USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25

April 23, 1997

Rankings

Rank Team Record Points Previous
1 Arizona (16) 42-4 616 2
2 Fresno State (8) 42-7 604 1
3 South Carolina (1) 51-3 578 3
4 UCLA 34-10 541 4
5 Iowa 36-5 531 5
6 Washington 31-10 497 6
7 Missouri 41-11 452 9
8 Oklahoma 46-14 445 7
9 Michigan State 43-11 416 8
10 Michigan 40-13-1 377 12
11 Cal Poly 34-13 349 10
12 Arizona State 30-14 318 11
13 Long Beach State 35-16-1 313 13
14 South Florida 43-11 307 15
15 Colorado State 39-10 291 16
16 Minnesota 31-12 202 14
17 Florida State 40-15-1 198 18
18 Utah 34-11 185 20
19 Oklahoma State 31-17 180 17
20 Louisiana-Monroe 40-7 164 19
21 Louisiana Tech 30-14 118 21
22 Louisiana-Lafayette 41-15 104 25
23 Kansas 33-16 64 24
24 California 27-19 61 22
25 Cal State Northridge 27-17-2 53 23

Others receiving votes:

New Mexico State (34), Central Michigan (27), Louisiana State (25), Connecticut (15), Tennessee (15), Pacific (10), Purdue (7), Nicholls State (5), Hawaii (4), Hofstra (4), Southern Illinois (4), Illinois-Chicago (3), Boston College (2), DePaul (2), San Diego State (2), East Carolina (1), Oregon State (1).

Dropped out:

None.

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