Jan. 15, 2019

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

Jan. 15, 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.

Notre Dame (16-1)

792

1

26

2.

Connecticut (14-1)

754

3

4

3.

Baylor (13-1)

730

4

2

4.

Louisville (15-1)

708

2

0

5.

Oregon (15-1)

676

5

0

6.

Mississippi State (16-1)

630

6

0

7.

Stanford (14-1)

616

7

0

8.

North Carolina State (17-0)

591

8

0

9.

Maryland (15-1)

540

9

0

10.

Oregon State (14-2)

505

10

0

11.

Texas (14-2)

478

11

0

12.

Syracuse (14-2)

449

12

0

13.

Marquette (14-3)

409

14

0

14.

Gonzaga (16-1)

373

15

0

15.

Kentucky (15-3)

267

16

0

16.

Arizona State (12-4)

263

19

0

17.

Tennessee (12-4)

250

13

0

18.

Iowa (12-4)

247

17

0

19.

Iowa State (13-3)

218

22

0

20.

South Carolina (12-4)

201

25

0

21.

Florida State (14-2)

154

18

0

22.

Michigan State (12-4)

97

24

0

23.

Rutgers (13-3)

77

not ranked

0

24.

DePaul (12-5)

63

not ranked

0

25.

Minnesota (12-4)

48

20

0

Dropped out: No. 21 California (10-5), No. 23 Miami (Fla.) (14-4).

Others receiving votes:  Missouri (14-4) 45; California (10-5) 31; Texas A&M (13-4) 31; Indiana (15-2) 29; Drake (12-4) 21; Central Michigan (12-3) 20; Central Florida (14-2) 17; Miami (Fla.) (14-4) 17; Alabama at Birmingham (15-2) 10; Arizona (13-3) 9; Utah (15-1) 8; Butler (15-1) 7; Purdue (13-5) 5; New Mexico (13-2) 4; Troy (13-2) 4; South Alabama (12-3) 2; Tulane (13-3) 2; South Dakota (15-3) 1; Virginia Tech (13-3) 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.