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.
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|ESPN.com/USA Softball Top 25 (March 26, 2013)|
|Rank||Team (First-Place Votes)||W-L||Points||Last Week||Date vs. Gophers/Result|
|2.||Arizona State (1)||31-3||469||2||L 8-0|
|17.||Stanford||22-7||164||16||L 2-1 (8), L 9-7|
|19.||Nebraska||22-6||126||20||April 10 -- Away (DH)|
|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)|
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