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Softball rankings 5/11

OVERALL TOP 10

1. Buchanan (29-2) Next: vs. Clovis East, today

2. Clovis West (22-10) Next: at Madera, today

3. Stockdale (18-7-1) Next: vs. North, Wednesday

4. Clovis (22-10) Next: vs. Central, today

5. Hanford West (26-6) Next: at El Diamante, today

6. Ridgeview (21-5) Next: at West, Wednesday

7. Madera (14-13-1) Next: vs. Clovis West, today

8. Central (15-13-1) Next: at Clovis, today

9. Frontier (26-7-1) Next: vs. South, Wednesday

10. El Diamante (19-8) Next: vs. Hanford West, today

DIVISIONAL RANKINGS

D-I 1. Buchanan; 2. Clovis West; 3. Stockdale

D-II 1. Frontier; 2. El Diamante; 3. North (22-8)

D-III 1. Hanford West; 2. Ridgeview; 3. Tehachapi (24-4)

D-IV 1. Kerman (24-5), 2. Kingsburg (20-9); 3. Wash. (19-10)

D-V 1. Liberty-MR (21-5-1); 2. Riverdale (22-7); 3. Lindsay (16-8)

D-VI 1. Laton (15-3); 2. McFarland (N/A); 2. Kings Christ. (10-8-1)

BALLS, BATS AND BUZZ

Buchanan suffered its first loss to an opponent from the Central Section last week -- 4-3 against Clovis West -- but retains its top ranking based on its overall body of work, including two previous victories over the Golden Eagles. The Bears already have clinched at least a tie for the Tri-River Athletic Conference title.

Stockdale also slips after getting blanked 2-0 by Ridgeview last week. The Mustangs can still wrap up the outright Southwest Yosemite League title with a win over North or West this week.

Kingsburg, which has a one-game lead in the Central Sequoia League with two to play, debuts in the Division IV rankings this week at No. 2.

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