Prep Talk | Five area teams ranked in state softball polls

04/02/2013 9:41 AM

04/02/2013 9:46 AM

Carolina Forest remained No. 2 in the Class AAAA softball rankings, released late Monday evening. The Panthers, whose only loss of the year remains the one it suffered two weeks ago against Conway, is also ranked No. 25 in the MaxPreps Xcellent 25 national rankings.

St. James also climbed several spots to No. 5 in the Class AAA poll. The Sharks lost their first game of the season Monday morning in the Grand Strand Invitational.

Two Class AA teams - Aynor at No. 7 and Waccamaw at No. 8 - checked in this week. And Green Sea-Floyds (No. 8 in Class A) rounded out the list of area schools.

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This week's rankings: Class AAAA

1. Mauldin

2. Carolina Forest

3. Byrnes

4. Boiling Springs

5. White Knoll

6. Hillcrest

7. Blythewood

8. Wando

8. Bluffton

10. Clover

10. Spring Valley

Class AAA

1. Hartsville

2. Seneca

3. Daniel

4. Union County

5. St. James

5. Chapin

7. Chapman

8. Midland Valley

9. Palmetto

10. Pickens

Class AA

1. Dillon

2. Crescent

3. Andrew Jackson

4. Buford

4. Barnwell

6. Pendleton

7. Aynor

8. Waccamaw

9. Mid-Carolina

9. Abbeville

Class A

1. Lewisville

2. East Clarendon

3. Dixie

4. St. Joseph

5. Johnsonville

6. Lake View

7. Wagener-Salley

8. Fox Creek

8. Green Sea-Floyds

10. Latta

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