2-21-2012 Florida Remains #1 in NFCA poll

Week 3 NFCA Poll

February 21 2012

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Undefeated Florida Maintains Top Spot in Latest USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Poll

February 21, 2012

 

STARKVILLE, Miss. – For the second consecutive week, the Florida Gators are the No. 1 team in the nation, according to the latest USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Poll that was released by the Association on Tuesday.

Florida (9-0) received 21 of 30 first-place votes on the week and finished the poll 16 points ahead of second-place Alabama.  The Crimson Tide (7-0) received four first-place votes and edged No. 3 California (8-0), who received five first-place votes, by 13 points.  Arizona State (10-2) moved up one spot from last week to fourth, while undefeated Washington (10-0) jumped up two spots to round out the top five in fifth.

Two more undefeated teams joined the poll this week, with Auburn (8-0) debuting at No. 24 and Hawai‘i (12-0) entering the fray at No. 25.  Falling out of the rankings this week were a pair of SEC teams in Kentucky (4-5) and LSU (4-4), who were ranked 22nd and 25th in last week’s poll, respectively.

The USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Poll is voted on by 30 NCAA Division I head coaches, one representing each conference. 2012 records are shown, first-place votes are in parentheses.

 

 

Rank

Team

Record

Totals

Last Poll

1

Florida (21)

9-0

733

1

2

Alabama (4)

7-0

717

2

3

California (5)

8-0

704

3

4

Arizona St.

10-2

626

5

5

Washington

10-0

614

7

6

Oklahoma

6-1

578

4

7

UCLA

10-0

546

12

8

Texas

8-0

500

13

9

Baylor

6-1

489

9

10

Tennessee

6-2

478

10

11

Missouri

3-1

470

6

12

Michigan

8-1

424

11

13

Georgia

8-1

386

14

14

Stanford

8-3

379

8

15

Arizona

8-3

307

16

16

Texas A&M

8-2

305

18

17

La.-Lafayette

7-0

241

20

18

Louisville

9-0

201

21

19

Oregon

3-1

171

19

20

Georgia Tech

7-3

162

23

21

Oklahoma St.

4-4

150

15

22

Nebraska

8-3

142

24

23

Houston

7-2

129

17

24

Auburn

7-0

76

RV

24

Hawai‘i

12-0

70

RV

 

Dropped Out: No. 22 Kentucky, No. 25 LSU

 

Others Receiving Votes: North Carolina 60, Florida St. 42, Kentucky 15, LSU 10, New Mexico 6, USF 6, Maryland 2, Massachusetts 2, Purdue 2, San Diego St. 2, Syracuse 2, Mississippi St. 1

 

 

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