Softball Rises to No. 11 in Latest NAIA Coaches’ Poll

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Eastern Oregon’s softball team has surged to No. 11 in a recent update of the NAIA Softball Coaches’ Poll, rising four spots within the rankings. With a record of 28-6, the Mounties have caught the attention of coaches across the nation, garnering 356 points in the poll.

The NAIA Softball Coaches’ Top 25 Rankings, determined by a panel of head coaches representing various conferences and the Continental Athletic Conference, utilize a meticulous points system. Each coach’s ranking contributes to a team’s overall points, with 30 points awarded for a first-place vote, 29 for second place, and so forth. Notably, the highest and lowest rankings for each team are discarded to ensure fairness and accuracy in the rankings. Furthermore, teams garner an additional point for each ballot they appear on, further refining the rankings.

The Cascade Collegiate Conference is well represented in the top 25 rankings, with four teams making the cut. Oregon Tech leads the CCC contingent, holding steady at No. 5 with a record of 33-7. Following closely behind, Southern Oregon claims the No. 13 spot with a record of 31-10. Additionally, the College of Idaho secures the No. 20 position with a record of 28-10.

Excitement in the CCC reaches its peak as all four ranked teams find themselves in a tight race within the conference standings. With just two weeks remaining in regular season play, Eastern Oregon shares the top spot in the CCC standings with Oregon Tech, both teams boasting an impressive conference record of 18-3.

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