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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Oklahoma is still the unanimous No. 1 and Florida State joined the top 10 in this week’s 2021 USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Coaches Poll. The undefeated Sooners (25-0) swept their Big 12 opening series against Iowa State, while the Seminoles (20-6) rolled to four wins in ACC play at Boston College.

Additionally, the poll welcomes No. 24 Northwestern and No. 25 Baylor. It marks the Wildcats’ (15-1) first ranking this season and the Bears (21-5) are back after being in the first three polls of 2021. 

After holding off a seventh-inning rally by the Cyclones for a 9-7 game-one win in Ames, Iowa, OU captured a pair of run-rule victories to complete the sweep.

No. 3 Oregon, No. 7 Texas and No. 9 Arizona joined Oklahoma and FSU with unblemished records last week. The Ducks (23-1) and Longhorns (24-3) posted three and four non-conference wins, respectively, while the Wildcats (18-5) took all four contests from Pac-12 foe Oregon State, three of which counted towards league standings.

No. 4 Alabama split the first two matchups at then-No. 7 Kentucky and also earned a mid-week win over North Alabama. Along with the split, the Wildcats (24-4) dropped a mid-week non-conference affair at Western Kentucky.

No. 5 Florida (24-3) rebounded from a non-conference road defeat against No. 22 UCF (24-6) by sweeping then-No. 13 LSU (18-11) at home in Southeastern Conference play. No. 6 Washington (24-4) split four games at No. 14 Arizona State (19-8), bouncing back with two triumphs after dropping the first two to the Sun Devils (19-8).

No. 2 UCLA was idle due to COVID-19 protocols. No. 23 South Carolina (17-10) and No. 24 Auburn (19-8) dropped out.

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 March 28. Programs not competing in 2021 will not be eligible for ranking consideration.

 

2021 USA Today / NFCA Division I
Top 25 Coaches Poll – March 30 (Week 7)

Rank

School

Points

Record

Last Week

1

Oklahoma (32)

800

25-0

1

2

UCLA

765

19-1

2

3

Oregon

727

23-1

3

4

Alabama

693

26-3

4

5

Florida

690

24-3

5

6

Washington

611

24-4

6

7

Texas

572

24-3

8

8

Kentucky

555

24-4

7

9

Arizona

552

18-5

9

10

Florida State

495

20-6

12

11

Oklahoma State

448

26-5

10

12

Duke

434

26-3

11

13

Arkansas

404

28-3

15

14

Arizona State

403

19-8

14

15

LSU

350

18-11

13

16

Louisiana

331

20-6

16

17

Missouri

244

24-7

18

18

Clemson

227

22-4

20

19

Virginia Tech

222

19-5

19

20

Georgia

201

22-5

17

21

Tennessee

177

23-5

21

22

UCF

170

24-6

22

23

Michigan

84

13-3

25

24

Northwestern

73

15-1

RV

25

Baylor

38

21-5

RV

 

New to Poll: No. 24 Northwestern, No. 25 Baylor.

Dropped Out: No. 23 South Carolina, No. 24 Auburn.

Receiving Votes: Texas A&M (34), Auburn (32), South Carolina (26), Liberty (12), Texas State (10), Wichita State (8), James Madison (3), Western Kentucky (3), Minnesota (2), Fresno State (1), Miami (Ohio) (1), Notre Dame (1), Southern Illinois (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 March 28.

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

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