Poll History


OU Softball History & Tradition 

Oklahoma in the NFCA Poll
Oklahoma is the only program to be ranked every week of the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) poll. The Sooners entered the rankings at No. 18 in the first poll on January 24, 1995. They have not dropped out since -- 353 straight polls. Oklahoma formally recognizes the NFCA poll as its poll of choice.

The following grid shows every week of the NFCA Poll and OU's ranking. The numbers along the top represent the week with "F" as the final poll. 'NP' means that there was no poll that week.

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 F
2019 4
2018 1 1 4 4 5 5 3 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 4
2017 1 4 4 9 9 9 13 12 11 10 8 7 6 6 6 1
2016 9 14 12 14 13 13 13 13 14 12 9 9 7 5 3 1
2015 4 4 4 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 5 6 5 5 6 9
2014 2 11 18 20 19 19 22 22 22 19 16 17 15 13 12 5
2013 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
2012 5 4 6 8 8 7 7 7 5 6 6 5 4 4 4 2
2011 9 6 6 10 10 9 12 15 14 15 15 15 15 13 13 7
2010 11 13 12 11 12 11 12 13 11 12 14 12 12 11 NP 11
2009 10 7 8 7 6 9 11 8 12 13 15 13 13 10 10 16
2008 5 9 8 10 11 11 13 12 11 7 8 8 7 7 7 10
2007 16 12 9 6 6 6 4 4 3 3 4 3 3 3 NP 11
2006 12 10 10 10 13 14 15 17 21 21 22 23 21 21 NP 18
2005 4 14 13 11 9 8 7 8 6 5 5 10 11 10 NP 13
2004 4 4 5 5 6 7 9 13 17 17 21 20 21 21 NP 6
2003 8 9 6 6 4 4 4 4 6 5 5 5 NP NP NP 5
2002 7 4 7 9 6 9 9 9 9 11 12 12 13 NP NP 8
2001 2 3 5 5 5 6 6 7 7 6 7 6 5 NP NP 5
2000 8 7 6 5 6 7 7 6 6 6 5 3 3 NP NP 1
1999 11 5 5 5 9 8 11 8 9 9 9 9 NP NP NP 23
1998 16 6 6 6 6 5 4 5 5 5 6 7 NP NP NP 11
1997 10 17 15 13 14 7 7 7 7 8 7 9 NP NP NP 11
1996 9 10 14 12 12 13 11 10 11 10 9 NP NP NP NP 12
1995 18 20 24 25 23 22 20 20 16 16 17 NP NP NP NP 12
 

The Sooners earned their first No. 1 ranking after winning the 2000 national championship and spent a school-record 11 straight weeks at No. 1 during the 2013 season. OU's average preseason ranking in the NFCA Poll is 7.7, while its average finish is 8.7.

Oklahoma in the USA Softball Poll
Likewise, the Sooners have been ranked every week of the USA Softball poll, dating back to the 2003 season. The grid below shows every week of the USA Softball Poll and OU's ranking. 'NP' means that there was no poll that week.

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 F
2019 4
2018 1 1 5 6 6 5 5 3 2 2 2 3 3 3 2 NP 4
2017 1 6 5 9 10 10 12 12 9 8 8 7 7 6 6 NP 1
2016 8 10 11 13 14 14 14 14 12 9 9 8 7 4 3 NP 1
2015 3 3 3 4 5 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 4 4 5 NP 9
2014 2 7 13 13 13 13 16 16 15 13 12 12 12 10 10 NP 4
2013 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 NP 1
2012 6 4 6 9 8 7 7 7 7 6 5 5 3 4 4 NP 2
2011 6 6 6 11 9 8 7 14 15 14 15 14 16 13 12 NP 7
2010 10 12 9 8 9 8 9 13 13 12 13 10 9 8 8 NP 10
2009 6 3 4 5 5 8 10 6 10 11 16 14 9 NP NP NP 17
2008 5 9 6 9 9 8 11 13 12 9 11 9 7 7 8 NP 10
2007 16 14 10 7 5 6 3 3 2 2 4 3 3 2 1 NP 9
2006 10 10 10 14 15 17 18 21 19 21 23 22 20 18 NP NP 17
2005 4 12 13 14 12 12 11 9 9 7 6 6 9 10 10 11 12
2004 4 4 4 5 6 7 9 11 14 17 18 20 19 20 20 20 6
2003 11 6 6 4 4 3 4 5 5 4 4 NP NP NP NP NP 6
 

OU's average preseason ranking in the USA Softball Poll is 6.0 and its average finish is 7.5.

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