Washington Unanimous Choice in Latest USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Poll

STARKVILLE, Miss. – For the third time in four weeks, the Washington Huskies received all 30 first-place votes in the latest USA Today/NFCA Top 25 Poll.  The Huskies have now held the No. 1 spot for four consecutive editions of the poll.

Arizona, Florida and UCLA held on to their spots from last week in second, third and fifth, respectively.  Missouri joined the Top 5 at fourth this week, bumping previous No. 4 Michigan down three spots to seventh.

Illinois and Oklahoma State both make their 2010 Top 25 debuts in this week’s poll at No. 21 and No. 25, forcing last week’s No. 23 Northwestern and No. 25 North Carolina 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. 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 9.

RANK TEAM Record TOTALS Last Poll
1 Washington (30) 12-1 750 1
2 Arizona 12-1 720 2
3 Florida 12-1 659 3
4 Missouri 8-2 645 6
5 UCLA 14-3 591 5
6 Georgia 13-1 582 8
7 Michigan 9-4 575 4
8 Alabama 12-3 548 9
9 Arizona St. 10-2 536 7
10 Stanford 12-2 476 10
11 Oklahoma 11-2 460 12
12 Georgia Tech 13-2 441 11
13 California 11-4 359 13
14 Louisville 13-2 343 15
15 Texas 14-2 330 14
16 LSU 13-4 282 16
17 Ohio St. 10-5 270 17
18 Florida St. 15-2 203 22
19 La.-Lafayette 10-5 164 18
20 Tennessee 8-4 142 21
21 Illinois 14-1 133 RV
22 Fresno St. 9-4 127 19
23 Texas A&M 12-3 87 24
24 Massachusetts 6-4 75 20
25 Oklahoma St. 10-5 66 RV

Others Receiving Votes:

North Carolina 28, Baylor 40, Kentucky 29, Northwestern 24, Hofstra 12, UTEP 12, DePaul 9, BYU 3, Tenn.-Martin 3, San Diego St. 2, North Carolina St. 2, Lipscomb 1, A&M-Corpus Christi 1, Fordham 1

Dropped Out:

No. 23 Northwestern, No. 25 North Carolina

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