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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — An undefeated run to a second-straight Nebraska Class A state championship has locked up the No. 1 final ranking for Papillion-LaVista with two weeks remaining in the 2020 NFCA Fall High School Top 25 Coaches Poll.

The (36-0) Monarchs extended their state-record win streak to 72 games with a pair of victories over North Platte. Oklahoma commit Jordyn Bahl tossed her third no-hitter of the tournament in last Saturday’s 12-0 triumph in the state final — her school-record 98th career win and state-record 57th straight victory — after a perfect game in a 3-0 win over the Bulldogs in the winner’s bracket final. At the plate, Bahl helped Papillion-LaVista set a single-season school mark of 73 homers in 2020.

Meanwhile, East Coweta (29-1) continued its march through the Georgia state playoffs with three more victories. The Indians finished their two-game sweep of Newnan with an 8-0 win last Thursday, then blanked North Cobb twice Tuesday to claim that best-of-three series as well. East Coweta plays the first two games of a best-of-three playoff series with Brookwood later today.

Also today, third-ranked Westfield (22-2) faces John Milledge Academy in the first game of the best-of-three Georgia Independent School Association Class AAA championship series. Top-seeded Hornets defeated Bulloch, 4-0 and 19-1, on Saturday to advance.

Elsewhere, Oklahoma wrapped up its state tournament last Saturday, with No. 8 Coweta (Class 5A), No. 14 Tishomingo (3A) and No. 17 Southmoore (6A) winning titles.

State rankings submitted by NFCA member coaches are used to compile the NFCA Fall High School Top 25 Coaches Poll. Teams are chosen based on performance, roster quality and strength of schedule. Five states — Colorado, Georgia, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Missouri — play a fall fastpitch schedule, while Iowa recently completed its summer season.

NFCA Fall High School Top 25 Coaches Poll – Oct. 22, 2020

Rank

Team

2020 Record

Previous

1

Papillion-LaVista (Neb.)

36-0

1

2

East Coweta (Ga.)

29-1

2

3

Westfield (Ga.)

22-2

3

4

Kennedy (Iowa)

26-1

4

5

Lee’s Summit North (Mo.)

26-3

5

6

North Linn (Iowa)

25-1

6

7

Albia (Iowa)

22-1

7

8

Coweta (Okla.)

35-3

9

9

Skutt Catholic (Neb.)

32-3

10

10

Lone Grove (Okla.)

32-3

8

11

Fossil Ridge (Colo.)

17-3

11

12

Holy Family (Colo.)

18-2

12

13

Clarksville (Iowa)

19-1

13

14

Tishomingo (Okla.)

34-3

15

15

Harrison (Ga.)

24-2

22

16

Eaton (Colo.)

18-2

14

17

Southmoore (Okla.)

34-5

20

18

Cherokee Trail (Colo.)

17-3

16

19

Broomfield (Colo.)

16-2

17

20

Rock Canyon (Colo.)

16-2

18

21

Hastings (Neb.)

33-5

19

22

Edmond Memorial (Okla.)

31-5

21

23

Dewey (Okla.)

28-4

23

24

Lincoln Southwest (Neb.)

35-9

24

25

Omaha Marian (Neb.)

26-9

25

Dropped out: None.

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