New look top 10 in USA Today/NFCA DI Top 25 Coaches Poll

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New look top 10 in USA Today/NFCA DI Top 25 Coaches Poll

                                                     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – LOUISVILLE, Ky. – LSU and Alabama joined the top 10 in the latest week’s USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Coaches Poll of the 2024 season. Oklahoma, which ran its NCAA-record win streak to 62 games, remained atop the poll for 45 of the last 47 polls.

The new additions to the top 10 went undefeated last week with No. 6 LSU going 3-0 at the weather-shortened Shriners Children’s Clearwater Invitational presented by EvoShield and No. 10 Alabama earning  five wins. As part of the tournament’s loaded field, the Tigers (8-0), who elevated from No. 12, collected wins over then-No. 6 Oklahoma State, 7-6, then-No. 22 Northwestern, 13-12 and Georgia Tech, 12-8.

The Crimson Tide (10-0) opened their 2024 home season sweeping the competition at the Bama Bash with close wins over Virginia (3-1, 3-2) and Southern Indiana (2-0), along with triumphs over St. Thomas (7-3, 8-0).

The Sooners (9-0) won all five games at McNeese State’s Cowgirl Challenge, allowing just one run in victories over Central Arkansas (9-0, 8-0), the host Cowgirls (8-1, 3-0) and Lamar (8-0).

Four new programs enter the rankings this week – No. 18 Texas A&M (9-0), No. 21 California (10-1), No. 22 Arizona (10-1) and Mississippi State (8-1).

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. Results are through Feb. 18. 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 – 2/20/24

Rank School 

(First Place Votes)

Points Record Previous Ranking
1 Oklahoma (32) 800 9-0 1
2 Texas 750 7-0 3
3 Georgia 738 9-0 4
4 Washington 679 6-1 5
5 Tennessee 623 4-2 2
6 LSU 585 8-0 12
7 Oklahoma State 562 6-2 6
8 Duke 557 8-1 10
9 Clemson 496 6-2 8
10 Alabama 494 10-0 11
11 Missouri 474 10-0 14
12 Florida State 459 5-3 7
13 Stanford 447 5-4 9
14 Florida 359 8-1 16
15 Arkansas 353 8-2 15
16 Kentucky 321 6-2 18
17 South Carolina 242 8-1 20
18 Texas A&M 234 9-0 RV
19 UCLA 168 3-4 19
20 Utah 143 5-4 13
21 California 123 10-1 RV
22 Arizona 120 10-1 RV
23 Oregon 119 6-5 17
24 Northwestern 115 5-2 22
25 Mississippi State 113 8-1 NR

 

New to Poll: No. 18 Texas A&M, No. 21 California, No. 22 Arizona, No. 25 Mississippi State

 

Dropped Out: No. 21 Virginia Tech, No. 23 Louisiana, No. 24 Baylor, No. 25 Auburn

 

Receiving Votes: Auburn (102), Virginia Tech (88), Baylor (61), Louisiana (31), Boston University (22), San Diego State (9), Miami University (6), Penn State (3), Boise State (2), Grand Canyon (1), Indiana (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 Feb. 18. Poll is released on Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. ET during the regular season.

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