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NFCA.org | February 16, 2021

College softball rankings: UCLA holds top spot in this week's poll

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Following an opening weekend during which Mother Nature did not cooperate, UCLA remained atop and Duke shot up the ranks of this week’s 2021 USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Coaches Poll. The Bruins (1-0) captured 31 first-place votes and 799 points, while the Blue Devils jolted to No. 18 after a 4-0 start to their 2021 campaign.

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The 2021 USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Poll is voted on by 32 NCAA Division I head coaches, one representing each conference. Records reflect games played through Feb. 14.

Rank SCHOOL POINTS RECORD LAST WEEK
1 UCLA (31) 799 1-0 1
2 Washington 749 5-0 2
3 Oklahoma (1) 732 4-0 4
4 Arizona 704 0-0 3
5 Alabama 639 4-0 8
6 Florida 620 2-0 7
7 Texas 602 0-0 6
8 LSU 559 2-1 5
9 Louisiana 539 0-0 9
10 Oregon 504 5-0 10
11 Oklahoma State 484 2-0 11
12 Kentucky 418 3-0 13
13 Florida State 408 3-1 12
14 Virginia Tech 351 3-0 15
15 Arizona State 336 4-0 16
16 Georgia 283 2-1 14
17 Michigan 261 0-0 17
18 Duke 223 4-0 25
19 South Carolina 221 0-0 19
20 Arkansas 212 0-1 18
21 Missouri 181 3-1 23
22 Mississippi State 174 2-0 20
23 Baylor 127 0-0 22
24 UCF 100 3-1 21
25 Minnesota 60 0-0 24

Receiving Votes: Utah (32) Tennessee (24), Stanford (22), Liberty (7), Northwestern (7), Oregon State (7), Texas Tech (7), Clemson (6), James Madison (1), Notre Dame (1).

The 2021 USA Today / NFCA Division I Top 25 Coaches Poll is voted on by 32 NCAA Division I head coaches with one representing each of the NCAA’s Division I Conferences. Records reflect games played through Feb. 14.

*Programs not competing in 2021 will not be eligible for ranking consideration.

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