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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Extending its winning streak 24 games and undefeated streak to 29, Florida State expanded its hold on the No. 1 ranking in this week’s USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Coaches Poll. 

The Seminoles (38-1-1) garnered 21 first-place votes and 785 points to finish 30 points ahead of new-No. 2 Arizona, who picked up seven first-place votes and 755 points. FSU swept an ACC road series at Syracuse, knocking off the Orange in three games (18-9, 13-4, 6-5).

The Wildcats (40-1) leapfrogged Florida and Oregon for the No. 2 ranking. They dismantled Stanford over the weekend in Pac-12 play, outscoring the Cardinal 41-2 (20-1, 12-0, 9-1) to become the first 40-game winner in Division I.

The third-ranked Gators stayed put after knocking off North Florida (5-1) and taking the first two contests from Georgia (5-0, 4-1) in SEC play. Picking up three first-place votes and 749 points, UF has won seven straight and 28 of its last 29.

The Ducks (36-2) matched the Division I record for best start to a season (35-0) with two mid-week wins over Portland State. The program that Oregon tied, UCLA, was its weekend’s opponent. The then-No. 9 Bruins (28-10) halted the streak with a 2-0 victory on April 7 and followed that up with a 1-0 (9) triumph on April 8. The Ducks avoided the Pac-12 series sweep with a 11-4 game three-triumph. The wins for UCLA helped it inch up one position to No. 8. 

Texas A&M and Minnesota each advanced one spot after sporting undefeated weeks. The Aggies (35-3) registered four non-conference home wins over McNeese State (10-3) and RV Oklahoma State (9-2, 9-1, 7-0), while the Gophers (35-3) swept North Dakota (8-0, 12-0) in a mid-week doubleheader and Indiana (11-6, 10-2, 8-0) in Big Ten play.

Auburn fell to No. 7 after winning its SEC series against then-No. 21 Ole Miss. The Tigers (33-6) sandwiched two 3-1 wins around a 10-4 game-two loss. Following UCLA is No. 9 Alabama and No. 10 Oklahoma.

The Tide (35-7) went 3-1 which included a 2-1 SEC series win against then-No. 8 LSU, claiming games one (3-0) and three (4-2). The Sooners (35-7) won all four of their contests, defeating then-No. 25 Arkansas and taking care of business in Big 12 play against Texas, sweeping the series from the Longhorns (3-2, 3-1, 6-0). OU is the third program in the poll with a current 20-plus game winning streak, pushing its to 21 after the weekend sweep.

Missouri, which dropped two of three to Arkansas, fell out of the poll. 

The 2017 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 9. 

2017 USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Coaches Poll
Week 9 – April 11, 2017

 

Rank Team Totals 2017 Record Last Poll  
1 Florida State (21) 785 38-1-1 1
2 Arizona (7) 755 40-1 4
3 Florida (3) 749 36-2 3
4 Oregon (1) 704 36-2 2
5 Texas A&M 662 35-3 6
6 Minnesota 618 35-3 7
7 Auburn 612 33-6 5
8 UCLA 582 28-10 9
9 Alabama 508 35-7 12
10 Oklahoma 496 35-7 11
11 LSU 485 32-9 8
12 Washington 456 29-9 10
13 Baylor 439 35-6 13
14 Utah 371 26-7 15
15 James Madison 348 34-6 14
16 Tennessee 336 35-5 17
17 Louisiana 302 29-5 16
18 Michigan 254 28-8-1 18
19 Georgia 201 27-12 19
20 BYU 165 27-10 22
21 Kentucky 145 24-11 20
22 Ole Miss 134 26-13 21
23 Arizona State 72 23-12 23
24 Arkansas 59 24-14 25
25 Ohio State 47 23-9 25
                   

 

Dropped Out: No. 24 Missouri

New to Poll: None.

Receiving Votes: Marshall (32), Illinois (16), Missouri (16), California (14), Wisconsin (14), North Carolina (9), South Carolina (9), Tulsa (3), Oklahoma State (1), Cal Poly (1).

The USA Today/NFCA Division I Coaches Poll is voted on by 32 NCAA Division I head coaches, one representing each conference.  Records reflect games played through April 9.

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