Oklahoma regains No. 1 spot in USA Today/NFCA DI Top 25 Coaches Poll

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Oklahoma regains No. 1 spot in USA Today/NFCA DI Top 25 Coaches Poll

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – It only lasted one week. Oklahoma, following a 14-0 thumping of then-No. 1 UCLA, regained the No. 1 ranking in this week’s 2023 USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Coaches Poll.

The Sooners (13-1), who received 31 of the 32 first-place votes, enjoyed a dominant 5-0 week at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic. OU run-ruled four of its five opponents and outscored the opposition 50-4, while its pitching staff posted three shutouts against UCLA, RV Cal State Fullerton and RV Texas A&M.

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Top 25 Coaches Poll – 2/28/23
Rank School (First Place Votes) Points 2023 Record Last Week’s Ranking
1 Oklahoma (31) 799 13-1 2
2 UCLA (1) 764 17-1 1
3 Oklahoma State 734 13-1 4
4 Clemson 680 15-1 5
5 Florida State 656 15-3 6
6 Arkansas 612 13-3 7
7 Tennessee 578 11-1 12
8 Florida 501 11-3 3
9 Texas 500 11-2-1 9
10 Virginia Tech 484 11-4 10
11 Washington 478 13-3 8
12 Duke 422 13-3 14
13 Alabama 414 11-3 11
14 Stanford 406 14-2 16
15 LSU 369 15-1 15
16 Arizona 350 10-5 13
17 Kentucky 258 10-3-1 18
18 Georgia 247 12-4 17
19 Auburn 232 15-1 20
20 Oregon 220 12-3 22
21 Baylor 203 13-1 25
22 Northwestern 132 6-6 19
23 Arizona State 94 11-2 RV
24 Missouri 68 12-4 24
25 Wichita State 35 12-3 RV

New To Poll: No. 23 Arizona State, No. 25 Wichita State
Dropped Out: No. 21 Maryland, No. 23 UCF
Receiving Votes: Maryland (34), Louisiana (33), Cal State Fullerton (24), Texas A&M (20), Mississippi State (13), UCF (11), Charlotte (3), Evansville (2), San Diego State (2), Central Arkansas (1), Utah (1).

The 2023 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. 26.

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