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.).

 Poll Methodology

  • 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.

RankLast WeekSchool (First Place Votes)Record

Final Points

11Southern Oregon [19]38-2529
24Oklahoma City29-3508
33Science & Arts (Okla.)36-4488
42Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)35-5486
56Central Methodist (Mo.)37-4449
65Oregon Tech32-6436
710Indiana Wesleyan33-5401
89Hope International (Calif.)22-2396
911Columbia (Mo.)25-5393
108Georgia Gwinnett25-9380
1114Morningside (Iowa)35-4350
127Marian (Ind.)32-10346
1312William Carey (Miss.)33-8329
1419Saint Xavier (Ill.)19-0327
1516Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)21-3290
1613Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.)31-9257
1724Campbellsville (Ky.)33-11242
1820Central Baptist (Ark.)23-9204
19NRMilligan (Tenn.)27-5199
2018Warner (Fla.)25-13176
2125Ottawa (Kan.)31-5172
2215Truett McConnell (Ga.)28-12165
2323College of Idaho30-12156
2421Cumberlands (Ky.)37-13152
2517Reinhardt (Ga.)34-10116

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