After falling out of the polls in week seven, The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns softball team returned to the top-25 in finals polls of the 2010 season. The Cajuns are ranked No. 16 in the USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Poll and are No. 17 in the ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top-25.

The ranking in the NFCA polls ties the highest ranking the Cajuns had this season. In the second week of the season, UL was ranked 16th heading into the Houston Marriott Classic.

UL finished the season with a record of 45-18 after winning the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional and advancing to the NCAA Los Angeles Super Regional.

In Baton Rouge, the Cajuns defeated Louisiana State, and Texas A&M twice, to claim the Regional Championship. In Los Angeles, UL fell to the eventual national champions, UCLA.

Over the season, the Cajuns played eight opponents who are ranked in the final NFCA poll (UCLA, Washington, Missouri, Michigan, Georgia Tech, Texas, LSU and Texas A&M).

The Cajuns played 11 teams in the regular season that advanced to regional play. Three teams, Missouri, Michigan and Washington advanced to Super Regional play with the Tigers and Huskies grabbing a spot in the 2010 Women's College World Series.

USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Poll

Rank Team Record Totals Last Poll
1 UCLA (30) 50-11 750 5
2 Arizona 52-14 720 3
3 Georgia 50-13 668 9
4 Tennessee 49-15 654 16
5 Washington 50-9 625 1
6 Florida 49-10 607 6
7 Hawaii 50-15 583 23
8 Missouri 51-13 547 8
9 Alabama 52-11 495 4
10 Michigan 49-8 475 2
11 Oklahoma 47-12 439 11
12 Arizona State 44-17 404 10
13 California 44-19 390 12
14 Oregon 36-21 348 22
15 BYU 46-13 303 RV
16 Louisiana 45-18 282 RV
17 Georgia Tech 51-11 255 7
18 Texas 43-15 211 13
19 LSU 45-16 171 17
20 Texas A&M 44-16 134 20
21 Stanford 37-19 133 15
22 Ohio State 39-14 113 19
23 Oklahoma State 44-16 96 14
24 North Carolina 42-20 79 NR
25 Illinois 45-18 58 18

Dropped Out: No. 21 Massachusetts, No. 24 Notre Dame, No. 25 Florida State
Others Receiving Votes: Notre Dame 37, Hofstra 31, Fresno State 24, Massachusetts 22, Fordham 18, Long Island 15, Louisville, 14, Lipscomb 13, DePaul 9, East Carolina 8, Florida State 6, Kentucky 5, San Diego State 3, Texas Tech 2, Illinois State 1, Florida International 1, Radford 1

ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25

Rank Team Record Totals Last Poll
1 UCLA (20) 50-11 500 4
2 Arizona 52-13 480 6
3 Tennessee 49-15 439 15
4 Georgia 50-13 428 9
5 Washington 50-9 412 1
6 Florida 49-10 405 5
7 Hawaii 50-16 385 19
8 Alabama 52-11 366 3
9 Missouri 51-13 341 14
10 Oklahoma 47-12 311 8
11 Michigan 49-8 283 2
12 Cal 44-19 269 13
13 Arizona State 44-17 257 11
14 Oregon 36-20 237 T21
15 BYU 46-13 195 RV
16 Georgia Tech 51-11 182 7
17 Louisiana 45-18 172 NR
18 LSU 44-16 144 10
19 Texas 43-15 121 12
20 N. Carolina 42-20 90 RV
21 Illinois 45-8 63 17
22 Texas A &M 44-16 62 18
23 Oklahoma State 44-16 54 20
T24. Stanford 37-19 52 16
T24. Ohio St. 39-14 52 T21

Dropped Out: Notre Dame; Florida State; UMass
New to Poll: BYU; Louisiana; North Carolina
Others receiving votes: Fordham (44); Notre Dame (27); Louisville (27); Hofstra (26); Long Island (17); Lipscomb (13); Florida State (11); UMASS (10); DePaul (10); Fresno State (6); FIU (5); East Carolina (3); Kentucky (1)


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