UCLA is the brand new No. 1 staff in faculty softball after an ideal week


LOUISVILLE, Ky. – UCLA took over the No. 1 spot from Florida State on this week’s 2019 USA At present / NFCA Prime 25 Coaches Ballot. The Bruins (22-1), who’ve been No. 2 for the primary 5 polls, obtained 27 first-place votes and 795 factors.

UCLA loved a 5-Zero week co-hosting the UCLA/Lengthy Seaside Invitational. The Bruins opened with three dwelling wins over Robert Morris (11-Zero), BYU (Eight-2) and Liberty (Four-Three). On the ultimate day, they topped Boston College, 12-Zero and co-host Lengthy Seaside State, 5-Three in eight innings. UCLA hits the highway for the opening weekend of Pac-12 play, taking over No. 5 Washington in Seattle.

Oklahoma shifted up a spot to No. 2 this week. The Sooners (20-2) prolonged their profitable streak to 10 video games with 5 dwelling triumphs, together with two over RV Northwestern and one over RV Drake.

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The Seminoles (25-2) slipped to No. Three after struggling their first two losses of 2019. The defending champs break up a doubleheader at Grand Canyon, dropping the opener, 5-Three earlier than rebounding with an 11-1 victory. In a three-game collection at No. 12 Arizona, FSU took video games one and three from the Wildcats, 5-Three and Four-Three.

The lone undefeated staff within the high 25, Alabama, moved up one other place to No. Four profitable all 5 video games at dwelling. The Crimson Tide (25-Zero) knocked South Alabama and Mississippi Valley State earlier than sweeping Missouri of their opening SEC collection.

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Washington returned to No. 5 because it blanked the opposition over a six-game stretch final week. Huskie pitchers didn’t permit a single run in 39 innings of labor and prolonged their shutout streak to seven video games. Washington (22-Three) stored RV Ohio State, North Illinois twice, Idaho State twice and Seattle off the scoreboard.

Tennessee additionally shifted up one spot to No. 6 after taking two-of-three from then-No. Four Florida in Gainesville. The Girl Vols (18-Three) captured the primary two contests, 9-1 and Three-Zero earlier than the Gators (22-Four) picked up a win the SEC collection finale. With the 2 defeats, UF fell to No. 7 this week.

Georgia remained at No. Eight following a 5-1 week. The Bulldogs (23-Three) thumped Georgia Tech, 16-Four, on the highway earlier than returning dwelling for the UGA Traditional. Georgia defeated Bowling Inexperienced twice, Elon and Western Illinois, however did drop one to the Phoenix.

No. 9 LSU took two-of-three from RV Texas A&M in School Station and completed the week, Three-1. The Tigers (21-5) picked up a mid-week highway win at Northwestern State and opened with two triumphs over the Aggies (17-Three / 7-Zero) however fell within the finale, 6-5.

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No. 10 Louisiana returns to the top-10. The Ragin’ Cajuns (18-Three) swept their Solar Belt-opening collection at Texas State by the scores for 6-1, 5-Three and 7-Four.

No. 24 Boise State is the one newcomer this week. One of many hottest groups within the nation, the Broncos (18-2) have received a program-record 17 straight and enter the NFCA’s high 25 for the primary time of their historical past. Boise State knocked off Sacramento State twice, host Pacific, and Fairleigh Dickinson on the Louisville Slugger Event in Stockton, Calif.

The 2019 USA At present/NFCA Division I Prime 25 Ballot is voted on by 32 NCAA Division I head coaches, one representing every convention. The information mirror video games performed by way of March 10, 2019.
 

Rank Faculty Factors Report Earlier
1 UCLA (27) 795 22-1 2
2 Oklahoma 745 20-2 Three
Three Florida State (Three) 738 25-2 1
Four Alabama (2) 712 25-Zero 5
5 Washington 662 22-Three 6
6 Tennessee 649 18-Three 7
7 Florida 612 22-Four Four
Eight Georgia 551 23-Three Eight
9 LSU 498 21-5 10
10 Louisiana 488 18-Three 11
11 Texas 474 21-5 9
12 Arizona 442 17-7 12
13 Texas Tech 389 24-1 15
14 Arkansas 362 19-Four 14
15 Kentucky 323 15-7 18
16 South Carolina 294 18-5 13
17 Arizona State 271 19-7 16
18 Oklahoma State 255 18-5 19
19 Indiana 233 21-Three 17
20 Auburn 219 22-Four 20
21 Minnesota 190 15-7 22
22 James Madison 162 11-5 21
23 Wisconsin 118 21-Three 23
24 Boise State 46 18-2 RV
25 Michigan 27 12-10 25