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ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25

https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Softball/College-Corner/2019-College-Corner/Top-25-Polls

2019 Season – Pre-season – January 29, 2019

 Preseason Top 25 Poll I Preseason Top 25 Poll (no formatting)

 

1. 

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UCLA (5)
Pac-12
2018 Record: 58-7

2018 Final Rank: 3
Points: 476
2. 

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Washington (5)
Pac-12
2018 Record: 52-10

2018 Final Rank: 2
Points: 472
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Florida State (7)
ACC
2018 Record: 58-12

2018 Final Rank: 1
Points: 459
4. 

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Oklahoma (2)
Big 12
2018 Record: 57-5

2018 Final Rank: 4
Points: 435
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Florida (1)
SEC
2018 Record: 56-11

2018 Final Rank: 6
Points: 428
6. 

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Arizona
Pac-12
2018 Record: 43-16

2018 Final Rank: T12
Points: 375
7. 

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Georgia
SEC
2018 Record: 48-13

2018 Final Rank: 8
Points: 374
8. 

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Tennessee
SEC
2018 Record: 48-14

2018 Final Rank: 10
Points: 367
9. 

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South Carolina
SEC
2018 Record: 49-17

2018 Final Rank: T12
Points: 282
10. 

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LSU
SEC
2018 Record: 45-17

2018 Final Rank: 9
Points: 270
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Alabama
SEC
2018 Record: 36-20

2018 Final Rank: 14
Points: 257
T12. 

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Arizona State
Pac-12
2018 Record: 48-13

2018 Final Rank: 7
Points: 229
T12. 

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Arkansas
SEC
2018 Record: 42-17

2018 Final Rank: 16
Points: 229
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Michigan
Big Ten
2018 Record: 44-13

2018 Final Rank: 21
Points: 217
15. 

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Kentucky
SEC
2018 Record: 36-20

2018 Final Rank: 15
Points: 214
16. 

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Texas
Big 12
2018 Record: 33-26

2018 Final Rank: -
Points: 166
17. 

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Auburn
SEC
2018 Record: 41-17

2018 Final Rank: 20
Points: 156
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Louisiana
Sun Belt
2018 Record: 41-16

2018 Final Rank: 19
Points: 155
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Baylor
Big 12
2018 Record: 36-18

2018 Final Rank: 18
Points: 144
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Texas A&M
SEC
2018 Record: 44-18

2018 Final Rank: 11
Points: 135
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Oklahoma State
Big 12
2018 Record: 39-22

2018 Final Rank: RV
Points: 93
22. 

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James Madison
CAA
2018 Record: 43-14

2018 Final Rank: RV
Points: 83
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Minnesota
Big Ten
2018 Record: 41-17

2018 Final Rank: 17
Points: 72
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Ohio State
Big Ten
2018 Record: 36-16

2018 Final Rank: T24
Points: 56
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Long Beach State
Big West
2018 Record: 43-14

2018 Final Rank: 22
Points:  50

Parenthesis denotes first place votes. 

Others receiving votes:  Houston (31), Notre Dame (30), Mississippi State (25), Texas State (25), Northwestern (24), Drake (23), California (20), Oregon State (20), Wichita State (17), Louisville (16), Oregon (16), Cal State Fullerton (15), South Florida (10), Tulsa (8), Virginia Tech (6), Liberty (5), Wisconsin (5), Fresno State (4), Lipscomb (2), Ole Miss (2), Hofstra (1), Nebraska (1)


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2019 USA TODAY / NFCA DIVISION I TOP 25 COACHES POLL (PRESEASON)

https://nfca.org/index.php?option=com_nfca&top25=1&list=1&year=2019&pdiv=div1&Itemid=230

The 2019 USA Today / NFCA Division I Top 25 Coaches Poll is voted on by 32 NCAA Division I head coaches with one representing each of the NCAA’s Division I Conferences. Records reflect 2018 season.

RANKINGS

RankTeamRecordPointsPrevious
1Florida State (21)58-12780 
2UCLA (6)58-7756 
3Washington (5)52-10742 
4Oklahoma57-5696 
5Florida56-11664 
6Georgia48-13604 
7Arizona43-16591 
8Tennessee48-14571 
9Alabama36-20453 
 South Carolina49-17453 
11LSU45-17446 
12Arizona State48-13384 
13Kentucky35-21379 
14Arkansas42-17368 
15Louisiana41-16336 
16Texas33-26332 
17Auburn41-17299 
18Baylor38-18278 
19Michigan44-13249 
20Texas A&M44-18199 
21Minnesota41-17124 
22Oklahoma State39-22112 
23James Madison43-14101 
24Mississippi State38-2395 
25Oregon53-1082 

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES:

Long Beach State (69), Notre Dame (40), Liberty (30), Texas State (23), Northwestern (22), Ohio State (15), Hofstra (15), Cal State Fullerton (13), Drake (12), California (10), Missouri (9), Florida Gulf Coast (7), Oregon State (7), Boise State (4), McNeese State (3), Wichita State (2), Tulsa (1), Houston (1), Longwood (1), Ole Miss (1), USF (1).


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D1SoftballNews Preseason Top 25 Poll

https://www.d1softballnews.com/d1softballnews-preseason-top-25-poll/

2019 D1SoftballNews Preseason Top 25 Poll

RankTeam2018 Record
1UCLA58-7
2Florida State58-12
3Arizona43-16
4Oklahoma57-5
5Washington52-10
6Florida56-11
7Tennessee48-14
8Michigan44-13
9Georgia48-13
10LSU45-17
11Alabama36-20
12Baylor38-18
13Kentucky35-21
14South Carolina49-17
15Oregon53-10
16Texas A&M44-18
17Texas33-26
18Oklahoma State39-22
19James Madison43-14
20Louisiana41-16
21Arizona State48-13
22Arkansas42-17
23Minnesota41-17
24Long Beach State43-14
25Liberty49-14

 


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FPN NCAA DI Preseason Softball Rankings January 17, 2019

https://fastpitchnews.com/fpn-college-softball-rankings/fpn-ncaa-di-preseason-softball-rankings-january-17-2019/356439

With the 2019 season a month away we are happy to announce our preseason rankings for Division I NCAA Softball!

For information regarding records, contact rankings@fastpitchnews.com.

RANKNAMECONF
1Florida StateAtlantic Coast
2UCLAPac-12
3OklahomaBig 12
4FloridaSoutheastern
5WashingtonPac-12
6TennesseeSoutheastern
7ArizonaPac-12
8LSUSoutheastern
9GeorgiaSoutheastern
10MichiganBig Ten
11Arizona StatePac-12
12OregonPac-12
13AlabamaSoutheastern
14TexasBig 12
15Oklahoma StateBig 12
16AuburnSoutheastern
17Texas A&MSoutheastern
18ArkansasSoutheastern
19South CarolinaSoutheastern
20James MadisonCAA
21Mississippi StateSoutheastern
22BaylorBig 12
23LouisianaSun Belt
24MinnesotaBig Ten
25Florida Gulf CoastA-Sun

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FloSoftball 2019 Preseason Division I Top 25 Rankings

https://www.flosoftball.com/rankings/6097521-ncaa-division-i-softball-rankings/30137-flosoftball-2019-preseason-division-i-top-25-rankings

RankTeamConference
1Florida StateACC
2OklahomaBig 12
3WashingtonPac 12
4UCLAPac 12
5Florida  SEC
6Arizona  Pac 12
7South CarolinaSEC
8GeorgiaSEC
9TennesseeSEC
10MichiganBig Ten
11ArkansasSEC
12Arizona StatePac 12
13AlabamaSEC
14TexasBig 12
15AuburnSEC
16James MadisonCAA
17KentuckySEC
18Oklahoma StateBig 12
19LSUSEC
20BaylorBig 12
21Mississippi StateSEC
22MinnesotaBig Ten
23Texas A&MSEC
24LouisianaSunbelt
25LibertyASUN

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Softball America


1Florida State58-12-0
2Washington52-10-0
3UCLA58-7-0
4Oklahoma57-5-0
5Florida56-11-0
6Georgia48-13-0
7Arizona43-16-0
8Tennessee48-14-0
9Texas33-26-0
10Michigan44-13-0
11South Carolina49-17-0
12Alabama36-20-0
13Louisiana41-16-0
14Kentucky35-21-0
15Arkansas42-17-0
16LSU45-17-0
17Wichita State32-23-0
18Minnesota41-17-0
19Arizona State48-13-0
20JMU43-14-0
21Auburn41-17-0
22Liberty49-14-0
23Houston37-22-0
24Baylor38-18-0
25Drake45-12-0

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College Sports Madness

https://www.collegesportsmadness.com/softball/top-25-rankings

Preseason Softball Top 25 Rankings

 

RankTeamCommentsPrior
1UCLA LogoUCLA  
2Oklahoma LogoOklahoma  
3Florida LogoFlorida  
4Florida State LogoFlorida State  
5Washington LogoWashington  
6Georgia LogoGeorgia  
7Tennessee LogoTennessee  
8LSU LogoLSU  
9South Carolina LogoSouth Carolina  
10Baylor LogoBaylor  
11Louisiana LogoLouisiana  
12Arizona LogoArizona  
13Texas A&M LogoTexas A&M  
14Alabama LogoAlabama  
15Texas LogoTexas  
16Kentucky LogoKentucky  
17James Madison LogoJames Madison  
18Minnesota LogoMinnesota  
19Arkansas LogoArkansas  
20Arizona State LogoArizona State  
21Oregon LogoOregon  
22Michigan LogoMichigan  
23California LogoCalifornia  
24Mississippi State LogoMississippi State  
25Auburn LogoAuburn  

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I have 2 pet peeves with these polls, and it happens every year.

1. Michigan being ranked #10 is laughable. There is no basis for this whatsoever. Just those beholden Hutchins voting them up. I have great respect for Hutching btw.
2. Arizona ranked #6 or so by most. How many years in a row of not making the WCWS (it's now 8 in a row) does it take before folks will quit voting them in the top 8 like it is required or something. 
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I think that those rankings are indicative of how much talent departed last year.... and Arizona really didn't lose any quality
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Terrell  -  Thanks for listing all seven of these college softball polls.  It's fun to see the differences in them.

This is a combination of the seven polls - using the average of the team's rankings.

1.  1.86  Florida State  -  1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 3, 4
2.  2.00  UCLA  -  1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 4
3.  3.29  Oklahoma  -  2, 2, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4
4.  3.57  Washington  -  2, 2, 3, 3, 5, 5, 5
5.  4.71  Florida  -  3, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5, 6
6.  6.86  Arizona  -  3, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7, 12
7.  7.29  Georgia  -  6, 6, 6, 7, 8, 9, 9
8.  7.57  Tennessee  -  6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 8, 9
9.  11.21  South Carolina  -  7, 9, 9, 9.5, 11, 14, 19
10.  11.71  LSU  -  8, 8, 10, 10, 11, 16, 19
11.  11.93  Alabama  -  9.5, 11, 11, 12, 13, 13, 14
12.  13.29  Michigan  -  8, 10, 10, 10, 14, 19, 22
13.  14.43  Texas  -  9, 14, 14, 15, 16, 16, 17
14.  15.35  Arizona State  -  11, 12, 12, 12.5, 19, 20, 21
15.  15.93  Arkansas  -  11, 12.5, 14, 15, 18, 19, 22
16.  16.29  Kentucky  (not ranked in 1 poll. I used #26 for that in their avg.)
17.  17.71  Louisiana  (top 25 in all 7 polls)
18.  17.86  Baylor  (top 25 in all 7 polls)
19.  19.29  Texas A&M  (not ranked in 1 poll - used #26 for that in their avg.)
20.  19.57  James Madison  (top 25 in all 7 polls)
20.  19.57  Auburn  (not ranked in 1 poll - I used #26 for that in their avg.)
22.  20.86  Oklahoma State  (top 25 in 5 polls)
23.  21.29  Minnesota  (top 25 in all 7 polls)
24.  22.86  Oregon  (top 25 in 4 polls)
25.  24.29  Mississippi State  (top 25 in 4 polls)
26.  25.57  Long Beach State  (top 25 in 2 polls)

27.  27.57  Liberty  (top 25 in 3 polls)
28.  Wichita State  (The next 5 teams had just one poll in the top 25. Wichita State's was at #17)
29.  California  (They were ranked #23 in one poll)
30.  Ohio State  (They were ranked  #24 in one poll)
31.  Drake  (They were ranked #25 in one poll)
32.  Florida Gulf Coast  (They were ranked #25 in one poll)

Based only on the point totals from the NFCA poll  and the USA Softball poll...  these are the #33 through #52 ranked teams.

33.  Notre Dame
34.  Texas State
35.  Northwestern
36.  Houston
37.  Cal State Fullerton
38.  Oregon State
39.  Hofstra
40.  South Florida
41.  Tulsa
42.  Ole Miss
43.  Louisville
44.  Missouri
45.  Boise State
46.  McNeese State
47.  Virginia Tech
48.  Longwood
49.  Wisconsin
50.  Fresno State
51.  Lipscomb
52.  Nebraska


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Terrell  -  Thanks for listing all seven of these college softball polls.  It's fun to see the differences in them.

This is a combination of the seven polls - using the average of the team's rankings.

1.  1.86  Florida State  -  1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 3, 4
2.  2.00  UCLA  -  1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 4
3.  3.29  Oklahoma  -  2, 2, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4
4.  3.57  Washington  -  2, 2, 3, 3, 5, 5, 5
5.  4.71  Florida  -  3, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5, 6
6.  6.86  Arizona  -  3, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7, 12
7.  7.29  Georgia  -  6, 6, 6, 7, 8, 9, 9
8.  7.57  Tennessee  -  6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 8, 9
9.  11.21  South Carolina  -  7, 9, 9, 9.5, 11, 14, 19
10.  11.71  LSU  -  8, 8, 10, 10, 11, 16, 19
11.  11.93  Alabama  -  9.5, 11, 11, 12, 13, 13, 14
12.  13.29  Michigan  -  8, 10, 10, 10, 14, 19, 22
13.  14.43  Texas  -  9, 14, 14, 15, 16, 16, 17
14.  15.35  Arizona State  -  11, 12, 12, 12.5, 19, 20, 21
15.  15.93  Arkansas  -  11, 12.5, 14, 15, 18, 19, 22
16.  16.29  Kentucky  (not ranked in 1 poll. I used #26 for that in their avg.)
17.  17.71  Louisiana  (top 25 in all 7 polls)
18.  17.86  Baylor  (top 25 in all 7 polls)
19.  19.29  Texas A&M  (not ranked in 1 poll - used #26 for that in their avg.)
20.  19.57  James Madison  (top 25 in all 7 polls)
20.  19.57  Auburn  (not ranked in 1 poll - I used #26 for that in their avg.)
22.  21.29  Minnesota  (top 25 in all 7 polls)
23.  22.86  Oregon  (top 25 in 4 polls)
24.  24.29  Mississippi State  (top 25 in 4 polls)
25.  25.57  Long Beach State  (top 25 in 2 polls)

26.  27.57  Liberty  (top 25 in 3 polls)
27.  Wichita State  (The next 5 teams had just one poll in the top 25. Wichita State's was at #17)
28.  California  (They were ranked #23 in one poll)
29.  Ohio State  (They were ranked  #24 in one poll)
30.  Drake  (They were ranked #25 in one poll)
31.  Florida Gulf Coast  (They were ranked #25 in one poll)

Based only on the point totals from the NFCA poll  and the USA Softball poll...  these are the #32 through #51 ranked teams.

32.  Notre Dame
33.  Texas State
34.  Northwestern
35.  Houston
36.  Cal State Fullerton
37.  Oregon State
38.  Hofstra
39.  South Florida
40.  Tulsa
41.  Ole Miss
42.  Louisville
43.  Missouri
44.  Boise State
45.  McNeese State
45.  Virginia Tech
47.  Longwood
47.  Wisconsin
49.  Fresno State
50.  Lipscomb
51.  Nebraska




I feel like Oklahoma State is missing
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Terrell  -  Thanks for listing all seven of these college softball polls.  It's fun to see the differences in them.

This is a combination of the seven polls - using the average of the team's rankings.

1.  1.86  Florida State  -  1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 3, 4
2.  2.00  UCLA  -  1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 4
3.  3.29  Oklahoma  -  2, 2, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4
4.  3.57  Washington  -  2, 2, 3, 3, 5, 5, 5
5.  4.71  Florida  -  3, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5, 6
6.  6.86  Arizona  -  3, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7, 12
7.  7.29  Georgia  -  6, 6, 6, 7, 8, 9, 9
8.  7.57  Tennessee  -  6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 8, 9
9.  11.21  South Carolina  -  7, 9, 9, 9.5, 11, 14, 19
10.  11.71  LSU  -  8, 8, 10, 10, 11, 16, 19
11.  11.93  Alabama  -  9.5, 11, 11, 12, 13, 13, 14
12.  13.29  Michigan  -  8, 10, 10, 10, 14, 19, 22
13.  14.43  Texas  -  9, 14, 14, 15, 16, 16, 17
14.  15.35  Arizona State  -  11, 12, 12, 12.5, 19, 20, 21
15.  15.93  Arkansas  -  11, 12.5, 14, 15, 18, 19, 22
16.  16.29  Kentucky  (not ranked in 1 poll. I used #26 for that in their avg.)
17.  17.71  Louisiana  (top 25 in all 7 polls)
18.  17.86  Baylor  (top 25 in all 7 polls)
19.  19.29  Texas A&M  (not ranked in 1 poll - used #26 for that in their avg.)
20.  19.57  James Madison  (top 25 in all 7 polls)
20.  19.57  Auburn  (not ranked in 1 poll - I used #26 for that in their avg.)
22.  21.29  Minnesota  (top 25 in all 7 polls)
23.  22.86  Oregon  (top 25 in 4 polls)
24.  24.29  Mississippi State  (top 25 in 4 polls)
25.  25.57  Long Beach State  (top 25 in 2 polls)

26.  27.57  Liberty  (top 25 in 3 polls)
27.  Wichita State  (The next 5 teams had just one poll in the top 25. Wichita State's was at #17)
28.  California  (They were ranked #23 in one poll)
29.  Ohio State  (They were ranked  #24 in one poll)
30.  Drake  (They were ranked #25 in one poll)
31.  Florida Gulf Coast  (They were ranked #25 in one poll)

Based only on the point totals from the NFCA poll  and the USA Softball poll...  these are the #32 through #51 ranked teams.

32.  Notre Dame
33.  Texas State
34.  Northwestern
35.  Houston
36.  Cal State Fullerton
37.  Oregon State
38.  Hofstra
39.  South Florida
40.  Tulsa
41.  Ole Miss
42.  Louisville
43.  Missouri
44.  Boise State
45.  McNeese State
45.  Virginia Tech
47.  Longwood
47.  Wisconsin
49.  Fresno State
50.  Lipscomb
51.  Nebraska




Glad to be of service. Good job putting the combinations together.

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I feel like Oklahoma State is missing


Agreed. They are likely one of the 25 best teams in the country.

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Agreed. They are likely one of the 25 best teams in the country.


Definitely!!
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<< I feel like Oklahoma State is missing >> (LCAOS)


Yes... I left them off - by mistake.  
They are in the #22 spot.

Thanks for finding my error.
It has been corrected.
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Based on the combination poll results... 
Oklahoma will play 15 games against teams ranked in the top 22.

#1 Florida State - 1 game
#2 UCLA - 1 game
#6 Arizona - 1 game
#13 Texas - 3 games
#16 Kentucky - 1 game
#17 Louisiana - 2 games
#18 Baylor - 3 games
#22 Oklahoma State - 3 games

And they have another 10 games against the #28 through #41 teams.

#28 Wichita State - 1 game
#31 Drake - 1 game
#33 Notre Dame - 1 game
#35 Northwestern - 2 games
#37 Cal State Fullerton - 1 game
#38 Oregon State - 2 games
#39 Hofstra - 1 game
#41 Tulsa - 1 game


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Arizona also has a pretty tough schedule this year.

22 of 56 scheduled games against the top 25 and another 13 games against the rest of the teams on this list:


1.  Florida State x 3
2.  UCLA x 3
3.  Oklahoma x 1
4.  Washington x 3
5.  Florida x 1
11.  Alabama  x 1
12.  Michigan x 1
14.  Arizona State x 3
20.  James Madison x 1
22.  Oklahoma State x 1
23.  Minnesota x 1
24.  Oregon x 3

26.  Long Beach State x 1
29.  California x 3
31.  Drake x 2
37.  Cal State Fullerton x 1
38.  Oregon State x 3
40.  South Florida x 2
44.  Missouri x 1

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