The UNO softball team climbed eight spots to No. 13 in the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Top 25 poll, released on Wednesday.
Nebraska Omaha (30-6, 7-1) was riding an 11-game winning streak coming into the week before splitting with Northwest Missouri State on Tuesday. The win streak propelled the Mavs from 21st to 13th, the highest ranking UNO has held since March 2 when they were No. 9.
The Mavs have won 20 of their past 22 games entering this weekend and are tied with Emporia State with the best MIAA conference mark at 7-1. In the Mavs’ recent 12-game burst, they outscored their opponents 62-17 and knocked out eight home runs to just one for their opponents.