March 18, 2019

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

March 18, 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)

764

2

0

3.

Notre Dame (30-3)

733

3

0

4.

Mississippi State (30-2)

705

4

0

5.

Louisville (29-3)

670

5

0

6.

Stanford (28-4)

641

6

0

7.

Oregon (29-4)

601

7

0

8.

Iowa (26-6)

585

8

0

9.

Maryland (28-4)

541

9

0

10.

North Carolina State (26-5)

503

10

0

11.

Oregon State (24-7)

442

12

0

12.

Syracuse (24-8)

395

14

0

13.

Iowa State (25-8)

369

15

0

14.

Gonzaga (28-4)

332

11

0

15.

Miami (Fla.) (24-8)

327

16

0

16.

Marquette (26-7)

321

13

0

17.

Kentucky (24-7)

294

17

0

18.

South Carolina (21-9)

265

18

0

19.

Texas A&M (24-7)

222

19

0

20.

Arizona State (20-10)

191

20

0

21.

DePaul (26-7)

176

23

0

22.

Florida State (23-8)

148

22

0

23.

Rice (28-3)

75

not ranked

0

24.

UCLA (20-12)

69

not ranked

0

25.

Drake (27-6)

67

21

0

Dropped out: No. 24 Texas (23-9), No. 25 South Dakota (28-5).

Others receiving votes: Texas (23-9) 47; South Dakota State (26-6) 33; Missouri (23-10) 26; South Dakota (28-5) 25; Boise State (28-4) 19; Rutgers (22-9) 5; Central Florida (26-6) 4; Arkansas-Little Rock (21-10) 3; Florida Gulf Coast (28-4) 1; 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.