Thursday, March 22, 2012
FAB 50 Rankings: A wild week in California
By By Mark Tennis and Doug Huff
As teams from cold-weather states begin to start their seasons, this week's POWERADE FAB 50 softball rankings were impacted the most by the continuing topsy-turvy season in California.
Two teams that were in the top 10 in the preseason -- No. 7 Los Alamitos and No. 9 Etiwanda -- dropped completely out of this week's rankings after losing games for the second straight week. Both teams could easily return to the rankings based on the opposition they will face and the talent on the rosters.
The California team coming up the quickest is new No. 14 Lutheran (Orange, Calif.). The Lancers won their second straight tourney title last weekend and moved up from No. 43. They were unranked in the preseason.