National Fastpitch Coaches Association
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Despite Wild Week, Washington Stays on Top in Latest USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Poll
March 23, 2010
STARKVILLE, Miss. – In a week that saw 20 of 25 ranked teams lose at least one game, the Washington Huskies garnered 29 of 30 first–place votes to stay on top of the USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 poll for the seventh straight edition of the rankings.
Michigan moved to second in the poll, while Arizona fell to fourth in the only change to the top five this week. The other two top five teams from last week, Missouri and UCLA, held steady at third and fifth, respectively.
No. 23 Louisiana-Lafayette was the only team to drop out of the poll this week, marking the first time this season the Ragin’ Cajuns have been unranked. Baylor was the only new addition to the rankings this time around, rejoining the fray at No. 25.
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 30.
Dropped Out: No. 23 La.-Lafayette
Others Receiving Votes: San Diego St. 26, Texas Tech 18, Fordham 14, Kentucky 10, Tenn.-Martin 9, Fresno St. 8, Ball St. 7, Oregon 7, Notre Dame 6, La.-Lafayette 6, Hofstra 3, Hawaii 3, Lipscomb 3, BYU 2, Charlotte 2, Colorado St. 1