Alabama Atop Latest RPI Ratings

Polls are great but RPI is the best indication of who is in and who is out of Championship consideration.  Here is the April 7th Top 50 schools.

Full List (293 teams)

April 7, 2014

RANK NAME CONF W-L ROAD NEUT HOME NON-DIV    I
1 Alabama Southeastern 35-5-0 8-3-0 7-0-0 20-2-0 0-0-0
2 Georgia Southeastern 33-6-0 3-3-0 3-1-0 27-2-0 0-0-0
3 UCLA Pac-12 34-4-0 5-3-0 8-0-0 21-1-0 0-0-0
4 Florida Southeastern 34-8-0 4-4-0 15-0-0 15-4-0 0-0-0
5 Oregon Pac-12 34-5-0 6-1-0 21-3-0 7-1-0 0-0-0
6 Florida St. Atlantic Coast 38-4-0 12-2-0 10-2-0 16-0-0 0-0-0
7 Arizona Pac-12 32-8-0 4-5-0 6-3-0 22-0-0 0-0-0
8 Missouri Southeastern 27-10-0 5-4-0 13-3-0 9-3-0 0-0-0
9 La.-Lafayette Sun Belt 28-6-1 6-0-0 8-2-0 14-4-1 0-0-0
10 Nebraska Big Ten 26-12-0 12-3-0 11-7-0 3-2-0 0-0-0
11 Arizona St. Pac-12 35-6-0 4-2-0 5-0-0 26-4-0 0-0-0
12 Tennessee Southeastern 32-5-0 7-3-0 12-1-0 13-1-0 0-0-0
13 Baylor Big 12 28-6-0 6-1-0 15-3-0 7-2-0 0-0-0
14 Michigan Big Ten 29-6-0 8-2-0 14-4-0 7-0-0 0-0-0
15 Kentucky Southeastern 31-8-0 10-2-0 9-2-0 12-4-0 0-0-0
16 Texas A&M Southeastern 27-12-0 10-5-0 6-2-0 11-5-0 0-0-0
17 South Ala. Sun Belt 30-6-0 6-3-0 12-3-0 12-0-0 0-0-0
18 Oklahoma Big 12 28-8-0 4-4-0 10-3-0 14-1-0 0-0-0
19 Minnesota Big Ten 28-5-0 8-2-0 16-2-0 4-1-0 0-0-0
20 Tulsa Conference USA 35-4-0 10-4-0 10-0-0 15-0-0 0-0-0
21 Auburn Southeastern 31-9-1 3-4-1 4-1-0 24-4-0 0-0-0
22 James Madison Colonial 28-11-0 5-5-0 15-5-0 8-1-0 0-0-0
23 Washington Pac-12 22-10-0 2-3-0 18-4-0 2-3-0 0-0-0
24 USC Upstate Atlantic Sun 36-4-0 13-4-0 0-0-0 23-0-0 0-0-0
25 LSU Southeastern 22-16-0 4-7-0 4-1-0 14-8-0 0-0-0
26 UAB Conference USA 23-16-0 8-6-0 5-5-0 10-5-0 0-0-0
27 Texas Big 12 23-16-0 6-0-0 4-9-0 13-7-0 0-0-0
28 Virginia Tech Atlantic Coast 22-16-0 6-8-0 8-3-0 8-5-0 0-0-0
29 Northwestern Big Ten 22-9-0 3-2-0 15-4-0 4-3-0 0-0-0
30 North Carolina St. Atlantic Coast 23-10-0 2-4-0 4-5-0 17-1-0 0-0-0
31 South Carolina Southeastern 25-14-0 4-8-0 2-3-0 19-3-0 0-0-0
32 Notre Dame Atlantic Coast 22-8-0 5-5-0 14-3-0 3-0-0 0-0-0
33 Lipscomb Atlantic Sun 31-9-0 10-5-0 7-2-0 14-2-0 0-0-0
34 Houston AAC 23-10-0 4-2-0 3-5-0 16-3-0 0-0-0
35 McNeese St. Southland 27-10-0 11-4-0 7-5-0 9-1-0 0-0-0
36 San Diego St. Mountain West 28-9-0 3-1-0 10-4-0 15-4-0 0-0-0
37 Kansas Big 12 28-13-0 6-6-0 15-6-0 7-1-0 0-0-0
38 Mercer Atlantic Sun 29-13-0 7-8-0 7-0-0 15-5-0 0-0-0
39 Stetson Atlantic Sun 28-5-0 7-1-0 2-2-0 19-2-0 0-0-0
40 Louisville AAC 23-15-0 6-5-0 3-4-0 14-6-0 0-0-0
41 Mississippi St. Southeastern 30-12-0 6-6-0 8-1-0 16-5-0 0-0-0
42 UCF AAC 27-12-0 1-3-0 1-2-0 25-7-0 0-0-0
43 Long Beach St. Big West 29-9-0 6-1-0 14-6-0 9-2-0 0-0-0
44 South Fla. AAC 29-11-0 0-0-0 6-1-0 23-10-0 0-0-0
45 FIU Conference USA 25-15-0 7-7-0 2-2-0 16-6-0 0-0-0
46 Col. of Charleston Colonial 28-12-0 7-4-0 9-3-0 12-5-0 0-0-0
47 Cal St. Fullerton Big West 23-14-1 3-2-1 4-4-0 16-8-0 0-0-0
48 Illinois Big Ten 18-15-0 2-5-0 12-5-0 4-5-0 0-0-0
49 DePaul Big East 24-8-0 4-4-0 14-4-0 6-0-0 0-0-0
50 Kent St. Mid-American 16-14-0 4-6-0 12-6-0 0-2-0 0-0-0

http://www.ncaa.com/rankings/softball/d1/nfca

Amanda Scarborough’s High School Softball Season Survivor Guide

Amanda explores 4 ways YOU can become a better softball player this season, in her HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL SURVIVOR GUIDE

 

ESPN Begins Softball Coverage this Weekend

ESPN’s 80-game regular season schedule begins March 23rd with both a SEC and a Big -12 battle.

ESPN NCAA Softball Television Schedule (subject to change)

Date Time Matchup Network
Sun, March 23 2:30 p.m. South Carolina vs. #1 Tennessee ESPNU
7 p.m. #10 Texas at #16 Baylor ESPNU
Mon, March 31 6 p.m. # 12 Florida State at UNC ESPNU
Fri, April 4 9 p.m. Arkansas at #6 Alabama ESPNU
Sat, April 5 5 p.m. Auburn at #3 Florida ESPNU
Sun, April 6 3 p.m. Arkansas at #6 Alabama ESPN
Thu, April 10 11 p.m. #5 Washington at #20 Stanford ESPNU
Fri, April 11 8 p.m. #1 Tennessee at #11 Texas A&M ESPNU
Sat, April 12 3 p.m. #2 Oklahoma at #16 Baylor ESPN
Sat, April 12 10 p.m. #5 Washington at #20 Stanford ESPN2
Sun, April 13 1 p.m. #1 Tennessee at #11 Texas A&M ESPNU
Mon, April 14 7 p.m. #12 Florida State at Notre Dame ESPNU
Wed, April 16 7 p.m. Long Beach State at Cal State Fullerton ESPNU
9:30 p.m. Long Beach State at Cal State Fullerton ESPNU
Thu, April 17 9 p.m. #10 Texas at # 2 Oklahoma ESPN2
Fri, April 18 8 p.m. #3 Florida at #11 Texas A&M ESPNU
Sat, April 19 4 p.m. #19 LSU at South Carolina ESPNU
6 p.m. #3 Florida at #11 Texas A&M ESPNU
Sun, April 20 3 p.m. Syracuse at #12 Florida State ESPNU
Thu, April 24 8 p.m. #21 Georgia at # 6 Alabama ESPN
Fri, April 25 10 p.m. # 8 Oregon at #20 Stanford ESPNU
Sat, April 26 12 p.m. #21 Georgia at # 6 Alabama ESPNU
Mon, April 28 7 p.m. Maryland at Notre Dame ESPNU
Thu, May 1 8 p.m. # 6 Alabama at # 17 Missouri ESPN
Sat, May 3 2 p.m. # 6 Alabama at # 17 Missouri ESPNU
4 p.m. # 14 Kentucky at #21 Georgia ESPNU
6 p.m. #20 Stanford at #13 UCLA ESPNU
7:30 p.m. #3 Florida at Arkansas ESPN
Sun, May 4 1 p.m. #3 Florida at Arkansas ESPN
3 p.m. #20 Stanford at #13 UCLA ESPN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wed, May 7 4 p.m. SEC Softball Tournament – Play-In Game No. 1 ESPNU
6:30 p.m. SEC Softball Tournament – Play-In Game No. 2 ESPNU
Thu, May 8 11 a.m. SEC Softball Tournament – Quarterfinal No. 1 ESPNU
1:30 p.m. SEC Softball Tournament – Quarterfinal No. 2 ESPNU
4 p.m. SEC Softball Tournament – Quarterfinal No. 3 ESPNU
6:30 p.m. SEC Softball Tournament – Quarterfinal No. 4 ESPNU
Fri, May 9 3 p.m. SEC Softball Tournament – Semifinal No. 1 ESPNU
5:30 p.m. SEC Softball Tournament – Semifinal No. 2 ESPNU
Sat, May 10 2 p.m. ACC Softball Tournament – Championship ESPN2
3:30 p.m. American Softball Tournament – Championship ESPNEWS
8 p.m. SEC Softball Tournament – Championship ESPN2
10 p.m. SWAC Softball Tournament – Championship* ESPNU
Sun, May 11 Noon Big South Softball Tournament – Championship ESPNU

NFCA/USA Today March 18 Poll Out

Some movement in this week’s collegiate softball poll. Florida still sits atop the pedistal, UCLA creeps up to #2.

USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Poll – March 18, 2014 (Article)

The USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Poll is voted on by 32 NCAA Division I head coaches, one representing each conference. Current 2014 records are shown, first-place votes are in parentheses.

Rankings

Rank Team Record Points Previous
1 Florida (23) 28-2 791 1
2 UCLA (9) 26-1 769 3
3 Oregon 23-3 735 2
4 Tennessee 24-3 709 4
5 Washington 20-5 625 5
6 Michigan 19-6 615 8
7 Arizona 23-6 588 6
8 Kentucky 21-4 577 9
9 Alabama 24-4 536 10
10 Florida State 25-4 512 11
11 Arizona State 27-5 498 7
12 Baylor 22-4 481 12
13 South Alabama 22-3 427 14
14 Georgia 25-2 381 15
15 Texas A&M 21-7 313 13
16 Minnesota 21-3 295 18
17 Nebraska 18-8 276 17
18 Missouri 16-7 269 16
19 Tulsa 24-3 249 20
20 Louisiana-Lafayette 17-6-1 185 23
21 Auburn 24-4-1 140 24
22 Oklahoma 18-8 133 19
23 Northwestern 15-5 73 25
24 Stanford 23-8 61 21
25 Notre Dame 19-7 35 22

Others receiving votes:

James Madison (24), LSU (22), USF (20), Hofstra (18), USC Upstate (12), Lipscomb (11), Arkansas (9), DePaul (5), Virginia Tech (4), Long Beach State (2).

What do Coaches Look for in a Recruiting Video?

What is the right way to create a softball skills video? Charlie Adams of NCSA gives us a few things that college coaches are looking for.

Helpful Softball Recruiting Insights from a College Coach and Current College Player

8 Things to Know About Softball Recruiting

I recently stumbled upon a posting from NCSA, a student athlete recruiting service. A list of 8 things that may be elementary to most, but those new to the recruiting game may find helpful.  Although I do not endorce any one particular service, I do find information on their webistes to be informative.

8 Things to Know About Softball Recruiting

THE ALMIGHTY SCHOLARSHIP DOLLAR

Cathi Aradi- Author of Preparing to Play Softball at a Collegiate Level, has penned another fine article about what that Letter of Intent actually means and what your aid package might or might not include.

THE ALMIGHTY SCHOLARSHIP DOLLAR

Softball Excellence Insider Issue #159

Cindy Bristow’ ushers in a new year with her current issue of Softball Excellence Insider

Cindy Bristows Softball Excellence Insider Free Softball Newsletter

Softball Excellence Insider January 7, 2014 Edition

Four in a Row for the So Cal Athletics!

Two heavyweights collided in the finals of the 2013 Premier Girls Fastpitch championship game. In the end, So Cal Athletics-Richardson was a run better, beating  Team Mizuno-Stith 3 to 2.  It was a valiant effort by Team Mizuno-Stith, who had fought their way out of the loser’s bracket playing five games the day before the championship. This title gives the So Cal Athletics it’s fourth 18u National Title in four years.    Box Score      GameLive

So Cal Athletics-Richardson Highlights:

Delanie Gourley (Florida signee) threw 7 strong innings allowing seven hits and two runs

Faith Canfield (Michigan verbal)had two hits including a two-run homerun

Brooke Marquez (Northwestern verbal)had two hits including a homerun

Team Mizuno-Stith Highlights:

Morganne Flores (Washnington verbal) had two hits including a double

Delaney Spaulding (UCLA signee) hit a homerun

Kaylee Carlson (UNC verbal), Andie Formby (UVA verbal) each threw three strong innings.

Atlanta Vipers Are 2013 ASA Gold Champions

Atlanta Vipers Gold received a go-ahead two run homer from Madison Whitmire in the bottom of the sixth inning to propel them to the 18u ASA Gold Championship. Wagner’s Gold Dunn scratched out single runs in both the first and third innings to take a 2-1 lead entering the sixth. Lele Ocasio (FGCU verbal) pitched very well for Wagner’s as did Georgia Gatorade POY, Megan Betsa (Michigan signee) for the Viper’s.  (Box Score)

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