The 2022 softball season is off and running, and the folks at Softball America have five Pac-12 sides in their latest Top 25.

Washington and UCLA sit at No. 5 and No. 6, respectively. Oregon checked in at No. 11, with Arizona at No. 13 and Arizona State hanging on in the standings at No. 25.

The Huskies moved up two spots after opening their season 9-1. In the team’s first eight wins, UW outscored its opponents 68-14. That included an 8-0 win over then-No. 8 Arkansas in the Puerto Vallarta College Challenge, and an 11-0 win over then-No. 15 Tennessee at the St. Pete Clearwater Elite Invitational last Friday.

The Huskies lost for the first time this season 2-0 to Clemson on Sunday. The Tigers rose from No. 15 to No. 12 thanks in part to that win.

UCLA dropped from No. 3 to No. 6 after opening the season 7-3. The Bruins won their first four contests without conceding a run and knocking in 47 combined runs. But a highly-anticipated early-season matchup with Oklahoma at the Mark Campbell Invitational on Feb. 12 went the way of the Sooners, 4-1.

The Bruins also have a 6-4 loss to Northwestern on the ledger and a 4-3 loss to Florida State their last time out, but all three of UCLA’s defeats so far have come against current top-10 teams.

Oregon moved up one spot, from No. 12 to No. 11, after opening the season 8-1. The Ducks lost 3-0 to Baylor on Friday in the first game of a doubleheader, but took Game 2 8-4 and then won the rubber match on Saturday 10-4 after an electric seven-run seventh inning.

Arizona fell from No. 10 to No. 13 in the new ranking after opening its season 7-2. But, like UCLA, both losses so far have been to major foes. The Cats lost 11-0 to No. 2 Alabama at the Candrea Classic on Feb. 12 and 7-6 to No. 16 Kentucky last Saturday.

Arizona State dropped from No. 23 to No. 25 After opening the year 7-3. The Sun Devils lost 5-2 to Oklahoma State on Feb. 10, 4-0 to Missouri State on Feb. 13, and 7-5 to Minnesota on Feb. 19. But, each of their last two losses came after wins in the first games of the series. ASU beat the Bears 7-3 on Feb. 11 and beat the Gophers 8-0 on Feb. 17.