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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The same unbeaten trio continues to set the pace atop the NFCA Fall High School Top 25 Coaches Poll.

Two-time defending state champion East Coweta (32-0) continued its roll through the Class 7A playoffs with a doubleheader sweep of Mill Creek to return to the Georgia High School Association semifinals at the South Commons Complex in Columbus, Ga., and remain the top team for an eighth week.

No. 2 Papillion-LaVista (34-0) reached the Nebraska Class A semifinals with identical 10-0 victories over Millard West and Gretna, while No. 3 Wesleyan (28-0) routed Trinity Christian 12-0 and 16-0 in the Georgia private school Class A playoffs, needing just seven innings total to complete the two contests, and continues on the path toward a third-straight state crown.

A quartet of one-loss schools moved up one spot apiece to comprise spots 4-7, before three teams with a combined record of 120-7 round out the top 10.

Surging Colorado schools Columbine (won seven) and Grand Junction Central (won 12) worked their way in the mix this week at 12th and 16th, respectively, while Nebraska’s Beatrice (31-4) made its own debut at No. 24.

Elsewhere, Silo (38-3) and Kiowa (40-4) both moved up in the rankings after collecting Oklahoma state championships last Saturday.

The bottom three teams from last week — Georgia’s Grayson, Nebraska’s Omaha Marian, and Missouri’s Blue Springs South — dropped out.

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. 17, 2019

Rank

Team

2019 Record

Previous

1

East Coweta (Ga.)

32-0

1

2

Papillion-LaVista (Neb.)

34-0

2

3

Wesleyan (Ga.)

28-0

3

4

Collins-Maxwell (Iowa)

27-1

5

5

Westfield (Ga.)

18-1

6

6

Rock Canyon (Colo.)

22-1

7

7

Holy Family (Colo.)

21-1

8

8

Assumption (Iowa)

41-2

10

9

Broken Arrow (Okla.)

37-2

11

10

Sequoyah (Tahlequah, Okla.)

42-3

9

11

Elkhorn (Neb.)

29-3

12

12

Columbine (Colo.)

21-2

NR

13

Loveland (Colo.)

21-2

13

14

Silo (Okla.)

38-3

15

15

Golden (Colo.)

21-2

16

16

Grand Junction Central (Colo.)

21-2

NR

17

Binger-Oney (Okla.)

30-3

14

18

North Gwinnett (Ga.)

27-3

4

19

Kiowa (Okla.)

40-4

22

20

Prairie View (Colo.)

19-4

17

21

Chatfield (Colo.)

19-4

18

22

Banks County (Ga.)

28-3

21

23

Skutt Catholic (Neb.)

29-3

20

24

Beatrice (Neb.)

31-4

NR

25

Raymore-Peculiar (Mo.)

20-5

19

Dropped out: Grayson (Ga.), Omaha Marian (Neb.), and Blue Springs South (Mo.)

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