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Conference Power Rankings
The D1Softball staff gives you its weekly check-in around the Power Five conferences.
Big 12 Preview: Oklahoma and Oklahoma State Again Poised to Unleash Bedlam
Oklahoma and Oklahoma State are still loaded, national finalist Texas wants to prove it can start how it finished and a deeper league means there will be no easy weekends in the Big 12.
2022 Fall Report: Baylor
With everyone back from a team that won a championship you might have missed, Baylor hopes some key new faces will lead them back to the big tournament.
2022 Fall Report: Oklahoma
For Oklahoma, the fall isn’t about finding out if it still has All-Americans. It’s about finding out if those All-Americans are ready to be Sooners.
2022 Fall Report: Texas Tech
New Texas Tech coach Craig Snider and some intriguing pitching additions could help the Red Raiders find stability after recent upheaval in Lubbock.
2022 Fall Report: Oklahoma State
Lexi Kilfoyl is one of more than a dozen newcomers adjusting to life in Stillwater. With Kelly Maxwell still around, don’t expect the winning to stop.
2022 Fall Report: Iowa State
Iowa State returns one of softball’s most stable rosters, but an intriguing group of newcomers will compete for time as the Cyclones try to return to the NCAA tournament.
2022 Fall Report: Kansas
With a young returning core and a big class of newcomers, Kansas may be able to catch its breath and starting building on its foundation.
Oklahoma State upsets Oklahoma for first Big 12 Tournament title
Oklahoma State exacted some Bedlam revenge and earned the first Big 12 Tournament title in program history by beating Oklahoma.
Big 12 Tournament Central: Hope Trautwein dominates in tournament debut
Hope Trautwein looked better than ever in leading Oklahoma to a semifinal victory. Check in on the Big 12 Tournament Central.
Big 12 Notebook: Bleak bubble prospects, but seeding intrigue abounds in tournament
It’s awards season for the D1Softball Big 12 Notebook. And a three-way race for Pitcher of the Year comes down to the wire. Also, what’s at stake in the Big 12 Tournament?
Big 12 Notebook: Janae Jefferson’s record, Julia Cottrill’s big bat and Rylie Boone’s opportunity
Janae Jefferson breaks a Big 12 record for hits, Julia Cottrill gets big hits and Rylie Boone gets the chance to hit. All in this week’s Big 12 Notebook.
Weekend Primer: What to Watch in Week 11
Softball “May-hem” breaks out in April, as Florida faces Arkansas, Texas visits Oklahoma State, UW travels to Oregon and Clemson finally meets FSU. The Weekend Primer fills you in.
Big 12 Notebook: What Jordy Bahl Has In Common with Jennie Finch and Stephanie Brombacher
Oklahoma remains undefeated, which means freshman sensation Jordy Bahl remains undefeated. In the Big 12 Notebook, the history that brings into play.
Big 12 Notebook: Why Oklahoma Is Even Tougher to Beat in 2022
Oklahoma is scoring slightly fewer runs so far this season, but the Sooners showed this week why they are also even more difficult to beat. D1Softball’s Big 12 Notebook looks at the Sooners and a busy week for the conference.
Big 12 Notebook: OU Headed For More History, Miranda Elish Channels Rachel Garcia
Does any Big 12 pitcher take more pressure off her team than Kelly Maxwell? Plus, Miranda Elish lets loose at the plate and Oklahoma has eyes for yet another record.
What We Learned: Week 7
Softball will finish the season with a heavy heart, Ashley Rogers makes a difference and health will be the 17th seed in May. Find out what else the D1Softball Staff learned in Week Seven.
Big 12 Notebook: Week 6
From Iowa State’s Mikayla Ramos to Texas’ McKenzie Parker and, of course, Oklahoma’s Jocelyn Alo, Big 12 sluggers took charge. Read all about it in the Big 12 Notebook.
Big 12 Notebook: Week 5
Jocelyn Alo made history, but that shouldn’t overshadow the fact that OU’s pitching looks historically great in 2022. That and more in the Big 12 notebook.
Big 12 Notebook: Week 4
Alyssa Washington couldn’t carry Texas past Alabama, but she hit a home run off Montana Fouts and made sure the Longhorns left Tuscaloosa intact. That and more in the Big 12 notebook.
Big 12 Notebook: Week 3
Oklahoma State keeps pitching. Oklahoma keeps hitting home runs. And Texas changes things up. All that and more in the Big 12 notebook.
Big 12 Notebook: Week 2
Oklahoma’s Jocelyn Alo made history, Texas miscues threaten to sink the season and Iowa State makes a last minute trip to the nation’s capital. All in the Big 12 notebook.
Cowgirl Like Me: Kiley Naomi Is One of a Kind
Oklahoma State’s Kiley Naomi is everything a top player should be — except recognized for her efforts. That makes her the embodiment of Oklahoma State’s softball identity.
Brady’s Breakdown: No. 3 Oklahoma State vs. No. 13 Duke
Duke’s Peyton St. George put on an absolute show as the Blue Devils made quite the early-season statement against OSU.
Top 25 At A Glance: Teams 6-10
Our Top 25 team breakdowns continue with teams No’s 6-10, which includes Florida State, Washington, Arkansas, Texas and MIssouri.
2022 Big 12 Season Preview
Oklahoma returns its historic lineup almost intact, but transfers abound as Big 12 teams restock to take on the defending national champions.
Top 25 At A Glance: Teams 1-5
With the Top 25 Rankings release on Tuesday and the season around the corner, we take a deeper dive into the nation’s Top Five teams.
D1Softball Conference Tournament Central
The SEC, ACC and Big 12 tournaments begin this week. Find out all the information you need to follow the action.
Weekend Primer: Week 10
We’ve made it to Week Ten! Take a look at the intriguing storylines and players to watch during the tenth week of play.
Weekend Primer: Week 9
We’ve made it to Week Nine! Take a look at the intriguing storylines and players to watch during the ninth week of play.
Weekend Primer: Week 7
We’ve made it to Week Seven! Take a look at the intriguing storylines and players to watch during the seventh week of play.