Top 2018 College Softball Recruiting Classes

Hot 100 College Collage (1)

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

D9 Citrus Classic I: How To Watch, Time, & Live Stream Info

Wade Payne/USA TODAY Sports South Carolina

The Citrus Classic I will host both NCAA Division I and Division II teams, including South Carolina, Minnesota, Kentucky, South Alabama, and Duke, among others. The Citrus Classic Series is played at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Kissimmee, Florida.

College Weekly Recap: Upsets Galore In Second Weekend Of NCAA Softball

USA TODAY Sports UCLA vs LSU.jpg

If you enjoy huge upsets, then this past weekend was a great time to be a college softball fan. The top three teams in the country all went down, setting the table for an interesting second weekend of the Mary Nutter Classic in Palm Springs, California. 

ICYMI: Mary Nutter Day 1

Jonathan Hui/USA TODAY Sports Grand Canyon

The first day of Mary Nutter did not disappoint whatsoever. Upsets, run-rules, and dingers made opening day of the preseason event one for the books. If you weren't able to watch, then don't worry, we got you covered.

This Week's Verbal Commits & Team Changes (2/15)

Orlando Jorge Ramirez/USA TODAY Sports Birmingham Thunderbolts

Looks like a plethora of pitchers will be added to the Master Verbal this week. Meanwhile, the Big 12 and SEC rack up some commits to join their ball clubs.

Join PRO Now to Get Unlimited Access to FloSoftball!

Join Now

Already a PRO Member? Log In

The Best Pump-Up Songs Of All Time Volume 2

Ron Elkman/USA TODAY Sports Drake

It's always hard to find the right pump-up songs, but FloSoftball has you covered with over 50 new songs that will be your own personal hypeman.

Top Newcomers To Watch At The Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic

Newcomers To Watch.jpg

The 2018 season is underway and a number of freshmen are beginning to make their marks heading into the two-weekend Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic in Cathedral City, California. 

College Softball Weekly Recap: 7 Deadly Season Openers

Kiyoshi Mio/USA TODAY Sports Tori Vidales

It’s the time of year every college softball fan eagerly looks forward to— opening weekend. Although Mother Nature tried to spoil some of the fun, the road to Oklahoma City began in earnest this past weekend, and we’ve got the highlights to prove it. 

You Make The Call: Obstruction Or No Call?

You make the call

Last season, controversial obstruction calls were the topic of the WCWS and postseason play. The NCAA tweaked the obstruction rule this season in hopes of gaining clarity for umpires and teams. "In the act of catching" is now reduced to "in possession of the ball." 

2018 Mary Nutter Weekend 1 Ultimate Streaming Guide

Mary Nutter Weekend 1

The Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic is the nation's largest and most prestigious preseason college softball tournament, featuring 46 top Division I teams. For the third year in a row, the event will span two weekends when it returns to Palm Springs, CA, on Feb. 17-19 and Feb. 22-25.

Hallie Wilson: Cherish Every Moment Of Opening Day

Daily Wilcat Hallie Wilson

By Hallie Wilson

College softball season is officially upon us. Teams across the nation prepared for this weekend for months, grinding through 6 AM weights and conditioning, fall games, inter-squads, hours of practice, and extra work on top of that.