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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Oklahoma enters its sixth straight week as the No. 1 program in the 2021 USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Coaches Poll. The Sooners rolled to three more Big 12 wins to run their undefeated start to 28 games as they were tabbed No. 1 unanimously for the fourth consecutive week.

OU’s (28-0) three victories over Kansas pushed its overall win streak to 35 games and Big 12 streak to 49 consecutive contests. Additionally, the Sooners have won 56 consecutive Big 12 series. 

The next six spots after Oklahoma did not change. No. 3 Oregon, No. 4 Alabama and No. 5 Florida each dropped a conference game, but all came out on top for the week. The Ducks (26-2) took three-of-four from Oregon State, while the Crimson Tide (29-4) bounced back from a March 29 defeat against then-No. 7 Kentucky to sweep then-RV Texas A&M in Southeastern Conference (SEC) play. The Gators (26-4) earned a mid-week win at Jacksonville and split the first two SEC road matchups at No. 20 Georgia.

No. 6 Washington and No. 7 Texas both enjoyed undefeated weekends as the Huskies swept all four contests from Pac-12 foe California and the Longhorns (27-3) opened Big 12 play with three home wins over Texas Tech.

Arizona (22-5) and Florida State (24-6) each moved up one spot to No. 8 and 9, following 4-0 outings in their respective conference series against Stanford and then-RV Notre Dame.

A pair of SEC programs, Arkansas and Kentucky, tied for 10th. The Razorbacks (31-3), undefeated at 12-0 in league play, swept RV Auburn on the road to be the first DI program to reach the 30-win mark. The Wildcats (27-6) opened the week with triumphs over No. 4 Alabama and Morehead State before dropping two-of-three on the road at No. 21 Tennessee.

Texas State, on the heels of a 17-game win streak, made its 2021 ranking debut at No. 25. The Bobcats (24-3) are off to an 8-0 start in Sun Belt Conference play and are undefeated at home in 17 contests.

The 2021 USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Poll is voted on by 32 NCAA Division I head coaches, one representing each conference. Records reflect games played through April 4. Programs not competing in 2021 will not be eligible for ranking consideration.

2021 USA Today / NFCA Division I
Top 25 Coaches Poll – April 6 (Week 8)

Rank

School

Points

Record

Last Week

1

Oklahoma (32)

800

28-0

1

2

UCLA

762

19-1

2

3

Oregon

721

26-2

3

4

Alabama

698

29-4

4

5

Florida

658

26-4

5

6

Washington

640

28-4

6

7

Texas

581

27-3

7

8

Arizona

580

22-5

9

9

Florida State

531

24-6

10

t10

Arkansas

474

31-3

13

t10

Kentucky

474

27-6

8

12

Oklahoma State

472

29-5

11

13

Arizona State

370

21-9

14

14

Louisiana

343

25-6

16

15

Virginia Tech

322

23-6

19

16

Duke

304

27-6

12

17

LSU

301

21-12

15

18

Clemson

288

26-4

18

19

Missouri

287

28-7

17

20

Georgia

198

23-6

20

21

Tennessee

193

28-6

21

22

Northwestern

113

18-2

24

23

Michigan

101

13-3

23

24

UCF

48

25-9

22

25

Texas State

42

24-3

RV

 

New to Poll: No. 25 Texas State. 

Dropped Out: No. 25 Baylor.

Receiving Votes: Wichita State (19), Texas A&M (18), James Madison (13), Fresno State (9), Auburn (8), Baylor (8), Minnesota (7), Tulsa (6), Western Kentucky (3), BYU (2), Miami (Ohio) (2), Ole Miss (2), Cal State Fullerton (1), Troy (1).

The 2021 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 April 4.

*Programs not competing in 2021 will not be eligible for ranking consideration.

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