4-27-10 USA Softball Weekly Poll

For Immediate Release: 4/27/10

Washington Fends off Michigan For No.1 Ranking

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Washington (37-5), with 12 first-place votes, edged out Michigan by 7 points to maintain their spot as the No.1 team in the Nation according to the ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 Poll announced today by the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America.  Michigan remains the No. 2 team in the country for the third-consecutive week with eight first-place votes.

The top five teams remain in the top five with No. 4 Alabama (39-9) moving ahead of No. 5 Florida (35-7) after sweeping Arkansas in three games. No. 10 Oklahoma (36-10) advanced three spots from last week’s poll after a 5-0 weekend, including sweeps of Baylor and Nebraska, while No. 11 Oklahoma State (40-11) fell three spots after suffering a 2-3 weekend including being swept by Texas Tech, a team that received votes this week.

For the first time all season, the Top 25 teams remain the same from last week. Five conferences are recognized in the Top 10 with the Pac-10 Conference leading the way with four schools and the SEC close behind with three teams. Both conferences have two schools a piece in the Top 5 as well.

ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25

April 27 – Week of April 19 – April 25

Rank Team Record Points Last Week
Ranking
1. Washington (12) 37-5 492 1
2. Michigan (8) 37-5 485 2
3. Arizona 38-7 462 3
4. Alabama 39-9 435 5
5. Florida 35-7 414 4
6. UCLA 33-9 399 7
7. Georgia Tech 43-8 369 6
8. Georgia 40-8 366 10
9. Arizona State 37-10 324 9
10. Oklahoma 36-10 293 13
11. Oklahoma State 40-11 290 8
T12. Texas 37-10 265 14
T12. LSU 38-10 265 12
14. Stanford 30-12 252 11
15. Missouri 36-9 216 15
16. Cal 34-13 215 17
17. Tennessee 39-9 184 18
18. Oregon 31-10 175 16
19. Illinois 33-5 149 19
T20. Hawaii 39-11 97 T23
T20. Texas A&M 36-13 97 21
22. Florida State 39-14 72 20
23. UMass 29-7-1 65 22
24. Ohio State 30-11 57 T23
25. Notre Dame 38-9 19 25

 

Parenthesis Denotes first place votes.

Dropped Out: None
New to Poll: None

Others receiving votes:  North Carolina (13); Fordham (9); BYU (4); DePaul (4); San Diego State (4); Texas Tech (4); Louisville (2); Hofstra (2); Virginia (2)

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