Softball Seasons


2020   2021


2010   2011   2012   2013   2014

2015   2016   2017   2018   2019


2000   2001   2002   2003   2004

2005   2006   2007   2008   2009


1995   1996   1997   1998   1999


Total, Final Polls


Dates of Preseason Polls 1997-Present *

About this Data

While compiling this data from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) several issues were found, but I haven't found another good source to validate against. If you can help or find another problem, please contact me.


  • Teams ranked #26 assumed to be tied for #25.
  • No preseason polls for 1995 or 1996. This is based on the first poll from 1996 having win-loss records (not from previous season) for the teams.
  • Added 1995 poll dates based on those available.
  • Added 2003 poll dates based on those available.
  • Found a couple of instances where the win-loss records (usually in the final poll) didn't match the team's website, but I did not research them any further.

Corrections and Other Updates

  • School names updated. For example, Louisiana-Lafayette is now Louisiana for all polls.
  • Previous rankings added to preseason polls.
  • Previous win-loss record removed from preseason polls.
  • Added points for the #1 team where there were no other teams with first-place votes.
  • Added teams that dropped out of each poll (not available in all source polls).
  • Two Florida States on the 2/28/2001 poll, but I could not reconcile which team was unranked with 31 points, so it was removed.
  • Added/updated 2004 poll dates to match Wednesday release dates from 2003 and 2007.
  • Instances of duplicate teams on the same poll.