Dec. 11, 2018

2018-19 WBCA
USA TODAY Sports NCAA Division I Top 25 Coaches' Poll

Dec. 11, 2018

The USA TODAY Sports Top 25 women’s basketball coaches poll, with team’s RECORDS THROUGH MONDAY in parentheses, total points based on 25 points for first place through one point for 25th, ranking in last week's poll and first-place votes received:

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Rank

School (record)

Points

Last week’s
rank

First-place
votes

1.

Connecticut (9-0)

800

1

32

2.

Notre Dame (8-1)

754

2

0

3.

Louisville (10-0)

728

4

0

4.

Baylor (7-0)

701

5

0

5.

Mississippi State (9-0)

679

6

0

6.

Maryland (10-0)

631

7

0

7.

Oregon (7-1)

589

3

0

8.

Oregon State (7-1)

575

8

0

9.

Tennessee (8-0)

566

9

0

10.

North Carolina State (10-0)

520

10

0

11.

Stanford (6-1)

457

11

0

12.

Texas (7-2)

407

12

0

13.

California (8-0)

371

13

0

14.

Syracuse (8-2)

337

14

0

15.

Iowa (7-2)

284

16

0

16. (Tie)

Marquette (7-2)

276

15

0

16. (Tie)

Minnesota (9-0)

276

18

0

18.

DePaul (7-3)

232

17

0

19.

Arizona State (7-2)

226

19 (Tie)

0

20.

Kentucky (9-1)

216

19 (Tie)

0

21.

Gonzaga (9-1)

158

22

0

22. (Tie)

Michigan State (8-1)

92

not ranked

0

22. (Tie)

Miami (Fla.) (8-2)

92

23

0

24.

Missouri (8-2)

81

25

0

25.

Drake (8-2)

59

21

0

Dropped out: No. 24 South Carolina (5-4).

Others receiving votes:  Southern California (8-0) 53; South Carolina (5-4) 46; Florida State (9-1) 44; South Florida (7-2) 30; Virginia Tech (9-0) 29; Texas A&M (6-2) 23; Alabama at Birmingham (8-1) 12; South Dakota (9-1) 12; South Alabama (8-0) 10; Kansas (7-1) 9; Iowa State (7-2) 7; Indiana (9-0) 6; South Dakota State (6-3) 3; West Virginia (5-2) 3; Central Florida (7-1) 2; Michigan (7-3) 2; New Mexico (7-1) 2.

The USA TODAY Sports Board of Coaches is made up of 32 head coaches at Division I institutions. All are members of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association. The board for the 2018-19 season: Brian Boyer, Arkansas State; Bart Brooks, Belmont; Mary Burke, Bryant; Jackie Carson, Furman; Billi Chambers, Iona; Shane Clipfell, Western Michigan; Cara Consuegra, Charlotte; Bradley Davis, Pacific; Bill Fennelly, Iowa State; Jose Fernandez, South Florida; Freda Freeman-Jackson, Alabama State; Brenda Frese, Maryland; Darrick Gibbs, North Florida; Julie Goodenough, Abilene Christian; Lindsay Gottlieb, California; Kellie Harper, Missouri State; DeUnna Hendrix, High Point; Tamara Inoue, UC Irvine; Carolyn Kieger, Marquette; Belle Koclanes, Dartmouth; Greg McCall, CSU-Bakersfield; Kimberly McNeill, Hartford; Katie Meier, Miami; Jon Newlee, Idaho; Kyle Rechlicz, Milwaukee; Diane Richardson, Towson; Tarrell Robinson, North Carolina A&T; Aaron Roussell, Bucknell; Michael Shafer, Richmond; Joni Taylor, Georgia; Maren Walseth, North Dakota State; and Ryun Williams, Colorado State.