Thursday, February 23, 2017

Bulldogs' streak in the USA Today/NFCA Top 25 poll ends

After going 2-3 last weekend at the Puerto Vallarta College Challenge, Fresno State fell out of the Top 25 rankings in the USA Today/NFCA coaches poll released Tuesday.

The Bulldogs fell nine spots, from No. 21, to the "receiving votes" category.  With seven votes, Fresno State ranks 30th in the country this week.

It snapped a string where the Bulldogs were ranked in 17 consecutive coaches Top 25 polls, dating back to week one of the 2016 season.  This was Fresno State's longest stretch of being nationally ranked since spending 19 consecutive polls in the Top 25 during the 2008-09 seasons.  In 2008, the 'Dogs reached as high as No. 10 in the USA Today/NFCA poll.  This time, Fresno State reached a peak of No. 17.

Coach Linda Garza's squad also fell out of the D1 Softball News Top 25 poll after being ranked 22nd a week ago.  The Bulldogs earned enough votes to rank 29th this week in that poll, which can be viewed here.

No other Mountain West softball team has received a vote in the national polls this season.