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How the Top 25 Fared - Week 4

March 08, 2021, 7:58 a.m. (ET)

ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 Poll

HOW THE TOP 25 FARED

Week 4 – March 1-7

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1.    Oklahoma (17-0)

        Host of Courtyard Marriott Tournament

3/5   Sam Houston                 W, 7-0

3/6   No. 17 Missouri               W, 5-2

        ULM                             W, 9-0 (5)

3/7   No. 17 Missouri               W, 11-0 (5)

        Sam Houston                 W, 17-0 (5)

 

LAST WEEK

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

 

2.    Alabama (19-1)

3/3   RV Mississippi State        W, 4-0

        Host of Easton T-Town Showdown

3/5   Kent State                     W, 9-1 (6)

        Kent State                     W, 11-3 (6)

3/6   UNI                              W, 5-3

        UNI                              W, 8-0 (5)

3/7   South Alabama               L, 0-1

 

LAST WEEK

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

 

3.    Arizona (12-0)

3/6   @ USF                          W, 11-1 (5)

3/7   @ USF                          W, 8-0 (5)

 

LAST WEEK

        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)

 

4.    UCLA (10-1)

        @ Arizona State in Tempe, Ariz.

3/1   No. 6 Oregon                 W, 9-3

        Utah                             W, 6-5

3/3   Cal State Fullerton           W, 9-1 (5)

 

3/6   @ Long Beach State        Cancelled

3/7   San Jose State               W, 14-0 (5)

 

LAST WEEK

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

        @ Arizona State in Tempe, Ariz.

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

 

5.    Florida (14-1)

3/3   New Mexico State           W, 6-2

3/5   No. 16 Florida State         W, 5-0

        @ No. 16 Florida State     L, 2-7

 

LAST WEEK

2/25 UNF                             W, 8-0

2/27  Louisville                       W, 5-1

2/28  Louisville                       W, 2-0

        McNeese                       W, 1-0

 

6. Oregon (13-1)

        @ Arizona State in Tempe, Ariz.

3/1   No. 4 UCLA                   L, 3-9

 

3/6   Portland State                W, 4-2

        Boise State                    W, 3-0

3/7   Boise State                    W, 10-2 (6)

        Portland State                W, 16-0 (5)

 

LAST WEEK

        @ Arizona State in Tempe, Ariz.

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

        RV Utah                        W, 7-2

 

7.    Texas (10-2)

3/3   Houston                        W, 9-0 (5)

3/5   @ No. 12 LSU                W, 8-5

3/6   @ No. 12 LSU                L, 1-2 (8)

        @ No. 12 LSU                L, 2-7

 

LAST WEEK

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

 

8.    Oklahoma State (18-1)

        Host of OSU/Tulsa Invitational

3/5   Omaha                          W, 8-0

        Omaha                          W, 8-0

3/6   New Mexico                   W, 7-2

        New Mexico                   W, 4-1

3/7   Tulsa                            W, 7-0

 

LAST WEEK

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

 

9.    Washington (16-2)

3/4   @ Hawaii                       W, 8-0 (5)

3/5   @ Hawaii                     W, 11-3 (5)

3/6   @ Hawaii                       W, 11-3

 

LAST WEEK

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

 

10.  Arizona State (15-1)

3/1   Utah                             W, 8-2

3/5   Montana                        W, 17-5 (6)

        Incarnate Word               W, 14-0 (6)

3/6   Incarnate Word               W, 8-0

        UTEP                           W, 21-1

 

LAST WEEK

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)

 

11. Kentucky (19-0)

        @ FAU Tournament in Boca Raton, Fla.

3/4   Pittsburgh                      W, 8-1

        FAU                             W, 3-1

3/5   Illinois State                   W, 5-4

3/6   Coastal Carolina             Cancelled

3/7   Coastal Carolina             W, 12-3 (5)

        FAU                             W, 7-3

 

LAST WEEK

        @ 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)

 

12. LSU (13-6)

3/2   Southern Miss                W, 11-3 (6)

3/5   No. 7 Texas                   L, 5-8

3/6   No. 7 Texas                   W, 2-1 (8)

        No. 7 Texas                   W, 7-2

 

LAST WEEK

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

 

13. Louisiana (13-4)

3/3   McNeese                       W, 5-4

3/4   RV Baylor                      L, 1-8

3/6   @ Memphis                   W, 7-2

        @ Memphis                   W, 9-0 (5)

3/7   @ Memphis                   W, 11-7

 

LAST WEEK

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)

 

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

3/5   Boston College               Postponed

3/6   Boston College               Postponed

        Boston College               Postponed

3/7   Boston College               Postponed

 

LAST WEEK

2/24  @ Radford                     Cancelled

2/27  Army                            Postponed

        Army                            Postponed

 

15.  Duke (15-1, 4-1 ACC)

3/3   @ Charlotte                   W, 5-3 (8)

3/4   NC Central                     W, 8-0 (5)

3/7   UCONN                        W, 7-0

 

LAST WEEK

        @ 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

 

16. Florida State (11-4, 4-2 ACC)

3/5   @ No. 5 Florida              L, 0-5

3/6   No. 5 Florida                  W, 7-2

 

LAST WEEK

        Host of Unconquered Invitational

2/26  FGCU                           W, 7-0

2/27  FGCU                           W, 4-1

        Southeastern Louisiana    W, 3-0

 

17. Missouri (15-4)

        @ Courtyard Marriott Tournament in Norman, Okla.

3/5   ULM                             W, 6-0

3/6   Sam Houston                 W, 10-0 (5)

        @ No. 1 Oklahoma          L, 2-5

3/7   ULM                             W, 20-0 (5)

        @ No. 1 Oklahoma          L, 0-11 (5)

 

LAST WEEK

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)

 

18. South Carolina (12-3)

3/3   Winthrop                       W, 10-1 (5)

        @ UNC Tournament in Chapel Hill, N.C.

3/5   Elon                             W, 14-1 (5)

3/6   UCONN                        W, 7-6 (8)

        UNC                             L, 0-3

3/7   UNC                             W, 8-1         

 

LAST WEEK

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

 

19.  Tennessee (17-1)

        @ Reveille Classic in College Station, Texas

3/5   Campbell                       W, 13-1 (5)

        Lamar                           W, 8-0 (5)

3/6   @ RV Texas A&M           W, 3-2

        Lamar                           W, 8-0 (5)

3/7   Campbell                       W, 14-0 (5)

 

LAST WEEK

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)

        

20.  Arkansas (16-2)

        Host of Wooo Pig Classic

3/4   Drake                           W, 6-3

        Drake                           W, 6-4

3/5   Kansas                         W, 8-3

        Northwestern State          W, 13-5 (6)

3/6   Northwestern State          W, 13-2 (5)

 

LAST WEEK

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)

 

21. Georgia (14-2)

3/3   Alabama State                W, 5-1

        Host of Bulldog Classic

3/5   UAB                             W, 4-3

3/6   UAB                             W, 6-5

        Mercer                          W, 9-0

3/7   Mercer                          W, 6-0

 

LAST WEEK

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)

 

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

Did not play.

 

LAST WEEK

        @ 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

 

T23. Auburn (15-1)

        Host of Auburn Invitational

3/4   RV Troy                        W, 8-1

3/5   Southern Miss                W, 6-4

        Southern Miss                W, 2-1

3/6   Southeastern Louisiana    W, 9-2

        Southeastern Louisiana    W, 9-1 (6)

 

LAST WEEK

        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

 

T23. UCF (12-3)

3/3   UNF                             W, 8-0

3/6   Kennesaw State              W, 5-1

3/7   Kennesaw State              W, 7-4

        Kennesaw State              L, 1-8

 

LAST WEEK

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

2/26  McNeese                       W, 3-0

        McNeese                       W, 4-1

2/27  McNeese                       W, 11-3

 

25.  Northwestern (6-0, 6-0 Big Ten)

Did not play.

 

LAST WEEK

        @ 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

 

RECEIVING VOTES

 

RV Baylor (10-3)

3/4   @ No. 13 Louisiana         W, 8-1

        @ LA Tech Invitational in Ruston, La.

3/6   Tarleton State                 W, 5-1

        @ LA Tech                    W, 3-1

3/7   @ LA Tech                    W, 3-2

        Tarleton State                 W, 2-0

 

LAST WEEK

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

 

RV Iowa State (16-4)

        @ UT-Arlington Boerner Invitational in Arlington, Texas

3/5   North Texas                   W, 7-1

        UT Arlington                   W, 8-2

3/6   Texas A&M – CC            W, 6-3

3/7   Missouri State                L, 1-3

        Wichita State                  L, 1-3

 

LAST WEEK

        @ 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

 

RV Illinois (5-1, 5-1 Big Ten)

Did not play.

 

LAST WEEK

Did not receive votes.

 

RV  Clemson (13-2, 8-2 ACC)

3/5   Virginia                         W, 9-1 (5)

3/6   Virginia                         W, 5-3

        Virginia                         W, 4-2

3/7   Virginia                         W, 8-1

 

LAST WEEK

2/27  Elon                             W, 3-0

        Elon                             W, 10-0 (5)

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

 

RV  Mississippi State (13-5)

3/3   No. 2 Alabama                L, 0-4

        Host of Bulldog Invitational

3/5   Ball State                       W, 8-3

        Alcorn State                   W, 16-0 (5)

3/6   Western Kentucky           W, 10-0 (5)

        Alcorn State                   W, 6-5 (8)

3/7   Western Kentucky           W, 5-4

 

LAST WEEK

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

 

RV Oregon State (8-5)

        @ Colorado Classic in Fort Collins, Colo.

3/5   South Dakota State         L, 0-7

        @ Colorado State            L, 1-10

3/6   Northern Colorado           W, 5-0

        @ Colorado State            L, 3-4

3/7   Northern Colorado           W, 15-0 (6)

 

LAST WEEK

        @ 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)

 

RV Minnesota (3-3, 3-3 Big Ten)

Did not play.

 

LAST WEEK

        @ 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

 

RV Texas State (10-3)

3/3   @ Texas Tech                W, 6-5

        @ Texas Tech                L, 2-7

3/5   Houston                        W, 6-1

3/6   Houston                        W, 8-0

3/7   Houston                        W, 5-2

 

LAST WEEK

Did not receive votes.

 

RV  Texas A&M (11-3)

3/3   @ Sam Houston             W, 11-5

        Host of Reveille Classic

3/5   Lamar                           W, 8-0 (5)

        Campbell                       W, 3-0

3/6   Campbell                       W, 1-0

        No. 19 Tennessee           L, 2-3

3/7   Lamar                           W, 13-3 (5)

 

LAST WEEK

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

 

RV  Stanford (11-3)

        Host of DeMarini Invitational

3/4   BYU                             W, 5-3

3/5   Nevada                         W, 1-0

3/6   BYU                             W, 3-2

3/7   UC Santa Barbara           W, 9-1

        UC Santa Barbara           L, 1-3

 

LAST WEEK

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

 

RV NC State (11-3, 7-3 ACC)

3/5   Georgia Tech                 W, 7-4

3/6   Georgia Tech                 W, 8-7

        Georgia Tech                 L, 10-12

3/7   Georgia Tech                 W, 5-2

 

LAST WEEK

Did not receive votes.

 

RV James Madison (2-0)

        @ Liberty Invitational

3/6   Longwood                      Cancelled

        RV Liberty                     Cancelled

 

LAST WEEK

Did not receive votes.

 

RV Liberty (14-5)

3/3   Radford                         W, 8-1

3/5   East Carolina                 W, 3-2

3/6   Longwood                      W, 19-3 (5)

        East Carolina                 W, 7-6

3/7   Longwood                      W, 10-0 (6)

 

LAST WEEK

Did not receive votes.

 

RV Troy (16-4)

        @ Tiger Invitational in Auburn, Ala.

3/4   T23. Auburn                   L, 1-8

3/5   Southeastern Louisiana    W, 9-6

        Southeastern Louisiana    W, 9-6

3/6   Southern Mississippi        W, 5-4

        Southern Mississippi        NCAA official protest filed*

 

LAST WEEK

Did not receive votes.