Virginia earned the top spot in the NCBWA top-30 poll, which was released Monday afternoon.Virginia was ranked fourth in last week's poll but a 4-0 week combined with losses by then-No. 1 Oregon State and then-No. 2 Cal State Fullerton boosted the Cavaliers to the No. 1 ranking. In the process, they leapfrogged previous No. 3 Florida State, which is now ranked second.
Virginia dropped its season opener but has reeled off six wins in a row. Clutch hitting and strong fielding have been key for the Cavaliers through the first seven games of the season. Defensively, they have made just two errors and driven in 30 of its 52 runs with two outs.
The only team to jump into the rankings this week is No. 27 Texas, which replaces Oklahoma in the poll.