NAIA Softball Rankings
2021 NAIA Softball Rankings: Top 25
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — For the fourth week in a row, Southern Oregon earns the No. 1 spot in the nation. The Raiders claimed 19 first-place votes for a total of 529 final points in this week’s NAIA Softball Coaches’ Poll Top 25. The 2019 national champions hold a current record of 38-2 and are No. 1 in five different statistical categories. Rounding out the top five was Oklahoma City, Science & Arts (Okla.) Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) and Central Methodist (Mo.).
- The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences and the Association of Independent Institutions.
- The Top 25 is determined by a points system based on how each voter ranks the best teams. A team receives 30 points for each first-place vote, 29 for second-place and so on through the list.
- The highest and lowest ranking for each team (a non-rating is considered a low rating) is removed and the team’s ranking will be recalculated with an additional point added to each team for every ballot (including discounted ballots) that the teams appear on.
- Teams that receive only one point on the ballot are not considered “receiving votes”
- The frequency of the polls is bi-weekly. This policy was approved by the National Administrative Council (NAC) prior to the 2016-17 academic season. This change allows raters the opportunity to consider a larger body of work between rating periods.
- For the complete Top 25 calendar, click here.
|Rank||Last Week||School (First Place Votes)||Record|
|1||1||Southern Oregon ||38-2||529|
|3||3||Science & Arts (Okla.)||36-4||488|
|4||2||Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)||35-5||486|
|5||6||Central Methodist (Mo.)||37-4||449|
|8||9||Hope International (Calif.)||22-2||396|
|13||12||William Carey (Miss.)||33-8||329|
|14||19||Saint Xavier (Ill.)||19-0||327|
|15||16||Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)||21-3||290|
|18||20||Central Baptist (Ark.)||23-9||204|
|22||15||Truett McConnell (Ga.)||28-12||165|
|23||23||College of Idaho||30-12||156|
Dropped Out: Mobile (Ala.)
Receiving Votes: Grand View (Iowa) 96, Mobile (Ala.) 91, Midland (Neb.) 55, Valley City State (N.D.) 42, Texas A&M Texarkana 36, Indiana Southeast 22, Taylor (Ind.) 14, Vanguard (Calif.) 12, Concordia (Neb.) 11, St. Francis (Ill.) 9, Webber International (Fla.) 9, Cottey (Mo.) 7, Simpson (Calif.) 4, Mid-America Christian (Okla.) 3, Rio Grande (Ohio) 3, and Madonna (Mich.) 3