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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Florida State cruised to six more wins to maintain the No. 1 ranking in this week’s USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Coaches Poll. The Seminoles (17-0) captured 28 first-place votes and 794 points.

After knocking off South Alabama, 4-1, in a mid-week matchup, FSU scored at least 13 runs over the course of five run-rule wins over Elon, Lipscomb and Samford, marking the first time it has scored 10-plus runs in five consecutive games. The Seminoles extended their winning streak to 23 games and with the 13-1 triumph on Feb. 24, head coach Lonni Alameda collected her 500thwin as the FSU skipper.

Florida State is joined by No. 2 UCLA, No. 3 Florida, No. 6 Alabama and No. 16 Indiana as the remaining undefeated teams in the top-25 as the top eight remained the same. No. 9 Texas joins the top-10 for the first time since the 2014 preseason poll.

The Bruins (14-0), who received the four other first-place votes, went 5-0 at the Mary Nutter Classic with wins over No. 4 Oklahoma (7-1), then-RV Missouri (11-3), then-RV Nebraska (9-1), then-No. 16 Kentucky (12-4) and Colorado State (3-0).

The Gators (18-0) posted seven wins last week. Following a 5-0 road win at Jacksonville, Florida marched through the competition at the Bubly Invitational. The hosts also blanked Illinois State (7-0), Florida A&M (4-0) and Syracuse (8-0) and went on to defeat that trio again by a 25-5 margin.

No. 4 Oklahoma left Cathedral City with a 4-1 mark. The Sooners (13-2) topped then-No. 14 Arizona (2-1), BYU (5-0), Cal State Fullerton (9-1) and UC Santa Barbara (8-0) with their only setback coming at the hands of the No. 2 Bruins.

No. 5 Washington enjoyed an undefeated weekend at the Nutter, but it didn’t come easily. All six of the Huskies’ (14-1) wins were by three runs or less.  UW topped Cal Poly (4-2), then-No. 16 Kentucky (4-2), Cal State Fullerton (1-0), then-RV Missouri (6-3), RV Northwestern (3-1) and new-No. 18 Texas Tech (4-1).

The Crimson Tide (15-0) knocked off then-No. 24 Minnesota twice (1-0 / 7-2), Missouri State twice (11-1 / 7-5) and Louisiana Monroe (5-1) at their annual Easton Bama Bash.

No. 7 Tennessee (11-2) picked up three home wins over Kansas (9-0), Virginia (11-1) and Bradley (8-0) in a weather-shortened weekend. No. 8 Georgia (14-1) recorded four shutouts as it went 5-0 hosting the Georgia Classic.

The Longhorns (12-1) entered the top-10 after sweeping the Texas Invitational. Texas knocked off then-RV Ole Miss (3-2 / 7-0), Sam Houston State (9-1) and Tulsa (9-1 / 2-0). The Longhorns last appearance during

LSU dropped a spot to No. 10. The Tigers (13-3) rebounded from a home loss to Stanford (5-7) with wins in the final four games of the LSU Invitational. LSU defeated RV Michigan twice (2-0 / 2-1), Memphis (4-0) and CSUN (8-0).

Oregon State (12-2) joins the poll this week at No. 25, taking over the spot held by Illinois (10-3).

The 2019 USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Poll is voted on by 32 NCAA Division I head coaches, one representing each conference. The records reflect games played through Feb. 24, 2019.

2019 USA Today / NFCA Division I
Top 25 Coaches Poll – February 26 (Week 3)

Rank

School

Totals

2019

Record

Prev. Ranking

1

Florida State (28)

794

17-0

1

2

UCLA (4)

771

14-0

2

3

Florida

732

18-0

3

4

Oklahoma

689

13-2

4

5

Washington

681

14-1

5

6

Alabama

648

15-0

6

7

Tennessee

582

11-2

7

8

Georgia

568

14-1

8

9

Texas

528

12-1

11

10

LSU

501

13-3

9

11

Louisiana

449

14-2

10

12

Arizona

417

9-5

14

13

South Carolina

374

11-2

15

14

Arkansas

367

12-3

12

15

Arizona State

348

12-4

13

16

Indiana

308

14-0

19

17

Kentucky

267

9-7

16

18

Texas Tech

238

13-1

23

19

James Madison

223

5-2

18

20

Oregon

179

11-4

17

21

Oklahoma State

170

10-5

20

22

Auburn

145

13-3

22

23

Minnesota

84

7-5

24

24

Baylor

75

9-7

21

25

Oregon State

65

12-2

RV

 

New to Poll: No. 25 Oregon State.

Dropped Out: No. 25 Illinois (10-3).

Receiving Votes: Illinois (49), Northwestern (41), Mississippi State (24), Wisconsin (14), Ohio State (13), Boise State (12), Texas A&M (11), Stanford (10), Drake (9), Louisiana Tech (5), Notre Dame (4), Michigan (2), Southern Illinois (2), North Texas (1).

The 2019 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. Record reflect games played through Feb. 24, 2019.

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