Top 2018 College Softball Recruiting Classes

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As we finish wrapping up our final 2018 Hot 100 rankings list this week, FloSoftball honors those elite players — and thousands across the country like them — who take the next step in fulfilling their life-long dream of playing collegiate softball by signing their National Letter of Intent.

Taking these Hot 100 athletes and the Next 100 (players 101-200) who will be announced tomorrow, we’ve compiled our list of the top college recruiting classes comprised of these standout seniors.

The rankings process is based on a point system in which the higher ranking players received more points. Each player's point total is based on a sliding scale; for example, the No. 1 player receives 200 points, No. 2 has 199, No. 3 has 198… down to No. 200 which receives one point. 

Note that the system favors those who signed more players, but with most programs signing anywhere from two to six, it gives a good idea on who picked up top players and more of them.

Here, then, are the top 2018 college recruiting classes as determined by FloSoftball:

RankingUniversity
1UCLA
2Tennessee
3Florida
4Oklahoma
5Oregon
6Oklahoma State
7Michigan 
8LSU
T-9Alabama
T-9Northwestern
11Auburn
12Florida State
13Duke
14South Carolina
15Texas A&M
16Utah
17Stanford
18Arizona
T-19Georgia
T-19Notre Dame
21Mississippi State
22Arkansas    
23Baylor
24Washington
25Cal-Berkeley
26Boston College
27Ohio State
28North Carolina State
29Arizona State
30Central Florida
31Oregon State
32Penn State
33Ole Miss
34Iowa State
35Syracuse
36Utah State
37Texas
38James Madison
39DePaul
40Delaware
41Louisiana Tech
42Purdue
43Virginia
44Harvard
45Indiana
46Illinois
T-47Michigan State
T-47UNLV
49Kentucky
50Georgia Tech

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We’ve revealed the best seniors in the country in our 2018 Hot 100 list and celebrated their commitment at 2018 signing day. Now it’s time to take a deep dive into how those rankings break down.The top 100 seniors in the country hailed from 25 different states with California boasting the most Hot 100 players with 27. Georgia’s 13 players made it the second highest state, and Texas rounded out the top three states with 11 Hot 100 players. 

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