Reigning champs Oklahoma tabbed preseason favorites in 2018 USA Today/NFCA Top 25 Coaches Poll

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Oklahoma, coming off a 2017 national title, is the preseason favorite in the 2018 USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Coaches Poll. The two-time defending champs collected 31 of a possible 32 first-place votes and 799 points.  The first poll of the regular season will be published on Feb. 13

2018 USA Today / NFCA Division I

Top 25 Coaches Poll – Jan. 30 (Preseason)

Rank School (1st Place Votes) Totals 2017 Record Final 2017 Ranking
1 Oklahoma (31) 799 61-9 1
2 Florida (1) 762 58-10 2
3 Oregon 719 54-8 4
4 Washington 674 50-14 3
5 UCLA 645 48-15 5
6 Texas A&M 571 47-13 8
7 Arizona 555 52-9 9
8 LSU 550 48-22 6
9 Florida State 545 55-8-1 10
10 Baylor 530 48-15 7
11 Alabama 484 46-18 12
12 Tennessee 452 48-12 11
13 Auburn 411 49-12 13
14 Ole Miss 361 43-20 16
15 Utah 323 37-16 14
16 Minnesota 311 56-5 15
17 Kentucky 300 39-19 17
18 Michigan 252 43-13-1 20
19 BYU 196 46-13 21
20 Tulsa 165 41-17 22
21 James Madison 159 52-8 18
22 Louisiana 121 47-8 19
23 Arizona State 107 31-22 23
24 Oklahoma State 77 38-25 RV
25 Georgia 71 35-23 T25

 

Receiving Votes: Texas State (35), California (30), South Carolina (29), Mississippi State (17), Marshall (17), Missouri (15), North Dakota State (14), Florida International (14), Illinois (13), San Diego State (12), Notre Dame (12), Ohio State (9), St. Francis (Pa.) (7), North Carolina (4), Arkansas (2), Wisconsin (2), McNeese State (2), USC Upstate (1), Texas (1), Cal State Fullerton (1), Louisiana Tech (1), Fresno State (1).

 

The 2018 USA Today / NFCA Division I Top 25 Coaches Poll is voted on by 32 NCAA Division I head coaches, one representing each NCAA Division I conference.