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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – UCLA is the unanimous No. 1 team in the 2021 USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Preseason Coaches Poll. Receiving all 32 first-place votes, the Bruins enter the 2021 campaign where they left off a year ago as the top-ranked team in the final five polls before the COVID-19 pandemic halted the season.

2021 USA Today / NFCA Division I
Top 25 Coaches Poll – January 26 (Preseason)
Rank School Points Final 2020 Record Final 2020 Ranking
1 UCLA (32) 800 25-1 1
2 Washington 748 23-2 2
3 Arizona 717 22-3 4
4 Oklahoma 708 20-4 6
5 LSU 644 21-3 5
6 Texas 611 24-3 3
7 Florida 605 23-4 7
8 Alabama 588 14-8 10
9 Louisiana 565 18-6 8
10 Oregon 481 22-2 9
11 Oklahoma State 476 19-5 12
12 Florida State 403 17-7 12
13 Kentucky 359 20-4 11
14 Georgia 352 23-5 14
15 Virginia Tech 317 21-4 16
16 Arizona State 295 22-7 17
17 Michigan 264 15-8 18
18 Arkansas 244 19-6 19
19 South Carolina 227 17-6 15
20 Mississippi State 180 25-3 20
21 UCF 159 21-5-1 21
22 Baylor 147 19-5 23
23 Missouri 117 19-7 25
24 Minnesota 114 15-9-1 22
25 Duke 64 23-4 RV

Receiving Votes: Fresno State (62), Tennessee (54), Stanford (33), Utah (13), Cal State Fullerton (12), Clemson (9), North Texas (8), Texas Tech (8), Northwestern (7), James Madison (6), Liberty (1), Notre Dame (1), San Diego State (1),

The 2021 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.
*Programs not competing in 2021 will not be eligible for ranking consideration.
Rank School Points (1st Place Votes) Final 2020 Record Final 2020 Ranking
1 UCLA 800 (32) 25-1 1
2 Washington 748 23-2 2
3 Arizona 717 22-3 4
4 Oklahoma 708 20-4 6
5 LSU 644 20-3 5
6 Texas 611 24-3 3
7 Florida 605 23-4 7
8 Alabama 588 14-8 10
9 Louisiana 565 18-6 8
10 Oregon 481 22-2 9
11 Oklahoma State 476 19-5 12
12 Florida State 403 17-7 12
13 Kentucky 359 20-4 11
14 Georgia 352 23-5 14
15 Virginia Tech 317 21-4 16
16 Arizona State 295 22-7 17
17 Michigan 264 15-8 18
18 Arkansas 244 25-3 19
19 South Carolina 227 17-6 15
20 Mississippi State 180 23-3 20
21 UCF 159 21-5-1 21
22 Baylor 147 18-5 23
23 Missouri 117 19-7 25
24 Minnesota 114 15-9-1 22
25 Duke 64 23-4 RV

Receiving Votes: Fresno State (62), Tennessee (54), Stanford (33), Utah (13), Cal State Fullerton (12), Clemson (9), North Texas (8), Texas Tech (8), Northwestern (7), James Madison (6), Liberty (1), Notre Dame (1), San Diego State (1),