Texas Softball back in the ESPN.com/USA Softball Top 25

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(Texas Softball image via TexasSports.com)
(Texas Softball image via TexasSports.com)

AUSTIN, Texas – A perfect 4-0 week that included a win over North Texas and a dominant league road sweep of Iowa State has helped Texas softball (37-14, 10-7 Big 12 Conference) climb back into the ESPN.com/USA Softball poll at No. 25 according to Tuesday's release of the May 10th national rankings by ASA/USA Softball.

Among those receiving votes throughout the campaign, the last time the Longhorns were ranked was also at No. 25 in the March 8th issue of the weekly listing. UT is currently riding a five-game winning streak and has won 10 of its last 11 contests dating back to April 22.

Texas is one of three Big 12 programs to land among the most recent edition of the top 25 as Oklahoma sits in a tie for fourth, while Baylor holds down the No. 16 position.

The Burnt Orange & White are coming off a powerful sweep of Iowa State in Ames, Iowa, over May 6-8. During the three-game series, the Longhorns offense batted .476 (40-for-84) as a team, managed 18 extra-base hits, including 10 HR's, and slugged at a .929 clip while outscoring the Cyclones overall by a 39-5 count.

UT will close out its 2016 regular season and also celebrate "Senior Day" for its five seniors, Lindsey Stephens, Holly Kern, Rachel Scott, Erin Shireman and Stephanie Ceo, on Sat., May 14, at 8 p.m. CT by hosting No. 16 Baylor.

 

ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25

2016 Season – Week 13 – May 10, 2016

Rank

Team

Record

Points

Previous Ranking

1.

Florida (18)

52-4

498

1

2.

Michigan (1)

44-4

480

2

3.

Oregon

42-7

452

3

T4

Alabama

45-11

427

4

T4

Oklahoma (1)

45-7

427

7

6.

Florida State

45-8

396

5

7.

James Madison

43-4

365

8

8.

Auburn

46-9

346

6

9.

Tennessee

40-13

338

9

10.

Louisiana-Lafayette

40-7

325

10

11.

Kentucky

43-11

309

12

12.

UCLA

35-13-1

267

13

13.

LSU

42-14

258

T14

14.

Washington

33-13

255

11

15.

Missouri

39-13

215

T14

16.

Baylor

43-12

183

17

17.

Fresno State

39-9-1

176

18

18.

Georgia

40-16

160

16

19.

Minnesota

38-12

154

19

20.

Texas A&M

37-17

119

23

21.

Arizona

34-18

101

20

22.

Florida Atlantic

47-7

77

24

23.

Notre Dame

39-10

62

21

24.

South Florida

43-13

53

22

25.

TEXAS

37-14

16

         RV

James Schleicher

James Schleicher is the publisher of Horns Illustrated magazine. He's also a fifth generation Texan and lifelong Austinite. Follow @HornsIllus twitter to keep up with all things Horns Illustrated.

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