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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Oregon Tech captured 12 first place votes and catapulted four spots to lead the way in the second regular season edition of the NAIA Softball Coaches’ Top 25. Similar large jumps occurred in the top five beyond the Owls’ leap, as Our Lady of the Lake (Texas) made a five-spot improvement to No. 2 earning two first place votes.

Cumberlands (Ky.) snagged four first place votes and made a 10-spot jump to No. 3, while Baker moved up six positions to No. 4. Southern Oregon also climbed four slots to round out the top five. Truett McConnell (Ga.) was the lone newcomer of the week, checking in at No. 23.

Additionally, Columbia's (S.C) Madison Lee and Hope International's Allie Puente earned NAIA Softball Player and Pitcher of the Week honors. (NAIA ReleaseNAIA Release)

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2023 NAIA Softball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll

(March 22, 2023)

RANK LAST WEEK SCHOOL [1st Place Votes] RECORD FINAL POINTS
1 5 Oregon Tech [12] 20-5 519
2 7 Our Lady of the Lake (Texas) [2] 24-4 494
3 13 Cumberlands (Ky.) [4] 24-2 479
4 10 Baker (Kan.) 20-2 475
5 9 Southern Oregon 18-4 437
6 2 Indiana Wesleyan 12-4 429
7 4 Texas A&M Texarkana 19-2 424
8 6 Oklahoma City [1] 17-5 413
9 8 Science & Arts (Okla.) 18-6 394
10 1 Mobile (Ala.) 19-6 390
11 11 Georgia Gwinnett 22-5 368
12 12 College of Idaho 24-2 351
13 22 Middle Georgia State 20-2 322
14 3 Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) 9-6 312
15 17 Northwestern (Iowa) 23-2 306
16 14 Grand View (Iowa) 14-3 272
17 16 Southeastern (Fla.) 16-8 241
17 23 Marian (Ind.) 13-1 241
19 15 William Carey (Miss.) 21-5 239
20 19 Ottawa (Kan.) 17-4 216
21 20 Central Methodist (Mo.) 11-5 170
22 24 Campbellsville (Ky.) 15-7-1 155
23 RV Truett McConnell (Ga.) 15-5 143
24 25 Coastal Georgia 15-5 141
25 21 Eastern Oregon 17-8 118
 

Dropped from the Top 25: Tennessee Wesleyan

Others Receiving Votes: Oklahoma Wesleyan 100, Jessup (Calif.) 66, Tennessee Wesleyan 61, Madonna (Mich.) 57, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio) 26, Hope International (Calif.) 23, Midland (Neb.) 13, St. Thomas (Fla.) 11, Indiana Tech 11, Missouri Baptist 7, St. Francis (Ill.) 5, Reinhardt (Ga.) 3.

 

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