Nov. 1, 2018 (preseason)

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

Preseason Rankings (Nov. 1, 2018)

The USA TODAY Sports Top 25 women’s basketball coaches poll, with team’s RECORDS AT END OF LAST SEASON in parentheses, total points based on 25 points for first place through one point for 25th, ranking in 2017-18 postseason poll and first-place votes received:

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Rank

School (Record)

Points

Last week’s rank

First-place votes

1.

Notre Dame (35-3)

798

1

30

2.

Connecticut (36-1)

757

3

2

3.

Oregon (33-5)

690

5

0

4.

Louisville (36-3)

687

4

0

5.

Baylor (33-2)

656

9

0

6.

Mississippi State (37-2)

594

2

0

7.

Stanford (24-11)

578

13

0

8.

Texas (28-7)

535

10

0

9.

Oregon State (26-8)

514

8

0

10.

Maryland (26-8)

511

18

0

11.

South Carolina (29-7)

502

6

0

12.

Tennessee (25-8)

444

17

0

13.

Georgia (26-7)

411

19

0

14.

Missouri (24-8)

318

22

0

15.

DePaul (27-8)

293

23

0

16.

North Carolina State (26-9)

283

16

0

17.

Iowa (24-8)

262

not ranked

0

18.

Syracuse (22-9)

208

not ranked

0

19.

Marquette (24-10)

199

not ranked

0

20.

Duke (24-9)

164

12

0

21. (Tie)

South Florida (26-8)

159

24

0

21. (Tie)

Texas A&M (26-10)

159

11

0

23.

UCLA (27-8)

116

7

0

24.

Miami (Fla.) (22-11)

92

not ranked

0

25.

West Virginia (25-12)

73

not ranked

0

Dropped out: No. 14 Florida State (26-7), No. 15 Ohio State (28-7), No. 20 Central Michigan (30-5), No. 21 Buffalo (29-6), No. 25 Florida Gulf Coast (31-5).

Others receiving votes: Arizona State (22-13) 59; Michigan (23-10) 53; Florida State (26-7) 51; California (21-11) 46; Central Michigan (30-5) 23; LSU (19-10) 19; Kansas (12-18) 14; Florida Gulf Coast (31-5) 12; Minnesota (24-9) 12; Washington (7-23) 12; Drake (26-8) 10; North Carolina (15-16) 10; Illinois (9-22) 9; Quinnipiac (28-6) 8; Villanova (23-9) 6; Wisconsin-Green Bay (29-4) 6; Jacksonville (24-9) 5; Ohio State (28-7) 5; Arkansas-Little Rock (23-10) 4; Duquesne (25-8) 4; Florida (11-19) 4; Kentucky (15-17) 4; Buffalo (29-6) 3; Gonzaga (27-6) 3; Michigan State (19-14) 3; Alabama State (8-22) 2; Boise State (23-10) 2; Houston (20-12) 2; Idaho (19-14) 2; Princeton (24-6) 2; Central Florida (22-11) 1; Southern California (20-11) 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.