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For the seventh straight week, unbeaten Norco held onto the top spot in this week's MaxPreps Xcellent Softball Top 25 Rankings.
While Norco remained on top, the second- through fifth-spots also remained unchanged.
But there were plenty of changes in this week's Top 25 as four teams joined the Xcellent Rankings for the first time and two others (Johnson and Westminster) rejoined the Top 25.
One of the week's biggest movers was 11-0 Crown Point, which vaulted into the Top 25 at No. 18.
Also new to the Top 25 this week are Center Grove, Donovan Catholic and Moniteau.
MaxPreps Xcellent 25 National Softball Rankings
1. (Last week 1) Norco (Calif.), 24-0
The Cougars soundly beat Santiago (Corona) and Centennial (Corona).2. (2) Pinnacle (Phoenix), 30-1
The Pioneers have won their last 10 games.3. (3) Los Alamitos ( Calif.), 18-3
The Griffins have won their last three by a 26-0 margin.4. (4) Hendrickson (Pflugerville, Texas), 25-1
The Hawks downed Round Rock 2-0 for their fourth-straight win.5. (5) Coral Springs Charter (Coral Springs, Fla.), 23-1
The Panthers have won 16 straight and ended the regular season with four-straight shutouts.6. (9) Gahr (Cerritos, Calif.), 17-0
The Gladiators have allowed 22 runs while scoring 159 this season. They have 37 home runs and 88 extra base hits in 17 games.7. (7) Bishop O'Connell (Arlington, Va.), 16-0
The Knights took last week off, but have allowed just three runs in 16 victories.8. (11) Oakleaf (Orange Park, Fla.), 24-2
Oakleaf has won 19 in a row.9. (10) Katy (Texas), 27-3
The Tigers have won 12 in a row and have scored 130 runs in their last 10 contests.10. (12) Woodinville (Wash.), 12-0
The Falcons blasted Eastlake (Sammamish) 10-0 during their only action of a wet week.11. (14) Lakewood (Hebron, Ohio), 13-0
Lakewood stretched its two-season win streak to 41, but the prestigious Wendy Invitational was cut short due to inclement weather.12. (13) La Cueva (Albuquerque), 21-0
The Bears took two from El Dorado, 9-6 and 15-2, as they continue to bat over .400 as a team.13. (16) Oak Park-River Forest (Oak Park, Ill.), 12-0
The Huskies have won 23 straight games.14. (17) Bentonville (Ark.), 21-1, 23-1
The Tigers, who have allowed 20 runs this season, have won seven straight by scoring 66 times.15. (18) Scott County (Georgetown, Ky.), 19-2
The Cardinals have won six in a row, four by shutout.16. (23) Penn (Mishawaka, Ind.), 13-0Mackenzie Griman
has 26 RBIs on 23 base hits in just 13 games and Danielle Watson
has 107 strikeouts in 49 innings and is 9-0.17. (22) Cibola (Yuma, Ariz.), 30-0
The Raiders have scored 10 runs or more in a game 19 times.18. (NR) Crown Point (Ind.), 11-0
Behind the pitching of senior Alexis Holloway
, the Bulldogs have allowed 13 runs.19. (NR) Westminster Christian (Huntsville, Ala.), 40-2Annie Willis
had it going on last week as the Wildcats won the Hoover Classic. She has 11 homers and has posted a 34-1 record with a 0.36 ERA and 429 strikeouts in 196 innings this season. The Wildcats have won 12 in a row.20. (21) Cape Fear (Fayetteville, N.C.), 18-0
The Colts beat Whiteville 7-2.21. (NR) Center Grove (Greenwood, Ind.), 12-0
The Trojans are hitting .435 as a team and pitchers Abby Herbst
and Nicole Abrams
are each 6-0 and have a combined ERA of 0.95.22. (NR) Donovan Catholic (Toms River, N.J.), 10-0
Freshman Kayla Roncin
has 10 RBIs and is hitting .571, while sophomore pitcher Lindsay Nelson
is 9-0 with a 0.44 ERA.23. (NR) Moniteau (West Sunbury, Pa.), 10-0
The team batting average is .443 and three players are hitting over .575. That's plenty of support for pitcher Kennedy DeMatteis
, who is 10-0 with a 0.55 ERA.24. (25) North Augusta (S.C.), 20-1-1
The Yellowjackets, who have allowed just 16 runs this season, blanked Midland Valley (Graniteville) and Aiken to run their win streak to 11 games.25. (NR) Johnson (San Antonio), 25-2
Johnson beat previously ranked Carroll (Corpus Christi), to rejoin the Top 25.Dropped out:
Jesuit (Ore.), Lexington (Tenn.), Sparkman (Ala.), West Orange (Winter Garden, Fla.) and Stockdale (Bakersfield, Calif.).