Wolverines hold on to No. 1

Originally Published: March 22, 2005

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- The Michigan Wolverines extended the country's longest win streak to 31-games this week and are the top-ranked team in the ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 Poll for the second consecutive week . Michigan's last and only loss of the season came on February 12 during its opening game against Baylor (7-6).

Two teams tied in last week's poll at No. 19 had rough weeks in conference play and tumbled in the poll. Nebraska lost a midweek matchup with Creighton before being swept at Texas A&M to drop to No. 22. Defending SEC champion LSU, fell to1-8 in conference play and had its losing streak extended to seven games after being pummeled by Alabama. Despite the skid, the Tigers were able to hang on at No. 25 in this week's rankings.

A five-game losing streak by Florida State, sent the Seminoles out of this week's poll and made room for Creighton of the Missouri Valley Conference. The Bluejays, who are off to their best start in school history, have a record of 22-4 with wins over multiple Top 25 teams already this season.

"It's a nice honor to break into the Top 25 and good for our program to earn some national recognition," said Creighton head coach Brent Vigness. "We've been steadily improving over the last few years and built to this point. Obviously the recognition is nice at this time of year, but we'll need to stay level-headed and continue our same approach to games throughout the rest of the season in order for continued success."

For more information check out the official site of USA Softball.

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