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SBLive Florida Softball Rankings: Berkeley Prep moves up to No. 5 after big week

Berkeley Prep beat Inspiration Academy and Tampa Catholic last week

Here are SBLive’s statewide Florida high school softball rankings, which span all classifications. SBLive’s Florida softball rankings are compiled by Ross Van De Griek and will be released weekly during the 2022 season:

SBLIVE FLORIDA SOFTBALL RANKINGS

1. Lakewood Ranch (9-0)

Previous Rank: 1

Last Week: No games scheduled

This Week: at Lake Brantley (Wed.), vs Lake Brantley (Thu.)

The Lady Mustangs remain No. 1 in our SBLive Florida softball rankings, despite not playing last week due to spring break.

2. Bartow (10-0)

Previous Rank: 2

Last Week: Defeated East Lake 9-1, Defeated Eau Gallie 13-3, Defeated Lake Region 8-2, Defeated Evangelical Christian 6-1

This Week: vs Wesley Chapel (Fri.) (PHU Lady Canes Spring Tournament), vs East Bay (PHU Lady Canes Spring Tournament), vs TBD (Sat.)

The Lady Jackets are coming off a 4-0 weekend at the Tournament of Champions last weekend.

3. Parrish Community (6-0)

Previous Rank: 3

Last Week: No games scheduled

This Week: at Hardee (Tues.), vs Wewahitchka (Fri.), vs Lake Weir (Fri.)

The Lady Bulls remain at No. 3 in this week’s SBLive Florida softball rankings.

4. Wellington (7-0)

Previous Rank: 4

Last Week: vs Dwyer (Wed.), at Seminole Ridge (Thu.)

The Lady Wolverines return from their spring break this week, with a home game on Wednesday night as they host Dwyer in a non-district matchup.

5. Berkeley Prep (11-0)

Previous Rank: 8

Last Week: Defeated Inspiration Academy 6-5, Defeated Tampa Catholic 5-2

This Week: No games scheduled

The Lady Buccaneers round out the top five, in this week’s SBLive Florida softball rankings.

6. Doral Academy (6-1)

Previous Rank: 6

Last Week: Defeated Coral Reef 9-4, Defeated Westminster Christian 9-0

This Week: No games scheduled

Alyssa Zabala and Lauren Breaux combined to throw a 3-hit shutout in their 9-0 win over Westminster Christian last game.

7. Cooper City (6-0)

Previous Rank: 11

Last Week: Defeated American Heritage Plantation 6-2

This Week: No games scheduled

The Cowgirls rise four spots from No. 11 to No. 7 in this week’s SBLive Florida softball rankings.

8. Palatka (7-0)

Previous Rank: 9

Last Week: N/A

This Week: vs Clay (Tues.), at Bartram Trail (Thu.), vs Umatilla (Fri.)

The Panthers move up one spot from No. 9 to No. 8 in this week’s SBLive Florida softball rankings.

9. Lake Brantley (6-0)

Previous Rank: 12

Last Week: No games scheduled

This Week: vs Lake Howell (Tues.), vs Lakewood Ranch (Wed.), at Lakewood Ranch (Thu.)

The Patriots move up three spots in this week’s SBLive Florida softball rankings, getting set for a home-and-home with No. 1 Lakewood Ranch later this week.

10. Venice (8-0)

Previous Rank: 10

Last Week: No games scheduled

This Week: at Lake Placid (Mon.), vs Braden River (Wed.), at Charlotte (Thu.)

The Lady Indians round out the SBLive Florida top 10 before beginning a stretch of three games in four nights.

11. Florida State University High- Tallahassee (9-0)

Previous Rank: 14

Last Week: Defeated Santa Fe 9-4

This Week: vs Suwannee (Tues.)

The Lady Seminoles check in this week ranked No. 11 in our SBLive Florida softball rankings.

12. Oxbridge Academy (7-0-1)

Previous Rank: 15

Last Week: No games scheduled

This Week: vs Glades Day (Tues.), vs Cardinal Newman (Wed.), at Bishop Verot (Fri.)

The Lady ThunderWolves move up three spots, in this week’s SBLive Florida softball rankings as they begin a three-game week tomorrow afternoon.

13. Union County (9-0)

Previous Rank: 13

Last Week: Defeated Newberry 15-0, Defeated Williston 8-3, Defeated Buchholz 20-2

This Week: No games scheduled

The Lady Tigers remain at No. 13 in this week’s SBLive Florida softball rankings, despite a 3-0 week.

14. West Nassau (6-1)

Previous Rank: 7

Last Week: Defeated Providence School 4-1, Lost to University Christian 3-1, Defeated Ridgeview 5-1

This Week: vs Providence School (Tues.), vs Baker County (Fri.)

The Lady Warriors went 2-1 last week at the Tournament of Champions (Hosted by Oakleaf High School)

15. Newsome (5-0)

Previous Rank: Not Ranked

Last Week: No games scheduled

This Week: vs Plant (Tues.), at Strawberry Crest (Thu.), vs Academy of the Holy Names (Fri.) (PHU Lady Canes Spring Tournament), vs Palm Beach Gardens (Fri.) (PHU Lady Canes Spring Tournament), vs TBD (Sat.)

The Lady Wolves enter the SBLive Florida softball rankings for the first time this season, checking in at No. 15

On The Bubble: Apopka, Baldwin, Calvary Christian (Clearwater), Coral Springs Charter, East Lake, Fort Myers, Hagerty, Hernando, Lake Wales, Matanzas, Naples, Palm Harbor University, Park Vista, Steinbrenner, Strawberry Crest, West Orange, Winter Springs