OU softball: Sooners remain No. 1 in latest USA Today/NFCA

OU holds its best position subsequent to clearing Baylor in a doubleheader during the previous week, winning by scores of 7-1 and 11-0, separately. The Sooners improved their Big 12 record to an ideal 14-0.

Oklahoma as of now has only four games staying in its normal season, as it will take on No. 25 Wichita State (37-10-1, 18-5-1 AAC) on May 4 and afterward get done with a three-game arrangement against No. 9 Oklahoma State (39-6, 14-1 Big 12) in Stillwater from May 7-9.

OU will hope to complete out the customary season solid as it takes on Wichita State at 6 p.m. CT Tuesday in Wichita on ESPN+.

Climbing into the No. 2 through 6 spots were UCLA, Alabama, Oregon, Florida and Washington as Arizona staggered in its outing to the Sunshine State and dropped from No. 2 to No. 7. The Bruins (15-1) ran through five non-meeting succeeds at home, including the last four by means of shutout in doubleheader ranges of UC Santa Barbara and UNLV.

The Bruins and Ducks open Pac-12 play at home this impending end of the week, facilitating No. 11 Arizona State and Utah, separately, in four-game arrangement.

The Crimson Tide (22-1) opened Southeastern Conference (SEC) play with a street clear of in-state opponent and afterward No. 21 Auburn, and the Ducks (16-1) beat Sacramento State twice and Oregon State once at home. In three firmly challenged matchups, the Gators (17-2) took two-of-three from No. 9 Kentucky in SEC play and furthermore blanked Kennesaw State in mid-week activity.

The 6th positioned Huskies (20-2) stretched out their series of wins to 10 games with two triumphs each over Seattle and Portland State in their first home games since the 2019 Super Regionals. Washington stays at home this end of the week as it opens Pac-12 play with a four-game set against the seventh-positioned Wildcats (14-3).

The previously mentioned Arizona Wildcats finished off their seven-game outing to the territory of Florida with a 2-3 appearance a week ago, going 1-3 against broadly positioned enemies. They got a 1-0 triumph in game two of a three-game arrangement against then-No. 15 Florida State. UA fell in the opener and finale to the Seminoles (13-5) just as being closed out at then-No. 22 UCF.

No. 8 Oklahoma State, co-host of the Hall of Fame Classic, cleared a twinbill from Liberty prior to having its eight-game series of wins snapped by Houston.

Kentucky and No. 10 Texas stay in their spots to finish off the main 10. Subsequent to dropping their initial two rounds of the period to the Gators, the Wildcats (20-2) bounced back with a game-three 4-2 success in the arrangement finale. The Longhorns (15-2) appreciated a 5-multi week at home with four in-state triumphs and one against BYU.

The 2021 USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Poll is decided on by 32 NCAA Division I lead trainers, one addressing every meeting. Records reflect games played through March 14. Projects not contending in 2021 won’t be qualified for positioning thought.

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