NFCA Softball Top 25
Last week ended on a sour note for Florida State and they’re paying the price this week in the NFCA Softball Top 25.
The Seminoles began last week on a high note, knocking off #1 Florida in extra innings, 3-1.
A weekend three game series with then #5 Oregon held promise that Florida State would bump their cross state rivals and return to the top spot in the poll.
That thought played out nicely in many a mind but reality had other ideas.
Oregon saw an opportunity to play leap frog and gave it their best shot against Florida State. The front half of their double header found the Seminoles dropping an 11-0 decision while the back half, though closer, ended up in favor of the Ducks, 3-1.
On Sunday, wrapping up the series, Oregon encountered a re-surging Florida State. The Noles were intent on rebounding from the two earlier losses. It was not to be for the Seminoles as they dropped their final in extra innings, 2-1.
ACC Softball Championship
In this week’s NFCA Softball Top 25, Florida State drops from #2 down to #4. Florida remains on top, Minnesota takes #2 and Oregon, on the strength of their wins moves to #3.
The slide in the poll won’t impact the ACC Softball Championship but it may come into play when the Selection Committee seeds teams for the NCAA.