Update 3-16-10 NFCA Poll

National Fastpitch Coaches Association
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Washington Keeps Hold on Top Ranking in USA Today/NFCA Top 25 Poll
March 16, 2010

 

STARKVILLE, Miss. – Another perfect week kept Washington atop of the USA Today/NFCA Top 25 Poll as the unanimous No. 1 team in the country for the third consecutive week.  The Huskies have been the top choice in all six polls this year, including the preseason poll, and have received all 30 first-place votes in five of those six polls.

Arizona and Missouri stayed put at second and third, respectively, this week, while Michigan moved up one spot from fifth to fourth.  UCLA rounded out the top five by jumping from seventh to fifth, forcing Florida down to sixth.

While some teams moved up and down, for the first time this season no teams dropped out or moved into the poll.

The USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Poll is voted on by NCAA Division I head coaches, one representing each conference. 2010 records are shown, first-place votes are in parentheses.

The next USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 poll will be released Tuesday, March 16.

RANK TEAM Record TOTALS Last Poll
1 Washington (30) 22-1 750 1
2 Arizona 22-1 720 2
3 Missouri 16-2 682 3
4 Michigan 18-4 654 5
5 UCLA 17-4 601 7
6 Florida 18-3 584 4
7 Arizona St. 24-2 575 8
8 Alabama 17-6 531 10
9 Georgia 19-3 511 6
10 Stanford 15-3 500 9
11 Oklahoma 21-3 459 12
12 Georgia Tech 22-3 419 11
13 California 17-4 394 13
14 LSU 21-4 358 14
15 Texas 20-3 331 15
16 Ohio St. 13-6 265 17
17 Tennessee 19-5 245 19
18 Oklahoma St. 20-6 223 20
19 Florida St. 20-5 199 16
20 North Carolina 17-5 187 23
21 Illinois 16-2 156 21
22 Texas A&M 22-6 119 24
23 La.-Lafayette 15-7 84 22
24 Louisville 15-8 76 18
25 Massachusetts 11-4 33 25

 

Others Receiving Votes:

Baylor 22, BYU 18, San Diego St. 12, Lipscomb 9, Fresno St. 8, Hofstra 8, Notre Dame 7, Oregon 5, Fordham 4, Tenn.-Martin 1

Parker Griffith
Director of Media Relations
National Fastpitch Coaches Association
(662) 320-2155
www.nfca.org

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