Washington preseason favorites in 2020 USA Today/NFCA Top 25 Coaches Poll

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Washington is the preseason favorite as the national semifinalists received seven first-place votes and 755 points to capture the top spot in the 2020 USA Today/NFCA Division I Preseason Top 25 Coaches Poll.

The 2020 USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Poll is voted on by 32 NCAA Division I head coaches, one representing each conference. Final 2019 records are shown with first-place votes in parentheses. The first regular season poll will be published on Feb. 11.

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2020 USA Today / NFCA Division I
Top 25 Coaches Poll – January 28 (Preseason)
Rank School Totals 2019 Record 2019 Final Ranking
1 Washington (7) 755 52-9 3
2 Alabama (11) 752 60-10 4
3 Oklahoma (4) 729 57-6 2
4 UCLA (9) 716 56-6 1
5 Arizona (1) 695 48-14 5
6 Texas 567 46-17 11
7 Florida 533 49-18 7
8 Minnesota 523 46-14 8
9 Florida State 512 55-10 9
10 Louisiana 506 52-6 18
11 LSU 499 43-19 10
12 Tennessee 443 43-17 12
13 Oklahoma State 433 45-17 6
14 Northwestern 404 47-13 14
15 Kentucky 325 36-24 16
16 Georgia 297 42-19 17
17 Michigan 265 45-13 20
18 Texas Tech 229 42-16 19
19 South Carolina 194 38-19 21
20 James Madison 174 51-10 13
21 Ole Miss 149 41-20 15
22 Arizona State 136 35-20 24
23 Auburn 127 39-21 22
24 Arkansas 113 38-20 RV
25 Wisconsin 93 43-14 25

Receiving Votes: Virginia Tech (60), Oregon (52), North Carolina (24), Missouri (19), USF (19), Cal State Fullerton (11, Notre Dame (11), Boise State (7), Houston (7), Baylor (5), Stanford (5), Ohio State (4), Fresno State (2), Louisville (2), Tulsa (2), San Jose State (1).