NORMAN, Okla. – Oregon has ascended to the No. 1 ranking in the GCAA Coaches Poll after finishing first outright or tied for first in all four of its fall tournaments. The Ducks received 12 first-place votes to supplant former Illinois from the top spot.
The second-ranked Illini tallied nine-first place ballots and is followed by Florida State, who received the remaining first-place vote. UCLA and Texas round out the top five.
Kennesaw State, who failed to receive a vote in the preseason, debuts in the ranking at No. 24 while Oklahoma State re-entered the ranking in the 25th spot. Georgia and SMU fell out of the top 25.
NCAA Division I - 11/14/14
|Rank||University (First Place Votes)||Points||Previous Rank|
|3||Florida State (1)||510||2|
|Dropped From Ranking:||Georgia (#25), SMU (#T20)|
|Others Receiving Votes: Arizona State, 15; North Florida, 14; Virginia Tech, 14; Georgia, 8; San Diego State, 7; Houston, 5; Winthrop, 5; Arkansas, 1; Clemson, 1; East Tennessee State, 1.|