Alabama Softball Ranked Ninth and 11th in Week Three Polls
Amid much movement in the top 25 polls this week, Alabama softball comes in tied for ninth in the ESPN.com/USA Softball poll and at No. 11 in the USA Today/NFCA poll and, released Tuesday.
Alabama dropped one spot in the USA Today/NFCA poll to No. 11 but is tied with Oklahoma for the No. 9 spot in the ESPN.com/USA Softball poll. Last week, Alabama went 6-0 outscoring its opponents 33-4. Florida State held on to the No. 1 spot in the NFCA poll followed by Auburn and Florida while the Gators jumped back to No. 1 in the USA Softball poll. Oregon is No. 4 in both followed by Texas A&M, who made a huge leap all the way from No. 18 last week to No. 5 this week after four ranked wins at the Mary Nutter Classic, including one against the top-ranked Seminoles.
Alabama is one of 10 SEC schools ranked in this week’s top 25, the most of any conference. Ranked SEC teams include Auburn (2/3), Florida (3/1), Texas A&M (5/5), Alabama (11/T9), LSU (13/12), Tennessee (15/15), Georgia (16/17), Kentucky (19/21), Missouri (24/25) and Ole Miss (25/RV). South Carolina and Arkansas are both receiving votes outside the top 25.
This week, Alabama heads to UAB on Tuesday, Feb. 28 before hosting the Easton Crimson Classic at Rhoads Stadium March 3-5. There, the Crimson Tide welcomes Drake, Jacksonville and Stanford.