Update 3-16-10 USA Softball poll

For Immediate Release: 3/16/10

Washington remains No. 1 for fifth-straight week

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — The University of Washington (22-1) remains at No. 1 in the ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 poll for the fifth consecutive week after taking home the title of the Husky Softball Classic this weekend with five wins announced today by the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America. The defending National Champions received all but one first-place vote as the Arizona Wildcats, also 22-1, claimed one first-place vote after a perfect six-win weekend for a No. 2 ranking.

No. 4 Michigan moved up one spot with four victories, two of which were against a then-No. 20 Louisville.  The Crimson Tide of Alabama landed at No. 5 this week from No. 7 with two strong wins over SEC opponent Georgia. The Bulldogs are now tied at No. 6 with the UCLA Bruins who defeated a then-No.18 North Carolina 1-0.

The top ten teams remained the same as the Pac-10 Conference leads the way with seven teams in the Top 25.  The Big 12 is close behind with six teams and the SEC with five teams.

North Carolina advanced despite the UCLA loss from No. 18 to 16 with two ACC wins over Florida State. The Cowgirls of Oklahoma State continued to climb as they are now tied at No. 17 with Ohio State.  No. 21 Tennessee and No. 22 Illinois both saw the week’s biggest jumps moving up three spots.

BYU dropped out of the poll with three losses while the Oregon Ducks claimed No. 25 with four wins.

ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25

March 16 – Week of March 8-14

Rank Team Record Points Last Week
Ranking
1. Washington (24) 22-1 499 1
2. Arizona (1) 22-1 480 2
3. Missouri 16-2 460 3
4. Michigan 18-4 439 5
5. Alabama 17-6 393 7
T6. Georgia 19-3 378 4
T6. UCLA 17-4 378 6
8. Oklahoma 21-3 374 9
9. Georgia Tech 22-3 341 8
10. Arizona State 24-2 339 10
11. Stanford 15-3 287 12
12. California 19-4 267 13
13. Florida 18-3 263 11
14. LSU 21-4 243 15
15. Texas 20-3 225 14
16. North Carolina 18-5 186 18
T17. Ohio State 13-6 164 17
T17. Oklahoma State 20-6 164 19
19. Florida State 22-4 152 16
20. Texas A&M 22-6 95 21
21. Tennessee 19-5 76 24
22. Illinois 16-2 60 25
23. Louisville 15-8 59 20
24. Baylor 16-7 53 22
25. Oregon 18-5 35 RV

 

Parenthesis Denotes first place votes.

Dropped Out: BYU
New to Poll: Oregon 

Others receiving votes:  BYU (22), ULL (16), San Diego State (12), Hawaii (11), UMass (10), Hofstra (8), Lipscomb (4), Fordham (3), DePaul (2) and Fresno State (2).

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