Arizona softball: Cats drop out of another poll

2013-05-01T00:00:00Z 2014-07-08T15:32:01Z Arizona softball: Cats drop out of another pollPatrick Finley Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
May 01, 2013 12:00 am  • 

One week and three losses after falling from the ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 for the first time in program history, the Arizona Wildcats plummeted out of the sport's older poll.

It was another first for the UA: Since the creation of the USA Today/National Fastpitch Coaches Association Div. I Top 25 in 1995, the Wildcats had never been out of the poll - until this week.

The UA's streak ended after 269 consecutive weeks, and it followed a three-game sweep at the hands of Oregon State.

The Oklahoma Sooners were the unanimous No. 1 team in both polls.

Arizona (28-22, 5-13 Pac-12) will face Arizona State starting Friday at Hillenbrand Stadium. The Sun Devils were ranked fifth in Tuesday's ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25.

ESPN.com/ USA Softball Collegiate Top 25

1. Oklahoma (20)

2. Tennessee

3. Florida

4. Oregon

5. Arizona State

6. Texas

7. LSU

8. Alabama

9. Louisville

10. Michigan

11. Missouri

12. Washington

13. Cal

14. Nebraska

15. Baylor

16. Stanford

17. UCLA

18. South Alabama

19. Kentucky

20. Florida State

21. Texas A&M

22. Arkansas

23. Hawaii

24. Georgia

25. South Florida

Patrick Finley's poll ballot

1. Oklahoma

2. Arizona State

3. Tennessee

4. Florida

5. Oregon

6. Texas

7. LSU

8. Louisville

9. Alabama

10. Washington

11. Cal

12. Missouri

13. Michigan

14. Baylor

15. Stanford

16. Nebraska

17. Texas A&M

18. South Alabama

19. UCLA

20. Kentucky

21. Hawaii

22. Florida State

23. South Florida

24. Arkansas

25. Tulsa

Up next

• What: Arizona State at Arizona, three-game series

• Where: Hillenbrand Stadium

• Schedule: Friday at 6 p.m., Saturday at 6 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m.

Contact reporter Patrick Finley at pfinley@azstarnet.com or 573-4658. On Twitter @PatrickFinley

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