Weekend sweep boosts LSU softball to tie for No. 21 in one national poll

LSU first baseman Georgia Clark. PHOTO BY: LSU softball Twitter.

The LSU softball team went up two spots in this week’s national rankings as they are tied at No. 21 in the ESPN.com/USA Softball Top 25 Poll and ranked No. 22 in the USA Today/NFC DI Coaches’ Poll.

LSU, a perfect 6-0 in the Purple and Gold Challenge at Tiger Park last weekend, has been ranked in the national polls for 112 consecutive weeks dating back to 2014.

The Tigers tallied 106 points in the ESPN.com/USA Softball poll and 133 points in the NFCA poll.

Next for LSU is the UL-Lafayette Crossover / LSU Invitational March 3-6. The Tigers, who are tied at No. 21 with the Ragin’ Cajuns in one poll, will head to Lafayette, La. on March 3 and will then host Troy, LA Tech, Central Connecticut, and the Ragin’ Cajuns at Tiger Park March 4-6.

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Top 25 Coaches Poll – March 1 (Week 3)

Rank, School (First-Place Votes), Points, 2022 Record, Prev. Ranking

  1. Oklahoma (23), 623 pts, 15-0, No. 1
  2. Alabama (1), 599 pts, 15-0, No. 2
  3. Florida State (1), 573 pts, 15-0, No. 3
  4. Florida, 547 pts, 16-0, No. 4
  5. UCLA, 526 pts, 12-3, No. 6
  6. Virginia Tech, 497 pts, 11-2, No. 7
  7. Washington, 440 pts, 11-4, No. 5
  8. Missouri, 401 pts, 12-4, No. 19
  9. Clemson, 400 pts, 11-3, No. 9
  10. Oklahoma State, 396 pts, 10-4, No. 12
  11. Arkansas, 394 pts, 8-3, No. 8
  12. Duke, 351 pts, 13-3, No. 13
  13. Kentucky, 334 pts, 13-1, No. 14
  14. Northwestern, 306 pts, 10-4, No. 15
  15. Oregon, 293 pts, 11-3, No. 11
  16. Arizona, 277 pts, 10-4, No. 10
  17. Tennessee, 209 pts, 9-6, No. 17
  18. Georgia, 200 pts, 14-2, No. 18
  19. Michigan, 196 pts, 8-5, No. 16
  20. Auburn, 166 pts, 15-1, No. 21

T-21. LSU, 106 pts, 12-5, No. 23

T-21 UL-Lafayette, 106 pts, 10-2, No. 20

  1. Arizona State, 99 pts, 9-4, No. 22
  2. USF, 46 pts, 10-3, No. 25
  3. UCF, 39 pts, 10-6, RV

Receiving Votes: Minnesota (28), Texas A&M (23), Oregon State (17), Notre Dame (15), Texas (15), Stanford (13), San Diego State (12), Illinois (8), Troy (5), James Madison (4), Charlotte (3), Cal State Fullerton (2), Iowa State (2).

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