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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Another unbeaten week kept Papillion-LaVista rolling atop an unchanged top 12 in the 2020 NFCA Fall High School Top 25 Coaches Poll.

On Wednesday, the reigning Nebraska Class A champion (31-0) Monarchs opened district play with a pair of lopsided victories over Lincoln and Gretna to extend their state-record win streak to 67. Bailee Lampman had a no-hitter and struck out five, while Kate Voisin and Mia Jarecki each hit grand slams in a nine-run third against Lincoln, while Oklahoma commit Jordyn Bahl notched her school-record 93rd career win and state-record 52nd straight victory versus Gretna. Voisin’s three-run homer last Thursday keyed a four-run first in a 7-0 shutout of Millard South.

East Coweta (23-1), meanwhile, won both of its games since last week to remain solidly in the No. 2 position. Kylie Ferguson followed up last Thursday’s three-homer performance against Columbus with two more home runs in Wednesday’s 10-2 win over No. 3 Westfield.

The (23-2) Hornets won their other six contests this week to stay third in the poll, ahead of Colorado’s Broomfield (15-1) and Iowa 5A state champion Kennedy (26-1), with Missouri power Lee’s Summit North looming just outside the top five. The (23-2) Broncos have won 10 straight since a 3-1 loss at top-ranked Papillion-LaVista on Sept. 26.

Elsewhere, Southmoore (28-4) and Omaha Marian (23-6) both returned to the rankings after a two-week absence, where they are joined by poll newcomer Dewey (28-3), which has won its last nine games.

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. 8, 2020

Rank

Team

2020 Record

Previous

1

Papillion-LaVista (Neb.)

31-0

1

2

East Coweta (Ga.)

23-1

2

3

Westfield (Ga.)

23-2

3

4

Broomfield (Colo.)

15-1

4

5

Kennedy (Iowa)

26-1

5

6

Lee’s Summit North (Mo.)

23-2

6

7

North Linn (Iowa)

25-1

7

8

Albia (Iowa)

22-1

8

9

Rock Canyon (Colo.)

15-1

9

10

Clarksville (Iowa)

19-1

10

11

Lone Grove (Okla.)

27-2

11

12

Coweta (Okla.)

31-3

12

13

Skutt Catholic (Neb.)

26-3

15

14

Hastings (Neb.)

27-3

14

15

Holy Family (Colo.)

14-2

16

16

Fossil Ridge (Colo.)

13-3

21

17

Southmoore (Okla.)

28-4

NR

18

Lakewood (Colo.)

13-3

19

19

Tishomingo (Okla.)

31-3

23

20

Dewey (Okla.)

28-3

NR

21

Edmond Memorial (Okla.)

30-4

20

22

North Gwinnett (Ga.)

22-4

24

23

Harrison (Ga.)

18-2

25

24

Omaha Marian (Neb.)

23-6

NR

25

Lincoln Southwest (Neb.)

31-7

13

Dropped out: Legacy (Colo.), Shawnee (Okla.) and Troy-Buchanan (Mo.).

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