6-15-10 Final NFCA D1 Poll

FINAL NFCA D1 POLL

June 15 2010

National Champions UCLA No. 1 In Final USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Poll
June 15, 2010

STARKVILLE, Miss. – The 2010 National Champions UCLA were the unanimous choice to top the final USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Poll of the season, the Association announced on Tuesday.

After being ranked in the Top 10 all season long, the Bruins vaulted from fifth to first in the final poll by making it through all three portions of the National Tournament, including the Women’s College World Series, without losing a game.

National runners-up Arizona (52-14) were the unanimous second place team in the poll, while national semi-finalist Georgia (50-13) came in at third. 

The other national semi-finalist, Tennessee, moved from 16th to fourth in the last poll, while previous No. 1 Washington rounded out the top spots in fifth.

Three new teams joined the poll for its final edition after posting strong showings in the tournament.  Super Regionalist BYU led the way at No. 15, while Louisiana-Lafayette, also a Super Regional qualifier, followed closely behind in 16th.  North Carolina was the final of the three new additions at 24th, after making it to the Seattle Regional championship.

Missing the cut for the final poll of the season were Massachusetts, Notre Dame and Florida State who were ranked 21st, 24th and 25th, respectively, in the last poll of the regular season.

The USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Poll is voted on by NCAA Division I head coaches, one representing each conference. Final 2010 records are shown, first-place votes are in parentheses.

Rank Team Record Totals Last Poll
1 UCLA (30) 50-11 750 5
2 Arizona 52-14 720 3
3 Georgia 50-13 668 9
4 Tennessee 49-15 654 16
5 Washington 50-9 625 1
6 Florida 49-10 607 6
7 Hawaii 50-15 583 23
8 Missouri 51-13 547 8
9 Alabama 52-11 495 4
10 Michigan 49-8 475 2
11 Oklahoma 47-12 439 11
12 Arizona State 44-17 404 10
13 California 44-19 390 12
14 Oregon 36-21 348 22
15 BYU 46-13 303 RV
16 Louisiana-Lafayette 45-18 282 RV
17 Georgia Tech 51-11 255 7
18 Texas 43-15 211 13
19 LSU 45-16 171 17
20 Texas A&M 44-16 134 20
21 Stanford 37-19 133 15
22 Ohio State 39-14 113 19
23 Oklahoma State 44-16 96 14
24 North Carolina 42-20 79 NR
25 Illinois 45-18 58 18

 

Dropped Out: No. 21 Massachusetts, No. 24 Notre Dame, No. 25 Florida State

Others Receiving Votes: Notre Dame 37, Hofstra 31, Fresno State 24, Massachusetts 22, Fordham 18, Long Island 15, Louisville, 14, Lipscomb 13, DePaul 9, East Carolina 8, Florida State 6, Kentucky 5, San Diego State 3, Texas Tech 2, Illinois State 1, Florida International 1, Radford 1

 

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