After a 5-0 start to the 2019 season, Alabama softball moved up in the national rankings, coming in at No. 7 in this week’s USA Today/NFCA poll and No. 8 in the Softball poll.

The Crimson Tide moved up two spots from its position in the preseason NFCA poll and three spots in the USA Softball poll. Alabama is one of five SEC teams ranked in the top 10, the third-highest behind Florida (4/4) and Tennessee (6/7). LSU is behind Alabama in the NFCA poll but ahead in the USA Softball poll.

This weekend, Alabama heads to Tucson, Arizona, for the Hillenbrand Invitational, hosted by the University of Arizona.