OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. --- The top 25 teams in the country remained the same in the ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 Poll as announced today by the Amateur Softball Association. After six weeks of action, the Washington Huskies stay at No. 1 with all 25 first place votes despite its second loss of the season coming from DePaul. The Arizona Wildcats remained close behind at No. 2 while Michigan moved into the No. 3 spot with a 4-1 record at the Judi Garman Classic including win over Arizona.
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Tied for No. 9 are Oklahoma, who recorded a 5-3 weekend, and Stanford who climbed two spots after a 5-0 run at the Stanford Louisville Slugger Classic. LSU jumped up to No. 12 with five SEC victories and currently is riding a 21-game win streak.
The Tar Heels fell three notches suffering three losses, two coming from ACC foe then No. 9 Georgia Tech. The University of Illinois who recorded a 5-1 weekend performance advanced from No. 22 to No. 20 this week. Ohio State fell to No. 22 after going 2-3 at the USF “The Game” Tournament.
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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