Coaches pick South Carolina to win it all in 2021-22

The South Carolina Gamecocks are the coaches' choice to win the 2022 NCAA Division I national championship according to the USA TODAY Sports/WBCA Preseason Top 25 Coaches Poll released today. South Carolina (26-5 last year) edged out defending national champion Stanford (31-2) and Connecticut (28-2), which are tied for No. 2, by five poll points to take the top spot. NC State (22-3) and Maryland (26-3) round out the top 5. Arizona (21-6), which lost to Stanford in last year's national championship game, checks in at No. 15. Click here for the complete rankings.

The first regular-season poll will be released on Nov. 23.

Release Date: 
Tuesday, October 26, 2021