UL Softball #5 In First RPI Rankings
Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajun softball team is at number five in the very first college softball ratings percentage index (RPI) rankings, was released by the NCAA on Monday.
Louisiana won three of four games last week, defeating McNeese St. in non-conference action, before winning 2-of-3 in a Sun Belt Conference series against UT-Arlington over the weekend.
UL had their 16-game win streak snapped by the Mavericks on Sunday.
The Cajuns are currently 22-2, overall, and 4-1 in conference play.
This week, Louisiana travels to Troy, Alabama this weekend to take on the Troy Trojans in a three-game league series, Friday and Saturday.
The Michigan Wolverines, who are 21-2 on the season, top the first RPI rankings of the season, followed by Florida, Oregon, Washington, and Louisiana in the top five.
Texas A&M is ranked sixth, followed Kentucky, James Madison, Alabama, and Missouri at 6-10, respectively.
The second ten this week consists of LSU, Oklahoma, Florida St., Baylor, and Auburn in spots 11-15, with Arizona, UCLA, South Florida, Minnesota, and Fresno St. in the 16-20 positions.
Finally, at 21-25 this week, it’s Tennessee, Nebraska, South Carolina, Georgia, and Notre Dame.
In the Sun Belt Conference, Louisiana ranks first, followed by Georgia St. (39), UT-Arlington (44), Texas St. (46), South Alabama (62), Troy (67), Georgia Southern (123), ULM (194), and Appalachian St. (230).