Feb. 19, 2019

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

Feb. 19, 2019

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.

Baylor (23-1)

800

1

32

2.

Connecticut (23-2)

750

4

0

3.

Oregon (24-2)

714

3

0

4. (Tie)

Louisville (23-2)

697

2

0

4. (Tie)

Notre Dame (24-3)

697

6

0

6.

Mississippi State (23-2)

637

5

0

7.

Stanford (21-4)

568

10

0

8.

Oregon State (21-5)

561

9

0

9.

Maryland (23-3)

526

8

0

10.

Iowa (21-5)

513

13

0

11.

Marquette (22-4)

456

7

0

12.

North Carolina State (22-3)

448

11

0

13.

South Carolina (19-6)

403

14

0

14.

Miami (Fla.) (22-5)

392

20

0

15.

Arizona State (18-6)

337

17

0

16.

Gonzaga (23-3)

318

12

0

17.

Kentucky (21-5)

307

18

0

18.

Syracuse (19-6)

272

16

0

19.

Texas (20-6)

225

15

0

20.

Florida State (21-5)

170

19

0

21.

Iowa State (19-6)

138

21

0

22.

Texas A&M (19-6)

136

23

0

23.

South Dakota (23-3)

120

25

0

24.

Drake (19-5)

58

not ranked

0

25.

Missouri (19-8)

54

not ranked

0

Dropped out: No. 22 Michigan State (17-8), No. 24 Rutgers (18-7).

Others receiving votes: DePaul (19-7) 35; Rutgers (18-7) 24; Rice (22-3) 15; Michigan State (17-8) 11; New Mexico (20-4) 5; Utah (18-7) 3; Boise State (21-3) 2; Central Florida (20-5) 2; West Virginia (18-6) 2; Arkansas-Little Rock (15-9) 1; Brigham Young (20-6) 1; James Madison (20-4) 1; UCLA (16-10) 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.