4-20-10 NFCA Weekly D1 Poll

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Washington Holds Off Michigan For Top Spot in Latest USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Poll
April 20, 2010

STARKVILLE, Miss. – The Michigan Wolverines (33-5) gave Washington its biggest challenge of the season for top billing in the latest USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 poll, but fell short and finished 17 points behind the Huskies (35-4) in second.

Washington appeared as the first-place team on 23 ballots this week, while Michigan was the top choice for seven voters.  The Wolverines’ seven-first place votes are the most by any team other than Washington in a single poll so far this season.

The rest of the top five was virtually the same this week, with No. 3 Arizona (35-7) bumping Florida (34-5) down to fourth marking the only change.  Alabama  (35-9) came in at fifth for the second consecutive week to round out the top five spots in this week’s poll.

After sitting out last week’s poll, Hawaii (36-11) returned to the rankings this week by knocking out Louisville (27-15) for the 25th and final spot.  The Rainbow Wahine were the only addition to the rankings this week, while the Cardinals were the only team to fall out of the poll.

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 April 18 are shown, first-place votes are in parentheses.

The next USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 poll will be released Tuesday, April 27.

RANK TEAM Record TOTALS Last Poll
1 Washington (23) 35-4 742 1
2 Michigan (7) 33-5 725 2
3 Arizona 35-7 677 4
4 Florida 34-5 671 3
5 Alabama 35-9 620 5
6 UCLA 30-9 590 7
7 Oklahoma State 39-7 534 T9
8 Georgia Tech 41-6 527 T9
9 Arizona State 35-9 474 6
9 Stanford 30-9 465 8
11 Missouri 32-8 459 11
12 Georgia 36-8 407 13
13 California 33-11 389 T16
14 Oklahoma 32-10 379 12
15 Texas 35-9 355 14
16 LSU 36-9 316 15
16 Tennessee 37-8 255 T16
18 Illinois 31-5 245 18
19 Ohio State 26-11 180 20
20 Oregon 30-6 157 23
21 Umass 27-7 151 21
22 Texas A&M 35-11 138 11
23 Notre Dame 34-7 89 24
24 Florida State 37-12 82 19
25 Hawaii 36-11 57 RV

Dropped Out: No. 25 Louisville

Others Receiving Votes: BYU 14, Louisville 13, Hofstra 11, Fordham 10, DePaul 6. Lipscomb 5, San Diego St. 4, Tenn.-Martin 1, Baylor 1, Kentucky 1

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