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Florida returns to No. 1 in USA Today/NFCA Division I Coaches Poll

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Coming off a 4-1 week, which included a victory over then-No. 1 Florida State, Florida returned to the top ranking in this week’s USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Coaches Poll. The Gators (40-3) are back in the No. 1 position since last holding it in the first poll of the regular season on Feb. 14. , while the Seminoles have their eight-week run at No. 1 snapped.

 

UF collected 26 first-place votes and 791 points after posting shutout victories over then-No. 19 Georgia, the Seminoles and then No. 21 Kentucky. After completing the SEC sweep of the Bulldogs on April 10, the Gators walked off with a 1-0 win over FSU snapping the Seminoles’ 24-game winning and 29-game undefeated streaks. They capped off the week taking two-of-three from the Wildcats.

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 16.

2017 USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Coaches Poll
Week 10 – April 18, 2017

Rank Team Totals 2017 Record Last Poll  
  1 Florida (26) 791 40-3 3
  2 Florida State (2) 747 39-3-1 1
  3 Arizona (1) 730 41-3 2
  4 Texas A&M 689 37-4 5
  5 Minnesota (2) 664 38-3 6
  6 Oregon 646 37-4 4
  7 Auburn 591 36-7 7
  8 Oklahoma 544 38-7 10
  9 Washington 532 31-10 12
  10 Utah (1) 521 28-8 14
  11 Tennessee 495 39-5 16
  12 Alabama 435 36-9 9
  13 UCLA 429 29-12 8
  14 James Madison 364 37-6 15
  15 Baylor 362 35-7 13
  16 LSU 315 32-12 11
  17 Louisiana 266 32-6 17
  18 Ole Miss 257 30-13 22
  19 Michigan 215 31-9-1 18
  20 Kentucky 189 26-13 21
  21 BYU 185 31-10 20
  22 Georgia 104 29-15 19
  23 Arizona State 101 26-12 23
  24 Arkansas 67 26-16 24
  25 Illinois 25 24-18 RV

Dropped Out: No. 25 Ohio State

New to Poll: No. 25 Illinois

Receiving Votes: Ohio State (21), California (19), Missouri (17), Texas State (14), South Carolina (12), Oregon State (12), North Carolina (11), Marshall (7), Wisconsin (6), Mississippi State (5), Tulsa (5), Florida International (3), Oklahoma State (2), Saint Francis (Pa.) (2).

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 16.