Minnesota Receives Votes in ESPN.com/USA Softball Poll

Go Gophers! Sydney Fabian and Paige Palkovich
Go Gophers!
Sydney Fabian and Paige Palkovich
Go Gophers!

March 27, 2013

MINNEAPOLIS -- Following its three-game sweep at Iowa last weekend, Minnesota's softball team received votes in the ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 Poll this week. It marks the first time the Gophers have received votes in one of the two major polls this season.

Minnesota improved its record to 20-10 overall and 3-0 in the Big Ten by defeating the Hawkeyes by scores of 4-1 on Friday and 7-3 and 10-1 on Saturday. The Gophers have won 17 of their past 21 games, and play a three-game series at Northwestern this weekend.

The Gophers open their home schedule April 5-7 against Wisconsin. Tickets can be ordered by phone (612.624.8080 | 800.UGOPHER) or online at www.mygophersports.com.

ESPN.com/USA Softball Top 25 (March 26, 2013)
Rank Team (First-Place Votes) W-L Points Last Week Date vs. Gophers/Result
1. Oklahoma (17) 28-2 494 1
2. Arizona State (1) 31-3 469 2 L 8-0
3. Florida 31-3 457 3
4. California (2) 26-3 440 5
5. Tennessee 27-6 416 8
6. Missouri 17-2 389 7
7. Alabama 29-4 382 6
8. Texas 29-4 355 9
9. Texas A&M 26-5 345 4
10. Oregon 25-4 331 10
11. Louisville 26-5 317 11 L 16-8
12. LSU 27-6 275 12
13. Michigan 24-7 254 14
14. UCLA 24-6 248 13
15. Washington 23-8 188 17
16. Baylor 26-7 181 15
17. Stanford 22-7 164 16 L 2-1 (8), L 9-7
18. Tulsa 26-6-1 159 18
19. Nebraska 22-6 126 20 April 10 -- Away (DH)
20. Kentucky 23-8 120 21
21. Arizona 21-9 80 22
22. Hawai'i 25-7 76 23
23. Georgia 25-7 71
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24. Virginia Tech 18-6 47 19
25. South Alabama 27-5 43 25
Others Receiving Votes: Wisconsin (38), Oregon State (9), Iowa (8), Florida State (7), North Carolina (3), USC Upstate (3), Minnesota (2), Louisiana-Lafayette (1), North Carolina State (1), San Diego State (1)