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Alabama Stays In To Spot In Latest USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Poll

March 6, 2012

 

STARKVILLE, Miss. – An undefeated week allowed Alabama to remain the top team in the nation for the second straight week, according the latest USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 poll that was released by the Association on Tuesday.

The undefeated Crimson Tide (17-0) received 24 of 30 first place votes in the latest poll, while No. 2 Cal (16-0) received the remaining six top choices.  The rest of the top five also remained unchanged as Florida (19-1), Washington (19-1) and Arizona State (20-2) finished in third, fourth and fifth, respectively.

After dipping below .500 this week, both Oklahoma State (8-9) and Nebraska (10-11) fell out of the weekly rankings for the first time this season.  Moving into the poll in their stead were two teams making their 2012 debuts.  North Carolina (14-5) entered the rankings this week at No. 24, while DePaul (11-4) also joined the fray at No. 25.

The USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Poll is voted on by 30 NCAA Division I head coaches, one representing each conference. 

 

Rank

Team

Record

Totals

Last Poll

1

Alabama (24)

17-0

742

1

2

California (6)

16-0

726

2

3

Florida

19-1

681

3

4

Washington

19-1

661

4

5

Arizona St.

20-2

626

5

6

Texas

17-1

606

6

7

Georgia

18-2

564

7

8

Oklahoma

14-3

536

8

9

Tennessee

14-3

503

9

10

Stanford

18-3

470

11

11

La.-Lafayette

17-0

439

12

12

Missouri

10-3

417

13

13

Arizona

16-4

365

15

14

Michigan

15-5

320

16

15

Baylor

14-5

312

10

16

Louisville

15-0

309

17

17

UCLA

14-6

288

14

18

Oregon

13-3

260

18

19

Hawai‘i

17-0

223

22

20

Auburn

16-3

168

19

21

Texas A&M

14-7

159

21

22

Florida St.

17-3

127

20

23

New Mexico

17-3

87

24

24

North Carolina

14-5

38

RV

25

DePaul

11-4

27

RV

 

Dropped Out: No. 23 Oklahoma St., No. 24 Nebraska

 

Others Receiving Votes: Syracuse 17, Oregon St. 6, USF 14, Arkansas 12, Georgia Tech 12, Oklahoma St. 10, Utah 9, S.C. Upstate 3, LSU 1, Nebraska 1, Pacific 1

 

 

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