UCLA remains on top of 2020 USA Today/NFCA D1 Top 25 Coaches Poll

UCF, Mississippi State, Fresno State enter, Tennessee streak snapped

                                                     

LOUISVILLE, Ky. –Despite suffering its first loss of the season, UCLA remained No. 1 in the 2020USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Coaches Poll. The Bruins (19-1), who dropped an extra-inning affair to Texas, captured 26 first-place votes and 793 points.

 

New to the top-25 this week are No. 22 UCF, No. 24 Mississippi State and No. 25 Fresno State. The Knights (16-2), who are on an 11-game winning streak, and the 25th-ranked Bulldogs (16-4) return to the poll for the first time since 2016 and 2017, respectively.

 

On the flip side, Tennessee dropped out of the top-25 for the first time since 2004. The Lady Vols (9-7) entered the NFCA’s Feb. 10 poll at No. 19 and were ranked consecutively in 255 polls.

 

Full release attached

2020 USA Today / NFCA Division I
Top 25 Coaches Poll – March 3 (Week 4)

Rank School Totals 2020 Record Previous

Ranking

1 UCLA (26) 793 19-1 1
2 Washington (4) 766 19-2 2
3 Texas (2) 738 20-3 3
4 Arizona 675 17-3 7
5 LSU 649 16-3 4
6 Oklahoma 638 15-4 5
7 Florida 589 17-4 6
8 Louisiana 576 14-5 10
9 Alabama 493 12-7 8
10 Kentucky 484 17-3 12
11 Oregon 461 17-2 10
12 Florida State 433 10-6 9
13 Georgia 398 20-4 14
14 Oklahoma State 390 13-5 15
15 South Carolina 303 14-4 16
16 Michigan 287 12-6 13
17 Arizona State 281 16-6 17
18 Minnesota 220 12-7 18
19 Virginia Tech 198 16-4 19
20 Arkansas 184 16-4 22
21 Baylor 170 17-4 23
22 UCF 139 16-2 RV
23 Missouri 111 15-6 21
24 Mississippi State 78 18-3 RV
25 Fresno State 74 16-4 RV

 

New to Poll: No. 22 UCF, No. 24 Mississippi State, No. 25 Fresno State

 

Dropped Out:No. 20 Tennessee (9-7), No. 24 James Madison (9-4), No. 25 Texas Tech (11-9).

 

Receiving Votes: North Texas (47), Utah (43), Tennessee (41), James Madison (27), Stanford (27), San Jose State (21), Texas Tech (19), Oregon State (12), Clemson (10), Houston (9), Notre Dame (5), Duke (3), Loyola Marymount (3), Villanova (2), Wisconsin (2), Tulsa (1).

 

The 2020 USA Today / NFCA Division I Top 25 Coaches Poll is voted on by 32 NCAA Division I head coaches with one representing each of the NCAA’s Division I Conferences. Records reflect games played through March 1.