USA Softball News How the Top 25 Fared...

How the Top 25 Fared - Week 5

March 15, 2021, 12 a.m. (ET)

ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 Poll

HOW THE TOP 25 FARED

Week 5 – March 8-14

_________________________________________

 


1.    Oklahoma (22-0)

3/10  UT Arlington                   W, 14-0

        Co-Host of Hall of Fame Classic in Oklahoma City, Okla.

3/12  Houston                        W, 9-1

        UMKC                           W, 6-2

3/14  Liberty                          W, 5-4

        Liberty                          W, 16-0

 

LAST WEEK

        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)

 

2.    Arizona (14-3)

3/8   @ No. 24 UCF                L, 0-2

3/10  @ Florida A&M               W, 8-0 (5)

3/11  @ No. 16 Florida State     L, 2-4

3/12  @ No. 16 Florida State     W, 1-0

3/13  @ No. 16 Florida State     L, 0-2

 

LAST WEEK

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

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

 

3.    UCLA (15-1)

3/9   UC San Diego                W, 7-1

3/11  UC Santa Barbara           W, 8-0 (5)

        UC Santa Barbara           W, 8-0 (5)

3/12  UNLV                           W, 10-0 (5)

        UNLV                           W, 8-0 (5)

 

LAST WEEK

        @ 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)

 

4.    Alabama (22-1, 3-0 SEC)

3/12  @ No. 22 Auburn            W, 6-0

3/13  @ No. 22 Auburn            W, 4-1

3/14  @ No. 22 Auburn            W, 4-2

 

LAST WEEK

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

 

5.    Florida (17-2, 2-1 SEC)

3/8   South Dakota                 Cancelled

3/10  Kennesaw State              W, 10-2

3/12  No. 10 Kentucky             W, 3-1

3/13  No. 10 Kentucky             W, 3-1

3/14  No. 10 Kentucky             L, 2-4

 

LAST WEEK

3/3   New Mexico State           W, 6-2

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

        @ No. 16 Florida State     L, 2-7

 

6. Oregon (16-1)

3/12  Nevada                         Cancelled

        Nevada                         Cancelled

3/13  Sacramento State           W, 11-0 (5)

        RV Oregon State             W, 14-6 (5)

3/14  Sacramento State           W, 8-0 (6)

 

LAST WEEK

        @ 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)

 

7.    Oklahoma State (20-2)

        Co-Host of Hall of Fame Classic

3/12  Liberty                          W, 9-4

        Liberty                          W, 3-0

3/13  Houston                        L, 2-4

        BYU                             Cancelled

        Houston                        Cancelled

 

LAST WEEK

        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

 

8.    Washington (20-2)

        Host of Husky Classic

3/12  Seattle                          W, 5-0

3/13  Portland State                W, 8-0 (5)

        Seattle                          W, 4-1

3/14  Portland State                W, 5-2

 

LAST WEEK

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

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

3/6   @ Hawaii                       W, 11-3

 

9.    Arizona State (17-2)

3/9   Northern Illinois               W, 10-2 (5)

3/11  RV Baylor                      W, 7-4

3/14  RV Baylor                      L, 2-7

3/15  UTEP                           Cancelled

        UTEP                           Cancelled

 

LAST WEEK

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

 

10. Kentucky (20-2, 1-2 SEC)

3/12  @ No. 5 Florida              L, 1-3

3/13  @ No. 5 Florida              L, 1-3

3/14  @ No. 5 Florida              W, 4-2 (9)

 

LAST WEEK

        @ 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

 

11. Texas (15-2)

3/10  Texas A&M – CC            W, 10-6

3/12  Tarleton State                 W, 9-1 (6)

        Texas Southern              W, 11-2 (5)

3/13  Tarleton State                 W, 21-5 (5)

        BYU                             W, 10-7

 

LAST WEEK

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

 

12. LSU (15-7, 2-1 SEC)

3/12  @ No. 17 Tennessee       Postponed

3/13  @ No. 17 Tennessee       W, 2-1 (8)

        @ No. 17 Tennessee       L, 3-4 (8)

3/14  @ No. 17 Tennessee       W, 11-3 (5)

 

LAST WEEK

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

 

13.  Duke (19-1, 8-1 ACC)

3/12  Virginia                         W, 3-1

3/13  Virginia                         W, 5-1

        Virginia                         W, 10-9 (9)

3/14  Virginia                         W, 8-2

 

LAST WEEK

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

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

3/7   UCONN                        W, 7-0

 

14. Louisiana (13-4)

3/13  Georgia Southern            Postponed

        Georgia Southern            Postponed

3/14  Georgia Southern            Postponed

 

LAST WEEK

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

 

15. Virginia Tech (10-3, 7-3 ACC)

3/12  @ RV NC State              W, 4-2

3/13  @ RV NC State              L, 0-8

        @ RV NC State              W, 12-2

3/14  @ RV NC State              W, 17-4

 

LAST WEEK

3/5   Boston College               Postponed

3/6   Boston College               Postponed

        Boston College               Postponed

3/7   Boston College               Postponed

 

16. Florida State (13-5, 4-2 ACC)

3/11  No. 2 Arizona                 W, 4-2

3/12  No. 2 Arizona                 L, 0-1

3/13  No. 2 Arizona                 W, 2-0

 

LAST WEEK

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

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

 

17.  Tennessee (18-3, 1-2 SEC)

3/10  Austin Peay                   Cancelled

3/12  No. 12 LSU                    L, 1-2

3/13  No. 12 LSU                    W, 4-3

3/14  No. 12 LSU                    L, 3-11

 

LAST WEEK

        @ 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)

 

18. Missouri (19-4)

        Host of Mizzou Tournament

3/13  Kent State                     W, 15-2 (5)

        Drake                           W, 5-0

        RV Iowa State                W, 3-2

3/14  Drake                           W, 10-2 (5)

        RV Iowa State                Cancelled

 

LAST WEEK

        @ 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)

        

19.  Arkansas (20-2, 3-0 SEC)

3/9   @ Central Arkansas         W, 4-1

3/12  @ No. 20 South Carolina  W, 4-1

3/13  @ No. 20 South Carolina  W, 7-5 (10)

3/14  @ No. 20 South Carolina  W, 3-2

 

LAST WEEK

        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)

 

20. South Carolina (13-6, 0-3 SEC)

3/10  Georgia Southern            W, 9-1 (6)

3/12  No. 19 Arkansas             L, 1-4

3/13  No. 19 Arkansas             L, 5-7 (10)

3/14  No. 19 Arkansas             L, 2-3

 

LAST WEEK

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         

 

21. Georgia (19-2)

3/10  Georgia State                 W, 1-0

        Host of UGA Classic

3/12  East Carolina                 W, 3-0

3/13  East Carolina                 W, 6-2 (9)

        North Dakota                  W, 7-1

3/14  North Dakota                  W, 4-0

 

LAST WEEK

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

 

22. Auburn (16-4, 0-3 SEC)

3/10  @ Troy                          W, 3-0

3/12  No. 4 Alabama                L, 0-6

3/13  No. 4 Alabama                L, 1-4

3/14  No. 4 Alabama                L, 2-4

 

LAST WEEK

        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)

 

23.  Northwestern (11-1, 11-1 Big Ten)

3/11  Indiana                          W, 8-0

        Indiana                          W, 8-1

3/12  Indiana                          W, 1-0

3/13  Ohio State                     L, 2-4

        Ohio State                     W, 9-0

3/14  Ohio State                     W, 3-2

 

LAST WEEK

Did not play.

 

24. UCF (17-3)

3/8   No. 2 Arizona                 W, 2-0

3/11  FIU                               W, 7-1

3/13  FAU                             W, 3-0

3/14  FAU                             W, 5-0

        FAU                             W, 4-0

 

LAST WEEK

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

 

25. Michigan (9-3, 9-3 Big Ten)

3/11 Nebraska                       W, 2-1 (8)

        Nebraska                       W, 2-0

3/12  Nebraska                       L, 4-5 (8)

3/13  Wisconsin                      W, 8-0 (5)

        Wisconsin                      W, 3-0

3/14  Wisconsin                      W, 2-1

 

LAST WEEK

Did not play.

 

RECEIVING VOTES

 

RV Baylor (15-4)

3/11 No. 9 Arizona State         L, 4-7

        @ Lopes Up Classic in Phoenix, Ariz.

3/12  Northern Illinois               W, 3-2

        @ Grand Canyon            W, 12-1

3/13  Northern Illinois               W, 8-1

        @ Grand Canyon            W, 12-2

3/14 No. 9 Arizona State         W, 7-2

 

LAST WEEK

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

 

RV Illinois (10-2, 10-2 Big Ten)

3/11 Michigan State                W, 7-2

        Michigan State                W, 9-3

3/12  Michigan State                L, 2-5

3/13  Penn State                     W, 1-0

        Penn State                     W, 2-1

3/14  Penn State                     W, 8-0 (6)

 

LAST WEEK

Did not play.

 

RV  Clemson (16-2, 8-2 ACC)

3/12  Furman                         W, 8-0 (6)

3/13  Furman                         W, 5-0

        Furman                         W, 8-1

 

LAST WEEK

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

3/6   Virginia                         W, 5-3

        Virginia                         W, 4-2

3/7   Virginia                         W, 8-1

 

RV Oregon State (10-6)

3/12  Sacramento State           W, 8-0 (6)

        Sacramento State           W, 8-0 (6)

3/13  Nevada                         Cancelled

        @ No. 6 Oregon              L, 6-14 (5)

 

LAST WEEK

        @ 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)

 

RV Minnesota (9-3, 9-3 Big Ten)

3/11  Rutgers                         W, 8-5

        Rutgers                         W, 4-0

3/12  Rutgers                         W, 6-4

3/13  Michigan State                W, 5-3

        Michigan State                W, 6-2

3/14  Michigan State                W, 3-2

 

LAST WEEK

Did not play.

 

RV  Mississippi State (15-7, 0-2 SEC)

3/9   Alabama State                W, 10-4

3/10  Memphis                       W, 5-0

3/13  Ole Miss                        L, 0-6

3/14  Ole Miss                        L, 1-4

 

LAST WEEK

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

 

RV  Texas A&M (17-3)

3/9   Texas Southern              W, 8-0 (5)

        Texas Southern              W, 9-0 (5)

        Host of Davis Diamond Classic

3/12  Montana                        W, 17-2 (5)

        LA Tech                        W, 10-6

3/13  LA Tech                        W, 7-2

        Montana                        W, 6-0

3/14  Montana                        Cancelled

 

LAST WEEK

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)

 

RV  Stanford (14-4)

3/11 Saint Mary’s                   W, 9-0

        Saint Mary’s                   L, 8-12

3/14  @ Cal Poly                    W, 4-0

        @ Cal Poly                    W, 14-0 (5)

 

LAST WEEK

        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

 

RV Texas State (14-3)

3/10  Sam Houston State         W, 6-0

3/11  BYU                             W, 2-1

3/12  UTSA                           W, 5-0

3/13  UTSA                           W, 8-1

 

LAST WEEK

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

 

RV NC State (12-6, 8-6 ACC)

3/12  No. 15 Virginia Tech        L, 2-4

3/13  No. 15 Virginia Tech        W, 8-0 (5)

        No. 15 Virginia Tech        L, 2-12 (6)

3/14  No. 15 Virginia Tech        L, 4-17

 

LAST WEEK

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

 

RV Iowa State (19-5)

        @ Missouri Tournament in Columbia, Mo.

3/12  Kent State                     W, 9-1 (6)

3/13  Kent State                     W, 11-4

        No. 18 Missouri               L, 2-3

3/14  Drake                           W, 6-3

        No. 18 Missouri               Cancelled

 

LAST WEEK

        @ 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

 

RV Southern Illinois (17-2)

        @ UAB Tournament in Birmingham, Ala.

3/12  Ball State                       W, 7-1

        UAB                             W, 6-1

3/13  Samford                        L, 0-2

        UAB                             L, 0-1

3/14  Samford                        W, 3-0

 

LAST WEEK

Did not receive votes.