STARKVILLE, Miss. – An undefeated week allowed Alabama to remain the top team in the nation for the second straight week, according the latest USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 poll that was released by the Association on Tuesday.
The undefeated Crimson Tide (17-0) received 24 of 30 first place votes in the latest poll, while No. 2 Cal (16-0) received the remaining six top choices. The rest of the top five also remained unchanged as Florida (19-1), Washington (19-1) and Arizona State (20-2) finished in third, fourth and fifth, respectively.
After dipping below .500 this week, both Oklahoma State (8-9) and Nebraska (10-11) fell out of the weekly rankings for the first time this season. Moving into the poll in their stead were two teams making their 2012 debuts. North Carolina (14-5) entered the rankings this week at No. 24, while DePaul (11-4) also joined the fray at No. 25.
The USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Poll is voted on by 30 NCAA Division I head coaches, one representing each conference. To view the complete poll, click here.