Fri. Feb 23rd, 2024

LOUISVILLE, Ky. —Buford continued its undefeated run within the Georgia state playoffs on Wednesday to stay No. 1 within the NFCA Summer season/Fall Excessive Faculty Prime 25 Coaches Ballot for a thirteenth straight rating, courting to the ultimate three polls of final season.

The (29-0) Wolves blanked Lowndes, 4-0, on Wednesday, and might be in search of their thirtieth victory once they face Mill Creek later right now within the state 7A event. Buford has been the top-ranked crew all 10 weeks of the 2023 season.

In the meantime, the subsequent 5 groups gained a minimum of one place within the ballot, with three-time reigning Oklahoma 5A titlist Piedmont (39-3) shifting up two spots, to sixth, regardless of not enjoying. Fellow state champion Caddo (39-2) is the brand new No. 2, whereas Blue Springs South (26-2) is now third after advancing to right now’s Missouri Class 5 state semifinal towards No. 7 Raymore-Peculiar (30-2).

Lutheran is one in every of three Colorado newcomers to the ballot this week, after the (23-5) Lions knocked off two top-10 groups — Holy Household and Riverdale Ridge — en path to the state 4A crown. Chatfield (23-6), defeated then-No. 18 Arvada West within the 5A semifinals and new No. 18 Erie (23-6) within the championship sport.

Eaton (28-1) wrapped up its season in type, outscoring its closing 4 opponents by a 52-4 margin, together with rolling previous Thomas Jefferson, 11-0, within the Colorado 3A closing.

The opposite ranked groups nonetheless enjoying are No. 5 Washington (35-1-1), No. 8 Lassiter (29-2), No. 10 East Coweta (30-3) and Fifteenth-ranked Pope (29-4). Washington faces Parkway West in right now’s Missouri Class 4 semis, whereas Lassiter and Pope are nonetheless alive within the Georgia 6A playoffs.

If East Coweta and Buford win their playoff video games right now, they’d sq. off Friday for a berth in Saturday’s Georgia 7A championship. The duo have mixed to win 4 of the final six state crowns.

State rankings submitted by the 2023 NFCA Excessive Faculty Steering Committee are used to compile the NFCA Summer season/Fall Excessive Faculty Prime 25 Coaches Ballot. Groups are chosen primarily based on efficiency, roster high quality, power of schedule, and lively NFCA membership. 5 states — Colorado, Georgia, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Missouri — play a fall fastpitch schedule, whereas Iowa not too long ago accomplished its summer season season.

NFCA Summer season/Fall Excessive Faculty Prime 25 Coaches Ballot – Week 10
1. Buford (Ga.)

Report: 29-0 | PR: 1

2. Caddo (Okla.)

Report: 39-2 | PR: 3

3. Blue Springs South (Mo.)

Report: 26-2 | PR: 4

4. Owasso (Okla.)

Report: 33-1-1 | PR: 5

5. Washington (Mo.)

Report: 35-1-1 | PR: 6

6. Piedmont (Okla.)

Report: 39-3 | PR: 8

7. Raymore-Peculiar (Mo.)

Report: 30-2 | PR: 12

8. Lassiter (Ga.)

Report: 29-2 | PR: 7

9. Lutheran (Colo.)

Report: 23-5 | PR: NR

10. East Coweta (Ga.)

Report: 30-3 | PR: 13

11. Chatfield (Colo.)

Report: 23-6 | PR: NR

12. Holy Household (Colo.)

Report: 26-2 | PR: 2

13. Eaton (Colo.)

Report: 28-1 | PR: 19

14. Moore (Okla.)

Report: 32-3 | PR: 11

15. Pope (Ga.)

Report: 29-4 | PR: 14

16. Papillion-LaVista (Neb.)

Report: 29-8 | PR: 15

17. Gretna (Neb.)

Report: 32-4 | PR: 16

18. Erie (Colo.)

Report: 23-6 | PR: NR

19. Riverdale Ridge (Colo.)

Report: 26-3 | PR: 10

20. Columbine (Colo.)

Report: 22-5 | PR: 9

21. Arvada West (Colo.)

Report: 22-5 | PR: 18

22. North Linn (Iowa)

Report: 39-6 | PR: 21

23. Ankeny Centennial (Iowa)

Report: 36-5 | PR: 22

24. Millard North (Neb.)

Report: 28-6 | PR: 23

25. Regina Catholic (Iowa)

Report: 30-8 | | PR: 24

Dropped out: East Paulding (Ga.), Houston County (Ga.) and Williamsburg (Iowa).

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