KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Oklahoma City lands the No. 1 ranking for the 11th-straight time in the 2017 NAIA Softball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, announced Tuesday by the national office. The Stars captured all 19 first-place votes and 529 total points. The fourth regular-season Top 25 will be announced Tuesday, May 2.
Oklahoma City is the only undefeated team in the NAIA with a 46-0 record and carries a 51-game winning into its Tuesday showdown at NCAA Division II West Texas A&M. The Stars continue to dominate several key statistical categories, ranking first in the NAIA in total runs scored (371), RBIs (331) and ERA (0.540). The team also ranks No. 3 in batting average (.381) as eight-of-nine starters all maintain a .300-plus batting average.
With an 18-0 record in Sooner Athletic Conference play, Oklahoma City is the No. 1 seed with a three-game lead over second-place and 23rd-ranked Science & Arts (Okla.) with an upcoming doubleheader scheduled for April 25.
-- Courtesy of NAIA