LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Salisbury University softball team has climbed to the top, named the No. 1-ranked team in the nation by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Top 25 poll, the organization announced on Wednesday.
The Sea Gulls (35-2) claim the No. 1 ranking after going undefeated in the Capital Athletic Conference tournament last week to win their 18th CAC title, 17th consecutive. The 1-0 victory over Frostburg State University extended the team's winning streak to 24 contests.
Salisbury not only claimed the top spot but also secured all eight first-place votes and 200 points.
After previously being tied at No. 1 last week, Montclair State University and the University of Texas at Tyler fell to No. 3 and No. 5 respectively following losses last week. Trine University moved from the fourth spot up to the second while Emory University jumped up one spot to No. 4 to round out the top five.
Salisbury will now await the announcement of the NCAA tournament field next week to find out where they will be heading to open up play in its quest for a national championship. Teams will be announced for the championship during the selection show on NCAA.com, Monday, May 6 at 10 a.m.
To see the entire poll, click here.