Longhornsgrab hold of No. 1 in USA Today/NFCA DI Top 25 Coaches Poll

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Longhornsgrab hold of No. 1 in USA Today/NFCA DI Top 25 Coaches Poll

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Behind a perfect week and coupled with another defeat by then-No. 1 Oklahoma, Texas took over the top spot in this week’s USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Coaches Poll. The Longhorns (35-6) are the NFCA’s No. 1 team for the first time since 2006 and snapped the Sooners’ streak of 21 consecutive weeks atop the rankings.

Carrying the momentum from its Big 12 series win over the Sooners two weekends ago, Texas won four more games last week. The Longhorns topped then-No. 25 Texas State at home before sweeping then-RV Baylor to move within a game of OU in the league standings. It is just the third time overall the Longhorns are No. 1, holding that spot in back-to-back polls (March 29 and April 5, 2006).

Rejoining the rankings are No. 24 Kentucky (25-15) and No. 25 Louisiana (29-14), seeing then-No. 23 South Carolina (29-15) and Texas State (33-12) exit the top 25.

The 2024 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. Results are through April 14. The poll is revealed each Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. ET during the regular season.

2024 USA Today / NFCA Division I
Top 25 Coaches Poll – 4/16/24
Rank School
(First Place Votes) Points Record Previous Ranking
1 Texas (24) 791 35-6 2
2 Oklahoma (8) 766 38-4 1
3 Duke 734 37-4 3
4 Tennessee 700 32-7 4
5 Stanford 655 34-7 8
6 Oklahoma State 597 35-8 5
7 LSU 564 33-7 6
8 Washington 549 28-7 10
9 Georgia 540 33-10 7
10 Florida 495 35-9 9
11 Texas A&M 480 32-9 11
12 UCLA 442 24-9 t12
13 Missouri 432 33-11 14
14 Alabama 407 30-9 t12
15 Virginia Tech 382 31-9-1 15
16 Arkansas 302 30-11 17
17 Mississippi State 300 29-12 16
18 Florida State 295 31-10 18
19 Arizona 200 28-13-1 21
20 California 152 29-12 20
21 Clemson 134 28-14 19
22 Oregon 117 24-15 22
23 Boston University 93 34-4 24
24 Kentucky 61 26-15 RV
25 Louisiana 57 29-14 RV

New to Poll: No. 24 Kentucky, No. 25 Louisiana
Dropped Out: No. 23 South Carolina, No. 25 Texas State
Receiving Votes: South Carolina (55), Northwestern (35), Miami (31), Texas State (16), Auburn (15), Kansas (1), FAU (1), Grand Canyon (1).

The 2024 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 games played through April 14. Poll is released on Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. ET during the regular season.

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