Dec. 4, 2018

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

Dec. 4, 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 (7-0)

775

2

31

2.

Notre Dame (7-1)

722

1

0

3.

Oregon (7-0)

707

3

0

4.

Louisville (8-0)

678

4

0

5.

Baylor (7-0)

660

5

0

6.

Mississippi State (8-0)

627

6

0

7.

Maryland (8-0)

583

8

0

8.

Oregon State (6-1)

555

9

0

9.

Tennessee (6-0)

512

11

0

10.

North Carolina State (8-0)

473

13

0

11.

Stanford (6-1)

471

7

0

12.

Texas (7-1)

459

10

0

13.

California (7-0)

319

18

0

14.

Syracuse (7-2)

310

12

0

15.

Marquette (6-1)

291

17

0

16.

Iowa (5-2)

279

15

0

17.

DePaul (5-3)

245

14

0

18.

Minnesota (7-0)

217

not ranked

0

19. (Tie)

Arizona State (5-2)

200

23

0

19. (Tie)

Kentucky (8-0)

200

25

0

21.

Drake (7-1)

182

24

0

22.

Gonzaga (8-1)

99

not ranked

0

23.

Miami (Fla.) (7-2)

83

20

0

24.

South Carolina (4-4)

77

19

0

25.

Missouri (6-2)

63

not ranked

0

Dropped out: No. 16 Texas A&M (4-2), No. 21 West Virginia (4-2), No. 22 Iowa State (6-1).

Others receiving votes:  Iowa State (6-1) 54; Southern California (8-0) 45; Texas A&M (4-2) 45; Florida State (7-1) 34; South Florida (6-2) 31; West Virginia (4-2) 25; Virginia Tech (8-0) 16; Kansas (6-0) 12; Michigan (5-3) 8; South Dakota (7-1) 5; Alabama at Birmingham (6-1) 4; Central Florida (6-1) 2; New Mexico (5-1) 2; South Alabama (6-0) 2; Indiana (7-0) 1; Michigan State (6-1) 1; Tulane (6-1) 1.

Note: Diane Richardson of Towson 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.