Michigan started low in the preseason poll at #19 and climbed up to #17 after a decent showing to open the season.
But 3 losses to unranked teams (Louisville, x2 North Carolina) this past weekend and only a single win (Louisville) dropped Michigan out of the NFCA Top-25 Poll for the first time since April 11, 2001.
That ends a streak of 270 weeks of being a ranked team.
During that run, Michigan won the 2005 National Championship, made 8 trips to the Women's College World Series, won 14 B1G Championships and 4 B1G Tournament titles.
The last time Michigan Softball played a game as an unranked team was April 15, 2001 in an 8-0, mercy rule victory over #21 Wisconsin in Madison. Michigan is
The NFCA Poll began in 1995. There have been 357 polls released. Michigan has been ranked in 353 of them.
Michigan sits just outside the Top-25 as the first team out of the rankings. We'll have a great opportunity to get back in next week with two games at #9 LSU this weekend in a tournament where Michigan will also face Stanford, Cal State Northridge and Memphis.
Michigan begins life as an unranked team on Friday against Stanford in Baton Rouge, LA at 3:30pm.