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College softball rankings: The top 25 teams in the NCAA this week

Oklahoma lost the No. 1 ranking for the first time in nearly two years since a 4-3 loss to Baylor on February 19, dropping to second place. The Sooners reinstated him this week after a big win over UCLA.

The Sooners, aiming to become only the second team in NCAA softball history to clinch three spots as Women’s College World Series champions, beat the Bruins 14-0 Sunday at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic.

Here are the softball top 25 schools in the US:

1. Oklahoma, 13-1 (25 votes for first place)
2. UCLA, 17-1
3. Oklahoma State, 13-1
4. Clemson, 15-1
5. Florida State, 15-3
6. Tennessee, 11-1
7. Arkansas, 13-3
8. Stanford, 14-2
9. Alabama, 11-3
10. Florida, 11-3
11. Texas, 11-2-1
12. Washington, 13-3
13. Virginia Tech, 11-4
14. Duke, 13-3
15. LSU, 15-1
T-16. Georgia, 12-4
T-16. Kentucky 10-3-1
18. Arizona, 10-5
19. Baylor, 13-1
20. Oregon, 12-3
21. Auburn, 15-1
22. North-West, 6-6
23. Missouri, 12-4
24. Louisiana 9-6
25. Texas A&M, 11-4

Key game of last week: Oklahoma 14, UCLA 0. In Game #2 vs. #1, the Sooners hit six runs with two strikeouts in the second inning, thanks to home runs from Alyssa Brito, Jayda Coleman, Tiara Jennings, and Haley Lee. OU-UCLA has become one of the top rivalries in the sport, with five of their last seven matches dating back to 2019 taking place at WCWS.

A brilliant game worth watching: Texas A&M-Baylor (Saturday, 3:30 pm ET). Baylor outscored the opposition 101-32 in a 13-1 start. Aggie, meanwhile, has four starting players who are batting at least .350, all of whom have OPS above 1.080.

Player to watch: Sydney McKinney, Wichita. A fifth-year graduate, McKinney achieves her second title in a row. A year after leading all Division I hitters with a .522 batting average, she is hitting .708 and hitting in each of Wichita State’s 15 games this season.

Game of the week: Louisiana center fielder Mikhia Davis dove headfirst into the wall to pull off a spectacular move against LSU.


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