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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The race for the No. 1 has tightened as Florida State holds on to the top spot by the slimmest of margins in this week’s USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Coaches Poll, announced the Association on Tuesday morning. With four programs earning first-place votes, the Seminoles (32-1-1) have a mere 10-point lead over No. 2 Florida. 

Grabbing 18 first-place votes and 778 points, FSU allowed just one run over the course of four games as it knocked off UCF (4-0) and swept a three-game ACC road series at Virginia (13-1, 8-0, 10-0)  to extend its winning streak to 18 and undefeated streak 23 games.

No. 2 Florida and No. 3 Oregon each earned six first-place votes and 768 and 745 points, respectively. The Gators (29-1) extended their winning streak to 21 games with three victories last week over USF (8-0) and the first two contests against then-No. 4 Auburn (4-3, 7-0). The Ducks (29-0) continued as the lone undefeated squad defeating then-No. 11 Utah on the road in the first two games of their Pac-12 series.

Arizona, who garnered the final two first-place votes and 712 points, picked up a big Pac-12 series sweep of then-No. 6 Washington (3-0, 12-0, 5-2). The Wildcats (32-1) held one of the top offenses to just two runs as they extended their winning streak to 17 games.

Minnesota swept Nebraska on the road to moved up to No. 6, while Texas A&M stayed put at No. 7. The Huskies (26-6) fell two spots to No. 8. No. 9 Alabama took two-of-three from South Carolina. LSU rejoined the top-10 at No. 10 following four wins, including a three-game home sweep of then-No. 16 Georgia.

After a one-week absence, BYU returns at No. 25, while Cal Poly fell out of the No. 25 position.

The 2017 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 26.

2017 USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Coaches Poll
Week 7 – March 28, 2017

Rank Team Totals 2017 Record Last Poll  
  1 Florida State (18) 778 32-1-1 1
  2 Florida (6) 768 29-1 2
  3 Oregon (6) 745 29-0 3
  4 Arizona (2) 712 32-1 5
  5 Auburn 652 27-5 4
  6 Minnesota 621 28-2 8
  7 Texas A&M 614 28-3 7
  8 Washington 588 26-6 6
  9 Alabama 514 30-4 9
  10 LSU 499 27-7 12
  11 James Madison 457 26-4 10
  12 Oklahoma 439 28-7 13
  13 UCLA 387 24-8 15
  14 Baylor 375 28-6 14
  15 Utah 353 21-7 11
  16 Kentucky 293 22-6 18
  17 Louisiana 283 23-5 17
  18 Georgia 275 26-7 16
  19 Tennessee 249 26-5 20
  20 Michigan 244 22-7-1 19
  21 Arizona State 138 23-8 21
  22 Wisconsin 114 23-3 22
  23 Arkansas 53 22-9 24
  24 Ole Miss 49 22-9 23
  25 BYU 46 21-9 RV
                     

 

Dropped Out: No. 25 Cal Poly (24-8)

New to Poll: No. 25 BYU

Receiving Votes: California (40), South Carolina (20), Ohio State (20), Cal Poly (16), Marshall (13), North Carolina (12), Florida International (10), Missouri (9), Tulsa (6), Oklahoma State (4), Texas State (2), Illinois (1), St. Francis (Pa.) (1).

 

The USA Today/NFCA Division I Coaches Poll is voted on by 32 NCAA Division I head coaches, one representing each conference. 

 

 

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