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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Two more victories — including a top-10 win — kept Papillion-LaVista rolling atop the 2020 NFCA Fall High School Top 25 Coaches Poll.

University of Oklahoma commit Jordyn Bahl fanned 19 and tossed a no-hitter in last Saturday’s 3-1 victory over No. 6 Lee’s Summit North, and the reigning Nebraska state champion (28-0) Monarchs followed that up on Monday with their 64th-straight victory, an 8-0 win over Lincoln North Star. Bahl struck out 13 in a five-inning one-hitter.

The strong-showing loss to Papillion-LaVista was the only blip on the radar for Missouri’s Lee’s Summit North (15-2), which quickly rebounded to rout Millard North, 12-0, to split its Saturday in Nebraska. The Broncos then blanked Liberty North, 3-0, on Tuesday to close a strong 3-1 week, which started with a 10-0 rout of Lee’s Summit West last Thursday, and remain sixth. Cierra Harrison, who struck out five in a four-hitter against the top-ranked Monarchs, combined with Kiara Sodini on a perfect game versus Millard North, and then fanned 13 in Tuesday’s triumph.

Second-ranked East Coweta (21-1) and No. 3 Westfield (17-1) kept winning in Georgia, Broomfield (14-1) continued to be the top ranked team in Colorado, and Iowa’s Kennedy also stayed put to round out the first five.

Elsewhere, Oklahoma’s Coweta (27-3) split a pair of rescheduled games with Prior to snap a 24-game win streak, but won two other games, to stay right on Lone Grove’s tail — both looming just outside the top 10.

State rankings submitted by NFCA member coaches are used to compile the NFCA Fall High School Top 25 Coaches Poll. Teams are chosen based on performance, roster quality and strength of schedule. Five states — Colorado, Georgia, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Missouri — play a fall fastpitch schedule, while Iowa recently completed its summer season.

NFCA Fall High School Top 25 Coaches Poll – Oct. 1, 2020

Rank

Team

2020 Record

Previous

1

Papillion-LaVista (Neb.)

28-0

1

2

East Coweta (Ga.)

21-1

2

3

Westfield (Ga.)

17-1

3

4

Broomfield (Colo.)

14-1

4

5

Kennedy (Iowa)

26-1

5

6

Lee’s Summit North (Mo.)

15-2

6

7

North Linn (Iowa)

25-1

7

8

Albia (Iowa)

22-1

8

9

Rock Canyon (Colo.)

15-1

10

10

Clarksville (Iowa)

19-1

9

11

Lone Grove (Okla.)

25-2

11

12

Coweta (Okla.)

27-3

12

13

Lincoln Southwest (Neb.)

27-5

13

14

Hastings (Neb.)

24-3

14

15

Skutt Catholic (Neb.)

21-3

16

16

Holy Family (Colo.)

12-2

17

17

Shawnee (Okla.)

26-5

18

18

Legacy (Colo.)

9-5

15

19

Lakewood (Colo.)

12-3

NR

20

Edmond Memorial (Okla.)

25-4

20

21

Fossil Ridge (Colo.)

11-3

19

22

Troy-Buchanan (Mo.)

10-3

21

23

Tishomingo (Okla.)

28-3

22

24

North Gwinnett (Ga.)

17-3

23

25

Harrison (Ga.)

16-2

24

Dropped out: Wesleyan (Ga.).

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