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Let's go ahead and make it official, the 2017 MaxPreps mythical National Champion is California's Los Alamitos High School.
Though one week remains in the Softball Rankings, no team is going to jump the Griffins.
Los Alamitos (28-3) started the season ranked No. 1 four months ago and returned to the top a week ago after knocking previously unbeaten and No. 1 Norco from the top spot. The Cougars, 33-1, finish the season at No. 3 after the 3-1 loss to Los Alamitos in the California Interscholastic Federation's Southern Section D1 title game.
Unbeaten Bishop O'Connell is ranked No. 2 with one poll remaining.
Though it is unlikely for a change in the Top 10, a few states close out their seasons this weekend with state tournaments and movement is expected in the bottom 10 to 15 in the rankings.
The biggest mover of the week was Fort Myers, which jumped from unranked to No. 16.
In addition to Fort Myers, new to the Top 25 this week are Madisonville-North Hopkins, Sheldon, King's Academy and Farmington.
MaxPreps Xcellent 25 National Softball Rankings
1. (Last week 1) Los Alamitos (Calif.), 28-3
The Griffins, winners of 12 in a row, captured the California Interscholastic Federation's Southern Section D1 title. Season over.2. (2) Bishop O'Connell (Arlington, Va.), 27-0
The Knights won the state large school title. Season over.3. (3) Norco (Calif.), 33-1
CIF-SS D1 runner up. The Cougars won their first 33 games before losing to No. 1 Los Alamitos. Season over.4. (4) Woodinville (Wash.), 26-0
Washington state 4A champion. Season over.5. (5) Coral Springs Charter (Coral Springs, Fla.), 30-1
The Panthers won their third straight 5A state softball championship. Season over.6. (6) Hurricane (W. Va.), 36-1
The Redskins won their third straight West Virginia large school title. Season over.7. (7) Oak Park-River Forest (Oak Park, Ill.), 38-1
Oak Park got a three-hit, 16-strikeout performance from unbeaten senior Chardonnay Harris
to win the state 4A title. Season over.8. (9) Lakewood (Hebron, Ohio), 32-1
The Lancers, who have won 60 of their last 61 games, finished the season with 16-straight wins and a second-straight state D2 title. They split with No. 7 Oak Park-River Forest. Season over.9. (8) Oakleaf (Orange Park, Fla.), 30-2
Oakleaf won its final 26 games and the state 8A title. Season over.10. (10) La Cueva (Albuquerque), 28-0
The Bears won the state 6A title. Season over.11. (13) Crown Point (Ind.), 30-2Alexis Holloway
continued her postseason streak as she pitched Crown Point to the state 4A title. Holloway won her final six games and allowed two earned runs. She struck out (66) down the stretch. Season over.12. (12) Bentonville (Ark.), 29-1
The Tigers won their second straight state 7A title. Season over.13. (17) Swan Valley (Saginaw, Mich.), 39-1
The Vikings routed Frankenmuth and Central Montcalm (Carrollton ) to move to state D2 quarterfinals.14. (15) West Orange (Winter Garden, Fla.), 28-3
West Orange won its second straight 9A state title. Season over.15. (16) Orange Lutheran (Orange, Calif.), 28-5
Orange Lutheran reached the semifinals of Southern Section D1 tournament, losing 1-0 to No. 1 Los Alamitos. Season over.16. (NR) Fort Myers (Fla.), 30-2
Fort Myers won the state 7A title with three juniors and nine sophomores on a 12-player roster. Junior pitcher Hannah Perkins
was 20-1 with a 0.71 ERA and sophomore Vivian Ponn
led the Green Wave with a .512 batting average, 29 RBIs and was also 8-1 in the circle. Season over.17. (20) Keller (Texas), 35-6-1
Keller won its second straight Texas 6A title. Season over.18. (21) North Medford (Ore.), 30-1
The Black Tornado finished the season with 18-straight wins and the state 6A title. Season over.19. (NR) Sheldon (Sacramento), 30-2
The Huskies ran their win streak to 13 with a 6-0 victory over Tracy to win the CIF Sac Joaquin Section D1 championship. Season over.20. (22) Hamilton (Chandler, Ariz.), 30-6
Hamilton won the state 6A title. Season over.21. (23) Shawnee Heights (Tecumseh, Kan.), 24-0
The Thunderbirds captured the Kansas 5A state title. Season over.22. (NR) Madisonville-North Hopkins (Madisonville, Ky.), 38-6
Led by Courtney Patterson
, Mallory Peyton
and Kaylee Tow
, the Maroons won Kentucky's state championship. Season over.23. (25) Krum (Texas), 39-4
Krum won its first 4A state title. Season over.24. (NR) Christian Academy of Knoxville (Tenn.), 36-3
Christian Academy won its second-straight D1 AA state title and finished the season with 18 wins in a row. This season, they defeated three others teams that played for state titles – Gibbs (43-9 and 3A state champion), Meigs (41-3 and 1A state champ) and Girls Prep (22-8, D2 AA state runner up). Season over.25. (NR) Farmington (Minn.), 24-3
Farmington won the state Class 4A champions after beating 25-2 Anoka 1-0 in 10 innings. Emma Frost
hit a solo home run in the bottom of the 10th to give the Tigers the walk-off victory. Pitcher Maddie Muelken
, who did not allow a run in the title game, pitched 24 innings during the tournament, allowing just two runs and had two shutout wins. Season over.Dropped out:
Parkland (Pa.), Egg Harbor (N.J.), Moniteau (Pa.), East Carter (Ky.), and Chanhassen (Minn.).