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USA TODAY Sports/NFCA High School Super 25 softball rankings: Week 10

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Lake Creek rolled to a playoff victory to remain the top team in the USA TODAY Sports/NFCA High School Super 25 for an eighth-straight week.

The (32-0) Lions ripped Weiss, 11-0, last Friday and play Waller later today as the Texas state 5A tournament continues. Lake Creek already has a win over Waller, 6-2, in an early-season meeting back on March 5.

No. 2 Oaks Christian (30-0) beat Valley View and Chino Hills to keep pace and reach 30 wins for the season. The Lions play a California playoff game against Murrieta Mesa today.

Lakewood Ranch (25-2) edged Venice, 1-0, last Thursday to jump to No. 3 this week following losses by both Clovis North and Neshoba Central. Unbeaten teams Roncalli (21-0), Benton (30-0) and Anthony Wayne (22-0) also benefited from the losses above them, climbing into spots 4-6.

Riverton (21-1), Clovis North (20-2), Neshoba Central (27-3) and North Augusta (27-1) round out the first 10.

Elsewhere, New Jersey powerhouse Immaculate Heart Academy (21-0) and perennial New Hampshire leader Concord (19-0) kept winning, to win spots No. 16 and 19, respectively.

State rankings submitted by the 2022 NFCA High School Steering Committee are used to compile the USA TODAY Sports/NFCA High School Super 25. Teams are chosen based on performance, roster quality, strength of schedule, and active NFCA membership.

USA TODAY Sports/NFCA High School Super 25 Poll – May 12, 2022

1. Lake Creek (Texas)

Record: 33-0 | Previous Rank: 1

2. Oaks Christian (Calif.)

Record: 30-0 | Previous Rank: 2

3. Lakewood Ranch (Fla.)

Record: 25-2 | Previous Rank: 5

4. Roncalli (Ind.)

Record: 21-0 | Previous Rank: 6

5. Benton (Ark.)

Record: 30-0 | Previous Rank: 7

6. Anthony Wayne (Ohio)

Record: 22-0 | Previous Rank: 8

7. Riverton (Utah)

Record: 21-1 | Previous Rank: 9

8. Clovis North (Calif.)

Record: 20-2 | Previous Rank: 3

9. Neshoba Central (Miss.)

Record: 27-3 | Previous Rank: 4

10. North Augusta (S.C.)

Record: 27-1 | Previous Rank: 11

11. Eastern Alamance (N.C.)

Record: 20-1 | Previous Rank: 12

12. Jackson (Wash.)

Record: 19-1 | Previous Rank: 13

13. Lexington (S.C.)

Record: 23-2 | Previous Rank: 14

14. Alexander Central (N.C.)

Record: 23-2 | Previous Rank: 15

15. Damascus (Md.)

Record: 19-0 | Previous Rank: 17

16. Immaculate Heart Academy (N.J.)

Record: 21-0 | Previous Rank: NR

17. Donovan Catholic (N.J.)

Record: 20-0 | Previous Rank: 18

18. Monroe-Woodbury (N.Y.)

Record: 15-0 | Previous Rank: 19

19. Concord (N.H.)

Record: 19-0 | Previous Rank: NR

20. Allen Park (Mich.)

Record: 19-0-1 | Previous Rank: 20

21. Deer Park (Texas)

Record: 35-3 | Previous Rank: 16

22. Marist (Ill.)

Record: 19-4-1 | Previous Rank: 22

23. John Curtis (La.)

Record: 29-3 | Previous Rank: 23

24. New Palestine (Ind.)

Record: 15-3-1 | Previous Rank: 21

25. Lakota West (Ohio)

Record: 23-3 | Previous Rank: 25

Dropped out: 

South Caldwell (N.C.) and Villa Park (Calif.)

2022 NFCA High School Steering Committee

About the NFCA:

The NFCA (National Fastpitch Coaches Association) is the professional organization for fastpitch softball coaches. Known for its highly-regarded coaches polls and All-America awards, the NFCA also educates and supports softball coaches on a variety of different levels: from podcasts to awards, to in-person events and National Convention.