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Washington extends hold on No. 1 in 2018 USA Today/NFCA Top 25 Coaches Poll

                                                    

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Following an 8-0 week, Washington extended its hold on No. 1 in this week’s USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Coaches Poll. The Huskies (18-0) received 29 first-place votes and 794 points as the top four spots remained the same.

 

Making its first appearance this season is Long Beach State (12-3) at No. 22, while No. 23 McNeese State (13-3) returns after a one-week absence. Dropping out are then-No. 18 Oklahoma State and then-No. 24 Utah.

 

The 2018 USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Poll is voted on by 32 NCAA Division I head coaches, one representing each conference. Records reflect games played through Feb. 25.

 

2018 USA Today / NFCA Division I
Top 25 Coaches Poll – Feb. 27 (Week 3)

Rank School Points Record Previous
1 Washington 794 (29) 18-0 1
2 Florida 755 (1) 16-1 2
3 UCLA 750 (2) 15-0 3
4 Oklahoma 653 9-2 4
5 Tennessee 617 16-1 11
6 Oregon 606 12-3 5
7 Texas A&M 603 12-2 6
8 Baylor 578 9-0 8
9 Arizona 558 13-1 13
10 LSU 555 14-2 7
11 Alabama 488 9-2 10
12 Auburn 415 17-2 12
13 Florida State 397 12-4 9
14 Georgia 387 13-1 14
15 California 324 15-1 19
16 Arizona State 309 13-2 17
17 Ole Miss 284 9-2 16
18 Louisiana 264 11-3 15
19 Ohio State 232 11-1 21
20 South Carolina 168 15-1 t24
21 Minnesota 151 10-4 22
22 Long Beach State 105 12-3 RV
23 McNeese State 75 13-3 RV
24 Kentucky 72 9-3 23
25 Michigan 58 8-6 20


New to Poll:
No. 22 Long Beach State, No. 23 McNeese State

 

Dropped Out: No. 18 Oklahoma State, t-No. 24 Utah

 

Receiving Votes: Oklahoma State (46), USC Upstate (42), Mississippi State (39), Texas State (19), Arkansas (16), Nebraska (12), Utah (9), Oregon State (8), Colorado State (4), Louisville (4), James Madison (3).

 

The 2018 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 play through Feb. 25, 2018

Rank/School; Points; Record; Previous

1 Washington 794 (29) 18-0 1

2 Florida 755 (1) 16-1 2

3 UCLA 750 (2) 15-0 3

4 Oklahoma 653 9-2 4

5 Tennessee 617 16-1 11

6 Oregon 606 12-3 5

7 Texas A&M 603 12-2 6

8 Baylor 578 9-0 8

9 Arizona 558 13-1 13

10 LSU 555 14-2 7

11 Alabama 488 9-2 10

12 Auburn 415 17-2 12

13 Florida State 397 12-4 9

14 Georgia 387 13-1 14

15 California 324 15-1 19

16 Arizona State 309 13-2 17

17 Ole Miss 284 9-2 16

18 Louisiana 264 11-3 15

19 Ohio State 232 11-1 21

20 South Carolina 168 15-1 t24

21 Minnesota 151 10-4 22

22 Long Beach State 105 12-3 RV

23 McNeese State 75 13-3 RV

24 Kentucky 72 9-3 23

25 Michigan 58 8-6 20