Alabama Softball Begins April Ranked No. 15 in National Polls
Nearing the halfway point of conference play, Alabama softball heads into this weekend ranked No. 15 in both the USA Today/NFCA poll and the ESPN.com/USA Softball poll.
The Crimson Tide took two of its three games last week on the road at Kentucky, scoring a season-high 24 runs over the three games. The series win helped Alabama move up one spot in both national polls this week. Alabama is now 24-9 overall this season and 5-4 in Southeastern Conference play.
Twelve SEC teams are either ranked in the top 25 or are receiving votes this week. Ranked SEC teams include Florida (4/6), Georgia (6/5), Tennessee (8/12), Texas A&M (10/10), Auburn (11/13), South Carolina (12/11), LSU (14/14), Alabama (15/15), Arkansas (20/21), Kentucky (21/20) and Mississippi State (22/22). Ole Miss is receiving votes outside the top 25 in both polls.
This weekend, Alabama returns home against Florida (32-4, 7-2 SEC) at Rhoads Stadium. The three-game series begins Saturday, April 7 at Noon CT live on ESPN2. Game two is set for a 2 p.m. CT start on Sunday, April 8 live on ESPN2 and the series finale will air live on the SEC Network Monday, April 9 at 6 p.m. CT.
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