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LOUISVILLE, Ky. –  Oregon supplanted UCLA as the No. 1 team heading into postseason play in this week’s 2018 USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Coaches Poll. The NCAA’s No. 1 overall seed received 21 first-place votes and 788 points. The Ducks (47-7) are the third straight Pac-12 program to sit at No. 1, a spot held by the league since the third poll (Feb. 27) of the season.

Oregon swept a Pac-12 road series at then-No. 24 California to clinch the league’s regular season title for the fifth time is six seasons. The Ducks will open their road to the Women’s College World Series on May 17 hosting Albany.

The Bruins (50-4) grabbed 10 first-place votes and 765 points. UCLA dropped its series opener to No. 16 Arizona State, but bounced back to take the series and reach 50 wins on the campaign. The Bruins earned the third overall seed and will host Sacramento State in their opener on May 18.

No. 3 Oklahoma, who received the final first-place vote, and No. 4 Florida each reached the 50-win plateau and won the Big 12 and SEC Tournaments, respectively, last weekend. The Sooners (50-3) have swept the Big 12 regular season and tournament three times overall, including the last two seasons. OU is the No. 4 overall seed and will host Boston University, who defeated the Sooners this season.

The Gators (50-8) also swept their regular season and tournament titles and will be the No. 2 overall seed hosting Bethune-Cookman in their opener. It was UF’s fourth tournament title, first since 2013.

No. 5 Washington, No. 6 Arizona State and No. 7 Tennessee stayed in their respective positions. Florida State moved to No. 8, while Georgia and Arizona slipped one spot each to No. 9 and No. 10. The Huskies (44-8), Sun Devils (43-11) and Lady Vols (45-12) are the fifth, eighth and tenth national seeds. The Bulldogs (43-11) and Wildcats (40-14) grabbed the No. 7 and 14 seeds.

Hofstra returned to the poll after a two-week absence, while No. 25 Minnesota makes an appearance for the first time since Week 3 (Feb. 27). No. 24 California, t-No. 25 Mississippi State and t-No. 25 Oklahoma State 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 May 13.

 

2018 USA Today / NFCA Division I
Top 25 Coaches Poll – May 15 (Week 14)

Rank

School

Totals

2018

Last Poll

1

Oregon (21)

788

47-7

2

2

UCLA (10)

765

50-4

1

3

Oklahoma (1)

741

50-3

3

4

Florida

713

50-8

4

5

Washington

668

44-8

5

6

Arizona State

617

43-11

6

7

Tennessee

593

45-12

7

8

Florida State

572

47-10

10

9

Georgia

528

43-11

8

10

Arizona

514

40-14

9

11

South Carolina

480

45-14

12

12

LSU

460

41-14

11

13

Alabama

402

33-18

13

14

Texas A&M

353

40-16

14

15

Arkansas

337

39-15

18

16

Auburn

311

40-15

15

17

Michigan

256

43-11

16

18

Baylor

247

36-16

17

19

Kentucky

211

31-19

19

20

Long Beach State

190

42-12

20

21

Louisiana

135

38-14

21

22

Texas State

119

42-14

23

23

James Madison

82

42-12

22

24

Hofstra

68

40-12

RV

25

Minnesota

61

39-15

RV

 

New to Poll: No. 24 Hofstra, No. 25 Minnesota

Dropped Out: No. 24 California, t-No. 25 Mississippi State, t-No. 25 Oklahoma State 

Receiving Votes: Mississippi State (44), Drake (36), Boise State (25), Kennesaw State (21), California (19), Ohio State (11), Oklahoma State (9), Tulsa (9), Liberty (7), USF (6), Houston (2).

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 May 13, 2018

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