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2025s in 5: Wichita State Commit Mia Richards
We kick off our “2025s in 5” series with Mia Richards, a Texas native who recently committed to Wichita State.
D1Softball Top 25: Oklahoma Retains No. 1 Dominance in Final Poll
Fresh off a third-straight national title, Oklahoma secures a three-peat at No. 1 in the final D1Softball poll of the 2023 season.
Long Time Coming: Sydney McKinney’s AUX Debut Shows Softball Growing Its Own Stars
In making her way from small-town Missouri to Wichita State to national acclaim, AUX No. 1 overall pick Sydney McKinney debuts as proof of progress in a long revolution.
D1Softball’s Stillwater Regional Central
Follow along all weekend as the Stillwater Regional unfolds on the road to the Women’s College World Series.
Stillwater Regional Preview: Oklahoma State’s Puzzling Late Fade Adds Element of Unknown
For No. 6 Oklahoma State, Wichita State, Nebraska and UMBC, the road to the WCWS begins in the Stillwater Regional.
The Art of Softball: Sydney McKinney Paints a Portrait of Success in Many Fields
Sydney McKinney is one of the best hitters in NCAA Division I history. Off the field, the Wichita State senior is just as talented with a paintbrush in her hand.
D1Softball Top 25: Washington Jumps Into Top 5; Fullerton Enters
After the final weekend of the regular season, things remained steady at the very top of the Top 25 rankings. But there was movement below as teams battle for postseason positioning.
D1Softball Top 25: Stanford Surges, Minnesota Enters
While the top of the D1Softball Top 25 remains largely unchanged, Minnesota’s sweep at Ohio State has the red-hot Gophers tunneling into the rankings this week.
D1Softball Top 25: Texas Jumps into the Top Five, Louisville Enters
Texas climbs to a season-high ranking after sweeping Oklahoma State, while Louisville adds another ACC entry to the list.
What We Learned: Texas Makes Statement, Baylee Klingler Never Misses, Ace Up Auburn’s Sleeve
Reese Atwood walk-offs helped Texas stroll into the top five, Baylee Klinger made the most of senior weekend in Seattle, Auburn’s ace is ready for postseason.
D1Softball Top 25: Tennessee Surges; Central Arkansas and South Carolina Enter
Following a week of high volatility, there was some movement in the D1Softball Top 25 poll. Central Arkansas and South Carolina join the rankings for the first time.
What We Learned: Oklahoma Adjusts, South Carolina Surges, Skylar Wallace Makes a Case
What lessons did the weekend hold? OU hitters adjusting to pitching changes, South Carolina, Utah and Northern Iowa making sweeping statements and Skylar Wallace and Maya Brady mashing.
Daily Dozen: Friday, April 14
Skylar Wallace had herself quite a night against Georgia.
It was a wacky, crazy day in the Big 12.
Lauren Derkowski and the duo of Kelley Lynch and Ruby Meylan tossed no-hitters.
Mid-Major Power Rankings: Central Arkansas Statement Ushers In Busy Weekend
With a historic win to sweep the season series against Arkansas, Central Arkansas offered a fitting opening act for a big weekend in the mid-major ranks.
What We Learned: Georgia Pitching Depth, Seminoles Statement, UCSB Revived
Don’t let the last pitch fool you; Georgia and Kylie Macy were among the weekend’s big winners. But Florida State, UCSB and those Texas and UCLA freshmen also excelled.
D1Softball Top 25: Baylor Climbs, Louisiana and Florida Re-Enter
With six of the top 10 teams suffering losses, there was a big shuffle in the D1Softball Top 25 rankings. Baylor climbed and Florida and Louisiana re-entered the poll.
What We Learned: South Carolina Stunner, Jayda Coleman Star Power, Montana Fouts Workload
Oklahoma and Texas provided plenty of drama, on and off the field. UCLA swept aside Stanford. And Montana Fouts just keeps pitching. That and more in What We Learned.
D1Softball Top 25: Indiana Climbs, Cal Enters the Chat
Indiana stays hot, Cal ends ranking hibernation and Florida drops out of the latest top 25 rankings.
Daily Dozen: Saturday, April 1
Michaela Edenfield started April strong.
Duke’s offense had a blast against Virginia Tech.
ASU picked up its biggest win under Megan Bartlett thus far.
D1Softball’s Top 25: Georgia and Texas Climb, Indiana Enters
The status quo reigns supreme at the top of the D1Softball Top 25, but Georgia is on the move inside the top 10.
What to Watch Week 7: The ‘Big’ Conferences Join the Party
The Big 12 and Big Ten begin conference play this weekend to join the rest of the Power 5s. There are several ranked matchups and a strong mid-major showdown to highlight Week 7.
Mid-Major Power Rankings: Louisiana Leads, Central Arkansas and Southern Illinois Climb
Charlotte registered Wednesday’s big win at Virginia Tech to boost its stock, but Central Arkansas is the most upwardly mobile mid-major after a perfect ASUN start.
What to Watch Week 5: Heavyweight Showdown in Stillwater; SEC and Pac-12 Begin
Florida State travels to Oklahoma State for a rare three-game nonconference series between power programs. Plus, the Pac-12 and SEC begin play. That and more in What to Watch for Week 5.
D1Softball’s Top 25 Rankings: Alabama, Texas Climb as Oklahoma Reasserts Dominance
Oklahoma strengthened its reclaimed hold on No. 1, but Big 12 rival Texas keeps climbing in this week’s D1Softball Top 25.
What We Learned: Valerie Cagle Rules, Montana Fouts Overdue, Skylar Wallace Returns
Big stars did big things in Week 4, with Clemson’s Valerie Cagle making her case as the best of them all.
Daily Dozen: Saturday, March 4
South Alabama and Tulsa spring upsets in different fashions, Sydney McKinney’s hit streak ends and triples are wild for Texas Tech. That and more in Saturday’s D1Softball Daily Dozen.
Mid-Major Rankings: Wichita State Takes Top Spot, Fullerton Rides Big Wins
Softball beyond the Power 5 is rich with stars and stories. Wichita State’s power and pitching lead the D1Softball Mid-Major Rankings.
D1Softball’s Top 25 Rankings: Oklahoma Back on Top; Oregon, Wichita State Enter
After an emphatic victory over UCLA, Oklahoma returns to No. 1 in the latest D1Softball Top 25 rankings. Oregon and Wichita State are the newest entrants.
Daily Dozen: Saturday, Feb. 25
Tennessee and Louisiana handed Clemson and LSU their first losses of the season.
Other unbeatens went down.
Faith Hensley had her senior day moment.
Plenty more in the D1 Daily Dozen.
What We Learned: Ace Up Washington’s Sleeve, SEC Power Persists, Taylor Pleasants No Surprise
SEC teams couldn’t stop scoring, Washington and Michigan answered pitching questions and Lehigh raised its flag in Tuscaloosa. D1 Softball’s crew takes you through the news of Week 1.
American Preview: Heavyweights Look To Keep Conference Punching Above Its Weight
UCF and Wichita State share loaded lineups and pitching question marks, which could produce one of the nation’s most exciting title races.
2022 Fall Report: Wichita State
Returning All-Americans Addison Barnard and Sydney McKinney lead a potent lineup that has Wichita State softball turning heads locally and nationally.