USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Poll: 3/9/10

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Washington Retains Top Spot in USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Poll
March 9, 2010 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

STARKVILLE, Miss. – For the second straight week, the Washington Huskies received all 30 first-place votes in the USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 poll.  Washington has been the top team in all five polls thus far this season and has been the unanimous No. 1 in four of the five.

In the rest of the top five, Arizona stayed put at No. 2 while Missouri and Florida traded places to finish in third and fourth, respectively.   Michigan moved up two places to round out the first five spots, forcing UCLA from fifth to seventh.

Fresno State was the only team to drop out of the rankings this week and was replaced by North Carolina at No. 23.

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

The next USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 poll will be released Tuesday, March 16.

RANK TEAM Record TOTALS Last Poll
1 Washington (30) 17-1 750 1
2 Arizona 16-1 720 2
3 Missouri 12-2 664 4
4 Florida 16-2 638 3
5 Michigan 14-4 612 7
6 Georgia 18-1 600 6
7 UCLA 16-4 573 5
8 Arizona St. 15-2 519 9
9 Stanford 15-3 502 10
10 Alabama 14-5 487 8
11 Georgia Tech 18-2 463 12
12 Oklahoma 15-4 447 11
13 California 16-4 379 13
14 LSU 18-4 326 16
15 Texas 17-3 316 15
16 Florida St. 20-2 289 18
17 Ohio St. 13-6 235 17
18 Louisville 14-5 205 14
19 Tennessee 13-4 198 20
20 Oklahoma St. 15-5 158 25
21 Illinois 14-1 151 21
22 La.-Lafayette 14-6 129 19
23 North Carolina 15-2 110 RV
24 Texas A&M 16-5 72 23
25 Massachusetts 11-4 63 25

Others Receiving Votes: Fresno St. 47, Baylor 26, BYU 25, San Diego St. 11, Lipscomb 10, Notre Dame 8, DePaul 6, Iowa 3, Tenn.-Martin 2, Fordham 2 Kentucky 2, Hofstra 2

Dropped Out: No. 22 Fresno St.

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