LAFAYETTE – After a series win over Top 5-ranked Alabama, the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Softball squad has moved up in the rankings of both of the major national polls.
Louisiana rose to No. 16 in both the USA Today/NFCA Top 25 poll and ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 poll released on Tuesday, up two spots from its No. 18 ranking in both polls last week.
The Ragin’ Cajuns, preseason ranked No. 11 in the two polls, extended their streak of consecutive weeks ranked in the national polls to 57 weeks. Louisiana has been ranked in every release of the national polls dating back to April 2013.
No. 16 Louisiana (6-3) remains at Lamson Park this week for the Mardi Gras Invitational presented by DoubleTree scheduled for Thursday-Sunday, Feb. 23-26. The Ragin’ Cajuns begin play in the event, which continues a season-opening 23-game homestand, on Thursday with games against Drake at 4:30 p.m. and Bowling Green at 6:45 p.m.
There are still season tickets available for purchase. Season ticket packages, starting at $121, remain on sale and can be purchased in person at the Cajundome Box Office, on RaginCajuns.com using Account Manager or by phone at (337) 265-2357.
For more information on Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Softball, as well as all of Ragin’ Cajuns Athletics, visit RaginCajuns.com. Fans can also follow along with the team on Facebook (/RaginCajunSoftball),Twitter (@RaginCajunsSB) and Instagram (@RaginCajunsSoftball).
RAGIN’ CAJUNS IN THE 2017 POLLS
Week NFCA ESPN/USA
Preseason 11 11
Feb. 13-19 18 18
Feb. 20-26 16 16