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Texas Breaks Into Top Five of Latest ESPN Softball Top 25 Poll

Texas softball, Reese Atwood
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After a three-game sweep of Oklahoma State last weekend, Mike White and the Texas Longhorns are moving up in the latest ESPN Softball Top 25 Poll.

Texas (39-9-1) rose to No. 5 in the latest poll, its highest ranking of the 2023 season. The Longhorns have this weekend off from Big 12 play but close their regular season up at Baylor next week.

The only Big 12 team to defeat Texas in a series this season is Oklahoma (42-1), who remained the unanimous selection at No. 1 after sweeping the Bears in Waco. The Sooners are a perfect 12-0 in Big 12 play and have just two series left on the schedule with Kansas this weekend and at Oklahoma State next weekend.

 

The Cowgirls are in the midst of a five-game skid, but find themselves at No. 7 in the latest poll. Oklahoma State (39-8) will have a chance to get things right against Texas Tech this weekend before taking on Oklahoma in the final series of the season.

Baylor (34-13) fell just one spot in this week’s poll to No. 20 after getting swept by Patty Gasso’s Sooners this weekend. The Bears will try to right the ship this weekend against Iowa State before hosting Texas in the regular season finale.

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

 
RANKTEAMRECORDPOINTSPREVIOUS RANKING
1Oklahoma (25)42-16251
2UCLA43-45982
3Tennessee37-55714
4Florida State39-85485
5Texas39-9-15177
6Clemson44-54916
7Oklahoma State39-84833
8Stanford34-104158
9Duke40-841410
10Washington33-104119
11Georgia37-1038611
12Arkansas34-1334712
13Oregon31-1128116
14LSU37-1127715
15Florida32-1224714
16Alabama34-1524213
17Auburn35-1423921
18Northwestern30-1021617
19Utah30-1019618
20Baylor34-1315619
21Wichita State40-813223
22Kentucky27-15-111120
23Texas A&M29-175824
24Virginia Tech33-154922
25Louisiana36-134725

Others receiving votes: Central Arkansas (29), California (16), Arizona (8), Arizona State (7), South Carolina (4), Louisville (2), Missouri (1

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