Top 25 Rankings

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2017 Final Softball Top 25 Rankings

 

RankTeamCommentsPrior
1Oklahoma LogoOklahomaOklahoma claimed their third national title in five years after outlasting Florida in the WCWS Championship Series.6
2Florida LogoFloridaFlorida lost to Oklahoma in the WCWS Championship Series in heartbreaking fashion.1
3Oregon LogoOregonOregon battled back from the Washington loss in the WCWS to get to the WCWS Semifinals.3
4Washington LogoWashingtonWashington had an excellent season with a WCWS Semifinals appearance and they only lose two seniors.8
5LSU LogoLSULSU was utterly resilient in the NCAA Tournament and ended up with another WCWS appearance.22
6UCLA LogoUCLARachel Garcia and the Bruins are going to be tough for the next three years after another WCWS trip in 2017.9
7Baylor LogoBaylorThe Bears had a short stay in OKC but they will be back as Baylor has built a very strong program.11
8Texas A&MIt was a tough two games for the Aggies at the WCWS but they will be a very difficult team to slow down in the future.12
9Arizona LogoArizonaArizona is in excellent shape despite missing out on a trip to the WCWS in 2017.5
10Florida State LogoFlorida StateThe Seminoles are relentlessly tough to deal with at home but the lack of quality in the ACC hurts them at times.4
11Tennessee LogoTennesseeTennessee ran into a Texas A&M that got hot offensively in the Knoxville Regional.10
12Alabama LogoAlabamaCrimson Tide overachieved a little bit in 2017 as the pitching carried them back to Super Regionals against Florida.16
13Auburn LogoAuburnAuburn ran into a buzzsaw in Oklahoma as the Tigers just did not get enough timely hits in their Super Regional.7
14Utah LogoUtahUtes took Washington to the limit in the Seattle Super Regional and further established themselves as a power.13
15Minnesota LogoMinnesotaThe Golden Gophers fell victim to a horrendous draw and fell short at Alabama.2
16Kentucky LogoKentuckyThe Wildcats continued to grow in 2017 and gave Oregon problems at times in the Eugene Super Regional.21
17Mississippi LogoOle MissOle Miss had a heck of a postseason with an SEC Tournament title and a trip to the Super Regional round.19
18James Madison LogoJames MadisonJames Madison is arguably the top mid-major softball program in the land after another trip to Regionals.17
19BYU LogoBYU46 wins for BYU and a trip to the NCAA Tournament in 2017 is a testament to overall consistency of the program.18
20Louisiana LogoLouisianaLouisiana is right there with James Madison in the race for best mid-major softball team after winning 47 games.14
21Illinois LogoIllinoisIllinois made it to the Lexington Regional final before falling to Kentucky.NR
22Michigan LogoMichiganThe Wolverines just could not find a way to slow down Washington in the Seattle Regional.15
23Oklahoma State LogoOklahoma StateOSU was feisty against Florida as they took the Gators to winner take all game in the Gainesville Regional.NR
24Tulsa LogoTulsaTulsa hung in very well against Oklahoma in the Norman Regional but fell short against the Sooners.NR
25Arizona State LogoArizona StateThe Sun Devils once again made it to the NCAA Tournament as they went 1-2 in the Oxford Regional.23

Bill Plummer's "A Series of Their Own"