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    UL moved up to #16 this week. Can somebody notify these guys to call us Louisiana?

    USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Poll - Week #1
    The USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 poll is voted on by NCAA Division I head coaches, one representing each conference. 2010 records are shown, first-place votes are in parentheses.
    Rank Team Record Pts Pvs
    1 Washington (30) 5-0 750 1
    2 Arizona 6-0 689 6
    3 Florida 3-1 645 3
    4 Michigan 2-1 635 4
    5 Arizona St. 5-1 613 5
    6 Missouri 2-1 600 9
    7 UCLA 3-1 579 8
    8 Georgia 3-1 546 7
    9 Alabama 1-2 486 2
    10 Georgia Tech 4-0 477 13
    11 Stanford 4-1 450 10
    12 California 4-1 410 12
    13 Oklahoma 2-1 399 11
    14 Ohio St. 4-1 369 14
    15 Louisville 4-1 301 22
    16 La.-Lafayette 5-0 226 24
    17 Fresno St. 6-0 210 35
    18 Massachusetts 4-1 198 20
    19 LSU 2-3 182 18
    20 Texas 5-0 173 NR
    21 Northwestern 2-3 159 15
    22 Tennessee 1-2 152 16
    23 Florida St. 4-1 134 23
    24 North Carolina 2-3 104 19
    25 Baylor 2-3 84 17
    Others receiving votes:
    DePaul 40, Texas A&M 26, Hawaii 23, Kentucky 14, BYU 13, Oklahoma St. 12, Southern Mississippi 10, Nevada 9, New Mexico St. 7, Illinois 6, Mississippi St. 6, Jacksonville St. 5, Central Florida 4, San Diego St. 2, Cal Poly 1, Creighton 1
    Dropped out:
    No. 21 DePaul


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    Default Re: UL Softball Ranking - #16

    YEP....JUST SAW IT TOO!.....HOPEFULLY SOMEONE CAN GET THEM OUT OF THIS La-lafayette stuff....Syracuse got it!....


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    man it must be nice to go 2-3 and drop one spot. On top of that be one spot ahead of a team that beat you twice....


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    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonCajun View Post
    _ UL moved up to #16 this week. Can somebody notify these guys to call us Louisiana?

    USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Poll - Week #1
    The USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 poll is voted on by NCAA Division I head coaches, one representing each conference. 2010 records are shown, first-place votes are in parentheses.
    Rank Team Record Pts Pvs
    1 Washington (30) 5-0 750 1
    2 Arizona 6-0 689 6
    3 Florida 3-1 645 3
    4 Michigan 2-1 635 4
    5 Arizona St. 5-1 613 5
    6 Missouri 2-1 600 9
    7 UCLA 3-1 579 8
    8 Georgia 3-1 546 7
    9 Alabama 1-2 486 2
    10 Georgia Tech 4-0 477 13
    11 Stanford 4-1 450 10
    12 California 4-1 410 12
    13 Oklahoma 2-1 399 11
    14 Ohio St. 4-1 369 14
    15 Louisville 4-1 301 22
    16 La.-Lafayette 5-0 226 24
    17 Fresno St. 6-0 210 35
    18 Massachusetts 4-1 198 20
    19 LSU 2-3 182 18
    20 Texas 5-0 173 NR
    21 Northwestern 2-3 159 15
    22 Tennessee 1-2 152 16
    23 Florida St. 4-1 134 23
    24 North Carolina 2-3 104 19
    25 Baylor 2-3 84 17
    Others receiving votes:
    DePaul 40, Texas A&M 26, Hawaii 23, Kentucky 14, BYU 13, Oklahoma St. 12, Southern Mississippi 10, Nevada 9, New Mexico St. 7, Illinois 6, Mississippi St. 6, Jacksonville St. 5, Central Florida 4, San Diego St. 2, Cal Poly 1, Creighton 1
    Dropped out:
    No. 21 DePaul _

    I knew we would move up a bunch of spots but had no idea it would be 7. Alot of teams ahead of the Cajuns had rough weekends, including LSU, Northwestern, Tennessee, UNC, Baylor and Depaul.

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    How is it that Texas beats LSU twice and LSU remains ranked above Texas?That's just stupid!

    Alabama lost twice this week, once by a score of 9-0! They reman in the top 10, but at least Missouri who beat them moved ahead of them. It is interesting that Missouri was also out scored 9-0 by ALABAMA!!!


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    I don't think LSU had a "bad" weekend. All the losses were by one run. They beat two top 25 teams (splitting with North Carolina). Texas was just hot and probably underrated, especially playing at home. We were up on Texas with two outs in the 7th and lost 2 - 1. Looks like the pitching will be a lot better than last year. Last year, we were beating teams 8 - 4 in the 7th and would lose 9 - 8.

    BTW, Depaul went 0 - 5 and only dropped 21 to 26. It's much too early to start conspiracy theories.


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    When a team loses, they're ranked too high, when a team wins they're ranked too low.


    Quote Originally Posted by LSUalum1 View Post
    I don't think LSU had a "bad" weekend. All the losses were by one run. They beat two top 25 teams (splitting with North Carolina). Texas was just hot and probably underrated, especially playing at home. We were up on Texas with two outs in the 7th and lost 2 - 1. Looks like the pitching will be a lot better than last year. Last year, we were beating teams 8 - 4 in the 7th and would lose 9 - 8.

    BTW, Depaul went 0 - 5 and only dropped 21 to 26. It's much too early to start conspiracy theories.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LSUalum1 View Post

    BTW, Depaul went 0 - 5 and only dropped 21 to 26. It's much too early to start conspiracy theories. _
    Seems to me there would be high volatility early in the season when there is no body of work, then little or none towards the end of the season when you have proved yourself as a team.

    An example of the discrepancy between this poll and last year’s week one poll is how UL started the 2009 season #6 or #8 and then fell I think to #19 after going 1-2 to open the season vs Ole Miss.

    I'm not saying UL should have stayed top ten a drop was warranted. As it turned out Ole Miss was a below .500 team who played one of the toughest schedules in the country.

    Still with no body of work under their belt the static ranking of some teams that lost last week is puzzling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LSUalum1 View Post
    _ I don't think LSU had a "bad" weekend. All the losses were by one run. They beat two top 25 teams (splitting with North Carolina). Texas was just hot and probably underrated, especially playing at home. We were up on Texas with two outs in the 7th and lost 2 - 1. Looks like the pitching will be a lot better than last year. Last year, we were beating teams 8 - 4 in the 7th and would lose 9 - 8.

    BTW, Depaul went 0 - 5 and only dropped 21 to 26. It's much too early to start conspiracy theories. _
    One loss and I'll agree that they were a victim of a hot pitcher, but Texas beat them both times. Right now Texas proved they deserve to be ranked higher than LSU. Rankings mean a lot because after about 4 weeks the shifting stops and it becomes pretty hard to move up in the polls.

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    Default Re: UL Softball Ranking - #16

    What is the latest on B minus---Well the other great pitcher we have

    Brignac???????


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    Good point, Turbine.

    BS, I believe both losses to Texas was against the same Pitcher. BTW, I'm hearing that if Yvette doesn't take this team to the World Series, she will be on the hot seat.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Boomer View Post
    _ What is the latest on B minus---Well the other great pitcher we have

    Brignac??????? _

    I heard from a close source to the program that it is likely that they will shut Ashley down this year and medical redshirt her. The University hasn't made an official decision though - expect to hear that the first week of March.

    It isn't a done deal, but don't expect to see in the circle this Spring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LSUalum1 View Post
    BTW, I'm hearing that if Yvette doesn't take this team to the World Series, she will be on the hot seat. _
    Where does talk like that start? Yvette is one of the finest coaches in the country. LSU knows that. Everyone in the SEC knows that. Anyone in the country that follows softball knows how good Yvette is, and LSU is very lucky to have her.

    Let Yvette go somewhere else and they will have a top 25 team overnight. Softball is becoming more balanced across the nation and it is the one "major sport" where the national champion can come from any conference. Getting to the world series is often a simple matter of luck in how you are placed in the regionals.

    Take my word for it, Yvette is at LSU for as long as she wants to be at LSU.

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    ""Take my word for it, Yvette is at LSU for as long as she wants to be at LSU.""

    I agree.

    Besides Football, Men's Basketball, and Baseball, LSU coaches stay as long as they want. Although I have expected a little more from Yvette, I think last year was her best Coaching year at LSU. Pitching was at High School level.


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    At this point in the season, UL looks much better than LSU, particularly pitching and the top 2 or 3 hitters...The game against Michigan Saturday has me intrigued.


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