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College softball rankings: No. 1 Oklahoma runs winning streak to 31


OU opened the key Big 12 series with a pair of closely-contested victories, knocking off the Longhorns (36-12) 3-1 and 4-3 in eight innings before running away with a 9-2 triumph to complete the sweep and match the program’s longest winning streak at 31.


UCLA swept Oregon State on the road in Pac-12 play to reach the 40-win plateau.


Behind a strong pitching performance (two runs allowed), the Crimson Tide (45-4) earned their first sweep of the Gators (37-12) since 2006 and the first in Gainesville since 2001.


The Seminoles (41-8) did reach the 40-win mark last week, but dropped their first three games to North Carolina (twice) and Florida before sweeping Boston College at home.


The Ragin’ Cajuns (42-4) put together a 5-0 week, which included run-ruling Georgia State in all three Sun Belt matchups, to reach the 40-win mark.


The Lady Vols (34-10) went 2-2 last week, picking up a win over ETSU ahead of dropping two-for-three at then-No.






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