The University of Washington (17-1) remains the No. 1 softball team in the Nation for the fourth-straight week according to the ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 Poll announced today by the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America. The top-ranked Huskies went 5-0 at the Hawaii Invitational Tournament including an eight-inning 1-0 victory over host Hawaii.
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No. 5 Michigan moved up two spots with two victories over a then-No. 6 Alabama. UCLA dropped just one spot to No. 6 after a 3-2 loss to UC Riverside while Arizona State cracked the top ten at No. 10 with a five win weekend, three of which were run rule victories.
The California Golden Bears moved up two spots to No. 13 with five wins giving the Pac-10 Conference six teams in the top 13. Louisville dropped three spots to No. 20 after two losses to Oklahoma and one to Oklahoma State. The Oklahoma State Cowgirls saw the week’s biggest improvement advancing from No. 24 to No. 19 with wins over ranked Oklahoma and Louisville.
No. 23 BYU, No. 24 Tennessee, and No. 25 Illinois all landed in this week’s poll each completing the weekend undefeated.
Fresno State, ULL, Kentucky all dropped out of the poll.
The Amateur Softball Association, founded in 1933, is the National Governing Body of softball in the United States and a member of the United States Olympic Committee. The ASA has become one of the nation's largest sports organizations and now sanctions competition in every state through a network of 76 local associations. The ASA has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to over 210,000 teams today, representing a membership of more than three million. For more information on the ASA, visit www.asasoftball.com.
About USA Softball
USA Softball is the brand created, operated and owned by the ASA that links the USA Men’s, Women’s, Junior Boys’ and Junior Girls’ National Team programs together. USA Softball is responsible for training, equipping and promoting these four National Teams to compete in international and domestic competitions. The USA Softball Women’s National Team is one of the only two women’s sports involved in the Olympic movement to capture three consecutive gold medals at the Olympic Games since 1996. The U.S. women have also won eight World Championship titles including the last six consecutive as well as claimed two World Cup of Softball titles. For more information about USA Softball, please visit www.usasoftball.com.
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