NFCA FEBRUARY 15 POLL
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
After First Week of Play, UCLA Stays On Top of USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Poll
February 15, 2011
STARKVILLE, Miss. – A 5-0 start during the opening weekend of the 2011 season helped the UCLA Bruins stay on top of the first USA Today/NFCA Top 25 poll of the regular season, the Association announced on Tuesday.
UCLA picked up 29 of the 30 first-place votes in the poll, while No. 4 Arizona (5-1) received the other vote for the top spot. Moving up one spot from third to second in this week’s poll was Georgia (5-0), while fellow SEC members Tennessee (4-0) and Florida (5-0) rounded out the first five positions in third and fifth, respectively.
In slots six through 10, the teams remained the same with only their positions changing. Oklahoma (5-1) made the biggest jump of the week, moving up three spots from ninth to sixth. In the rest of the Top 10, Alabama (5-0), Missouri (0-0) and Hawaii (5-0) dropped one spot each to finish in seventh through ninth, respectively, while Washington (5-0) held tight at No. 10.
New to first regular season edition of the poll were Nebraska (5-1) at No. 21 and Texas Tech (5-0) at No. 23. Making their respective exits from the rankings this week were No. 22 Ohio St. (2-3) and No. 24 Illinois (2-3).
The USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Poll is voted on by NCAA Division I head coaches, one representing each conference. Records as of Feb. 13, 2011 are shown, first-place votes are in parentheses.
Dropped Out: No. 22 Ohio St., No. 24 Illinois
Others Receiving Votes: Kentucky 30, DePaul 27, Illinois St. 24, San Diego St. 17, Hofstra 12, Ohio St. 11, Illinois 10, Auburn 8, Fresno St. 5, Northwestern 4, Baylor 3, Long Beach St. 1, Notre Dame 1, Oregon St. 1