3/11       Robert Morris                    W, 9-0

                Marist

            Last Week

            Host of the Hawaii Classic in Honolulu, Hawaii

3/2         Radford                                                W, 11-3 (6)

3/3         UC Santa Barbara             W, 5-0

                No. 20 Florida State         W, 2-1  

3/4         Radford                                                W, 5-1

                No. 20 Florida State         W, 1-0

 

21.      Texas A&M (16-7)

                Host of Aggie Invitational in College Station, Texas

3/8         Monmouth                         W, 6-5

3/10       North Dakota State         W, 6-0

                Liberty                                  Cancelled

                Last Week

2/29       @ Sam Houston State    W, 4-1

                Host of Texas A&M Invitational in College Station, Tex.

3/2         Nebraska                             W, 6-0

                Texas State                         W, 3-2

3/3         Houston                               L, 3-2

                Nebraska                             W, 4-1

3/4         Houston                               W, 3-2

 

22.      Florida State (20-3, 3-0 ACC)

3/6         @ No. T19 Hawaii             Cancelled

3/10       North Carolina State       W, 7-1

                North Carolina State       W, 8-0 (5)

3/11       North  Carolina State      W, 6-0

            Last Week

            @ Hawaii Classic in Honolulu, Hawaii

3/2         US Santa Barbara             W, 5-1

3/3         Radford                                                L, 3-2

                No. 22 Hawaii                     L, 2-1

3/4         UC Santa Barbara             W, 13-4 (6)

                No. 22 Hawaii                     L, 1-0

 

T23.    North Carolina (17-7)

                @ Long Beach Classic in Long Beach, Calif.

3/8         Eastern Kentucky             W, 8-3

                Oregon State                     L, 8-1

3/9         UNLV                                    W, 5-0

                Utah State                          W, 11-2

3/10       Long Beach  State            L, 6-0

                Last Week

2/29       UNC-Wilmington              W, 3-2

                @ Citrus Classic in Orlando, Fla.

3/2         Syracuse                              L, 6-2

                No. 11 Baylor                     L, 2-0

3/3         No. 17 Auburn                   W, 1-0 (8)           

                Fordham                              W, 3-2

3/4         No. 18 Oregon                   L, 5-4

 

T23.    Syracuse (12-8)

                @ USF Under Armour Showcase in Clearwater, Fla.

3/9         Miami (Ohio)                     W, 1-0

                USC Upstate                      L, 3-1

3/10       Boston University            L, 1-0

                Kennesaw State                               W, 8-1

3/11       Virginia Tech                      W, 5-0

            Last Week

@ Citrus Classic in Orlando, Fla.

3/2         No. 24 North Carolina     W, 6-2

                No. 17 Auburn                   L, 5-0

3/3         Virginia                                 W, 3-1

                No. 15 Michigan                W, 4-2

3/4         No. 11 Baylor                     W, 2-1

 

25.      South Florida (19-4)

3/7         Central Michigan              W, 6-2

                Central Michigan              W, 5-2

Host of USF Under Armour Showcase in Tampa/Clearwater, Fla.

3/9         Penn State                          W, 7-0

                Virginia Tech                      W, 2-0

3/10       Central Connecticut        W, 10-0

3/11       Toledo                                  W, 2-0

Last Week

2/29       No. 15 Michigan                W, 2-0

                Host of the USF Under Armour Invitational in Tampa, Fla.

3/3         Boston                                  W, 6-3

                Loyola Marymount          L, 6-4

3/4         Harvard                                                W, 4-2

                Miami                                   L, 2-1 (8)

 

 

RECEIVING VOTES

RV       New Mexico (17-3)

                Did not play

            Last Week

            Host of University of New Mexico Invitational in Albuquerque, N.M.

3/2         North Dakota                     W, 8-0 (6)

                CSU Bakersfield                                W, 8-0 (6)

3/3         North Dakota                     W, 13-8

                CSU Bakersfield                                W, 18-11

3/4         Utah                                      L, 6-1   

 

RV       DePaul (14-5)

@ Florida International Tournament in Miami, Fla.

3/9         Florida International       W, 7-3

                Delaware                             W, 5-1

3/10       Delaware                             W, 12-0 (5)

                Florida International       L, 3-2 (8)

                Last Week

                Did not play

 

RV       Arkansas (17-6, 1-4 SEC)

3/7         Ole Miss                               L, 13-0 (5)

                Ole Miss                               L, 7-6

3/9         @ South Carolina             W, 5-4 (8)

3/10       @ South Carolina             L, 7-2

3/11       @ South Carolina             L, 8-7

                Last Week

3/2         Drake                                    W, 5-4

                Host of the Woo Pig Classic in Fayetteville, Ark.

3/3         Butler                                    W, 3-1

                Drake                                    W, 8-6

3/4         IUPUI                                    W, 3-1

                Butler                                    W, 6-5 (8)

 

RV       Georgia Tech (15-12, 0-3 ACC)

3/6         Western Carolina             W, 4-2

                Western Carolina             W, 9-4

3/8         SIUE                                       W, 9-1

3/10       Virginia                                 L, 3-1

                Virginia                                 L, 13-2

3/11       Virginia                                 L, 3-1

                Last Week

2/29       @ Georgia State               L, 2-1

                @ Buzz Classic in Woodstock, Ga.

3/2         Winthrop                             W, 5-0

3/3         Western Kentucky          W, 5-3

                Tennessee-Martin          W, 8-6 (8)           

3/4         Southern Louisiana         W, 8-0 (6)

                Elon                                       L, 6-3

 

RV       Kentucky (10-11, 0-3 SEC)

3/9         No. 2 Alabama                   L, 3-1 (9)

3/10       No. 2 Alabama                   L, 9-1 (5)

3/11       No. 2 Alabama                   L, 12-2 (6)

                Last Week

                Did not receive votes

 

RV       BYU (13-7)

                Did not play

                Last Week

3/1         @ San Diego State           L, 1-0

@ San Diego Classic in San Diego, Calif.

3/2         Cal State Northridge       W, 4-1

                St. Joseph’s                        W, 3-2 (8)

3/3         Long Beach State             W, 2-1

                Charlotte                             W, 9-0 (5)

 

RV       Mississippi State (15-9, 1-4 SEC)

3/7         No. 4 Florida                       L, 1-0

                No. 4 Florida                       L, 8-5

3/9         No. 7 Georgia                    W, 5-3

3/10       No. 7 Georgia                    L, 2-0

3/11       No. 7 Georgia                    L, 5-0

                Last Week

                Did not receive votes

 

RV       Oregon State (21-7)

@ Long Beach State Invitational in Lakewood, Calif.

3/8         T23 North Carolina           W, 8-1

                Long Beach State             W, 12-2

3/9         Pittsburgh                           W, 3-2

3/10       Michigan State                  W, 5-2

                Notre Dame                       L, 8-1

                In Northridge, Calif.

3/11       Harvard                                                L, 3-2

                Last Week

                Did not receive votes

 

RV       Kansas (20-2)

@ Osprey Classic in Jacksonville, Fla.

3/9         Delaware State                 W, 5-2  

                Delaware State                 W, 17-1 (5)

3/10       North Florida                     W, 1-0

                Delaware State                 W, 6-1

3/11       North Florida                     W, 7-3

                Last Week

                Did not receive votes

 

RV       SC Upstate (20-4)

@ USF Under Armour Showcase in Clearwater, Fla.

3/9         Villanova                              L, 2-1

                No. T23 Syracuse              W, 3-1

3/10       Penn State                          W, 2-0

Boston University            L, 4-2

3/11       Central Michigan              L, 10-3

                Last Week

2/28       @ Furman                           W, 3-0

                @ Furman                           W, 4-0  

                Host of Subway Spartan Classic in Spartansburg, S.C.

3/2         Dayton                                 W, 4-2

                N.C. Central                        W, 8-2

3/3         Dayton                                 L, 3-1

                N.C. Central                        W, 8-0 (5)

3/4         Appalachian State            W, 7-2

 

RV       UMASS (7-7)

                Did not play

                Last Week

                @ Easton Alabama Invite in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

3/2         Maryland                             W, 16-6

                UAB                                       Cancelled                           

3/3         No. 2 Alabama                   L, 8-0

                UAB                                       L, 19-0 (5)

3/4         Maryland                             W, 4-1

 

RV       Utah (17-5)

                @ Florida Gulf Coast Tournament in Ft. Meyers, Fla.

3/9         Georgetown                      W, 5-1

                Florida Gulf Coast            L, 2-0

3/10       Howard                                                W, 5-1

                Stony Brook                       L, 1-0 (8)

 

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