Dec. 31, 2018

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

Dec. 31, 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 (12-1)

736

2

0

3.

Louisville (12-0)

716

3

0

4.

Maryland (12-0)

668

4

0

5.

Oregon (11-1)

646

5

0

6.

Mississippi State (12-1)

595

7

0

7.

Baylor (8-1)

590

6

0

8.

Stanford (10-1)

583

8

0

9.

North Carolina State (13-0)

532

9

0

10.

Tennessee (11-1)

502

10

0

11.

Oregon State (10-2)

442

11

0

12.

Texas (10-2)

419

12

0

13.

Minnesota (12-0)

370

15

0

14.

Syracuse (11-2)

367

14

0

15.

Kentucky (13-1)

310

17

0

16.

Marquette (10-3)

255

19

0

17.

Michigan State (11-1)

249

22

0

18.

Gonzaga (12-1)

246

21

0

19.

California (9-2)

210

13

0

20.

Iowa (9-3)

193

16

0

21.

Texas A&M (11-2)

126

24

0

22.

Arizona State (9-3)

116

18

0

23.

Florida State (12-1)

110

25

0

24.

DePaul (9-4)

81

20

0

25.

Virginia Tech (13-0)

67

not ranked

0

Dropped out: No. 23 Miami (Fla.) (12-3).

Others receiving votes:  Iowa State (10-2) 32; Miami (Fla.) (12-3) 30; South Carolina (8-4) 26; Alabama at Birmingham (12-1) 18; South Alabama (11-0) 13; Central Florida (11-2) 9; Indiana (12-1) 9; West Virginia (9-2) 9; Missouri (11-3) 8; Southern California (10-2) 5; New Mexico (10-1) 4; Arizona (11-1) 2; Central Michigan (9-3) 2; South Dakota (13-2) 2; Tulane (10-3) 2.

Note: Darrick Gibbs of North Florida could not be reached before 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.