Dec. 24, 2018

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

Dec. 24, 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 (11-0)

775

1

31

2.

Notre Dame (11-1)

739

2

0

3.

Louisville (12-0)

715

3

0

4.

Maryland (11-0)

659

5

0

5.

Oregon (11-1)

633

7

0

6.

Baylor (8-1)

597

6

0

7.

Mississippi State (11-1)

591

4

0

8.

Stanford (9-1)

576

9

0

9.

North Carolina State (12-0)

523

10

0

10.

Tennessee (9-1)

512

8

0

11.

Oregon State (9-2)

433

11

0

12.

Texas (9-2)

400

12

0

13.

California (9-1)

371

13

0

14.

Syracuse (11-2)

351

14

0

15.

Minnesota (11-0)

318

16

0

16.

Iowa (9-2)

303

15

0

17.

Kentucky (12-1)

229

18 (Tie)

0

18.

Arizona State (9-2)

224

20

0

19.

Marquette (9-3)

218

17

0

20.

DePaul (9-3)

210

18 (Tie)

0

21.

Gonzaga (11-1)

175

21

0

22.

Michigan State (10-1)

154

22

0

23.

Miami (Fla.) (11-2)

98

23

0

24.

Texas A&M (10-2)

83

24

0

25.

Florida State (11-1)

49

not ranked

0

Dropped out: No. 25 Southern California (10-1).

Others receiving votes:  Virginia Tech (12-0) 40; Southern California (10-1) 26; South Carolina (7-4) 18; Iowa State (9-2) 13; West Virginia (8-2) 9; Alabama at Birmingham (11-1) 6; Missouri (10-3) 5; South Alabama (11-0) 5; Central Florida (10-2) 4; Michigan (9-3) 4; South Dakota (12-2) 4; New Mexico (10-1) 3; Central Michigan (8-2) 1; Indiana (11-1) 1.

Note: Michael Shafer of Richmond could not be reached by the voting deadline.

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.