UCF, Mississippi State, Fresno State enter, Tennessee streak snapped
LOUISVILLE, Ky. –Despite suffering its first loss of the season, UCLA remained No. 1 in the 2020USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Coaches Poll. The Bruins (19-1), who dropped an extra-inning affair to Texas, captured 26 first-place votes and 793 points.
New to the top-25 this week are No. 22 UCF, No. 24 Mississippi State and No. 25 Fresno State. The Knights (16-2), who are on an 11-game winning streak, and the 25th-ranked Bulldogs (16-4) return to the poll for the first time since 2016 and 2017, respectively.
On the flip side, Tennessee dropped out of the top-25 for the first time since 2004. The Lady Vols (9-7) entered the NFCA’s Feb. 10 poll at No. 19 and were ranked consecutively in 255 polls.
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2020 USA Today / NFCA Division I
Top 25 Coaches Poll – March 3 (Week 4)
New to Poll: No. 22 UCF, No. 24 Mississippi State, No. 25 Fresno State
Dropped Out:No. 20 Tennessee (9-7), No. 24 James Madison (9-4), No. 25 Texas Tech (11-9).
Receiving Votes: North Texas (47), Utah (43), Tennessee (41), James Madison (27), Stanford (27), San Jose State (21), Texas Tech (19), Oregon State (12), Clemson (10), Houston (9), Notre Dame (5), Duke (3), Loyola Marymount (3), Villanova (2), Wisconsin (2), Tulsa (1).
The 2020 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 March 1.