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SBLive Florida Softball Rankings (April 25): Lakewood Ranch takes over top spot

Lakewood Ranch is 20-2 heading into the final week of the regular season

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:


April 25, 2022

1. Lakewood Ranch (20-2)

Previous Rank: 2

Last Week: Defeated North Fort Myers 9-1, Defeated Fort Myers 7-2, Defeated Gainesvile 9-1, Defeated Buchholz 15-0

This Week: vs Sarasota (Mon.), vs Canterbury (St. Pete) (Wed.), at McKeel Academy (Fri.)

The Lady Mustangs went 4-0 last week and are the new No. 1 team in the state.

2. Melbourne (18-2-1)

Previous Rank: 4

Last Week: Lost to Spruce Creek 4-1, Defeated Lake Howell 1-0, Defeated Rockledge 8-1, Defeated Vero Beach 11-0

This Week: vs Sebastien River (Tues.), vs Oxbridge Academy (Fri.)

The Lady Bulldogs move up two spots in the latest rankings.

3. Bartow (20-2)

Previous Rank: 1

Last Week: Defeated McKeel Academy 17-6, Lost to Lake Region 5-2

This Week: vs Auburndale (Tues.), vs Hardee (Thu.)

The Lady Jackets had their seven-game winning streak snapped in their last game.

4. Lake Brantley (16-4)

Previous Rank: 7

Last Week: Defeated Winter Springs 12-1, Defeated Lake Mary 1-0, Defeated Seminole (Sanford) 2-1

This Week: vs Apopka (Mon.), vs Winter Park (Wed.), vs Viera (Fri.)

The Lady Patriots come into this week on a four-game winning streak.

5. Doral Academy (19-3-1)

Previous Rank: 5

Last Week: Defeated Fort Lauderdale 1-0, Defeated North Fort Myers 3-0, Defeated Riverdale 4-3, Lost to Sickles 2-0, Defated West Broward 11-2

This Week: at Palm Beach Gardens (Tues.)

The Firebirds finished third in this weekend’s Bill Longshore Tournament in Fort Myers.

6. Oxbridge Academy (17-1-1)

Previous Rank: 3

Last Week: Defeated Boca Raton Christian 17-1, Defeated Olympic Heights 7-1, Lost to American Heritage Plantation 2-0

This Week: vs Palmer Trinity (Tues.), at Cardinal Newman (Thu.), at Melbourne (Fri.)

The Lady Thunderwolves had their 12-game winning streak snapped in their last game.

7. Parrish Community (19-3)

Previous Rank: 8

Last Week: Defeated Palmetto 7-1, Defeated Academy of the Holy Names 2-1, Defeated Boardman (OH) 7-5

This Week: vs Clearwater Central Catholic (Mon.), vs Braden River (Tues.)

The Lady Bulls come into this week on a four-game winning streak.

8. Cooper City (17-3)

Previous Rank: 6

Last Week: Defeated Pembroke Pines Charter 10-3, Lost to Park Vista 6-5

This Week: at Pompano Beach (Tues.), vs Palm Beach Gardens (Thu.)

The Cowgirls drop two spots in this week’s softball rankings heading into the final week of the regular season.

9. Baldwin (20-1)

Previous Rank: 9

Last Week: Defeated Atlantic Coast 10-0, Defeated Paxon 2-1, Defeated Mandarin 9-3

This Week: at Hilliard (Tues.), at Clay (Thu.)

The Lady Indians are currently on a 14-game winning streak.

10. Berkeley Prep (20-2)

Previous Rank: 10

Last Week: Defeated Inspiration Academy 8-1, Defeated Dunedin 10-0, Defeated Academy of the Holy Names 5-2

This Week: vs Academy at the Lakes (Tues.), at Indian Rocks Christian (Thu.)

The Lady Buccaneers have been led by Ohio State signee Hannah Church who has a team-high 12 home runs this season.

11. Coral Springs Charter (15-3)

Previous Rank: 11

Last Week: Defeated Somerset Academy 11-0, Defeated Franklin Academy 16-0, Defeated Spanish River 4-0

This Week: vs Wellington (Mon.), vs Coral Glades (Tues.), at Boca Raton (Wed.)

The Lady Panthers did not allow a run over a three-game span last week, outscoring their opponents 31-0.

12. Wellington (17-2)

Previous Rank: 13

Last Week: Defeated Boca Raton 11-4, Defeated Palm Beach Central 11-4, Defeated Jupiter 13-3

This Week: at Coral Springs Charter (Mon.), vs Miami Palmetto (Sat.)

The Lady Wolverines have a Top-15 showdown with Coral Springs Charter Monday night.

13. Venice (18-1)

Previous Rank: 14

Last Week: Defeated Riverdale 3-1, Defeated Palmetto 1-0, Defeated Charlotte 6-2

This Week: at Riverdale (Tues.), vs Port Charlotte (Fri.)

The Lady Indians have won six straight games entering the final week of the regular season.

14. Park Vista (15-5)

Previous Rank: Not Ranked

Last Week: Defeated American Heritage Plantation 8-3, Defeated Western 3-0, Defeated Cooper City 6-5

This Week: vs Monarch (Tues.), at Jupiter (Thu.)

The Lady Cobras enter the SBLive Florida softball rankings for the first time this season.

15. Florida State University High- Tallahassee (17-2)

Previous Rank: 15

Last Week: Defeated Holmes County 8-3, Defeated Taylor County 15-7

This Week: at Liberty County (Tues.), at Marianna (Thu.)

The Lady Seminoles round out this week’s SBLive Florida softball rankings, checking in at No. 15.

On The Bubble: Calvary Christian (Clearwater), Deltona, Eustis, Hagerty, Marianna, Newsome, Niceville, Pace, Spruce Creek, Steinbrenner, West Nassau, West Orange, Westminster Christian, Windermere