Top-ranked Florida nearly unanimous in latest USA Today/NFCA Top 25 Poll
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Florida (21-0) received all but one first place vote as it continued its perfect start and strengthened its hold of the top spot in this week’s USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Poll, announced Tuesday by the Association. The top four spots remained the same, but undefeated LSU joined the party as it moved up two spots to No. 5.
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The Ducks (16-1) remained at No. 2 (655 points) and received the other first-place vote, but saw their hold dwindle down to just two points over No. 3 Michigan. Alabama stayed at No. 4, while the other 21-0 team, LSU, made its way into the top five for the first time this season. Oregon went 2-1 on the weekend picking up an 8-6 victory against St. John’s and a 7-3 triumph over host San Diego State at the rain-shortened San Diego Classic I.
Michigan (653 points) continued to knock of nationally-ranked programs on the road as it extended its winning streak to 18 games. The Wolverines’ (18-1) 5-0 weekend saw them knock off then-No. 21 Arizona State twice, 7-5 and 6-2 while also cruising past Toledo twice (20-5 / 15-0) and Binghamton (9-0). Michigan’s offense launched 20 home runs, including six in one inning in the first game against Toledo, batted .442 and scored 58 runs at the ASU Louisville Slugger Invitational.