Oregon enters postseason as No. 1 team in Top 25 poll

May 15, 2018, 11:39 a.m. (ET)

OKLAHOMA CITY — Fresh off their fifth Pac-12 Championship in six seasons, the Oregon Ducks (47-7) will enter postseason play as the new No. 1 team in the ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 Poll, USA Softball announced. The Ducks supplant UCLA (50-4) atop the poll after capturing 17 first-place votes while the Bruins fall to No. 3 after nabbing two first-place votes.  No. 2 Oklahoma (50-3) rose one spot in the poll this week after sweeping the regular season and Big 12 Championship tournament titles and earned the remaining one vote.

Click here to see a complete listing of the ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate 2018 Top 25 Poll

This marks the final ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 Poll until the conclusion of the NCAA Women’s College World Series (WCWS), which will be held May 31-June 5/6 at the USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium – OGE Energy Field.

The ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 Poll is currently in its 16th year.  The ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 Poll is voted on by coaching representatives of 11 Division I Conferences in the 10 USA Softball Regions as well as members of the National and Local media who consistently cover Division I Softball across the country.

About USA Softball
USA Softball is a 501(c)(3) not-for profit organization headquartered in Oklahoma City, Okla., and is designated as the National Governing Body (NGB) of Softball in the United States and a member of the United States Olympic Committee. One of the nation’s largest sports organizations, USA Softball sanctions competition in every state through a network of 69 local associations and has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to over 150,000 teams today, representing a membership of more than 2 million.  USA Softball is dedicated to providing people of all ages the opportunity to play the game they love at a variety of levels by offering recreational, league, tournament and competitive play for fast pitch, slow pitch and modified pitch.  USA Softball annually conducts thousands of tournaments throughout the country including over 100 National Championships.  The USA Softball umpire program is among the nation’s largest and are widely known as the best trained umpires in the game. 

As the NGB for the sport of softball, USA Softball is responsible for training, equipping and promoting the six USA Softball National Teams that compete in events such as the Olympics, Pan American Games, World Championships and other international and domestic events. For more information on USA Softball, including its founding and history as the Amateur Softball Association of America (ASA), please visit, www.USASoftball.com.

About the NCAA Women’s College World Series

USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium – OGE Energy Field serves as the home to the NCAA Women’s College World Series (WCWS). For the 28th year, the top eight college teams in the nation will head to Oklahoma City and compete for a national championship. Last year, over 70,000 fans attended the WCWS. Be there to Share The Experience with softball fans from across the country May 31-June 5/6 in Oklahoma City. Tickets for the 2018 NCAA WCWS are on sale now, click here to purchase your tickets and secure your championship experience!