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How the Top 25 Fared - Week 3

March 01, 2021, 2:19 p.m. (ET)

ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 Poll

HOW THE TOP 25 FARED

Week 3 – February 22-28

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1.    UCLA (6-1)

2/24  San Diego State              W, 14-0 (5)

2/28  No. 10 Oregon                L, 1-3

 

LAST WEEK

2/20  @ Cal State Fullerton       W, 6-2

        @ Cal State Fullerton       W, 10-4

2/21  Loyola Marymount           W, 11-1 (5)

        Loyola Marymount           W, 6-1

 

2.    Oklahoma (12-0)

2/22  Tarleton State                 W, 13-0

2/26  New Mexico                   W, 8-0

        @ No. 11 Arizona State    W, 5-3

2/27  New Mexico                   W, 33-4

        @ Grand Canyon            W, 14-0

2/28  Portland State                W, 8-0

 

LAST WEEK

2/19 UTSA                           Cancelled

        @ Sam Houston State      Cancelled

2/20  @ Houston                    W, 12-4 (6)

        @ Houston                    W, 5-3

 

3.    Alabama (14-0)

2/24  UAB                             W, 7-1

        Host of Easton Crimson Classic

2/26  Memphis                       W, 8-3

        Memphis                       W, 5-1

2/27  UNC                             W, 2-0

        UNC                             W, 4-0

2/28  Troy                             W, 2-0

        

LAST WEEK

        Host of Easton Bama Bash

2/19  Liberty                          W, 6-3

2/20  Liberty                          W, 8-1

        No. 9 LSU                      W, 5-2

2/21  No. 9 LSU                      W, 13-5 (5)

 

4.    Arizona (10-0)

        Host of Wildcat Invitational

2/25  BYU                             W, 12-0 (5)

        Colorado State               W, 9-1 (6)

2/26  Seattle                          W, 9-1 (6)

2/27  BYU                             W, 11-3 (6)

2/28  RV Oregon State             W, 3-2 (8)

 

LAST WEEK

        Host of Hillenbrand Invitational

2/19  Southern Utah                W, 8-0 (6)

        New Mexico                   W, 5-2

2/20  New Mexico                   W, 12-0 (5)

        Seattle                          W, 10-2 (5)

2/21  Southern Utah                W, 10-1 

 

5.    Florida (12-0)

2/25 UNF                             W, 8-0

2/27  Louisville                       W, 5-1

2/28  Louisville                       W, 2-0

        McNeese                       W, 1-0

 

LAST WEEK

2/17  Jacksonville                   W, 1-0

        Host of Bubly Invitational 

2/19  Georgia Southern            W, 8-3

2/20  Georgia Southern            W, 2-1

        Charlotte                       W, 5-2

2/21  Charlotte                       W, 4-0

        Georgia Southern            W, 11-0

 

6.    Washington (13-2)

2/26  @ San Diego State          W, 6-1

        @ San Diego State          L, 0-4

2/27  @ San Diego State          W, 5-0

2/28  @ San Diego                  W, 5-0

        @ San Diego                  W, 12-0

 

LAST WEEK

2/18  @ BYU                         W, 4-1

        @ Dixie State Classic in St. George, Utah

2/19 Nevada                         L, 5-8

        Dixie State                     W, 9-0 (5)

2/20  Utah State                     W, 10-1 (6)

2/21  Utah Valley                    W, 17-0 (5)

 

7.    Texas (8-0)

2/24  Texas State                   W, 1-0 (8)

        Co-Host of Lone Star State Invitational

2/26  Sam Houston State         W, 9-3

        Lamar                           W, 10-0 (5)

2/27  No. 25 Mississippi State   W, 8-7

2/28  UCONN                        W, 16-2 (5)

        Ole Miss                        W, 5-2

 

LAST WEEK

2/17  North Texas                   Postponed

        @Tracy Beard Invitational in Frisco, Texas

2/19  Tarleton State                 Cancelled

        North Texas                   Cancelled

2/20  Texas A&M – CC            Cancelled

        South Dakota State         Cancelled

        @ Scrap Yard Blizzard Challenge in Conroe, Texas

2/21  Wichita State                  W, 8-0 (5)

        North Texas                   W, 5-1

 

8.    Oklahoma State (13-1)

2/22  @ Lamar                       W, 8-0

        @ Lamar                       W, 11-0

2/23  @ McNeese                   W, 5-0

        @ Louisiana/LSU Crossover Invitational

2/26  No. 13 LSU                    W, 1-0

        No. 13 LSU                    W, 3-1

2/27  Buffalo                          W, 6-3

        No. 9 Louisiana               L, 1-7

2/28  No. 9 Louisiana               W, 5-3

 

LAST WEEK

        @ Scrap Yard Blizzard Challenge in Conroe, Texas

2/20  Texas A&M – CC            W, 11-1

        North Texas                   W, 2-0

2/21  Texas A&M – CC            W, 11-0 (6)

        Tarleton State                 W, 12-4 (5)

 

9.    Louisiana (9-3)

2/23  Eastern Illinois                W, 9-0 (5)

2/24  McNeese                       W, 8-7 (8)

        Host of Louisiana/LSU Crossover Invitational

2/25 No. 13 LSU                    L, 0-4

2/26  Buffalo                          W, 7-0

        Buffalo                          W, 16-0

2/27  No. 8 Oklahoma State      W, 7-1

        No. 13 LSU                    L, 2-3

2/28  No. 8 Oklahoma State      L, 3-5 (9)

 

LAST WEEK

        @ UAB Green and Gold Classic in Birmingham, Ala.

2/19  Southern Louisiana          Cancelled

2/20  Jacksonville State           W, 8-2

        UAB                             W, 1-0

2/21  Southern Louisiana          W, 9-1 (6)

        UAB                             W, 8-2

 

10. Oregon (9-0)

2/28  No. 1 UCLA                   W, 3-1

        RV Utah                        W, 7-2

 

LAST WEEK

2/19 @ Cal Poly                    Cancelled

        @ Cal Poly                    Cancelled

2/20  @ Fresno State              W, 10-2

2/21  @ Fresno State              W, 2-1

 

11.  Arizona State (10-1)

2/26  New Mexico                   W, 13-1

        No. 2 Oklahoma              L, 3-5

2/27  Portland State                W, 8-0 (5)

        RV Iowa State                W, 8-3

2/28  New Mexico                   W, 11-3 (6)

 

LAST WEEK

2/16  Cal State Fullerton           W, 8-0

        Cal State Fullerton           W, 5-2

 

12. Kentucky (14-0)

        @ The Spring Games

2/26  New Mexico State           W, 11-1 (5)

        FIU                               W, 6-5

2/27  Stetson                         W, 7-0

        New Mexico State           W, 10-1 (5)

2/28  Stetson                         W, 15-0 (5)

 

LAST WEEK

2/19  @ UNC Greensboro        W, 7-2

        @ UNC Greensboro        W, 14-4 (5)

        @ 2021 Campbell Invitational in Buies Creek, N.C.

2/20  North Carolina Central      W, 20-1 (5)

        Campbell University         W, 11-3

2/21  North Carolina Central      W, 14-0 (5)

        Mount St. Mary’s             W, 10-0 (5)

 

13. LSU (10-5)

2/23  Central Arkansas            W, 3-0

        Central Arkansas            W, 2-0

        Host of Louisiana/LSU Crossover Invitational

2/25 No. 9 Louisiana               W, 4-0

2/26  No. 8 Oklahoma State      L, 0-1

        No. 8 Oklahoma State      L, 1-3

2/27  No. 9 Louisiana               W, 3-2

        Buffalo                          W, 7-1

 

LAST WEEK

2/17  North Dakota                  W, 19-3 (5)

        @ Bama Bash in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

2/19  Gardner-Webb                Cancelled

        Gardner-Webb                Cancelled

2/20  Liberty                          W, 4-3

        No. 6 Alabama                L, 2-5

2/21  Liberty                          W, 8-5

        No. 6 Alabama                L, 5-13 (5)

 

14. Virginia Tech (7-2, 4-2 ACC)

2/24  @ Radford                     Cancelled

2/27  Army                            Postponed

        Army                            Postponed

 

LAST WEEK

2/18  @ RV Clemson               L, 1-8

2/19  @ RV Clemson               W, 9-0 (5)

        @ RV Clemson               W, 4-1

        @ ACC Pod in Atlanta, Ga.

2/20  No. 14 Florida State         L, 1-7

        No. 14 Florida State         W, 9-1 (5)

2/21  No. 14 Florida State         W, 6-0

 

15. Florida State (10-3, 4-2 ACC)

        Host of Unconquered Invitational

2/26  FGCU                           W, 7-0

2/27  FGCU                           W, 4-1

        Southeastern Louisiana    W, 3-0

 

LAST WEEK

2/16  Southern Miss                Postponed

        @ ACC Pod in Atlanta, Ga.

2/18  RV Georgia Tech            W, 8-1

        RV Georgia Tech            W, 7-3

2/19  RV Georgia Tech            W, 5-4

2/20  No. 15 Virginia Tech        W, 7-1

        No. 15 Virginia Tech        L, 1-9 (5)

2/21  No. 15 Virginia Tech        L, 0-6

 

16.  Duke (12-1, 4-1 ACC)

        @ Gamecock Invitational

2/27  Seton Hall                      W, 8-0 (6)

        Longwood                      W, 9-0 (5)

2/28  Seton Hall                      W, 6-1

        No. 18 South Carolina      W, 5-1

 

LAST WEEK

        ACC Pod in Durham, N.C.

2/18  Pitt                               Cancelled

2/19  Pitt                               W, 9-0 (5)

2/20  Pitt                               W, 11-3 (5)

        Notre Dame                   L, 3-5

2/21  Notre Dame                   W, 3-1

        Notre Dame                   W, 3-0

 

17. Michigan (4-2, 4-2 Big Ten)

        @ Big Ten Conference Bubble Weekend in Leesburg, Fla.

2/26  Purdue                          W, 4-0

        Purdue                          W, 4-0

2/27  RV Iowa                        W, 2-0

        RV Iowa                        W, 6-5

2/28  Illinois                           L, 1-2

        Illinois                           L, 1-2

 

LAST WEEK

Did not play.

 

18. South Carolina (8-2)

2/24  Coastal Carolina             W, 8-0 (6)

        Coastal Carolina             W, 10-0 (5)

        Host of Gamecock Invitational

2/26  Seton Hall                      W, 11-3 (5)

        Longwood                      W, 14-6 (6)

2/27  Seton Hall                      W, 3-1

        Longwood                      W, 12-2 (5)

2/28  No. 16 Duke                   L, 1-5

 

LAST WEEK

        @ UNF Tournament in Jacksonville, Fla.

2/20  RV Auburn                     L, 4-5

        Jacksonville                   W, 10-0

2/21  RV Auburn                     W, 6-5

 

19. Missouri (12-2)

2/24  UCF                             W, 6-5

        @ South Alabama Invitational in Mobile, Ala.

2/26  Middle Tennessee State  W, 6-3

        South Alabama               W, 8-3

2/27  Northwestern State          W, 8-0 (5)

        SIUE                            W, 6-1

2/28  Middle Tennessee State   W, 8-0 (6)

 

LAST WEEK

        @ Getterman Classic in Waco, Texas

2/19  Prairie View A&M            Cancelled

        No. 18 Baylor                 Cancelled

2/20  Northwestern State          Cancelled

        @ FAU “Strike Out Cancer” Tournament in Boca Raton, Fla.

2/20  Iowa State                     L, 8-9

        Ole Miss                        W, 6-2

2/21  FAU                             W, 11-3

        FAU                             W, 9-0

 

20. Georgia (9-2)

2/25  Kennesaw State              W, 8-3

2/27  Georgia State                 W, 7-0

        Miami (OH)                     W, 9-1 (5)

2/28  Georgia Tech                 W, 11-0 (5)

 

LAST WEEK

        Host of Georgia Classic in Athens, Ga.

2/19  Longwood                      W, 10-2 (6)

2/20  Longwood                      L, 2-3

        Kent State                     W, 11-3 (6)

2/21  Kent State                     W, 4-1

 

21. Baylor (5-3)

2/24  UT Arlington                   W, 6-1

        Co-Host of Lone Star State Invitational

2/26  UCONN                        W, 5-0

        Ole Miss                        L, 4-10

2/27  Lamar                           W, 10-0

        UCONN                        L, 3-7

2/28  No. 25 Mississippi State   W, 10-6

 

LAST WEEK

2/17  UT Arlington                   Postponed

        Host of Getterman Classic

2/19 Northwestern State          Cancelled

        No. 21 Missouri               Cancelled

2/20  Prairie View A&M           Cancelled

        @ Cowgirl Classic in Lake Charles, La.

2/21  No. 25 Arkansas             L, 2-7

        McNeese                       W, 3-2

 

22. Minnesota (3-3, 3-3 Big Ten)

        @ Big Ten Conference Bubble Weekend in Leesburg, Fla.

2/26  Maryland                       W, 2-1

        Maryland                       L, 1-2

2/27  RV Ohio State                L, 1-2 (11)

        RV Ohio State                W, 8-0

2/28  Indiana                          W, 6-2

        Indiana                          L, 5-7

 

LAST WEEK

Did not play.

 

23.  Tennessee (12-1)

2/22  Ohio                             W, 7-1

        Ohio                             W, 11-2 (5)

2/24  Illinois State                   W, 3-0

        Host of Tennessee Invitational

2/25  Tennessee at Martin        W, 10-1 (5)

2/27  Central Michigan             W, 9-0 (5)

2/28  Central Michigan             W, 3-0

        Northern Kentucky           W, 8-0 (5)

 

LAST WEEK

2/20  SEMO                           W, 7-0

        SEMO                           W, 5-3

2/21  Miami (OH)                    W, 7-3

        Miami (OH)                    L, 0-2

        

24.  Arkansas (11-2)

2/22  UT Arlington                   W, 10-6

        UT Arlington                   W, 4-3

        Host of Razorback Invitational

2/25  North Dakota State          W, 9-0 (5)

        North Dakota State          W, 5-0

2/26  Texas Tech                    W, 9-0 (5)

        SEMO                           W, 9-3

2/27  SEMO                           W, 6-3

2/28  Texas Tech                    W, 8-0 (6)

        

LAST WEEK

        @ Cowgirl Classic in Lake Charles, La.

2/20  McNeese                       W, 6-4 (14)

        McNeese                       L, 4-7

2/21  Baylor                           W, 7-2         

        McNeese                       W, 3-1

 

25.  Mississippi State (8-4)

2/22  Missouri State                W, 5-0

        Mississippi Valley State    W, 10-1 (5)

2/24  Mississippi Valley State    W, 10-2 (6)

        @ Lone Star State Invitational

2/26  Texas State                   L, 3-4

        Texas State                   W, 6-2

2/27  No. 7 Texas                   L, 7-8

        Houston                        W, 3-0

2/28  No. 21 Baylor                 L, 6-10

 

LAST WEEK

2/17  Southeastern Louisiana    Postponed

        Host of The Snowman – Alex Wilcox Memorial

2/19  Missouri State                Cancelled

        Southern Illinois              Cancelled

2/20  Stephen F. Austin            Postponed

        Southern Illinois              Postponed

2/21  Missouri State                Postponed

        Stephen F. Austin            W, 4-2

        Southern Illinois              L, 5-6 (8)

 

RECEIVING VOTES

 

RV  Auburn (10-1)

        Host of Tiger Invite

2/25 Jacksonville                   W, 2-0

2/26  Murray State                  W, 1-0

        Murray State                  W, 3-1

2/27  IUPUI                           W, 5-0

        IUPUI                           W, 5-0

 

LAST WEEK

        @ Osprey/Dolphin Invitational in Jacksonville, Fla.

2/19 No. 20 South Carolina      Cancelled

        Jacksonville                   Cancelled

2/20  No. 20 South Carolina      W, 5-4

        Jacksonville                   W, 5-1

        North Florida                  Cancelled

2/21  No. 20 South Carolina      L, 5-6

 

RV  UCF (9-2)

2/26  No. 19 Missouri               L, 5-6

2/26  McNeese                       W, 3-0

        McNeese                       W, 4-1

2/27  McNeese                      W, 11-3

 

LAST WEEK

2/19  New Mexico State           W, 18-1 (5)

2/20  New Mexico State           W, 11-2 (5)

2/21  New Mexico State           W, 8-2

 

RV Oregon State (6-2)

        @ Wildcat Invitational in Tucson, Ariz.

2/26  BYU                             W, 10-3

2/27  Seattle                          L, 1-2          

2/28  Colorado State               Cancelled

        No. 4 Arizona                 L, 2-3 (8)

 

LAST WEEK

Did not play.

 

RV Iowa State (13-2)

        @ GCU Purple Classic in Phoenix, Ariz.

2/26  Portland State                W, 10-6

        Grand Canyon                W, 7-2

2/27  Portland State                W, 13-2 (5)

        No. 11 Arizona State        L, 3-8

2/28  Grand Canyon                W, 13-7

 

LAST WEEK

Did not receive votes.

 

RV  Clemson (9-2, 4-2 ACC)

2/27  Elon                             W, 3-0

        Elon                             W, 10-0 (5)

2/28  Elon                             W, 8-0 (5)

 

LAST WEEK

2/18  No. 15 Virginia Tech        W, 8-1

2/19  No 15 Virginia Tech         L, 0-9 (5)

        No. 15 Virginia Tech        L, 1-4

2/20  @ RV Georgia Tech        W, 5-2

2/21  @ RV Georgia Tech        W, 5-3

        @ RV Georgia Tech        W, 5-4

 

RV  Texas A&M (6-2)

2/22  Central Arkansas            W, 2-0

2/26  Tulsa                            W, 9-5

2/27  Tulsa                            W, 9-6

2/28  Tulsa                            W, 3-0

 

LAST WEEK

        Host of Texas A&M Invitational

2/20  Central Arkansas            W, 9-0 (5)

        Colorado State               L, 6-7

2/21  Colorado State               W, 2-0

        Texas Tech                    L, 1-2

 

RV  Stanford (7-2)

2/23  Santa Clara                    L, 0-4

        Host of Stanford Invitational

2/26  California                       W, 3-2

2/27  California Baptist             W, 5-0

        California                       L, 3-5

2/28  California Baptist             W, 4-1

 

LAST WEEK

2/19  San Jose State               W, 9-2

2/20  San Jose State               W, 6-1

        San Jose State               W, 7-1

2/21  Santa Clara                    W, 8-0

 

RV  Northwestern (6-0, 6-0 Big Ten)

        @ Big Ten Conference Bubble Weekend in Leesburg, Fla.

2/26  Michigan State                W, 5-0

        Michigan State                W, 5-0

2/27  Rutgers                         W, 8-0 (5)

        Rutgers                         W, 10-1 (5)

2/28  Penn State                     W, 8-3

        Penn State                    W, 5-1

 

LAST WEEK

Did not play.

 

RV Utah (9-3)

2/28  No. 10 Oregon                L, 2-7

 

LAST WEEK

        @ UNLV Desert Classic in Las Vegas, NV

2/19  Weber State                   W, 4-3

        Cal Baptist                     L, 3-5

2/20  Cal Baptist                     W, 14-7

        UNLV                           W, 14-12

2/21  UNLV                           W, 6-3

 

RV Ohio State (3-3, 3-3 Big Ten)

        @ Big Ten Conference Bubble Weekend in Leesburg, Fla.

2/26  RV Iowa                        W, 3-2

        RV Iowa                        L, 3-4

2/27  No. 22 Minnesota            W, 2-1 (11)

        No. 22 Minnesota            L, 0-8

2/28  Nebraska                       W, 4-2

        Nebraska                       L, 1-2

 

LAST WEEK

Did not play.

 

RV Iowa (2-4, 2-4 Big Ten)

        @ Big Ten Conference Bubble Weekend in Leesburg, Fla.

2/26  RV Ohio State                L, 2-3

        RV Ohio State                W, 4-3

2/27  No. 17 Michigan              L, 0-2

        No. 17 Michigan              L, 5-6

2/28  Michigan State                W, 6-1

        Michigan State                L, 0-1

 

LAST WEEK

Did not receive votes.