WK 6 NFCA POLL

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.

RANK  TEAM Record TOTALS Last Poll
1 Washington (29) 26-2 747 1
2 Michigan (1) 22-5 693 4
3 Missouri 22-3 675 3
4 Arizona 25-3 672 2
5 UCLA 19-4 621 5
6 Florida 20-3 587 6
7 Alabama 22-7 556 8
8 Arizona St. 27-4 518 7
9 Stanford 20-3 515 10
10 Georgia 22-4 489 9
11 Georgia Tech 24-4 446 12
12 Oklahoma 25-6 427 11
13 LSU 26-4 411 14
14 California 23-6 352 13
15 Oklahoma St. 26-7 303 18
16 Texas 23-6 301 15
17 Tennessee 21-7 256 17
18 Illinois 21-3 223 21
19 Texas A&M 27-6 221 22
20 Florida St. 27-6 184 19
21 North Carolina 20-8 146 20
22 Ohio St. 14-9 126 16
23 Louisville 19-10 81 24
24 Massachusetts 15-7 38 25
25 Baylor 18-7 37 RV

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

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