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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – UCLA continued its hold on No. 1 as there were no significant changes in the 2020USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Coaches Poll. The Bruins (25-1) captured 31 of 32 possible first-place votes.

UCLA recorded five shutouts and allowed just two runs over six contests last week. The Bruins blanked then-No. 16 Michigan, then-No. 18 Minnesota, St. John’s, Boston University and Cal Poly, while also earning a 4-2 win over No. 22 UCF.

With no major movement, the top eight remained the same with a combined record of 34-1 last week. Oregon makes its return to the top 10 at No. 9, while Alabama slipped one spot to No. 10. The Ducks (21-2) won their first home games of the season, knocking off then-RV Loyola Marymount, Seattle twice and Portland.

No. 2 Washington, No. 3 Texas, No. 4 Arizona, No. 5 LSU and No. 7 Florida each went 4-0, while No. 6 Oklahoma enjoyed a 5-0 week. No. 8 Louisiana earned a 2-1 Sun Belt series win over Coastal Carolina. 

The Huskies (23-2) scored the most runs in a contest since 2016 in a 19-0 win over Santa Clara. The Crimson Tide (14-8) opened up SEC play at home, rebounding from an opening loss to No. 20 Arkansas (0-1) with a pair of resounding triumphs (10-1, 9-1)

The Longhorn (24-3) pitching staff twirled home three shutouts. The Tigers (20-3) offensive exploded for 21 runs in a shutout of Campbell and captured four home triumphs. The Gators (22-4) opened Southeastern Conference play with a three-game home sweep of Auburn.

There were no new programs in the top 25. No. 21 Mississippi State and No. 24 Baylor made the biggest jump and fall, switching spots in the rankings.

The 2020 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 8 with first-place votes in parentheses.

2020 USA Today / NFCA Division I
Top 25 Coaches Poll – March 10 (Week 5)

Rank

School

Totals

2020 Record

Previous

Ranking

1

UCLA (31)

799

25-1

1

2

Washington (1)

765

23-2

2

3

Texas

732

24-3

3

4

Arizona

695

21-3

4

5

LSU

660

20-3

5

6

Oklahoma

636

20-4

6

7

Florida

598

21-4

7

8

Louisiana

536

16-6

8

9

Oregon

500

21-2

11

10

Alabama

491

14-8

9

11

Kentucky

471

18-4

10

12

Florida State

453

17-6

12

13

Oklahoma State

414

18-5

14

14

Georgia

396

22-5

13

15

Arizona State

280

20-7

17

16

South Carolina

275

15-6

15

17

Virginia Tech

267

19-4

19

18

Michigan

256

15-8

16

19

Minnesota

176

14-9-1

18

20

Arkansas

162

17-6

20

21

Mississippi State

149

23-3

24

22

UCF

137

19-5-1

22

23

Missouri

135

19-6

23

24

Baylor

134

17-5

21

25

Fresno State

106

21-4

25

 

Dropped Out: None.

Receiving Votes: Stanford (36), North Texas (23), San Jose State (23), Utah (23), Duke (21), Texas Tech (14), Houston (12), Wisconsin (8), Clemson (6), Cal State Fullerton (5), James Madison (5), North Carolina State (1).

The 2020 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 8.

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