3-4-2012 Week 4 in Review

ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 Poll

HOW THE TOP 25 FARED

Week 4 – February 27- March 4, 2012

 

1.        California (16-0)

                @ 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

                Last Week

@ 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

 

2.        Alabama (17-0)

                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

                Last Week

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)

 

 

3.        Washington (19-1)

                @ 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  

                Last Week

@ 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

 

4.        Florida (19-1)

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

Last Week

@ 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

 

5.        Arizona State (20-2)

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)

                Last Week

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)

 

6.        Texas (17-1)

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)         

                Last Week

@ 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

 

7.        Georgia (18-2)

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

                Last Week

@ 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

 

8.        Tennessee (14-3)

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  

                Last Week

                @ 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

 

9.        Oklahoma (14-3)

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

                Last Week

@ 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

 

10.      Stanford (18-3)

                @ 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  

                Last Week

@ 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

 

11.      Baylor (14-5)

                @ 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

                Last Week

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

 

12.      Louisiana-Lafayette (17-0)

                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

                Last Week

@ 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

 

13.      Missouri (10-3)

                @ 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

                Last Week

@ 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

 

14.      Arizona (16-4)

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

                Last Week

@ 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

 

15.      Michigan (15-5)

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

                Last Week

@ 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

 

16.      UCLA (14-6)

                @ 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

                Last Week

@ 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

               

17.      Auburn (16-3)

                @ 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

            Last Week

                @ 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

 

18.      Oregon (13-3)

                @ 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

                Last Week

@ 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)

 

19.      Louisville (15-0)

                @ 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

                Last Week

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

2/25       Creighton                            W, 7-0

                Creighton                            W, 4-0

 

20.      Florida State ()

            @ 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

            Last Week

                @ 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

 

21.      Texas A&M (14-7)

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

                Last Week

@ 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

 

22.      Hawaii ()

            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

            Last Week

                Did not play

 

23.      South Florida (13-4)

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)

Last Week

@ 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

 

24.      North Carolina (14-5)

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

                Last Week

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

 

25.      Georgia Tech (12-9)

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

                Last Week

@ 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

 

RECEIVING VOTES

RV.     Nebraska (10-11)

                @ Texas A&M Invitational in College Station, Tex.

3/2         Houston                               W, 2-0

                No. 21 Texas A&M           L, 6-0

3/3         Texas State                         L, 5-1

                No. 21 Texas A&M           L, 4-1

3/4         Texas State                         L, 2-1

                Last Week

@ 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

 

RV       DePaul (11-4)

                Did not play

                Last Week

Did not receive votes

 

RV       Maryland (11-6)

                @ Easton Alabama Invite in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

3/2         Massachusetts                  L, 16-6

                No. 2 Alabama                   L, 19-1 (5)

3/3         UAB                                       W, 4-2

                No. 2 Alabama                   L, 9-1

3/4         Massachusetts                  L, 4-1

                Last Week

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

 

RV       LSU (10-7)

3/2         No. 9 Oklahoma                                L, 7-0

                @ The Preview in Oklahoma City, Okla.

3/3         Oklahoma State                                W, 7-4

                No. 9 Oklahoma                                L, 5-0

                In Stillwater

3/4         Oklahoma State                                L, 1-0 (10)

                Last Week

                Did not receive votes

 

RV       UMASS (7-7)

                @ 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

                Last Week

                @ 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

 

RV       New Mexico (17-3)

            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   

            Last Week

                Did not receive votes

 

RV       Arkansas (16-2)

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)

                Last Week

                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)

 

RV       Syracuse (9-6)

@ 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

            Last Week

@ 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

 

RV       Pacific (9-8)

            @ Louisville Slugger Classic in Stockton, Calif.

3/2         Sacramento State            W, 9-6

                Delaware                             W, 6-1

3/3         No. 3 Washington            L, 5-4

                Sacramento State            W, 10-4

3/4         No. 3 Washington            L, 6-4

            Last Week

                Did not receive votes

 

RV       BYU (13-7)

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)

                Last Week

@ 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

 

RV       North Carolina State (11-9)

2/28       North Carolina Central   W, 13-0 (5)

                @ the Citrus Classic in Orlando, Fla.

3/2         Purdue                                 L, 7-5 (9)

                St. John’s                             W, 9-0

3/3         Penn State                          L, 5-3

                Hofstra                                 W, 6-2

3/4         Longwood                           W, 4-3

                Last Week

                Did not receive votes

 

RV       Ohio State (11-8)

                @ Citrus Classic in Orlando, Fla.

3/2         Georgetown                      W, 5-0

                Longwood                           W, 12-3 (5)

3/3         Notre Dame                       L, 3-1 (8)

                Hofstra                                 L, 1-0

3/4         Pittsburgh                           L, 4-0

            Last Week

                Did not receive votes

 

RV       SC Upstate (18-1)

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

                Last Week

                Did not receive votes

 

 

 

 

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