For the second consecutive week, Butler softball remained in the top spot of the NJCAA Division I poll, which was released Tuesday.
With a pair of run-rule wins at Pratt on Monday, Butler (28-0 overall, 6-0 conference) extended its school-record winning streak to 68 consecutive games and is the only remaining undefeated team in the rankings. The Grizzlies also set a school record with their 29th straight conference victory, eclipsing the 28-game conference win streak set between 2012 and 2014.
Florida Southwestern State (36-3) and Chipola, Fla., (33-2) flipped positions in the rankings, with Southwestern moving into the second spot. Central Florida (25-6) and Salt Lake (15-4) stayed in the fourth and fifth position for the second straight week.
The Grizzlies will next be in action Wednesday in a Jayhawk Conference doubleheader against Garden City (11-19 overall, 0-4 conference). First pitch from East Park is at 2:00 p.m.
|2017 NJCAA Division I Softball Rankings|
|March 14, 2017|
|2.||Florida Southwestern State||36-3||3|
|5.||Salt Lake, UT||15-4||5|
|6.||Seminole State, FL||29-2||6|
|7.||Seminole State, OK||20-6||10|
|11.||Northwest Florida State||27-7||NR|
|14.||San Jacinto-South, TX||20-12||12|
|16.||Chattanooga State, TN||18-4||19|
|17.||Daytona State, FL||21-7||20|
|19.||Wabash Valley, IL||14-3||NR|
Other schools receiving votes: Jefferson, MO (14-5); Lake Land, IL (10-8); Southern Nevada (11-6); Walters State, TN (12-4).
Dropped from rankings: *Yavapai, AZ (7); *Indian River State, FL (13); *Trinity Valley, TX (14); *Shelton State, AL (16); *Odessa, TX (18).
*Team not nominated for ranking