For Immediate Release: 3/23/10
Top 25 teams remain the same with Washington leading the way in ESPN.com/USA Softball Poll
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — The top 25 teams in the country remained the same in the ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 Poll as announced today by the Amateur Softball Association. After six weeks of action, the Washington Huskies stay at No. 1 with all 25 first place votes despite its second loss of the season coming from DePaul. The Arizona Wildcats remained close behind at No. 2 while Michigan moved into the No. 3 spot with a 4-1 record at the Judi Garman Classic including win over Arizona.
Tied for No. 9 are Oklahoma, who recorded a 5-3 weekend, and Stanford who climbed two spots after a 5-0 run at the Stanford Louisville Slugger Classic. LSU jumped up to No. 12 with five SEC victories and currently is riding a 21-game win streak.
The Tar Heels fell three notches suffering three losses, two coming from ACC foe then No. 9 Georgia Tech. The University of Illinois who recorded a 5-1 weekend performance advanced from No. 22 to No. 20 this week. Ohio State fell to No. 22 after going 2-3 at the USF “The Game” Tournament.
ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25
March 23 – Week of March 15-21
Parenthesis Denotes first place votes.
Dropped Out: None
New to Poll: None
Others receiving votes: ULL (18), San Diego State (15), Texas Tech (13), UMASS (11), DePaul (6), Lipscomb (5), Hawaii (4), Fordham (3), BYU (2), Fresno State (2), Tenn. Martin (2), Hofstra (1), Kentucky (1), Ball State (1), Colorado State (1).