Alabama continued SEC play over the weekend, knocking off No. 6 Georgia on Friday before taking down the Tennessee Volunteers on Sunday. On Friday, the Tide jumped out to an early 1-0 lead, and denied a late comeback attempt by the Bulldogs to lock down a 5-2 victory. Alabama notched its sixth shutout win of the season on Sunday, blanking the Volunteers by a final score of 4-0.
The UCLA Bruins were the week’s biggest movers in the national rankings, climbing ten spots from No. 12 to No. 2 after posting wins vs. No. 3 USC and No. 4 Baylor. The Bruins were also the last team to beat current No.1 North Carolina – who moved to 15-0 with a pair of shutout wins on Saturday – taking down the Tar Heels back in the 2014 NCAA Team Championship. Florida, USC and Virginia rounds out the Top 5.
Alabama returns to the sixth slot in the rankings for the second time this season under Coach Jenny Mainz, marking the highest position the Crimson Tide has reached during the 2015 season.