USA Today/NFCA DI Top 25 Coaches Poll, 2022 USA Today/NFCA DI Top 25 Coaches Poll, NFCA, NFCA DI Top 25 Coaches Poll, Oklahoma softball, ou softball, Oklahoma, nfca poll

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – While Oklahoma enters its 27th consecutive week at No. 1, Arizona State and Duke cracked the top 10 for the first time this season in this week’s 2022 USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Coaches Poll. The Sooners (48-1) swept No. 7 Oklahoma State in Bedlam and captured their 10th consecutive Big 12 regular-season title.

Virginia Tech (39-6)  and Florida State held on to their No. 2 and 3 rankings. The Hokies won a mid-week contest against Liberty, while the Seminoles knocked off then-No. 10 Florida and swept North Carolina State on the road to finish out Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) play. The duo will be the No. 1 and 3 seeds at this week’s ACC Tournament hosted by Pitt.

Arkansas (41-9), which took two-of-three from Texas A&M on the road, moved up to No. 4 and will be the top overall seed at the Southeastern Conference Tournament (SEC) hosted by Florida.

No. 5 Alabama and No. 6 UCLA flip-flopped. The Crimson Tide (41-10) won their SEC series against No. 24 Missouri, while the Bruins (40-8) dropped their Pac-12 series at new-No. 8 Arizona State.

The Sun Devils (37-8) captured its first series over the Bruins since 2015 taking games one (6-1) and three (6-3). With three games left at No. 10 Washington,  first-place ASU enters the final week of the regular season holding  a two-game cushion over UCLA. 

With Duke’s surge to No. 9, the ACC, along with the Pac-12 have three top-10 programs entering the final week before NCAA Regionals. The Blue Devils (40-7) won their final four games of the regular season, defeating Campbell and sweeping Pitt to earn their first 40-win season in program history, surpassing the 39-win mark set a season ago.

Louisiana made its way back into the rankings, coming in a No. 25. The Ragin’ Cajuns (41-11) swept ULM in their final Sun Belt series, extending their national-leading total of consecutive conference series won to 73 straight. The streak started in March 2013. It also marked their 23rd straight 40-win season.

Arizona dipped out of the poll this week after suffering a pair of losses against California. The Wildcats fall out of the NFCA rankings for the first time since the 2014 preseason poll.

The 2022 USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Coaches Poll is voted on by 32 NCAA Division I head coaches with one representing each of the NCAA’s Division I Conferences. Records reflect games played through May 8.

  

2022 USA Today / NFCA Division I Top 25 Softball Coaches Poll

May 10 (Week 13) 

 

Rank

School (First Place Votes)

Points

2022 Record

Prev. Ranking

1

Oklahoma (32)

800

48-1

1

2

Virginia Tech

767

40-6

2

3

Florida State

737

49-5

3

4

Arkansas

693

41-9

5

5

Alabama

658

41-10

6

6

UCLA

636

40-8

4

7

Oklahoma State

574

38-12

7

8

Arizona State

563

37-8

12

9

Duke

540

40-7

11

10

Washington

502

34-13

9

11

Northwestern

498

39-9

8

12

Florida

450

41-15

10

13

Tennessee

430

38-15

14

14

Kentucky

395

35-16

13

15

Clemson

301

37-14

18

16

Texas

294

37-16-1

17

17

Auburn

290

39-14

15

18

Georgia

270

40-15

16

19

Notre Dame

231

39-9

20

20

LSU

217

34-20

19

21

UCF

181

44-12

21

22

Oregon

124

31-17

22

23

Michigan

110

34-15

23

24

Missouri

69

33-19

24

25

Louisiana

38

41-11

RV

New to Poll: No. 25 Louisiana

Dropped Out: No. 25 Arizona

Receiving Votes: Stanford (10), Arizona (8), Nebraska (7), Ole Miss (3), Georgia Tech (3), San Diego State (1).

The 2022 USA Today / NFCA Division I Top 25 Coaches Poll is voted on by 32 NCAA Division I head coaches with one representing each of the NCAA’s Division I Conferences. Records reflect games played through May 8, 2022.

The NFCA (National Fastpitch Coaches Association) is the professional organization for fastpitch softball coaches. Known for its highly-regarded coaches polls and All-America awards, the NFCA also educates and supports softball coaches on a variety of different levels: from podcasts to awards, to in-person events and National Convention

Learn more about the NFCA and consider joining nearly 6,000 coaches today!

Keep Your Coaching Pitch Perfect.

maxpreps, max preps, nfca partner, nfca bownet, nfca partner, nfca kris caldwell, edward jones, nfca official sponsor, financial advisor, nfca Stack Sports, nfca partner, nfca cell wade, nfca partner, nfca

For Those Who Know Even
Days Off Are Days On.

Learn About The Perks And Join NFCA Today.

Benefits Join Today