It was a tough week for last week’s top three in the USA Today High School Sports/National Fastpitch Coaches Association Super 25 softball rankings.
After holding the No. 1 spot on the past two weeks, Curry (Jasper, Ala.) fell 4-2 to Hewitt-Trussville (Trussville, Ala.) in 10 innings to snap Curry’s 27-game winning streak and then to Sumiton Christian (Sumiton, Ala.) 8-5. The Yellow Jackets drop to No. 20 after the losses.
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No. 2 Etiwanda (Calif.) and No. 3 Oakleaf (Orange Park, Fla.) also suffered losses and have fallen in the Super 25. Etiwanda slides to No. 4 and Oakleaf has dropped out of the rankings.
That means we have new teams at No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3. The top spot now belongs to La Grange (Texas). After losing the opening game of the season, the Leopards have now won 24 straight. They were No. 5 last week.
Eagle (Idaho), which had been No. 6, moves to No. 2, and Crown Point (Ind.), which had been No. 4 and just opened its season, moves to No. 3.
Seven new teams are in the Super 25 this week, led by West Ranch (Valencia, Calif.) at No. 13. Cibolo (Yuma, Ariz.) enters at No. 15, San Benito (Texas) at no. 16, Enka (Chandler, N.C.) at No. 18, Downers Grove South (Ill.) at No. 19, Union County (Union, S.C.) at No. 21 and Alexandria (La.) at No. 24.
Downers Grove South defeated former Super 25 occupants North Fort Myers (Fla.) and Gainesville (Fla.) at the Kissimmee Klassic Softball tournament to enter the rankings.
Weather permitting, No. 23 Mount St. Dominic Academy (Caldwell, N.J.) will open the 2016 season this week.