Unbeaten Class A champion Papillion-La Vista was ranked No. 1 in the National Fast Pitch Coaches Association fall poll.

The Monarchs (36-0), who have won two of the last three Class A titles, moved ahead of previous No. 1 East Coweta (Ga.) after it lost in the Georgia 7A state tournament.

Class A runner-up Elkhorn (30-5) was ranked 12th, and Class B runner-up Beatrice (32-6) was No. 24.

Papio beat the Antlers 15-2 in the state championship game on Oct. 18 to complete the first undefeated season in Class A.

The NFCA fall poll ranks teams from six states, including Nebraska, Missouri and Iowa.

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