4-27-10 NFCA Weekly D1 Poll

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Michigan Gains Ground, But Washington Holds On In Latest USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Poll
April 27, 2010

STARKVILLE, Miss. – For the season straight week the Michigan Wolverines (37-5) made a serious run at becoming the No. 1 softball team in country, but Washington once again managed to turn back the challenge and hold onto the top spot in the latest USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 poll for the 12th time this season. 

The Huskies (37-5) garnered 19 of 30 first-place votes, while Michigan took home the other 11.  In total points, Washington received 736 of a possible 750 to edge the Wolverines by just eight points.

After going undefeated last week, Arizona (38-7) stayed put in the rankings held on to the third for the second consecutive week.  Alabama (39-9) and UCLA (33-9) each moved up one spot to fourth and fifth, respectively, forcing Florida  (35-7) down to sixth and out of the top five for only the fourth time this season.

No teams dropped out of the rankings this week, leaving no room for any new editions. After a 5-0 week, DePaul (29-14) surged to the top of the “receiving votes” category where they missed out on a spot in the poll by 38 points.  

The USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Poll is voted on by NCAA Division I head coaches, one representing each conference. Records as of April 25 are shown, first-place votes are in parentheses.

The next USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 poll will be released Tuesday, May 4.

RANK  TEAM Record TOTALS Last Poll
1 Washington (19) 37-5 736 1
2 Michigan (11) 37-5 728 2
3 Arizona 38-7 694 3
4 Alabama 39-9 643 4
5 UCLA 33-9 625 6
6 Florida 35-7 584 4
7 Arizona State 37-10 530 9
8 Georgia 40-8 514 12
9 Georgia Tech 43-8 507 8
10 Missouri 36-9 453 11
11 Oklahoma State 41-10 449 7
12 Oklahoma 36-10 410 14
13 California 34-13 396 13
14 Stanford 30-12 384 10
15 Texas 37-10 351 15
16 Tennessee 39-9 284 17
17 LSU 39-10 280 16
18 Illinois 33-5 250 18
19 Ohio State 30-11 216 19
20 Oregon 31-10 189 20
21 Massachusetts 29-7 138 21
22 Texas A&M 36-13 103 22
23 Hawaii 39-11 88 25
24 Florida State 39-14 69 24
25 Notre Dame 38-9 61 23

Dropped Out: None

Others Receiving Votes: DePaul 22, Louisville 13, Fresno State 7, Lipscomb 7, Texas Tech 6, Hofstra 5, Fordham 4, BYU 3, San Diego State 1

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *