West Monroe Ranked 4th, John Curtis 8th In NFCA High School Softball Super 25 Poll

By Hunter Bower // GeauxPreps.com Owner

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Two of the elite high school softball teams in the state of Louisiana have been recognized for their strong performances to begin the 2022 season in the second edition of the USA TODAY Sports/NFCA High School Super 25 poll.

West Monroe (12-0) is off to a great start on the season with victories over defending state champions Barbe, North DeSoto and Calvary Baptist. The Lady Rebels have limited their opponent’s scoring efforts with a 2.3 runs allowed per game average. West Monroe entered district play last week and is currently ranked No. 1 in the Class 5A Softball Playoff Power Ratings.

The defending champion in Division I is showing no signs of slowing down as John Curtis (19-1) has outscored its competition 210-53 (10.5 RPG scored to 2.7 RPG allowed). The Lady Patriots have scored double-digit runs in 12 games so far including a string six consecutive games. Curtis currently leads the Division I Softball Playoff Power Ratings.

State rankings submitted by NFCA member coaches are used to compile the USA TODAY Sports/NFCA High School Super 25. Teams are chosen based on performance, roster quality and strength of schedule. In 2021, schools that are not competing will not be eligible for the poll.  

USA TODAY Sports/NFCA High School Super 25 Poll – April 1, 2021

1Neshoba Central (Miss.)6-01
2Lakewood Ranch (Fla.)9-02
3Lake Creek (Texas)19-03
4West Monroe (La.)12-04
5Clovis North (Calif.)6-05
6South (Calif.)11-0NR
7Park Vista (Fla.)5-08
8John Curtis (La.)19-16
9Byrnes (S.C.)4-011
10Roncalli (Ind.)0-012
11Riverton (Utah)7-0NR
12Deer Park (Texas)22-214
13Hewitt-Trussville (Ala.)12-2-115
14Xavier College Prep (Ariz.)10-210
15Willow Canyon (Ariz.)13-213
16New Palestine (Ind.)0-016
17Marist (Ill.)0-017
18Bentonville (Ark.)4-018
19South Caldwell (N.C.)2-019
20Lakota West (Ohio)0-020
21Alexander Central (N.C.)7-022
22Keystone (Ohio)0-021
23Donovan Catholic (N.J.)0-023
24Lexington (S.C.)4-025
25Owosso (Mich.)0-0