Softball Jumps to Fourth in Latest USA Today/NFCA Poll

Feb. 11, 2014

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - After starting the season 5-0, Alabama softball moved up two spots to earn a No. 4 ranking in the latest USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Poll.

Tennessee (4-0) holds firm on the No. 1 overall spot, earning 19 first-place votes, while Florida (6-0) jumped two spots to No. 2 overall with 11 first-place votes. Washington (5-0) earned the remaining two first-place votes and is ranked third. Alabama (5-0), Arizona State (6-0), Michigan (3-1), Kentucky (5-0), Texas A&M (5-0), Nebraska (3-1) and Oregon (4-1) round out rest of the top 10.

Alabama maintained its No. 6 ranking in the latest ESPN.com/USA Softball Top 25. Florida is the new No. 1 team, edging out Tennessee by just one point, though the Lady Vols still earned the most first-place votes with 11.

Alabama continues its season this weekend at the Hillenbrand Invitational in Tucson, Ariz. The Crimson Tide will play five games over three days, beginning with Grand Canyon on Friday, Feb. 14 at 2 p.m. CT.

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