3-23 USA Softball Poll

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

Rank Team Record Points Last Week
Ranking
1. Washington (25) 26-2 500 1
2. Arizona 25-3 467 2
3. Michigan 22-5 459 4
4. Missouri 22-3 446 3
5. Alabama 22-7 411 5
6. UCLA 19-4 397 T6
7. Georgia 22-4 368 T6
8. Georgia Tech 24-4 341 9
T9. Oklahoma 25-6 322 8
T9. Stanford 20-3 322 11
11. Arizona State 27-4 308 10
12. LSU 26-4 294 14
13. Florida 20-3 262 13
14. California 23-6 222 12
15. Texas 23-6 212 15
16. Oklahoma State 26-7 202 T17
17. Texas A&M 27-6 163 20
18. Florida State 27-6 153 19
19. North Carolina 20-8 133 16
20. Illinois 21-3 112 22
21. Tennessee 21-7 108 21
22. Ohio State 14-9 71 T17
23. Baylor 18-7 69 24
24. Louisville 19-10 48 23
25. Oregon 18-5 25 25

 

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).

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