Yes, UGA has a No. 1-ranked team

UGA has a team at the top of a national poll.

Georgia’s softball team is ranked No. 1 -– for the first time in school history — in this week’s USA Today/National Fast Pitch Coaches Association Top 25 poll, released Tuesday.

The Bulldogs (10-0) received 16 of 30 first-place votes and moved ahead of previous No. 1 UCLA (9-1). Arizona is ranked No. 3, Florida No. 4 and Alabama No. 5.

Georgia has piled up some impressive statistics on its season-opening 10-game winning streak — outscoring its opponents 87-18, compiling a team batting average of .383 and a  team slugging percentage of .652, and holding opponents to a .176 batting average.

Georgia’s softball program finished the past two seasons ranked in the nation’s top five -– No. 4 in 2009 and No. 3 last season. The Bulldogs opened this season at No. 3 and climbed to No. 2 after the first week of the season.

Georgia next plays in a tournament in Cathedral City, Calif. The Bulldogs will face No. 19 Oklahoma State and No. 6 Oklahoma on Thursday, No. 24 Texas A&M and Oregon State on Friday, and No. 3 Arizona on Saturday.

— Tim Tucker, UGA Blog

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Brunswick Marsh Dawg

February 22nd, 2011
11:24 am

Dawglasville

February 22nd, 2011
11:24 am

Well… we got that going for us.

Brunswick Marsh Dawg

February 22nd, 2011
11:25 am

Sic’ em you Hairy…oops!!! I mean you Lady Dawgs!!!

Dawglasville

February 22nd, 2011
11:25 am

That said, thanks ladies for your hard work and for representing the school we love in such a positive manner.

schmeckdawg

February 22nd, 2011
11:43 am

While a #1 ranking is great for The UGA the Lady Diamond DAWGS, I think we will get a much better guage on where they stand after this next tournament when the competition get much tougher. Would love to see them go all of the way!!

Go DAWGS!!!!!!!

Goldenrod

February 22nd, 2011
11:46 am

Point proven that UGaG is no longer a football school and is now a women’s softball school.

That is all.

Sting ‘em Jackets!

Ag Dawg

February 22nd, 2011
11:48 am

Good luck Lady Dawgs! Im sure you will do us proud

Ag Dawg

February 22nd, 2011
11:50 am

You know where you can stick that Goldenrod

45-42 Dawgs Still Run This State

February 22nd, 2011
11:50 am

Point proven that Goldenrod is a tickle-pile loving TOOL that has nothing better to do than troll UGA message boards.

Let’s see, UGA beat gt in football and basketball – guess the maggots are no longer a hoops school.

schmeckdawg

February 22nd, 2011
11:54 am

Goldenrod, your football team sucks, your basketball team is the joke of the ACC so what does that say about the “athletic teams” at The Joke By Coke!

rduck

February 22nd, 2011
12:00 pm

45-42… why would you post the score of the game you lost to the Jackets? Just wondering..

AFDawg

February 22nd, 2011
12:02 pm

Hey Goldenrod — You guys at Tech still savoring your only NCAA team championship in the school’s entire history (how many years has Tech been at this?) — brought to you by the women’s tennis team. You guys have the most abysmal championship history in all of Div I sports, so you have absolutely nothing credible to bring to this conversation. Go Lady Dawgs — bring home “another” championship to add to the school’s championship pedigree.

HBTD

February 22nd, 2011
12:13 pm

Goldenrod……………you’re and idiot.

rduck

February 22nd, 2011
12:18 pm

AFDawg… try looking up the Coleege Football champions in 1917, 1928, 1952 and 1990. You will see a common theme… GT

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Donnan of a new error

February 22nd, 2011
12:30 pm

Well look at that, UGA is finally good at something.

FLA DAWG

February 22nd, 2011
12:36 pm

Give The Lady Dawgs credit for doing what other teams haven’t done in a while.

Congrats!

Tosh.No

February 22nd, 2011
12:46 pm

Wow, stay classy sports fans. Jesus, you people need to get lives or girlfriends or something. Good work Lady Dogs, keep it up.

and we're good at gymnastics too!

February 22nd, 2011
12:46 pm

and I’ll bet that Murray’s ankle is worse than is being reported publicly. Richt couldn’t take another hit, so it’s just sprained. I’ll bet $50 that he’s on crutches for at least 3 weeks (time enough for a fracture to heal)

DawgFan514

February 22nd, 2011
12:47 pm

Way to go Lady Dawgs!!! Fastpitch is a VERY popular sport and these girls are POSITIVE role models for all the up & coming players!!! They love to interact with the younger players that are invited to come onto the field at the beginning & end of their games!! Congratulations on the #1 ranking!!!

DawginOH

February 22nd, 2011
1:16 pm

Congrats, ladies! HBTD!

Fact Check

February 22nd, 2011
1:18 pm

@rduck: The NCAA does not recognize a Division 1 football champion. Thus, those championships are not counted as official “NCAA Team Championships.” Therefore, the Women’s Tennis championship is the only NCAA team championship GT has ever won. This technically makes AFDawg correct.

BYRDDAWG

February 22nd, 2011
1:28 pm

Goldenrod, I bet you were Reggie Ball’s math teacher!!!!! Just sayin….

Jaydawg

February 22nd, 2011
1:50 pm

“and were good at gymnastics to!-Murray’s ankle and your breath have something in common.

Jimmy d

February 22nd, 2011
1:54 pm

I have two daughters very involved in travel fast pitch softball and the UGA girls are wonderful rolemodels for them. Keep up the good work and make us proud.

Alphare

February 22nd, 2011
2:02 pm

Yeah, that’s about right, UGA wins a SOFTball champ.

schmeckdawg

February 22nd, 2011
2:06 pm

If you’ve never seem big time fast pitch softball, it is something you need to see. Some of these young ladies can run a softball up there that is the equivalent to a 90-95 mile per fastball AND, they are doing it from a flat surface and only 40 feet away. Very impressive!

Go DAWGS!!!!!!!

schmeckdawg

February 22nd, 2011
2:06 pm

left out hour…sorry!

RAMBLE ON!!!

February 22nd, 2011
2:17 pm

I knew it had to be a ladies sport.

Congrats, I guess.

Larry

February 22nd, 2011
2:22 pm

Knew it wasn’t the football team.

They ended up 61st.

King Gator

February 22nd, 2011
2:29 pm

Congrats to the Lady Softball Dawgs! I was going to guess number of athletes with either no/suspended/revoked driver’s license…probably in the top 5 though. Go Gators!

gbal

February 22nd, 2011
2:43 pm

Congrats…. And don’t sell any jerseys girls!!!

More like an all sports school

February 22nd, 2011
2:48 pm

130+SEC championships, 30+ National titles in 8 different sports.

Goldenrod does make a good point, inadvertently I’m sure- UGA has one of the strongest women’s sports programs in the nation with multiple national championships in gymnastics, tennis, and swimming. NC in golf, and hopefully Lady Dogs softball this year.

Reptillicide

February 22nd, 2011
2:56 pm

LOL Goldenrod… what kind of school does that make Tech? A chess school?

RabidDawgFan

February 22nd, 2011
2:59 pm

Goldenrod…record to remember…1-9.

Texas baller

February 22nd, 2011
3:49 pm

Give coach Harris-Champer her props – she has had the Lady Dogs on the climb since coming to Athens. Can they beat a PAC-10 team in the Championship Series??

Einsteindawg

February 22nd, 2011
4:58 pm

This is good news, I guess, but which brings in more revenue…the fast pitch team or the debate team. Title 9 is a joke.

HairyDawg

February 22nd, 2011
5:11 pm

Number 1 now but certainly want win it all. The PAC-10 is simply too strong. But we can hope!!!

FemaleDawg

February 22nd, 2011
5:13 pm

Einsteindawg has certainly proven his IQ is about 1/3 that of his namesake…take your pick of whether I’m referring to Einstein or UGAIX.

CaliDawg

February 22nd, 2011
5:13 pm

Tech “fans” on a UGA Softball blog…WOW! Sure…you’re not obsessed with UGA. We’re in your head 24/7/365…Isn’t it ironic that the only way for people to think about Tech is for their “fans” to continuously speak ill of their Superior? That doesn’t revive a rivalry…winning on a regualr basis does.

CaliDawg

February 22nd, 2011
5:15 pm

…waiting on the Tech spew, “you made a typo…we’re academically superior…”

FemaleDawg

February 22nd, 2011
5:18 pm

Other than female gymnastics…the current fast pitch softball team and perhaps women’s tennis when has Georgia ever been #1 in anything male related? I keep hearing 1980…I was -20 at that time. Were the polls even around then? Wasn’t old Vince Dooley the coach then??? How many coaches ago? Women sports are about the only programs at UGA that consistently win even though the football team gets better recruits. Maybe we should only allow athletic money to go toward sports that prove they can handle competition. We certainly don’t lose to Florida!!!

Einsteindawg

February 22nd, 2011
5:21 pm

@FemaleDawg…where’s the love, baby? Why should football foot the bill for all these irrelevant sports? Wouldn’t you rather see the extra “football” money go to student education? Maybe even lower our taxes? Perhaps that’s what a university is supposed to be about. Just my opinion.

Einsteindawg

February 22nd, 2011
5:40 pm

Female Dawg…I’m sorry if I offended you with my logic. I, too, am proud of our “fast-pitch” team. However, I still think title 9 is a joke.

sports

February 22nd, 2011
6:26 pm

Go! You bullpuppies

gt4ever

February 22nd, 2011
7:22 pm

AFDAWG,

Once again….. You prove that UGA fans are IDIOTS……….

Thank You for the OBVIOUS….

Not for long

February 22nd, 2011
7:26 pm

Until UGA plays the Gators . Heck our Gym Dawgs go beat by the Gators. UGA is now a second or third tier SEC school in all sports.

Bless Your Hearts

February 22nd, 2011
7:57 pm

Congratulations! Another Pre-Season National Championship

I am a UGA male and I look tough in my Pink UGA T-Shirt

February 22nd, 2011
8:06 pm

Those sissy UGA guys can not win in any sports @UGA.

Time

February 22nd, 2011
8:09 pm

Fire Mark Bradley