Triple Crown Netting Professionals Mizuno fieldturf, nfca official sponsor Schutt USA Softball Scrapyard Diamond Kinetic Traveling Teams Legacy Event Management
NFCA, high school, poll, top 25, coaches, fall, softball, fastpitch

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Georgia’s East Coweta and Nebraska’s Papillion-LaVista continue to lead the way atop an unchanged top seven in this week’s NFCA Fall High School Top 25 Coaches Poll.

East Coweta (30-0) shook off a regional scare and cruised into the second round of the Georgia High School Association playoffs. The Indians, who are now 98-2 over the last two-plus seasons, spotted rival Newnan an early 5-0 edge last Thursday in the Region 2-7A final, but proceeded to score 17 unanswered runs to win 17-5, and capture their 10th straight crown. East Coweta then swept Woodstock by a combined score of 22-1 in the best-of-three first round of the state tournament on Tuesday, and will host Mill Creek this coming Wednesday in a rematch of last year’s state final won by the two-time defending titlist Indians.

Papillion-LaVista (31-0) also reached 30 wins this week to remain perfect and second in the rankings for a fifth straight week, while Wesleyan (26-0), North Gwinnett (27-1), Collins-Maxwell (27-1), Westfield (18-1) and Rock Canyon (22-1) all stayed in line behind the top two. The next five teams — Holy Family (21-1), Sequoyah (41-2), Assumption (41-2), Broken Arrow (36-2) and Elkhorn (25-2) — all gained one spot apiece this week to round out the top 12.

 Two teams — Oklahoma’s Silo and Nebraska’s Omaha Marian — joined the rankings this week after continuing their stellar play. Silo (36-3) captured three more games to run its win streak to 16, while Marian (17-5) has won 11 straight since a Sept. 19 loss to No. 2 Papillion-LaVista.

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. 10, 2019

Rank

Team

2019 Record

Previous

1

East Coweta (Ga.)

30-0

1

2

Papillion-LaVista (Neb.)

31-0

2

3

Wesleyan (Ga.)

26-0

3

4

North Gwinnett (Ga.)

27-1

4

5

Collins-Maxwell (Iowa)

27-1

5

6

Westfield (Ga.)

18-1

6

7

Rock Canyon (Colo.)

22-1

7

8

Holy Family (Colo.)

21-1

9

9

Sequoyah (Tahlequah, Okla.)

41-2

10

10

Assumption (Iowa)

41-2

11

11

Broken Arrow (Okla.)

36-2

12

12

Elkhorn (Neb.)

25-2

13

13

Loveland (Colo.)

21-2

8

14

Binger-Oney (Okla.)

29-2

15

15

Silo (Okla.)

36-3

NR

16

Golden (Colo.)

21-2

19

17

Prairie View (Colo.)

18-4

18

18

Chatfield (Colo.)

19-4

16

19

Raymore-Peculiar (Mo.)

19-4

17

20

Skutt Catholic (Neb.)

25-2

21

21

Banks County (Ga.)

26-3

22

22

Kiowa (Okla.)

37-4

23

23

Grayson (Ga.)

25-5

24

24

Omaha Marian (Neb.)

17-5

NR

25

Blue Springs South (Mo.)

14-6

25

Dropped out: Erie (Colo.) and Tuttle (Okla.).

Keep Your Coaching Pitch Perfect.

BlueStar Bownet Clell Wade Blast MaxPreps

For Those Who Know Even
Days Off Are Days On.

Learn About The Perks And Join NFCA Today.

Benefits Join Today