Dec. 18, 2018

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

Dec. 18, 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 (9-1)

759

2

0

3.

Louisville (11-0)

736

3

0

4.

Mississippi State (10-0)

704

5

0

5.

Maryland (10-0)

661

6

0

6.

Baylor (8-1)

604

4

0

7.

Oregon (8-1)

600

7

0

8.

Tennessee (8-0)

581

9

0

9.

Stanford (7-1)

557

11

0

10.

North Carolina State (11-0)

538

10

0

11.

Oregon State (8-2)

435

8

0

12.

Texas (8-2)

434

12

0

13.

California (9-0)

397

13

0

14.

Syracuse (9-2)

356

14

0

15.

Iowa (8-2)

315

15

0

16.

Minnesota (10-0)

307

16 (Tie)

0

17.

Marquette (9-2)

282

16 (Tie)

0

18. (Tie)

DePaul (8-3)

221

18

0

18. (Tie)

Kentucky (10-1)

221

20

0

20.

Arizona State (8-2)

218

19

0

21.

Gonzaga (10-1)

162

21

0

22.

Michigan State (9-1)

111

22 (Tie)

0

23.

Miami (Fla.) (9-2)

88

22 (Tie)

0

24.

Texas A&M (8-2)

67

not ranked

0

25.

Southern California (9-0)

45

not ranked

0

Dropped out: No. 24 Missouri (9-3), No. 25 Drake (8-3).

Others receiving votes:  Florida State (10-1) 42; South Florida (9-2) 30; South Carolina (6-4) 28; South Dakota (10-1) 23; Virginia Tech (10-0) 22;  Iowa State (8-2) 17; West Virginia (6-2) 10; Indiana (9-0) 7; Alabama- Birmingham (9-1) 6; Missouri (9-3) 4; New Mexico (8-1) 3; South Alabama (9-0) 3; South Dakota State (7-4) 3; Central Florida (9-1) 2; Michigan (8-3) 1.

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.