Feb. 26, 2019

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

Feb. 26, 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 (26-1)

775

1

31

2.

Connecticut (25-2)

740

2

0

3.

Louisville (25-2)

703

4 (Tie)

0

4.

Notre Dame (26-3)

682

4 (Tie)

0

5.

Mississippi State (25-2)

645

6

0

6.

Oregon (25-3)

625

3

0

7.

Stanford (23-4)

573

7

0

8.

Oregon State (23-5)

559

8

0

9.

Maryland (25-3)

542

9

0

10.

North Carolina State (24-3)

473

12

0

11.

Iowa (22-6)

417

10

0

12.

Marquette (23-5)

403

11

0

13.

Kentucky (23-5)

392

17

0

14.

Gonzaga (25-3)

355

16

0

15. (Tie)

Miami (Fla.) (23-6)

345

14

0

15. (Tie)

South Carolina (20-7)

345

13

0

17.

Syracuse (20-7)

244

18

0

18.

Texas A&M (21-6)

216

22

0

19.

Texas (21-7)

208

19

0

20.

Arizona State (18-8)

175

15

0

21.

Florida State (21-6)

174

20

0

22.

Iowa State (20-7)

160

21

0

23.

Drake (21-5)

117

24

0

24.

DePaul (21-7)

49

not ranked

0

25.

South Dakota (24-4)

38

23

0

Dropped out: No. 25 Missouri (19-9).

Others receiving votes: Rice (23-3) 37; UCLA (17-11) 24; Central Florida (22-5) 11; Missouri (19-9) 11; Rutgers (19-8) 8; Michigan State (18-9) 7; South Dakota State (22-6) 6; Utah (20-7) 5; James Madison (22-4) 3; New Mexico (21-4) 3; Texas-Arlington (20-6) 3; Boise State (21-4) 1; Brigham Young (21-6) 1.

Note: One vote is missing. Diane Richardson of Towson 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.