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LOUISVILLE, Ky. –  UCLA picked up four non-conference victories to remain No. 1 in this week’s USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Coaches Poll. The Bruins (44-3) received 30 first-place votes and 797 points after victories over then-No. 25 Oklahoma State and North Dakota.

No. 2 Oregon picked up one first-place vote after sweeping Pac-12 rival and then No. 4 Washington (7-2, 4-2, 5-2) in Seattle over the weekend. Following the three wins, the Ducks (41-7) moved into a tie for first place in the league with the top-ranked Bruins.

No. 3 Oklahoma (44-3), which also picked up one first-place vote, swept Texas (6-0, 7-1, 5-4 in 8 inn.) at home, while No. 4 Florida moved up a spot after a 3-1 week which saw the Gators top then-No. 8 Florida State (5-1) and take two-of-three from No. 13 LSU (7-0, 0-3, 5-3).

No. 5 Georgia (42-8) collected an SEC series win over No. 18 Alabama (5-3, 4-3, 4-7). Washington (41-8) slipped to No. 6 and Tennessee fell one spot to No. 7. The Lady Vols (42-10) had a 2-2 week, dropping games to Alabama and No. 20 Kentucky, before bouncing back with two wins over the Wildcats (29-17).

No. 8 Arizona State and No. 9 Texas A&M climbed into the No. 8 and 9 spots, while Arizona remained at No. 10. The Sun Devils (38-9) swept a Pac-12 road series from Utah and the Aggies (40-12) swept then-No. 12 Auburn in SEC play. The Wildcats (35-13) enjoyed a 4-0 week which included a sweep of RV Oregon State at home.

No. 22 James Madison (37-10) and No. 24 California return to the rankings. Both squads are coming off 4-0 weeks, which included conference sweeps of then-No. 24 Hofstra and Stanford, respectively. The Pride (35-11) and Oklahoma State (36-16) 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 29.

  

2018 USA Today / NFCA Division I
Top 25 Coaches Poll – May 1 (Week 12)

Rank

School

Totals

2018

Last Poll

1

UCLA (30)

797

44-3

1

2

Oregon (1)

768

41-7

2

3

Oklahoma (1)

737

44-3

3

4

Florida

692

44-8

5

5

Georgia

648

42-8

6

6

Washington

642

41-8

4

7

Tennessee

587

42-10

6

8

Arizona State

550

38-9

9

9

Texas A&M

510

40-12

11

10

Arizona

505

35-13

10

11

Florida State

500

41-10

8

12

South Carolina

430

41-11

14

13

LSU

417

37-13

13

14

Michigan

358

40-8

15

15

Auburn

348

38-14

12

16

Arkansas

336

36-11

16

17

Long Beach State

278

38-10

17

18

Alabama

261

29-17

18

19

Baylor

203

33-14

19

20

Kentucky

181

29-17

20

21

Louisiana

122

33-13

22

22

James Madison

103

37-10

RV

23

Texas State

93

37-12

21

24

California

58

33-13

RV

24

Mississippi State

58

34-18

23

 

New to Poll: No. 22 James Madison, No. 24 California

Dropped Out: No. 24 Hofstra, No. 25 Oklahoma State

Receiving Votes: Oklahoma State (41), Ohio State (39), Drake (29), Minnesota (29), Hofstra (21), Kennesaw State (15), Boise State (14), Ole Miss (10), Northwestern (5), USF (5), Wichita State (5), Mercer (4), UNCG (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 29, 2018

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