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Wild Week Sees Georgia Ascend To No. 1 In USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Poll
February 21, 2011

STARKVILLE, Miss. – A loss by previous No. 1 UCLA and a perfect 10-0 start to the 2011 campaign proved to be the magic formula that Georgia needed to rise to the top spot in the latest USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 poll that was released by the Association on Tuesday.

The Bulldogs, who are coming off of their second straight 5-0 week, received 16 of the 30 first place votes and were followed by UCLA (9-1) with 11 first place votes.  Dropping one spot to No. 3 was Arizona (10-1), while undefeated Florida (9-0) and Alabama (10-0) rounded out the top five.

Staying put at sixth were the Sooners of Oklahoma (11-1), while Washington (8-0) moved up three spots to seventh. Falling five spots to No. 8 was Tennessee (9-1) who lost twice on the week , while Michigan (10-0) and Hawaii finished in ninth and 10th, respectively.

Moving into the poll for the first time in over two years this week was No. 23 Houston (9-1), who scored two wins over No. 18 LSU and a win over No. 20 Oklahoma St. The lone team to fall out of the latest edition of the rankings was No. 22 North Carolina, who was swept in a three-game set by Florida.

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. 20, 2011 are shown, first-place votes are in parentheses.

Rank Team Record Totals Last Poll
1 Georgia (16) 10-0 721 2
2 UCLA (10) 9-1 702 1
3 Arizona (2) 10-1 676 4
4 Florida (1) 9-0 658 5
5 Alabama (1) 10-0 624 7
6 Oklahoma 11-1 616 6
7 Washington 8-0 545 10
8 Tennessee 8-2 521 3
9 Michigan 10-0 507 11
10 Hawaii 9-1 488 9
11 Texas 10-0 431 13
12 Arizona State 9-1 418 12
13 Oregon 10-1 409 14
14 California 5-1 351 15
15 Louisiana-Lafayette 10-0 320 16
16 Missouri 1-2 308 8
17 Stanford 8-2 293 19
18 Nebraska 10-1 210 21
19 Oklahoma State 8-2 202 20
20 LSU 9-3 144 18
21 Texas Tech 11-0 134 24
22 Georgia Tech 7-3 129 17
23 Houston 8-1 96 NR
24 Texas A&M 6-3 60 25
25 BYU 6-4 46 23

 

Dropped Out: No. 22 North Carolina

 

Others Receiving Votes: Kentucky 27, DePaul 22, Fresno St. 22, Illinois St. 20,

Auburn 19, Notre Dame 12, Baylor 11, North Carolina 5, Arkansas 1, Florida St. 1, Tulsa 1

 

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