March 12, 2019

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

March 12, 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 (31-1)

800

1

32

2.

Connecticut (31-2)

762

2

0

3.

Notre Dame (30-3)

735

4

0

4.

Mississippi State (30-2)

696

5

0

5.

Louisville (29-3)

673

3

0

6.

Stanford (28-4)

642

7

0

7.

Oregon (29-4)

598

6

0

8.

Iowa (26-6)

586

10

0

9.

Maryland (28-4)

535

8

0

10.

North Carolina State (26-5)

476

11

0

11.

Gonzaga (28-3)

437

12

0

12.

Oregon State (24-7)

436

9

0

13.

Marquette (26-6)

373

17

0

14.

Syracuse (24-8)

356

16

0

15.

Iowa State (25-8)

318

19

0

16.

Miami (Fla.) (24-8)

301

15

0

17.

Kentucky (24-7)

289

14

0

18.

South Carolina (21-9)

286

13

0

19.

Texas A&M (24-7)

208

18

0

20.

Arizona State (20-10)

154

20

0

21.

Drake (25-5)

147

23

0

22.

Florida State (23-8)

143

21

0

23.

DePaul (25-7)

107

24

0

24.

Texas (23-9)

79

22

0

25.

South Dakota (28-4)

74

25

0

Dropped out: None

Others receiving votes: UCLA (20-12) 72; Rice (25-3) 51; Missouri (23-10) 27; Boise State (26-4) 13; Rutgers (22-9) 6; South Dakota State (25-6) 6; Texas-Arlington (23-6) 6; Central Florida (26-6) 4; James Madison (25-4) 3; Michigan (21-11) 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.