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    2007 PreSeason Softball Poll
    Rank School W-L Points 2006 eos Rank
    1 Arizona (23) 54-11 737 1
    2 Tennessee (7) 61-12 679 3
    3 UCLA 50-9 648 4
    4 Northwestern 50-15 647 2
    5 Arizona State 53-15 594 6
    6 Oregon State 43-16 579 8
    7 Alabama 54-11 485 7
    8 Stanford 42-18 481 12
    9 LSU 55-14 471 11
    10 Cal 48-14 436 9
    11 Michigan 44-15 400 10
    12 Washington 35-25 353 15
    13 Texas A&M 34-19 323 22
    14 Georgia 54-15 320 13
    15 Nebraska 44-12 280 14
    16 Oklahoma 40-21-1 274 18
    17 Texas 55-9 273 5
    18 Baylor 38-22 248 20
    19 LOUISIANA 50-12 235 16
    20 Louisville 45-11 211 17
    21 Fresno State 37-19 198 23
    22 USF 50-25 181 18
    23 UMass 41-16 123 24
    24 Auburn 36-22 84 21
    25 Florida State 44-30 79 25
    The source of the poll

    ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 Poll
    Jan. 30 – 2007 Preseason Poll

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    I think this actually shows a great respect for the progam and coaching, considering the graduation losses and the lack of pitching returning.

    We've usually been treated well in the polls, but not typically in the seedings come tournament time.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunAmos
    I think this actually shows a great respect for the progam and coaching, considering the graduation losses and the lack of pitching returning.

    We've usually been treated well in the polls, but not typically in the seedings come tournament time.
    Exactly. I feel we are about right when it comes to the polls but every year the selection committee seeds us to low. I am scared if we happen to not win the conference tourney they keep us out.

    What is up with the NCAA committee. Usually seeded one spot too low in recent basketball tourneys and last year keeping us out for baseball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J-Town Cajun
    Exactly. I feel we are about right when it comes to the polls but every year the selection committee seeds us to low. I am scared if we happen to not win the conference tourney they keep us out.

    What is up with the NCAA committee. Usually seeded one spot too low in recent basketball tourneys and last year keeping us out for baseball.
    Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I dont think the Softball tourny champ gets auto bid due to how new the league is in softball. I think how well we fair out of conference will have a much bigger impact than conference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TuffGuy84
    Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I dont think the Softball tourny champ gets auto bid due to how new the league is in softball. I think how well we fair out of conference will have a much bigger impact than conference.

    Tuffguy
    I don't know the answer. We are getting ahead of ourselves... but... still... I do get ticked when we get seeded totally irrespective of our ranking. It doesn't always matter if you are in the middle of the seeding, but what is up with UL getting seeded lower than our ranking? Just doing the math, I can see a single seed off due to balancing the sites, but 2 or 3 seeds off of the ranking?

    It isn't like the polls have a love affair with UL. Why would the NCAA see it differently. Anyone know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by J-Town Cajun
    Exactly. What is up with the NCAA committee. Usually seeded one spot too low in recent basketball tourneys and last year keeping us out for baseball.
    Three things:
    1: We were a bad team mid week
    2: DID NOT make conference final
    3: USA played a more ambitious schedule

    All we have to do to go to the NCAA is beat the teams we are supposed to beat in mid week. If we cannot do that, then perhaps we are not tournament ready.

    I was upset about our failure, not the selection last season. I hardly ever am not upset with with the selestion committee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajun Express
    Three things:
    1: We were a bad team mid week
    2: DID NOT make conference final
    3: USA played a more ambitious schedule

    All we have to do to go to the NCAA is beat the teams we are supposed to beat in mid week. If we cannot do that, then perhaps we are not tournament ready.

    I was upset about our failure, not the selection last season. I hardly ever am not upset with with the selestion committee.
    I thought this thread was about softball. The selection committee(s) stink, regardless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TuffGuy84
    Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I dont think the Softball tourny champ gets auto bid due to how new the league is in softball. I think how well we fair out of conference will have a much bigger impact than conference.

    Tuffguy
    I believe you are right about the past. But now that N. Tex and Fla. Atl. has joined in softball I believe the tourney champ will get an automatic bid. Someone please correct me if I am wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunAmos
    I think this actually shows a great respect for the progam and coaching, considering the graduation losses and the lack of pitching returning.

    We've usually been treated well in the polls, but not typically in the seedings come tournament time.

    Hey thank God they didn't pick us as number 1!

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    Default Re: 2007 Preseason USA Today/NFCA Top 25 Poll

    Quote Originally Posted by J-Town Cajun
    I believe you are right about the past. But now that N. Tex and Fla. Atl. has joined in softball I believe the tourney champ will get an automatic bid. Someone please correct me if I am wrong.
    There is still no auto bid in softball. The NCAA says you have to have XX number of (the same) teams for XX number of years. We started with only five, then went to six, then seven etc. Tech left the league after the first year and that started things over. Then, New Mexico State left. For several years we didn't have enough of the (same) teams.

    As far as our seeding, it's simple. Strength of schedule. Our geography beats us up having to play so many Southland schools and we didn't do ourselves any favors with the teams we were inviting in for the La. Classics, etc. Playing in the NFCA, the Kia and going to Arizona wasn't enough to offset all that. When it comes to seeding, rankings don't mean squat, unfortunately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bird of Paradise
    As far as our seeding, it's simple. Strength of schedule. Our geography beats us up having to play so many Southland schools and we didn't do ourselves any favors with the teams we were inviting in for the La. Classics, etc. Playing in the NFCA, the Kia and going to Arizona wasn't enough to offset all that. When it comes to seeding, rankings don't mean squat, unfortunately.
    There seems to be an upgrade in this year's non-conference schedule, so I expect our SOS will be determined by how we play against these teams and how the rest of the conference does in their non-conference schedule.

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    Default Re: 2007 Preseason USA Today/NFCA Top 25 Poll

    Quote Originally Posted by lcitsh
    There seems to be an upgrade in this year's non-conference schedule, so I expect our SOS will be determined by how we play against these teams and how the rest of the conference does in their non-conference schedule.
    There is an upgrade in the teams we're bringing in for the first two tournaments and the staff gets kudos for that.

    Unfortunately, the NFCA screwed us out of the tournament in GA., and that was replaced by a weak tournament at Northwestern State.

    So it's kind of a wash through no fault of ours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BirdofParadise
    There is an upgrade in the teams we're bringing in for the first two tournaments and the staff gets kudos for that.

    Unfortunately, the NFCA screwed us out of the tournament in GA., and that was replaced by a weak tournament at Northwestern State.

    So it's kind of a wash through no fault of ours.
    How were we screwed?

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    Default Softball Rankings

    There are entirely too many records for me to put here but here are a few.

    2005 ATTENDANCE LEADERS
    9. LSU 671
    16. Louisiana 528

    LARGEST WINNING MARGIN
    34 Louisiana vs. Southern March 30,2000
    29 Louisiana vs. Samford April 15,1995

    HOMERUNS PER GAME
    17. Louisiana 2004 1.29
    18. Louisiana 2002 1.21

    TOTAL HOME RUNS
    8. Louisiana 2002 93
    10. Louisiana 2004 88
    15. Louisiana 2005 81


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    Quote Originally Posted by cjr3888
    There are entirely too many records for me to put here but here are a few.

    2005 ATTENDANCE LEADERS
    9. LSU 671
    16. Louisiana 528

    LARGEST WINNING MARGIN
    34 Louisiana vs. Southern March 30,2000
    29 Louisiana vs. Samford April 15,1995

    HOMERUNS PER GAME
    17. Louisiana 2004 1.29
    18. Louisiana 2002 1.21

    TOTAL HOME RUNS
    8. Louisiana 2002 93
    10. Louisiana 2004 88
    15. Louisiana 2005 81
    Louisiana moved up from #19 last week to #13 this week!

    Keep it up Young Ladies,
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    I noticed you have our updated rank, allow me elaborate if you will: After beating all three teams in the 21st Annual LA Classic, (even 8 run ruling them all once), we have moved up to #13 in the polls! GEAUX CAJUNS!
    Hey LSwho? put your money where your mouth is and play us in something that you don't dominate us in (their football budget is 55 million compared to our measly 8 million)! Oh, what's that, Skip Bertman says yall don't have to play us in regular season?... ok, we'll just beat you in the regionals!
    WE'VE GOT BRIGNAC, NOT YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Also the Great Stefanie Lotief has a better winning percentage than LSwho's Yvette G. and is I believe #3 against softball coaches. It was in the LaLouisiana Alumni magazine.


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    2007 Softball Poll week 1
    RANK Team 1st Place
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    Week
    1 Tennessee 13 4 0 492 2
    2 Arizona State 1 8 0 462 5
    3 Texas 5 5 0 448 14
    4 Arizona 1 4 2 434 1
    T-5 LSU   6 0 393 7
    T-5 Alabama   5 0 393 8
    7 OregonState   2 1 362 6
    8 Northwestern   2 3 347 4
    9 UCLA   2 3 304 3
    10 Cal   3 1 293 10
    11 Texas   4 1 276 T18
    12 Stanford   3 1 266 9
    13 Louisiana   6 0 259 17
    14 Oklahoma   5 0 253 16
    15 Michigan   4 1 248 13
    16 Baylor   6 0 216 T18
    17 Washington   5 1 214 11
    18 Georgia   4 2 178 12
    19 Florida   4 1 150 RV
    20 Nebraska   4 3 104 15
    21 Fresno State   3 2 90 20
    22 Florida State   4 0 80 25
    23 UMass   2 1 58 24
    24 NC State   3 1 37 22
    25 DePaul   5 2 24 NA
    The source of the poll

    ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 Poll

    Feb. 13 – Week of Feb. 4-11

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    From the great NCAA Record Book, which is through 2005. They haven't updated yet with last years statistics yet. The all-time records have a minimum of 10 years coaching so we have to wait a few more years until Stefni is in the top 5 of those.

    WINNINGEST ACTIVE COACHES BY %

    1. Mike Candrea Arizona .835
    2. Sue Enquist UCLA .834
    3. Stefni Lotief Louisiana .833
    4. JoAnne Graf Florida State .760
    5. Yvette Girouard LSU .757
    6. Lu Harris-Champer Georgia .753
    7. Patty Gasso Oklahoma .752
    8. Margie Wright Fresno State .740
    9. Carol Hutchins Michigan .725
    10. Patrick Murphy Tennessee .704


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    Quote Originally Posted by cjr3888
    From the great NCAA Record Book, which is through 2005. They haven't updated yet with last years statistics yet. The all-time records have a minimum of 10 years coaching so we have to wait a few more years until Stefni is in the top 5 of those.

    WINNINGEST ACTIVE COACHES BY %

    1. Mike Candrea Arizona .835
    2. Sue Enquist UCLA .834
    3. Stefni Lotief Louisiana .833
    4. JoAnne Graf Florida State .760
    5. Yvette Girouard LSU .757
    6. Lu Harris-Champer Georgia .753
    7. Patty Gasso Oklahoma .752
    8. Margie Wright Fresno State .740
    9. Carol Hutchins Michigan .725
    10. Patrick Murphy Tennessee .704
    cjr, you are a liar. wait until evangeline tiger hears about this. et will set you straight. why are you irresponsibly lying and miscontruing the truth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhineaux
    cjr, you are a liar. wait until evangeline tiger hears about this. et will set you straight. why are you irresponsibly lying and miscontruing the truth.
    ET is going to roast cjr. This is pure blaphemy and made up lies. And I assure you we will hear from ET... there are search engines on grade school PCs... it is obvious that ET comes on this site, searches for "L S U", contorts her face, corrects all of us "pepper lovers", and reminds us of how much more brick and mortar you can purchase when you get all of the money in the state.

    I also expect BSDetector to be standing next to ET with his propeller beenie, holding a roll of toilet paper to assist in the cleanup. What a couple of ___ clowns.

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