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Tennessee, Oklahoma St. enter top five of Week 8’s softball power rankings

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Here are the Week 8 softball Power 10 rankings.

1. Oklahoma (Previous: 1)

Oklahoma remains on top. The separation is getting bigger as the Sooners still have just one loss, 31-1 on the season after sweeping Kansas.

2. Duke (5)

Duke moves up three spots. The Blue Devils had a huge weekend, sweeping then-No. 15 Virginia Tech. The offense exploded to open the series. Aminah Vega had a 4-for-4 day with multiple homers on Saturday.

3. Georgia (3)

The Bulldogs split with Arkansas and will play the rubber match tonight. They lost by one run on Saturday before responding with an 8-2 win on Sunday where Jayda Kearney had 4 hits in the win. 

4. Tennessee (6)

They won the series over Auburn, and the loss on Sunday snapped an insane 20-game win streak since the Mary Nutter. The Vols have been on a roll and will face Georgia this weekend.  

5. Oklahoma State (8)

Oklahoma State moves up after upsetting Texas. Lexi Kilfoyl is impossible to hit, with two complete game shutouts against the Longhorns. 

6. Texas (2)

The offense struggled more than usual over the weekend but they’ll host the top-ranked Sooners next. 

7. Stanford (4)

NiJaree Canady continues to dominate. She struck out 13 in a game and belted her first career homer. I wish I could have Stanford higher in the rankings but with so many good teams in the mix, The Cardinal sits at No. 7.

8. LSU (10)

LSU moves up after a sweep over Texas AM. Ali Newlandis leading the charge offensively for LSU, hitting .359 on the season with 6 HRs. 

9. Washington (7)

The Huskies holding strong in this portion of the rankings with a sweep over Oregon State. They take on Oregon for a three-game series next.

10. Florida (9)

Florida stays in at 10 with a series win over Mississippi State. 

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