USA TODAY Sports/NFCA High School Super 25 softball rankings: Week 8


LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Eternal Power Neshoba Central continued to win and remained No. 1 in the USA TODAY Sports / NFCA High School Super 25 poll for a third consecutive week.

The Rockets (22-0) had a rare close game, edging Holmes Central just 1-0 last Thursday, but defeated Choctaw Central, 9-2, the next day. Neshoba will battle it out for its 40th straight win by hosting West Lauderdale tonight. The Rockets’ last loss came on April 26, 2019, when they abandoned the opening game of a best-of-three playoff series, 5-2, against Grenada.

Meanwhile, Emiley Kennedy didn’t touch Cleveland and had 12 strikeouts in a 12-0 rout for second-seeded Lake Creek (30-0) on Tuesday, which followed Ava Brown’s 11 strikeouts. in last Friday’s 14-0 triumph. Carry. The Lions have won 34 straight games and 45 of their last 46 games.

The top eight teams remain unchanged, as all but Leander (29-0), who has not played, have added wins to their CVs. Barbe (26-2) and St. Amant (23-2) stand out for Louisiana, both in the top 10 following Los Alamitos’ 3-2 loss to Pacifica on Wednesday.

The only newcomer to the poll this week is the undefeated Roncalli of Indiana (11-0), who inflicted Ohio powerhouse Lakota West their first loss, 5-1, last Saturday.

Ranking of states submitted by NFCA Member Coaches are used to compile the USA TODAY Sports / NFCA High School Super 25. Teams are chosen based on performance, quality of roster and strength of schedule. In 2021, schools that are not in competition will not be eligible for the ballot.

USA TODAY Sports / NFCA High School Super Poll April 25 – 22, 2021

Rank | Team | Record 2021 | Previous ranking

1. Neshoba Central (Miss.): 22-0 – RP: 1

2. Lake Creek (Texas): 30-0 – RP: 2

3. Hewitt-Trussville (Ala.): 33-2-1 – RP: 3

4. Lakewood Ranch (Florida): 21-2 – PR: 4

5. Park Vista (Florida): 22-0 – PR: 5

6. San Antonio Warren (Texas): 21-0 – PR: 6

7. Leander (Texas): 29-0 – PR: 7

8. Clear Springs (Texas): 23-0 – PR: 8

9. Beard (La.): 26-2 – PR: 10

ten. Saint-Amant (La.): 23-2 – PR: 11

11. Los Alamitos (California): 10-1 – RP: 9

12. Bob Jones (Ala.): 25-3 – PR: 12

13. Norco (California): 8-1 – PR: 13

14. Marist (Ill.): 6-0 – PR: 14

15. New Palestine (Ind.): 8-0 – PR: 15

16. Rocky Mountain (Idaho): 17-0 – PR: 19

17. Roncalli (Ind.): 11-0 – RP: NR

18. Keystone (Ohio): 16-1 – PR: 16

19. Eastern Alamance (NC): 11-1 – PR: 17

20. Spanish Fork, Utah: 20-1 – PR: 18

21. Crown Point (Ind.): 9-1 – RP: 20

22. Barbers Hill (Texas): 28-2 – PR: 21

23. Alvin (Texas): 21-3 – PR: 22

24. Spain Park (Ala.): 30-5 – PR: 23

25. Trenton (Florida): 13-1 – PR: 24

Abandoned:

O’Connor (Arizona)

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