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Florida at No. 1
5/5/2009

Oklahoma City, Okla. The Amateur Softball Announced today that for the ninth-consecutive week, the University of Florida softball team is the No.1 team in the Nation according to the ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 Poll. Florida (52-3) received 19 first-place votes after wrapping up the regular season with a three-game sweep over Longwood.

The Top Five remained the same with No. 4 Stanford (44-6) earning the remaining first-place vote. Stanford had a stellar weekend, posting three wins with one against then-No.7 Arizona State and two over then-No.8 Arizona. Arizona State (38-15) fell out of the Top Ten to No.11 after going 1-4 this weekend against Arizona and then-No. 14 California while No.10 Ohio State (42-7) entered into the Top 10 for the first time all season.

No. 25 ULL made it back into the Top 25 going 3-0 on the weekend after the week before clinching their eighth regular season Sun Belt Conference Title. Iowa (38-14) fell out of the Top 25, suffering three losses on the week, including two against then-No.6 Michigan.

Its a huge week of play this week as five teams from the Top Ten will face another in the Top Ten while three teams may face another Top Ten ranked team at the SEC Tournament.

The final regular-season ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 Poll will be next Tuesday. The final poll will be released on Tue., June 9 following the conclusion of the WCWS.

Click here to view the poll

Top Ten Matchups

Potential Matchups

No.1 Florida, No.3 Alabama and NO. 7 Georgia at SEC Tournament



May 6

No.10 Ohio State @ No. 6 Michigan 5:00 p.m./ET

No.10 Ohio State @ No. 6 Michigan 7:00 p.m./ET



May 7

No.4 Stanford @ No. 5 Washington 1:00 p.m./PT



May 8

No.4 Stanford @ No.2 UCLA 3:00 p.m./PT

May 9

No.4 Stanford @ No.2 UCLA 12:00 p.m./PT



About ASA

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 83 local associations. The ASA has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to over 240,000 teams today, representing a membership of more than three million. For more information on the ASA, visit http://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 http://www.usasoftball.com/.














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