Video: Norco softball highlights
The nation's No. 2 team takes its game to Arizona this weekend.
The 25th Annual Dave Kops Tournament of Champions will feature some of the top high school teams and talent from March 5-7 in Bullhead, Ariz. The city located roughly 90 miles outside Las Vegas will host teams from California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah.
Second-ranked Norco (Calif.)
will be back to defend its title after beating fellow Southern California power Los Alamitos (Calif.)
7-0 in the finals.
The Griffins enter this week’s MaxPreps Top 25 national high school softball rankings after starting the season 4-0. Los Alamitos and Norco are both in action Thursday. O'Connor (Phoenix)
and Chino Hills (Calif.)
are the other two ranked teams in action at the Dave Kops tournament, with a chance the two could meet as early as Thursday. Whoever wins this tournament is a guaranteed lock to be in next week’s rankings.
Florida softball has a strong presence in the rankings so far. The Sunshine State is represented by five teams, including newcomer Oakleaf (Orange Park, Fla.)
. The Jacksonville-area school is off to a perfect start to begin the season. Forney (Texas)
made the biggest leap this week as the Jackrabbits are off to an 11-0 start, which includes a 1-0 over nationally ranked Barbers Hill (Mt. Belvieu, Texas)
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MaxPreps Top 25 national high school softball rankings
strikes out 15 in 5-0 season-opening win for Foothill.
Had its lowest run output Tuesday, scoring 10.
Bounced back after a loss to win the Lion Country Classic tournament.
The Huskies are batting over .400 as a team and are off to a flawless start.9. (7) Winter Springs (Fla.), 6-0
Tested last week as they beat Oxbridge Academy 4-3 in 9 innings.10. (7) Williamsville East (East Amherst, N.Y.), 0-0
Season begins in late March.11. (9) Coral Springs Charter (Coral Springs, Fla.), 3-0
Coach Montimurro has his club perfect early after beating Cypress Bay on Tuesday.12. (9) Hartsville (S.C.), 0-0
Season begins March 12.13. (11) Shadow Ridge (Las Vegas), 0-0
Season begins March 13.14. (12) Hoover (Clendenin, W. Va.), 0-0
Season begins March 18.15. (15) Donovan Catholic (Toms River, N.J.), 0-0
Season begins March 14.16. (16) Male (Louisville, Ky.) 0-0
Season begins in late March.17. (17) Huntley (Ill.), 0-0
Season begins March 19.18. (18) New Palestine (Ind.), 0-0
Season begins in late March.19. (19) Escanaba (Mich.), 0-0
Season begins in April.20. (20) Garfield (Seattle), 0-0
Season begins March 18.21. (22) Lawrence Free State (Lawrence, Kan.), 0-0
Season begins in late March.22. (23) Masuk (Monroe, Conn.), 0-0
Season begins in late March.23. (24) Bradshaw Mountain (Prescott Valley, Ariz.), 3-0
The Bears have outscored its opponents 56-0 to start the year.
Joins this week's rankings after being a bubble team last week.
The Griffins head to Arizona with a perfect mark.
Dropped out: Great Oak (Temecula, Calif.), Pinnacle (Phoenix)
On the bubble
Continues to show why they should be back in the Top 25 after bouncing back to win seven-straight.
The defending San Diego Section Open Division champs are a team to keep an eye on.
The Wildcats have outscores opponents 139-13.
The Saints have one of the best players in all of the country in Tiare Jennings
. The Oklahoma commit is batting .710.
Nine of Alvin's 14 wins have been shutouts. Senior pitcher Jodie Aguirre
is mowing people down.