Louisiana Reigns: Calvary Baptist and Sterlington Claim Top 5 positions in NFCA Super 25 Softball Poll

by Hunter Bower // Managing Editor

In the heartland of Louisiana, where the spirit of softball runs deep, four formidable high school teams have once again cemented their status among the nation’s elite. The latest release of the USA TODAY Sports/NFCA High School Super 25 Poll showcases the undeniable prowess of Louisiana’s softball talent, with two teams making waves in the top five and four teams holding their ground among the country’s best.

At the forefront of this Louisiana softball juggernaut are Calvary Baptist and Sterlington, claiming impressive positions within the top five of the national rankings. Calvary Baptist, boasting a remarkable 31-2 record, holds steady at the No. 4 spot, a testament to their unwavering commitment to excellence on the diamond. Right on their heels, Sterlington emerges as a force to be reckoned with at No. 5, sporting a stellar 27-1 record that speaks volumes about their dominance on the field.

But the Louisiana softball saga doesn’t end there. St. Thomas More and North DeSoto add their names to the prestigious list, each team showcasing their skills and resilience on the diamond. St. Thomas More, with a commendable 27-3 record, secures its place among the nation’s finest at No. 21, while North DeSoto, tied for No. 24, demonstrates their prowess with a formidable 27-4 record.

What sets Louisiana apart in this week’s Super 25 Poll is not just the number of teams represented but the caliber of talent showcased by each squad. From explosive offense to rock-solid defense, these Louisiana powerhouses leave an indelible mark on the national softball landscape, proving that the Bayou State is a breeding ground for softball excellence.


RankTeam2024 RecordPrevious
1Katy (Texas)28-1-11
2Northwest Rankin (Miss.)21-02
3Jackson (Wash.)11-15
4Calvary Baptist (La.)31-23
5Sterlington (La.)27-16
6Orange Beach (Ala.)24-010
7Lebanon (Ohio)3-0NR
8Saint Francis (Calif.)14-0NR
9Austintown-Fitch (Ohio)5-14
10Basha (Ariz.)22-1-18
11Anthony Wayne (Ohio)5-0NR
12Diamond (Mo.)21-0-111
13Sheridan (Ark.)16-013
14Watkins Memorial (Ohio)9-012
15Bartow (Fla.)19-1NR
16Owyhee (Idaho)9-115
17Pacifica (Calif.)17-27
18Bingham (Utah)11-116
19Ballard (Ky.)8-017
20Antioch (Ill.)6-19
21St. Thomas More (La.)27-319
22Roncalli (Ind.)5-018
23Marist (Ill.)9-121
T24Lincoln-Way East (Ill.)10-314
T24North DeSoto (La.)27-420
26Red Mountain (Ariz.)20-225