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College Softball Standings Week 5, 2024

D1 Softball Top 25: Week Five


College Softball Standings Week 5, 2024

D1 Softball Top 25- Week Five

March 12, 2024

After one week out of the top spot, Oklahoma returns to No. 1 in the D1Softball Top 25 poll.

The Sooners began Big 12 play 3-0 with a series sweep over Iowa State. LSU moves to No. 2 after a sweep of their own, on the road against Kentucky. The Tigers are still the last undefeated team in the nation.

Former No. 1 Texas falls to No. 3 after opening Big 12 play with a loss to Houston. The Longhorns did rebound with a road series win against the Cougars, but slide in the poll after the inaugural defeat.

Texas A&M was the biggest mover of the week, rising six spots to No. 17 in this week’s poll. The Aggies went 4-0 in week five, including a series sweep over South Carolina in College Station, to move to 23-2 on the year and an undefeated start to SEC play.

All is well and hearty in the state of Texas; Texas State joins the poll at No. 25 after a 3-0 showing and a weekend sweep over Penn State in San Marcos. The Bobcats are 19-6 and will begin Sun Belt play in week six.


1. Oklahoma- 22-1

Previous Rank- 2


2. LSU- 22-0

Previous Rank- 3


3. Texas- 21-2

Previous Rank- 1


4. Oklahoma State- 20-3

Previous Rank- 4


5. Stanford- 18-4

Previous Rank- 6


6. Duke- 19-1

Previous Rank- 5


7. Georgia- 20-3

Previous Rank- 8


8. Washington- 18-3

Previous Rank- 7


9. Tennessee- 19-4

Previous Rank- 9


10. Baylor- 14-5

Previous Rank- 10


11. Florida- 21-4

Previous Rank- 14


12. Missouri- 20-3

Previous Rank- 13


13. Clemson- 17-6

Previous Rank- 11


14. Virginia Tech- 18-3-1

Previous Rank- 15


15. Alabama- 20-3

Previous Rank- 12


16. UCLA- 14-6

Previous Rank- 18


17. Texas A&M- 23-2

Previous Rank- 23


18. Mississippi State- 19-4

Previous Rank- 17


19. Arkansas- 20-5

Previous Rank- 22


20. Arizona- 19-5-1

Previous Rank- 21


21. California- 21-4

Previous Rank- 19


22. Boston University- 17-1

Previous Rank- 24


23. South Carolina- 18-5

Previous Rank- 20


24. Florida State- 15-5

Previous Rank- 16


25. Texas State- 19-6

Previous Rank- NR


Dropped Out


Kentucky- 14-7

Previous Rank- 25


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NCAA 2024 College softball top 25 preseason Rankings

2024 NCAA preseason top 25 college softball rankings

NCAA 2024 College softball top 25 preseason Rankings

The 2024 college softball season is just around the corner, set to kick off on February 8th.

The Oklahoma Sooners aim to make history by clinching their fourth consecutive title. Oklahoma tops the list in the #1 spot with 25 first-place votes, Tennessee, Stanford, Florida State and Texas round off the top 6. New conference realignments take effect next season, which means we will bid farewell to some of the sport’s most intense rivalries this season.

1. Oklahoma (25 first-place votes)

2023 record: 61-1


2. Tennessee

2023 record: 51-10


3. Stanford

2023 record: 47-15


4. Florida State

2023 record: 58-11


5. Texas

2023 record: 45-15-1


6. Georgia

2023 record: 42-15


7. Clemson

2023 record: 49-12


8. UCLA

2023 record: 52-7


9. Duke

2023 record: 48-12


10. Washington

2023 record: 44-15


11. Oklahoma State

2023 record: 47-16


12. Arkansas

2023 record: 40-19


13. Oregon

2023 record: 38-17


14. Alabama

2023 record: 45-22


15. LSU

2023 record: 42-17


16. Utah

2023 record: 42-16


17. Nebraska

2023 record: 36-22


18. Florida

2023 record: 38-22


19. Baylor

2023 record: 40-18


20. Auburn

2023 record: 43-19


21. Louisiana

2023 record: 50-16


22. South Carolina

2023 record: 40-22


23. Virginia Tech

2023 record: 39-20


24. Texas A&M

2023 record: 35-21


25. Northwestern

2023 record: 42-13

Kajikawa Classic

Arizona State Softball- Kajikawa Classic Returns!

Kajikawa Classic

Kajikawa Classic Returns!

2/6/2024
After a one year hiatus, Sun Devil Softball welcomes back the Kajikawa Classic presented by Valley Toyota Dealers to open the 2024 home schedule at Farrington Stadium! The Kajikawa Classic features 10 games this weekend, February 8-11. The Sun Devils will kickoff the weekend with their home opener against Wisconsin this Thursday, February 8 at 5:30 p.m. The Sun Devils will be in action for five games taking on Wisconsin, No. 20 Northwestern, St. Thomas (MN), Boise State, and Maine. All-session and single day passes are available now. Single day passes grant access to all games on that day. Be there as the Sun Devils begin the 2024 season!
Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic

2024 Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic

2024 Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic

The annual Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic line-up is set and will run February 22th through the 25th. This very popular event is in it’s 19th year and will feature thirty teams that will battle it out at the Big League Dreams Complex in Cathedral City, CA.

Three-time defending national champion Oklahoma is scheduled to play five games including Notre Dame and LSU. 2023 Women’s College World Series semi-finalist, Tennessee will face UCLA, Oregon State, UCF, LMU, Cal State Fullerton and Hawaii.

Tickets for the event are available at their website. Games will also be streamed by FloSoftball.

2024 Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic Schedule

Thursday, February 22, 2024*
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THU 2/22USA WrigleyPGF YankeeJustSOFTBALL FenwayDes MoinesPawtucket
11:30am--Oregon St vs Wisconsin--
NoonRutgers vs HawaiiBethune-Cookman vs BYU---
2:00--UCF vs Mississippi--
2:30Rutgers vs BYUBethune-Cookman vs Oregon St---
4:30--Baylor vs Notre Dame--
5:00Oregon vs UCFSan Diego vs Missouri---
7:00--Mississippi St vs Notre Dame--
7:30Oregon vs BaylorWisconsin vs Missouri---

Friday, February 23, 2024*
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FRI 2/23USA WrigleyPGF YankeeJustSOFTBALL FenwayDes MoinesPawtucket
10:00amSan Diego St vs Nebraska-Rutgers vs LMUCal Poly vs Cal-
10:30-Hawaii vs Fresno St--Illinois vs CSUN
12:30UCLA vs Nebraska-Tennessee vs LMUCal Poly vs Utah-
1:00-Hawaii vs Cal--Seattle U vs CSUN
3:00UCLA vs Northwestern-Tennessee vs Cal St FullertonBethune-Cookman vs San Diego St-
3:30-Notre Dame vs Oregon--Long Beach St vs BYU
5:30Oklahoma vs Mississippi StMissouri vs UCFSan Diego vs Wisconsin-
6:00-Long Beach St vs Oregon--UC Riverside vs Rutgers
8:00Oklahoma vs Wisconsin-Missouri vs Cal St FullertonSan Diego St vs Utah-
8:30-UCF vs Oregon St--UC Riverside vs Baylor

Saturday, February 24, 2024*
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SAT 2/24USA WrigleyPGF YankeeJustSOFTBALL FenwayDes MoinesPawtucket
9:30am-Illinois vs Hawaii-Cal vs Seattle UFresno St vs Long Beach St
10:00Oregon vs Nebraska-Bethune-Cookman vs LMU--
Noon-Oregon St vs Notre Dame-Utah vs Seattle UWisconsin vs Long Beach St
12:30Oklahoma vs San Diego St-Northwestern vs LMU--
2:30Oregon St vs Tennessee-Mississippi St vs Fresno StCSUN vs Bethune-Cookman
3:00UCLA vs Illinois-Northwestern vs San Diego--
5:00-UCF vs Tennessee-CSUN vs RutgersBYU vs Cal Poly
5:30UCLA vs Baylor-Wisconsin vs Utah--
7:30-UCF vs San Diego-Cal St Fullerton vs Mississippi StBYU vs UC Riverside
8:00Missouri vs Baylor-Rutgers vs Cal Poly--

Sunday, February 25, 2024*
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SUN 2/25USA WrigleyPGF YankeeJustSOFTBALL FenwayDes MoinesPawtucket
8:30am---Cal St Fullerton vs Seattle U-
9:00Notre Dame vs OklahomaNebraska vs UtahOregon St vs Northwestern-Cal vs Illinois
11:00---UC Riverside vs Seattle U-
11:30LMU vs OklahomaNebraska vs Cal St FullertonTennessee vs Hawaii-Cal vs Cal St Long Beach
2:00UCLA vs TennesseeSan Diego vs UC RiversideFresno St vs Cal Poly--

*game schedules as of 1/8/2024 (check the website for any schedule changes.)

Mike Stith Named #1 Club Coach

Mike Stith Named #1 Club Coach

Mike Stith Named #1 Club Coach

Congratulations to Coach Mike Stith, Batbusters Softball!

Softball Mental Health Awareness

Softball Mental Health Awareness

We have so much respect and gratitude for these brave young women who shared their stories on the @7InningsPodcast this week! Please know there is strength in admitting your vulnerabilities and #itsoktonotbeok! Softball Mental Health Awareness

 

2022 PGF National Championships

2022 Premier Girls Fastpitch National Championships

2022 PGF National Championships

2022 Premier Girls Fastpitch (PGF) National Championships

Save the date for the Best of the Best competition in girls fastpitch softball!

The mission of Premier Girls Fastpitch is to provide a national platform on which fastpitch softball players can demonstrate their individual and team-enhancing skills, competing against the Best of the Best players and teams.


More info….

Bell Bank Park Grand Opening in Mesa, Arizona!

GRAND OPENING! A 320 acre world class family sports and entertainment park located in Mesa, AZ. Home to Legacy Sports USA.

Legacy Sports USA is the organization behind Bell Bank Park, originally the vision of Randy J. Miller, Chairman of Legacy Sports USA, Chad J. Miller, CEO of Legacy Sports USA, and Olympic gold medalist Dan O’Brien, Director of Performance Training at Bell Bank Park. Legacy Sports USA is dedicated to hosting premiere tournament events for youth sports, as well as offering opportunities for athletes of all ages and at all levels to develop skills and enjoy training and competition.

Bell Bank Park open house week starting January 3rd as well as our GRAND OPENING happening January 7th.

57 indoor volleyball courts

35 multi-purpose fields

23 futsal courts

Family fitness center

8 softball/baseball fields

12 beach volleyball courts

19 basketball courts

41 pickleball courts


Bell Bank Park
1 Legacy Drive,
Mesa, Arizona 85212


info@bellbankpark.com

www.bellbankpark.com

www.legacysportsusa.com




Bell Bank Park

PREMIER GIRLS FASTPITCH AND PERFECT GAME JOIN FORCES TO FORM PG SOFTBALL

PREMIER GIRLS FASTPITCH AND PERFECT GAME JOIN FORCES TO FORM PG SOFTBALL

Groundbreaking Partnership of Two Powerhouse Brands Solidifies World’s Largest Girls Fastpitch Platform and Scouting Service

HUNTINGTON BEACH, California and CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (July 27, 2020) Perfect Game (PG) President Jerry Ford and Dan Hay, President/CEO of Premier Girls Fastpitch (PGF) is proud to announce it has entered into a groundbreaking partnership with Perfect Game (PG) to form PG Softball, an entity that will provide individualization and exposure to athletes in the rapidly growing world of amateur softball.

Perfect Game Softball brings together two of the most credible brands in fastpitch softball and baseball to give amateur softball players a platform to be recognized nationwide. PG Softball will produce national player rankings, consistent evaluation metrics and national scouting reports, creating a system similar to the one Perfect Game has successfully built in baseball over the last 25 years.

“This groundbreaking partnership between PGF and Perfect Game will now enable us to individualize our sport by focusing on our players,” said Dan Hay, Co-Founder and President/CEO of PGF. “Perfect Game is recognized by Major League Baseball and college baseball programs as the leader in player evaluations and player and team rankings, in the sport of amateur baseball. Our fastpitch softball athletes will now enjoy expanded opportunities that they have never seen before. The PGF softball community and the national landscape will benefit greatly, as these two powerhouse brands continue to lead our young female athletes and families into the future.”

Hay will serve as the President/CEO of PG Softball, with Andy Ford of Perfect Game appointed Vice President.

The two industry leaders will work alongside one another, co-branding prestigious national events with the purpose of making PG Softball the top player service in the country. Through this venture, they will each continue to grow their existing successful entities.

“Perfect Game takes great pride in the fact that we enjoy a longstanding reputation as the nation’s leader as the largest elite youth baseball platform and scouting service in amateur baseball,” said Jerry Ford, Founder and President of Perfect Game. “Our longtime goal was to do the same thing in softball. The best way to do that was to partner with the nation’s leader in softball. Dan Hay and PGF represent the very best when it comes to the game of softball. This will definitely expedite our goal of providing girls fastpitch with all the same opportunities the boys enjoy in baseball.”

An updated event schedule will be released shortly.  A new website is in development, initial information can be found here: www.perfectgame.org/Fastpitch/ or at www.premiergirlsfastpitch.com

About Perfect Game
Perfect Game is the world’s largest elite youth baseball platform and scouting service, producing over 1,400 tournaments and showcases each year across the country. Perfect Game is dedicated to giving amateur players exposure to take their game to the next level, whether that be in college or in the professional ranks. At Perfect Game events, players are performing with top-level competition in front of college recruiters and professional scouts from all over the country. Because of this, these events prove to be invaluable to the college coaches as well as Major League Baseball, as they can scout a large population of talented ballplayers in one location. To date, more than 1,400 players that have played in a Perfect Game event have also played in Major League Baseball. Since 2003, 12,776 Perfect Game alumni have been selected in the MLB First-Year Amateur Player Draft. In the 2020 Draft, for example, 93 percent of all players selected had played in Perfect Game events, and all but one player selected on the Draft’s first day had previously attended Perfect Game events. And in the 2019 College World Series, every player on the roster of national champion Vanderbilt and all but one on the runner-up Michigan roster had played in a Perfect Game event.

About Premier Girls Fastpitch
PGF was founded in 2009 and today crowns the unquestioned national champion across nine age divisions. In 2019, 635 teams competed across those age groups, with the 17-day event held across parks in Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley and Irvine, California.  Premier Girls Fastpitch is where the best of the best play in amateur fastpitch softball.  Since 2009 thousands of female student athletes have realized their dreams to play on the college level by performing with top-level competition in front of college recruiters.  PGF produces hundreds of tournaments and showcases each year across the country.


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