3-1-2011 Georgia Remains Tops in NFCA Poll

GEORGIA REMAINS NFCA CHOICE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Georgia Fends Off Florida; Holds On To Top Spot In Latest USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Poll
March 1, 2011

STARKVILLE, Miss. – After a 4-1 showing the Cathedral City Classic last week, including an 8-0 win over previous No. 3 Arizona, Georgia (14-1) is the No. 1 team in the nation for the second week in a row, according to the latest USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 poll that was released by the Association on Tuesday.

The Bulldogs staved off a tough challenge from undefeated Florida for the top spot, with Georgia garnering 18 of the 30 first-place votes, while the Gators notched 10.  No. 2 Florida went 5-0 in the Cathedral City tournament, with their biggest win coming against last week’s No. 2 UCLA.

Rounding out this week’s top five were undefeated Alabama (16-0) in third, Arizona (14-2) in fourth and another unbeaten, Washington (13-0), in fifth.

No. 22 Georgia Tech and No. 25 BYU each left the rankings this week, making way for Fresno St. (6-1) at 23rd and Auburn (15-0) in 24th.

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. 27, 2011 are shown, first-place votes are in parentheses.

Rank Team Record Totals Last Poll
1 Georgia (18) 14-1 730 1
2 Florida (10) 14-0 721 4
3 Alabama (1) 16-0 682 5
4 Arizona (1) 14-2 655 3
5 Washington 13-0 610 7
6 UCLA 13-3 591 2
7 Tennessee 14-2 578 8
8 Michigan 15-0 560 9
9 Arizona St. 12-1 498 12
10 Oklahoma 12-5 434 6
11 California 9-1 426 14
12 Texas 14-2 419 11
13 Oregon 13-2 378 13
14 Hawaii 12-4 356 10
15 Nebraska 14-2 301 18
16 Stanford 12-3 292 17
17 La.-Lafayette 14-1 287 15
18 Missouri 5-3 269 16
19 Oklahoma St. 12-3 248 19
20 Texas Tech 16-0 183 21
21 LSU 12-5 158 20
22 Texas A&M 12-5 95 24
23 Fresno St. 6-1 59 RV
24 Auburn 15-0 49 RV
25 Houston 13-3 38 23

 

Dropped Out: No. 22 Georgia Tech, No. 25 BYU

 

Others Receiving Votes: Kentucky 32, Syracuse 25, Baylor 16, Georgia Tech 14, Notre Dame 14, DePaul 13, Virginia 8, Kansas 6, Memphis, 2, Pacific (CA) 2, Southern Illinois 1

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