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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Four new teams joined the rankings, but there was no movement among the top three teams this week in the 2020 NFCA Fall High School Top 25 Coaches Poll.

Reigning Nebraska state champion Papillion-LaVista (11-0) and Georgia’s East Coweta (9-0) kept setting the place in the first two spots, while Oklahoma’s Southmoore (14-0) scored a second-straight shutout win to remain solid in the No. 3 position.

Papillion-LaVista outscored its two opponents 14-1 this week, while Jaliyah Holmes’ 14-strikeout perfect game on Wednesday propelled East Coweta to the latest of its four recent victories.

Unbeaten newcomer Edmond Memorial (13-0) makes a big statement by debuting at the No. 4 spot, dropping fellow Oklahoma school Lone Grove (10-0) down one place from last week’s ranking, while Shawnee (16-0) enters the mix as well at seventh, giving Oklahoma four teams in the top 10.

Elsewhere, Colorado’s Broomfield (6-0) and Missouri’s Lee’s Summit North (5-0) join the mix at Nos. 11 and 12, respectively. Lee’s Summit North has scored 12 or more runs three times in its first five games.

Ten of the top 12 teams in the Top 25 are unbeaten, including four from Oklahoma, two each from Colorado and Georgia, and one apiece from Missouri and Nebraska.

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 – Sept. 3, 2020

Rank

Team

2020 Record

Previous

1

Papillion-LaVista (Neb.)

11-0

1

2

East Coweta (Ga.)

9-0

2

3

Southmoore (Okla.)

14-0

3

4

Edmond Memorial (Okla.)

13-0

NR

5

Lone Grove (Okla.)

10-0

4

6

Kennedy (Iowa)

26-1

5

7

Shawnee (Okla.)

16-0

NR

8

Rock Canyon (Colo.)

6-0

7

9

Westfield (Ga.)

7-0

8

10

Legacy (Colo.)

4-1

9

11

Broomfield (Colo.)

6-0

NR

12

Lee’s Summit North (Mo.)

5-0

NR

13

North Linn (Iowa)

25-1

10

14

Washington (Okla.)

14-1

11

15

Albia (Iowa)

22-1

12

16

Clarksville (Iowa)

19-1

14

17

Fossil Ridge (Colo.)

6-1

17

18

Lincoln Southwest (Neb.)

10-1

18

19

Skutt Catholic (Neb.)

7-1

19

20

Wesleyan (Ga.)

5-1

15

21

Newnan (Ga.)

6-1

20

22

Holy Family (Colo.)

3-2

21

23

Ogden (Iowa)

22-3

22

24

Collins-Maxwell (Iowa)

21-3

24

25

Blue Springs South (Mo.)

0-1

25

Dropped out: Binger-Oney (Okla.), Kiowa (Okla.), Millard West (Neb.) and North Gwinnett (Ga.).

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