Softball Stays at No. 8 in National Polls

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Chelsey ChamberlainAsst. Communications Director

BATON ROUGE – Following a sweep of Auburn, the LSU softball team continues to rank eighth in both the NFCA and USA Softball polls released Tuesday.
The Tigers, who are 22-2 on the year, earned 587 total points in the poll from the coaches, while earning 367 points in the USA Softball rankings. LSU has been ranked every week since the end of the 2014 season.
LSU is back in action Tuesday, taking on Western Kentucky. The Tigers will be on the road this weekend, traveling to No. 24/23 Kentucky Saturday through Monday.
USA Today/NFCA Division I Coaches Poll – March 13Rank, Team, Points, 2018 Record, Last Poll 1. Washington (29), 794, 27-0, 12. Florida (1), 760, 22-1, 23. UCLA (2), 747, 24-0, 34. Tennessee, 701, 24-1, 45. Oklahoma, 656, 19-2, 56. Oregon, 625, 23-4, 67. Texas A&M, 614, 24-3, 78. LSU, 587, 22-2, 89. Arizona, 524, 21-2, 910. Georgia, 499, 20-1, 1111. Baylor, 476, 17-3, 1212. Alabama, 416, 17-5, 1313. Arizona State, 407, 21-2, 1414. Auburn, 397, 23-5, 1015. Florida State, 47, 18-6, 1516. California, 311, 23-3, 1717. Ohio State, 296, 14-2, 1618. South Carolina, 254, 21-3, 1819. Michigan, 201, 18-6, 2220. Louisiana, 149, 14-6, 2021. Mississippi State, 136, 21-3, RV22. Long Beach State, 121, 19-7, 2123. Ole Miss, 93, 13-7, 1924. Kentucky, 85, 15-6, 2325. Oklahoma State, 74, 19-6, RVNew to Poll: No. 21 Mississippi State, No. 25 Oklahoma StateDropped Out: No. 24 USC Upstate (18-6), No. 25 McNeese State (16-8)Receiving Votes: Louisville (28), James Madison (19), Texas State (17), Wichita State (14), Lipscomb (11), Arkansas (11), Minnesota (9), Nebraska (9), USC Upstate (8), Hofstra (2), Texas Tech (1), Western Kentucky (1).ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 – March 6Rank, Team, Record, Points, Previous Ranking 1. Washington (18), 27-0, 495, 12. UCLA (1), 24-0, 469, 33. Florida (1), 22-1, 466, 24. Tennessee, 24-1, 431, 45. Oklahoma, 19-2, 400, 66. Oregon, 23-4, 388, 57. Texas A&M, 24-3, 379, 78. LSU, 22-2, 367, 89. Arizona, 21-2, 346, 910. Arizona State, 21-2, 345, 1411. Florida State, 18-6, 337, 1512. Georgia, 20-1, 313, 1213. Baylor, 17-3, 287, 1214. Auburn, 23-5, 259, 1015. Alabama, 17-5, 257, 1316. California, 23-3, 210, 1617. South Carolina, 21-3, 173, 1718. Ohio State, 14-2, 159, 1919. Michigan, 18-6, 125, 2120. Mississippi State, 21-3, 97, 2321. Louisiana, 14-6, 83, 2022. Ole Miss, 13-7, 72, 1823. Kentucky, 15-6, 69, 2224. Oklahoma State, 18-6, 68, 2425. Oregon State, 17-9, 35, RV
Dropped Out: USC Upstate (25)New to Poll: Oregon State (RV)Others receiving votes: Long Beach State (26), Utah (13), Louisville (9), USC Upstate (6), Arkansas (5), James Madison (5), Minnesota (3), Northwestern (1), Florida Gulf Coast (1), New Mexico …

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