As Louisiana softball prepares to open with Houston in NCAA Austin Regional, the two polls show similar positions for UL and her opponents.

The USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Poll shows host Texas at #6, Houston and Texas State unranked, and UL hanging in at #25. 

The ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 shows UL moving up a slot, Texas at #9, and Houston getting votes.

USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Poll  Week #14 (May 17)

The poll is voted on by NCAA Division I head coaches, one representing each conference. Records as of May 15, 2011 are shown, first-place votes are in parentheses.

Rank Team Record Pts Pvs
1 Arizona St. (29) 50-6 749 1
2 Michigan (1) 51-4 706 2
3 Florida 47-9 657 3
4 Alabama 46-8 650 4
5 Tennessee 47-10 616 7
6 Texas 45-8 608 5
7 California 39-10 602 6
8 Missouri 46-7 541 9
9 Georgia 47-12 527 8
10 Arizona 40-16 474 10
11 Stanford 38-15 444 1
12 Oregon 39-14 396 14
13 Oklahoma 38-16 388 13
14 UCLA 33-17 357 12
15 Washington 34-14 328 15
16 Nebraska 39-12 306 16
17 Baylor 40-12 293 17
18 Texas A&M 41-13 247 18
19 Georgia Tech 44-10 172 19
20 LSU 38-16 159 21
21 Auburn 39-17 140 23
22 Oklahoma St. 39-12 126 20
23 Kentucky 36-14 106 22
24 Notre Dame 45-9 66 24
25 Louisiana 49-9 53 25
Others receiving votes:
Syracuse 15, Indiana 7, Pacific (CA) 7, Tulsa 4, East Carolina 2, New Mexico St 2, BYU 1, Texas Tech 1
Dropped out:
None

 

ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25

May 17 - May 9-15, 2011 - Week 14

Rank

Team

Record

Points

Previous Ranking

1.

Arizona State (20)

50-6

500

1

2.

Michigan

51-4

472

2

3.

Alabama

46-8

435

4

4.

Missouri

46-7

418

6

T5.

California

39-10

415

5

T5.

Florida

47-9

415

3

7.

Tennessee

47-10

395

8

8.

Georgia

47-12

359

9

9.

Texas

45-8

354

7

10.

Arizona

40-16

310

10

11.

Oregon

39-14

292

11

T12.

Oklahoma

38-16

272

13

T12.

Stanford

38-15

272

12

14.

Washington

34-14

225

14

15.

Baylor

40-12

224

17

16.

UCLA

33-17

198

15

17.

Texas A&M

41-18

178

19

18.

Georgia Tech

44-10

155

16

19.

Notre Dame

45-9

136

18

20.

Nebraska

39-12

105

23

21.

Kentucky

36-14

86

20

22.

LSU

38-16

84

21

23.

Auburn

39-17

61

24

24.

Louisiana

49-9

33

25

25.

Oklahoma State

37-17

31

22

 

Parenthesis denotes first place votes.

Dropped Out: None
New to Poll: None

 

Others receiving votes: Syracuse (25); Tulsa (13); Houston (9); Indiana (7); BYU (6); North Carolina (6); Maryland (5); Fordham (2); New Mexico State (1); Texas Tech (1); Longwood (1)


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