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Big 12 Claims Three of Top Seven Spots in Latest ESPN Softball Top 25

Three of the nation’s top seven softball teams reside in the Big 12 as the Oklahoma Sooners and Oklahoma State Cowgirls held on to their spots at No. 1 and No. 3 respectively, and the Texas Longhorns moved up one spot to No. 7 in this week’s rankings despite a loss to Kansas on Friday.

Oklahoma (39-1) went 2-0 last week in its trip to the Miami (OH) Tournament, outscoring Louisville and Miami (OH) by a difference of 23-2 combined. OU will get a chance to avenge its only loss of the season when it heads to Waco this weekend to face No. 19 Baylor in a three-game series.

Oklahoma State (39-4) dropped a game to Iowa State on Sunday but maintained its spot at No. 3 in this week’s rankings. Kenny Gajewski’s squad has a massive series this weekend when it heads to Austin to face the seventh-ranked Longhorns.

 

Texas (36-9-1) dropped a game to Kansas last week but rallied to win the series and head into a monumental series against Oklahoma State with plenty of momentum.

Baylor (34-10) remains No. 19 in this week’s poll after taking two of three against Texas Tech.

Here’s a look at the entire ESPN Softball Top 25.

 
RANKTEAMRECORDPOINTSPREVIOUS RANKING
1Oklahoma (25)39-16251
2UCLA39-45992
3Oklahoma State39-45653
4Tennessee34-55486
5Florida State35-85344
6Clemson40-54857
7Texas36-9-14578
8Stanford31-94105
9Washington31-939310
10Duke36-838913
11Georgia33-103739
12Arkansas31-1234811
13Alabama32-1232414
14Florida31-1130715
15LSU34-1025612
16Oregon28-1123218
17Northwestern28-922020
18Utah29-820922
19Baylor34-1020619
20Kentucky25-13-115416
21Auburn32-1312824
22Virginia Tech32-1211217
23Wichita State36-88423
24Texas A&M26-165421
25Louisiana33-124725

Others receiving votes: Central Arkansas (28), South Carolina (22), Arizona (10), California (2), Missouri (2), Arizona State (1). 

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