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Florida New No. 1 in Precept Coaches Poll

Gators receive 12 first-place votes

 

 

NORMAN, Okla. ? Florida received 12 of 28 first-place votes to move into the top spot in the Precept Division I Coaches Poll and end Clemson?s streak of eight consecutive rankings at No. 1. The Gators accumulated 667 points to the Tigers? 646. Clemson tallied 11 first-place votes.

 

The five remaining first-place votes went to third-ranked UCLA and No. 4 Oklahoma State - who received two each - and fifth-ranked Arizona State. Texas fell from fifth to sixth while TCU made the biggest jump in the poll from No. 14 to seventh. Georgia moved up two spots to eighth. Wake Forest and UNLV dropped from sixth and seventh, respectively, into a tie for ninth.

 

Southern California leapt from No. 17 to No. 11. Augusta State fell from the top 10 to No. 12 and Georgia Tech and Arizona tumbled to Nos. 13 and 14, respectively. New Mexico jumped five spots to No. 15 and is followed by North Carolina, Washington and NC State. Oklahoma moved inside the top 20 to No. 19 while Auburn plummeted five slots to 20.

 

Arkansas fell two rungs to No. 21 and Duke held steady at 22. South Carolina and California debuted at Nos. 23 and 25, respectively. Minnesota dropped three places to 24.

Illinois and Tennessee fell from the rankings.

 

The next Division I Precept Coaches poll will be released Oct. 8.

Precept Coaches Poll Top 25
Division I - Sept. 24, 2003

Rank University (First-Place Votes) Points Prev.
1 Florida (12) 667 T2
2 Clemson (11) 646 1
3 UCLA (2) 616 4
4 Oklahoma State (2) 559 T2
5 Arizona State (1) 545 8
6 Texas 508 5
7 TCU 476 14
8 Georgia 452 10
T9 UNLV 400 7
T9 Wake Forest 400 6
11 Southern California 364 17
12 Augusta State 361 9
13 Georgia Tech 331 12
14 Arizona 323 11
15 New Mexico 299 20
16 North Carolina 276 13
17 Washington 247 18
18 NC State 177 16
19 Oklahoma 157 23
20 Auburn 141 15
21 Arkansas 128 19
22 Duke 115 22
23 South Carolina 94 NR
24 Minnesota 93 21
25 California 90 NR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Others Receiving Votes: Kentucky 87, BYU 73, Tennessee 66, Illinois 56, Kansas State 43, Pepperdine 40, UNC-Wilmington 31, Wichita State 26, Xavier 21, Texas A&M 19, Texas Tech 17, Georgia State 16, Vanderbilt 16, Georgia Southern 12, Oregon 12, Tulsa 12, California-Irvine 11, Georgetown 11, Fresno State 10, Virginia Tech 9, Toledo 7, Alabama 6, College of Charleston 6, Northwestern 6, East Tennessee State 3, Jacksonville State 3, Kansas 3, Baylor 2, Long Beach State 2, North Texas 2, Purdue 2, Austin Peay 1, Lousiana-Lafayette 1, Michigan 1, SMU 1, UTEP 1

 

Dropped From Rankings: Illinois, Tennessee

 

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