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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Washington increased its hold as the No. 1 program and the top six spots remained the same in this week’s USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Coaches Poll. Extending their run to seven weeks, the Huskies (35-2) received 29 of a possible 32 first-place votes and 796 points.

Washington raced through Stanford with three road wins over the Cardinal (8-1, 10-0, 9-0). No. 2 Oklahoma (2, 764) and No. 3 UCLA (1, 739) also went undefeated in league play. The Sooners (31-2) ran their winning streak to 22 games with a Big 12 road sweep of then-No. 15 Baylor (5-0, 9-0, 4-1), while the Bruins (31-2) picked up four Pac-12 victories, one over Oregon State (7-5) and three on the road at Utah (9-5, 7-3, 9-4).

No. 4 Florida went 6-1 last week, earning a win over then-No. 8 Texas A&M, along with victories over FIU (9-0), Hampton (17-0, 7-0) and Jacksonville (2-1, 4-0). Their lone loss came in game two of a home doubleheader with FIU (0-5).

No. 5 Oregon went 2-1 in the Civil War at RV Oregon State (4-1, 3-4, 5-1). No. 6 Georgia also went 2-1 with the Bulldogs (31-4) toppling RV Kennesaw State, 4-1 at home and splitting the first two game a SEC series at then No. 7 Tennessee (0-1, 9-1).

Arizona State and Tennessee switched spots. The seventh-ranked Sun Devils (31-4) picked up four non-conference wins over RV BYU (7-0, 10-3) and RV North Dakota State (10-2, 9-1), while the Lady Vols (31-5) split with the sixth-ranked Bulldogs.

Arizona and Texas A&M returned to the top-10 at No. 9 and 10, respectively. The Wildcats (27-6) swept Pac-12 rival and then-No. 22 California (3-0, 3-2 in 9, 7-3). The Aggies (32-8) posted a 3-2 week defeating Lamar (8-0) and taking the first two games against then-No. 9 South Carolina. They did fall to the Gamecocks (30-6) in game three and also dropped a Monday contest to No. 4 Florida (3-7).

Texas State (25-8) quickly returned to No. 25 after a one week absence, while Oklahoma State (25-10) dropped out.

The 2018 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 1. 

2018 USA Today / NFCA Division I
Top 25 Coaches Poll – April 3 (Week 8)

Rank

School

Totals

2018

Last Poll

1

Washington (29)

796

35-2

1

2

Oklahoma (2)

764

31-2

2

3

UCLA (1)

739

31-2

3

4

Florida

691

32-4

4

5

Oregon

655

27-6

5

6

Georgia

645

31-4

6

7

Arizona State

612

31-4

8

8

Tennessee

557

31-5

7

9

Arizona

521

27-6

11

10

Texas A&M

488

32-8

12

11

Auburn

476

33-7

10

12

South Carolina

452

30-6

9

13

Florida State

415

29-6

14

14

LSU

397

29-6

13

15

Alabama

329

24-9

16

16

Baylor

310

20-9

15

17

Michigan

290

28-7

17

18

Long Beach State

269

29-7

18

19

Louisiana

204

23-7

21

20

Arkansas

179

28-6

23

21

Kentucky

162

20-11

19

22

Mississippi State

98

28-9

20

23

Ohio State

80

21-8

24

24

California

72

24-11

22

25

Texas State

54

25-8

RV

 

New to Poll: No. 25 Texas State

Dropped Out: No. 25 Oklahoma State (25-10)

Receiving Votes: Hofstra (28), Oklahoma State (24), Kennesaw State (17), Wichita State (13), Nebraska (13), Ole Miss (13), James Madison (12), Oregon State (11), Northwestern (7), FGCU (2), UNCG (2), San Jose State (1).

The 2018 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 play through April 1, 2018

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