March 5, 2019

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

March 5, 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 (28-1)

775

1

31

2.

Connecticut (28-2)

738

2

0

3.

Louisville (27-2)

708

3

0

4.

Notre Dame (27-3)

682

4

0

5.

Mississippi State (27-2)

651

5

0

6.

Oregon (27-3)

628

6

0

7.

Stanford (25-4)

582

7

0

8.

Maryland (26-3)

561

9

0

9.

Oregon State (24-6)

492

8

0

10.

Iowa (23-6)

487

11

0

11.

North Carolina State (25-4)

483

10

0

12.

Gonzaga (27-3)

384

14

0

13.

South Carolina (21-8)

343

15 (Tie)

0

14.

Kentucky (24-6)

332

13

0

15.

Miami (Fla.) (24-7)

326

15 (Tie)

0

16.

Syracuse (22-7)

300

17

0

17.

Marquette (24-6)

292

12

0

18.

Texas A&M (23-6)

287

18

0

19.

Iowa State (23-7)

230

22

0

20.

Arizona State (19-9)

214

20

0

21.

Florida State (22-7)

125

21

0

22.

Texas (21-8)

118

19

0

23.

Drake (23-5)

115

23

0

24.

DePaul (23-7)

81

24

0

25.

South Dakota (26-4)

47

25

0

Dropped out: None

Others receiving votes: Rice (24-3) 33; UCLA (19-11) 24; Missouri (21-9) 13; Rutgers (21-8) 6; Boise State (24-4) 5; South Dakota State (23-6) 5; Central Florida (24-5) 4; Texas-Arlington (22-6) 4.

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.