If softball is your sport, if you’re really good at it, and if you want to play it competitively at the college or university level, then you need to go to a top-ranked Division 1 NCAA school with the best athletes and coaches in softball.

It’s been said that iron sharpens iron. To be the best that you can be, you need to be sharpening your athletic skills with other top softball athletes. Here are rankings for the best college softball programs that should be at the top of your list:

Women’s Softball Program Rankings

1. University of Washington

2. University of Michigan

3. University of Arizona

4. University of Alabama

5. UCLA

6. University of Florida

7. Georgia Tech

8. University of Missouri

9. University of Georgia

10. Arizona State University

11. University of Oklahoma

12. University of California, Berkeley

13. University of Texas

14. Oklahoma State University

15. Stanford University

16. University of Tennessee

17. LSU

18. University of Illinois

19. Ohio State University

20. Texas A&M University

21. University of Massachusetts, Amherst

22. University of Oregon

23. University of Hawaii

24. University of Notre Dame

25. Florida State University